Hello Everyone! Hope you all enjoyed following our trip during fashion week. During New York's most fashionable and fabulous week, I was fortunate to attend New York Fashion Week with my Four Seasons family. We stayed at the Four Seasons New York Downtown and we planned our whole trip around our beautiful hotel. I’ve been attending NYFW for 7 years and remembered when I use to rent couches just to attend, so this was everything I could imagine and much more. I am so incredibly lucky to have this life and again I don’t take any of it for granted. We decided to stay for 5 days.
We checked into our hotel at the Four Seasons New York Downtown and couldn’t be any happier because we didn’t even know ahead of time that it was conveniently located in the heart of downtown NY. It was such a paradox that amidst the insanity that is New York and the hustle and bustle of fashion week lies a spacious, modern and luxurious property where we can come back to in between each show. Our room, The Speciality Suite, offers a 600 square feet of space and feature a living room with a sofa bed and a bedroom with one King Sofitel Bed feathertop and duvet sleep system. We knew we had to come back to take in the hotel but for now, off to meetings and a show.
For the first time in the 7 years of attending NYFW, I woke up the next day relaxed because our room was beyond comfortable and our bed was luxe to sleep on. We were so overwhelmed thinking about all the meetings, shoots and shows we had planned for that day that we decided to enjoy breakfast in our room and take our time before facing the unforgiving weather. Look at this spread of breakfast they treated us to. Yes, it’s as delicious as it looks. I wanted to give “shout-outs” to staff members who went out of their way to ensure that we were treated like royalty as guests. We then proceeded to attend the Hong-kong runway show. The show presented a glorious display of fall collections by Hong Kong’s most coveted designers, along with a few staples from a few up-and-comers as well. We then proceed to shoot more street style, meetings and then the after party.
We woke up to a brutal cold but then realized we have little or no time before we had to start the day. We only had a few minutes to get a coffee, brush, and run out. I spent the first half of the day meeting with brands. To be honest, NYFW has turned to mostly meetings for me than shows. We had downtime for about 2 hours and we decided to take Lyft to Brooklyn. In all the years I’ve visited New York, I’ve never visited D.U.M.B.O. Of course, I wanted the proverbial influencer picture and that’s exactly what we accomplished. We rushed back to attend the Oxford show presentation. The Oxford show presentation featured strikingly bold reds, blacks, and pop pinks, high shine, and exposed hip bones. Such an empowering presentation. We explored a bit more, grabbed street food, went back to our hotel. Our beautiful hotel room had a tub, so of course I decided to take a bath and relax the night away.
Can I just say Day 4 was the best day? Yes, YES I CAN! Day 4 started with a morning swim at the Four Seasons heated indoor pool. I had to relax because me, little ole me was invited backstage to the Prabal Gurung show and of course the show itself. I have been a huge fan of Prabal for a long time, but my affinity for him grew significantly when he boldly used one of his recent shows as a representation of the feminist movement. He sent a direct message to the fashion community that it is absolutely okay to use your platform and privilege to incite changes. He was the first and only designer that had influencers wear equal rights shirts during the finale. (Google “Nevertheless she persisted). I was incredibly lucky enough to be backstage with all these incredible models from Bella Hadid to Winnie Harlow to Ashley Graham (who kept telling me I was beautiful and I almost passed out). The show itself was nothing short of brilliant. Well done Prabal as per usual!
On our last night, we decided to treat ourselves to a dining experience with The CUT restaurant. The CUT restaurant is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles and I was pleasantly surprised that it was here as well. It was such a sophisticated experience. Desert was the best part and I really enjoyed the service. I would definitely come back here!
Hope you enjoyed following our whirlwind of a trip through the eyes of the Four Seasons New York Downtown hotel. Have a lovely weekend. Till next time. Stay fabulous :)
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