NYFW Celebrities At The Summer/Spring 2014 Fashion Shows
Rumi Neely is my fashion blogger icon, my style inspiration, and someone I have been wanting to meet since I stumbled upon her blog two years ago. I recognized her almost immediately and out of every famous person I saw and met this Fashion week, Rumi Neely was the one I was most excited about.
To give you an idea of how little I keep up with celebrities, I only found out last week that Amanda Bynes went off the deep-end. That being said, I began to slightly regret my years of tabloid deprivation when I arrived at the Naeem Khan spring 2014 fashion show and could not recognize even half of the celebrities in attendance.
Not wanting to miss out on some great celeb photo-ops, I decided to trust that the paparazzi knew what they were doing and jumped in to talk and ask for pictures with anyone whose photo they snapped.
Before the Naeem Khan fashion show started, I walked up and down the rows of chairs memorizing the name cards so I would have an idea of who I was approaching after the show. That is the only explanation I can give for when Jay Manuel, former creative director for America's Next Top Model, sat down in fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra's designated seat and I started speaking to him about his upcoming spring collection. Fail.
Although thoroughly confused, Jay Manuel agreed to pose for a picture with me, so long as he got to stand on his good side. I figured after profusely trying to get his attention by calling him Bibhu, it was only fair that I abide.
Next I went over to speak with Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef, Morgan Saylor from Homeland, and Jessica Lowndes from 90210. I had interesting conversations with each of them, mainly because being famous and all, they did not introduce themselves back so I had absolutely no idea who I was speaking with until later when my friends and Google confirmed their names.
I still think Rachel Zoe is amazing, but her ex-assistant Brad Goreski may just be my favorite of the two of them. Brad and I started speaking after the show when most people had already left the tent. He was so sweet, encouraging my blog endeavors and assuring me that baby steps are the only way to do anything. We then exited the room together and were met with paparazzi from the New York Post who asked us to pose together for pictures. After the photographer took a shot of us in every angle, I handed her my camera and asked her to take one more.
Other celebs I saw included Candice Accola from The Vampire Diaries, Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Johnny Wujek, creative director for America's Next Top Model, and so many other famous people whose names I simply don't know.
I swear everyone was taking photos with this man, but no one can seem to figure out who he is. Shoutout to anyone who can tell me. haha.