French Connection sequin romper from Lord & Taylor/Frenchi Heel from Jessica Simpson Collection/ASOS sunglasses/Black and Gold studded bag from Bijou Jewelry/Assorted Jewelry
Spending the day with Bryant in Philly was the perfect way to end the month of March-- plus I finally found an excuse to wear this amazing sequin romper. Although we nearly missed our bus (both coming and going!) we spent the few hours we could snapping photos (as you see pictured above) and exploring the city before heading over to Penn Fashion Week. As described on their website, "Penn Fashion Week is a collaboration between three organizations: Dzine2Show, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, and the Wharton Retail Club in partnership with the Baker Retailing Center. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of leaders in fashion and retail." I truly believe they did just that. The week consisted of panels and events from truly influential industry insiders, and luckily, I was able to make the last day which held the most relevance in terms of my career aspirations... The Publishing Panel.
While I didn't get a chance to take photos during the actual panel I will say that it's events like these that truly remind me as to why I love fashion--particularly fashion journalism. I was lucky enough to listen to Eva Chen, Leah Chernikoff, John Jannuzzi and Valerie Steele personally share their insight and industry experiences. I also had the pleasure to briefly speak with each of them and all of them made me realize how many amazing and grounded people work in fashion. This experience also showed me that fashion reaches everyone- it was almost as rewarding to watch the audience, as they were truly engaged and from what I could tell inspired.
...Wow, are my posts becoming novels these days? Yikes! I'll wrap everything up with a special thank you to Daniel Ortiz who personally reached out to me, and to the amazing panelists whom I will always look up to. All in all, our day trip to Philly consisted of fashion, fun and frivolity. I seriously can't think of a better way to kick off my spring break... I mean after all, it's always sunny in Philadelphia.