Sunday, Ellie and Friends went to NYC for the accessories show. Just to look, not to sell, so no van involved. It would have been a bonus if we were from one of the towns that had to boil water, but I made do by looking forward to sleeping in air conditioning on a freakishly hot night in early May.
Of course, New York had other things to worry about.
It was a nice hotel only blocks away from the show.
It had a nice rooftop lounge, too.
In the room was also a bottle of Poland Springs with a tag on it that read, "Thirsty? Drink me for $7." Why didn't it just say, "How does it feel to be poor,loser?"
The show itself was not very exciting. It was very hot--not Paris Hilton hot, who has a line of shoes now--but I-don't-want-to-look-at-scarves-and-sweaters-in-this-heat-hot. I don't think they were planning on 90 degree weather. I felt bad for the some of the salespeople. Some of them, like the chick that chased me down the aisle screaming "HAVE YOU SEEN OUR SHAPERS? THEY'RE AWESOME! THEY'RE AWESOME!" deserved her time in garment hell.
I wanted to hit her. But fashion always makes me feel that way, which is why you won't get an in-depth report of what's happening for the season. I guess grommets and chains will be big this fall, along with tattered fabric roses and plaid shirts. And don't sell any clothes you bought during the 80's.
So we did the shows, stopped at the deli across the street and bought bottled water and headed back home exactly 24 hours from when we arrived.