With so much changing this past month, it was nice to take a night off to enjoy the entertainment New York City has to offer that I quickly forget about with all of the hustle and bustle in the streets of NYFW. Thanks to my mom, she treated me and my boyfriend to a date night to the Broadway Musical that I have been dying to see and so desperately needed, Disney’s Aladdin!
Every little girl grew up watching Disney princess fairy tales and dreamed of becoming their favorite princess-finding their handsome prince, flying on magic carpets, and rubbing a lamp to make all your wishes come true. My favorite Princess and fave street rat has always been Jasmine and Aladdin.
I don’t want to give away any spoiler alerts, BUT I will say this show was nothing short of spectacular! James Monroe Iglehart killed it in his performance as the Genie keeping me laughing through every scene with his witty comments and his empowering vocals. This show is a must see! And be on the look out for my two favorite scenes: when Aladdin rubs the magic lamp to set the Genie free and obviously the hopeless romantic in me loves the magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine singing “A Whole New World” soaring over the starry night.
Don’t forget it’s Broadway Week until the 18th! Two for one tickets!
Hello Fashionistas! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A for awhile. August has been a month of change. I said my final goodbyes to the place where I started my fashion career after I graduated college. After two years spent with Kleinfeld Bridal, I twirled in my last Christian Siriano gown and said “cut” to my Say Yes to the Dress days. It was a magical two years playing dress up in feathery, sparkly, and colorful $10,000 gowns, putting princess tiaras on my head, and designing with designers from Jimmy Choo and Sarah Jessica Parker herself.
Before moving on to my next journey, I decided to take some time off to go home for about a week and a half where I had the chance to escape the fast lane of hailing cabs, honking horns, and crowded streets to go back to the quiet hills with starry nights. And of course lots of shopping, pool days, and reading in the hammock. I needed some time away from the city, and quality time with my family.
When it was finally time for me to take my hour flight back to the Concrete Jungle, I had one day left to prepare for the next chapter in my career. Drum roll please! I accepted a position with New York & Company’s corporate office as an Assistant Merchant working in Downtown Denim and Casual Bottoms.
I’ll admit I’m not very good when it comes to change, but I am very excited for this new journey of frayed hems, embroidery, and boyfriend vs girlfriend jeans. If there’s one word of advice I could give you fashionistas, it is to always step out of your comfort zone to learn more about an industry that gives you so much passion. Take every opportunity that comes your way, and learn something from it. Wish me luck on my second week! Xoxo.