Weekend in NYC: Meeting Proenza & The McQueen Exhibit

I just spent the most amazing weekend in New York and I’m so excited to share my experience with you. I originally booked the trip because I had a meeting with Proenza Schouler to design a custom PS1 I won from CharityBuzz in May. This was part of the Fashion & Friends For Japan auction where numerous designers and other influential fashion insiders donated fabulous experiences all for Japan relief.

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This was by far the best experience I’ve ever had and I’m still speechless from the meeting. I had the help of Jack & Lazaro themselves who gave final approval for my one-of-a-kind design. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the studio but I did get to sneak one in with Jack and Lazaro.

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Of course it was only appropriate to be decked out in Proenza Schouler head-to-toe for my meeting. Proenza SS ’11 dress with SS ’10 shoes and the classic PS1 in hand.

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As far as the final outcome though…I will be receiving the bag in late October/early November so that will be a HUGE Chi City Closet post that we’ll all just have to wait for!

So what else did I do in NYC this weekend?

Went to the McQueen exhibit at the Met (full details tomorrow)

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Spent quite a few hours in Opening Ceremony and Opening Ceremony Part Deux

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Ate at the new Co Op Food & Drink in Hotel on Rivington with my friend Jonathan Valdez

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Got to try Imperial No. 9 (executive chef Sam Talbot from Top Chef season 2), which was in my hotel, The Mondrian.

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And of course, added a few new additions to my closet :)

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Suitcase: Tumi (Opening Ceremony), Bag: Proenza Schouler (from their NYC sample sale), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Barneys)…and a mini McQueen armadillo shoe from the exhibit.