Probably my favorite.
Dallas Market is too hot.
I felt dirty when I used to have to go to Vegas Market.
New York Market is too Hoity Toity.
But Chicago Market is juuuuuuuust right.
It also helps that I love the trades building that it’s held in. They have this killer Kitchen and Bath showroom on the ground floor that is called Luxe. It makes me wonder why I’m a buyer in the Bridal Industry and not in the Home Industry…
The weather is always perfect during the end of September and the leaves are ridiculous, but I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Let’s start from the beginning.
Here I am at the airport standing in line to check in
I had an early flight the morning I left. My alarm was set for 3:30. I almost fell asleep standing in line to check in, but I didn’t. I was strong. But no matter what time of day I am flying, I am always comfortable (as shown in the photo above by my chucks). Ladies, there is always time to go to the hotel room and change once you get there. I hate having to see a woman in her pencil skirt and prosties (that’s what I call way too tall of a platform heels. It looks like she should be a prostitute) awkwardly running down the terminal trying to catch her flight.
Once I got through security I grabbed the newest Bridal Magazines, a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte, a Kind Bar and settle in for a relaxing flight.
Once we got to Chicago, we spent the rest of the day discussing our game plan and catching up on a little bit of shopping for our own closets along Michigan Ave.
You have had my heart ever since I shopped you in London TopShop and you always will.
I have often been asked if I love shopping and I can honestly tell you no. I don’t. Does a painter like to come home and paint his house? No, he doesn’t. Look, I don’t hate it, but it’s my job to shop. It’s the same reason why I don’t like watching Say Yes To The Dress. I do appreciate a good store, good clothes and a good experience though.
The next day, it was go time!
It was pretty much just a whirlwind of fashion shows, meeting designers, collaborating, buying, wanting to give models sandwiches and more fashion shows.
Oh, and I will never forget saying “whats up” to David Tutera. I didn’t have the camera on my phone all queued up to get a photo, but I will tell you this:
That man wears more makeup than I do.
At the end of the trip I was tired.
I still am.
But I’m excited!
There are so many new and incredible designers that I was able to meet and line to pick up!
Here are the rest of the photos I was able to snap while I was there.
Getting ready for the debut of Maggie Sottero and Sottero and Midgley’s new Spring 2013 line.
One of the many Fashion Shows
I’m not lying when I say this was one of my favorite headpieces.
This is what I got to see every night when I left Market. I’m not a good photographer, so you know this had to be amazing!
Mori Lee’s in house DJ getting down with his bad self for the fashion show. He was actually really good!
This is Jose. He is Justin Alexander’s designer and one of the nicest guys I know. Some of the best designers are men. And this may or may not be me…
I love you Chicago! Never change!