This past weekend, Teen Vogue magazine celebrated its 7th Annual Teen Vogue Fashion University in New York City with an A-list selection of fashion stars that ranged from Vogue’s Creative Director, Grace Coddington, to celebrity fashionista, Nicole Richie. Last year, I was lucky to be chosen as one of the 500 girls that make the cut and this year wasn’t the exception. And let me tell you, it’s even better the second time around.
Every pannel was full with energy, excitement and ambition. All the girls (and boys!) were dressed to impress and determined to make the best out of the three day event that included an H & M shopping party, Topshop shopping event and seminars with fashion stars.
The first stop of the weekend was the H & M shopping event at 743 Lexington Ave. and 59th street (I’m practicing my New York directions, haha). A long line preceded the event that was bound to be a completely packed store. And it was. Personally, I do not like shopping being compressed with 499 other girls in a two floor store. So, before it was done, I left to get some cheesecake at Junior’s in Times Square.
Second day of Teen Vogue Fashion University proved to be an exciting and inspiring one. First of all, it started with an encounter with past The City cast member and now Teen Vogue publicist, Erin Kaplan. Following the super starstruck moment, we entered the Hudson Theatre to receive a lecture from Grace Coddington, Vogue’s Creative Director. After, I headed to the Conde Nast building to get a tour of the Teen Vogue offices (another post on that one coming up!), a seminar with Oscarprgirl, Erika Bearman, designer Erin Featherston, bloggers Rumi Neely and Bryan Boy and finally, the Teen Vogue editors.
Day three of Teen Vogue Fashion U was all about Fashion in the Digital Age with representatives from lookbook.nu, Polyvore,Style Bistro, Shop Bop and Rebecca Minkoff (herself!). They elaborated on the growing revolution and democratization of fashion through the internet and how we can get involved in this evolution. After, we were declared Teen Vogue Fashion U graduates of 2012!!
Enjoy these pictures of the fashionable weekend in New York City!
Ps. More to come…
Stay tuned for a tour at the Teen Vogue Offices and some inspiring words from Grace Coddington.