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.
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.
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.
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.
I love you Chicago! Never change!