Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Teen Vogue Fashion U: Night One

 Me with Andrew Bevan (!!)

 Jessica Minkoff

 My right arm made a surprise appearance on the Express Snapchat

Blair, Lexy, Me

Coat - Forever 21, Jumper - Primark, Skirt - Kohls, Shoes - Asos, Bag - Target
Lipstick - M.A.C Red with Cherry Liner

So I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't posted recently; the reason behind that is because last week I went to New York City for my spring break.  My mom and I originally scheduled this trip to tour the school FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), however I soon realized that this year Teen Vogue's Fashion U would overlap with my trip.  After getting accepted, I wanted to announce it on here, but I just was't sure how which eventually led to me just not bringing it up.  But now, after this amazing experience, I can't wait to share it with you!
The event started on Friday night with a launch party at the Express store in Times Square.  It was crazy, loud, and incredible.  I've never been surrounded by so many incredibly dressed people.  At the party, it was announced that Teen Vogue editors Andrew Bevan and Jessica Minkoff would be there.  I was lucky enough to be able to meet Andrew (I even gave him my business card!) as well as *almost* meeting Jessica (she had to leave shortly before I got to the front of the line).  Later in the night, though, I saw some other editors dropped by the party including Elaine Welteroth, Marina Larroude, and even Amy Astley!  Amy walked right past me during the night (close enough I could have touched her); I really with I could have met her.  I also met one of my bloggers, Hannah Henderson.  She was so nice and genuine; it was great to be able to meet her.
Along with the editors being there, there were a ton of other activities (each with a mile long line).  The activities included a lash bar, flash tattoos, mocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a photo booth.  I met Blair and Lexy at the party and we all did the photo booth together.  Along with sending us this video, they also made flip books of the video that we were able to keep.  Even though the line we waited in was pretty long line at the photo booth, it was definitely worth it!
Roaming around the party was a guy from Express' Snapchat taking pictures and videos.  I was told that I was going to be in one of the videos, but after searching though Express' story I finally found my right arm (which I was excited to finally find).
Shopping wise, they gave everyone who attended 25% off their purchase.  I used that discount to purchase a skirt and two pieces of jewelry (which were buy one get one 50% off); I'll post pictures soon of everything that I received over the weekend.
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to get a better photo of my outfit; I ran out of time to take pictures before that event started.  Also, I had a lot of trouble picking out what to wear.  I had no idea which direction other people going to take, outfit wise.  I finally decided on a black pencil skirt, my white fuzzy jumper, red lipstick, and my gold shoes for a pop.  Looking back now, after seeing what everyone else wore, I still think I would have worn that same thing, however it was pretty hot in the store since there were 500 other girls there, so maybe I would have gone with something a bit lighter.

I hope I was able to describe everything well!  If anyone has anymore questions about this first night, feel free to ask; I'll have the rest of the days up on the blog soon!

(I also have lots and lots of photos on my Instagram, so check it out!!)

Elizabeth xx

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