NYFW Diaries

LovePlayingDressup-Instagram-1There’s just something about Fashion Week. Its like Disneyland – with an extremely high glam quotient! the packed schedule, running between shows, the shows, models, throngs of photographers, meetings, everything..I love it all. The blog has given me so many exciting opportunities and getting to go to Fashion Week is definitely somewhere on the top. I had some really wonderful moments and to be extremely honest , there were some not so wonderful ones as well. Read why…

Favorite Moments ( not in any particular order  )

1. getting invited! – When I started writing Love Playing Dressup, I had thought to myself that if I get invited to an actual Fashion Show – that would mean something.  It felt like a milestone. Couldn’t even begin to tell you how excited I was! =))

2. Kate Spade Presentation

3. Front Row Seats at Mongol & Reem Acra – Oh My God! Front. Row

4. Amit driving me down to New York in the middle of a snow storm – I must have said this a million times, but this blog wouldnt exist if it weren’t for him So thank you A!

5. Meeting these wonderful blogger babes –  Zunera & Zahra

6. hair game at Mara Hoffman & classy vibe at Zimmermann

and now .. some Not so Favorite Moments

1. the weather – unbearable cold coupled with running to shows in heels = brain freeze + getting some real feet hatred

2. losing new leather gloves – and then having to make do all day with street bought ugly manly ones

3. missing dinner with Anna Wintour… ok that’s just plain lie. coz you know who can miss having dinner with miss A. =)) But not even catching a glimpse of AW or David Beckham.. knowing they were right there !!! blahhhhh


This is NOT a joke. I was in the 3rd row for the Cushnie Et Ochs show and got up to take a better picture. Then something happened… slipped and fell directly-face-down on the runway hitting a photographer – thank god!! coz that’s what stopped me from falling in front of a model and making her trip or worse yet… walk over me! I am so sure someone caught the whole scene and it’s just a matter of time before they upload it on YouTube as the “girl who fell during fashion week”!! Now that I think about it…this actually might be my most favorite moment there!

xo- Neha aka the girl who fell during fashion week and loves playing dressup =))LovePlayingDressup-NYFW-Coverage-NehaGandhi (1 of 1)

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Favorite Couple

LovePlayingDressup-Lulus-DateNight-ValentinesDayOutfit-BostonPublicLibrary-PhotoShoot-1 Last night, I had a thought – who was my most favorite couple in the world! I wondered if it was the couple across the street that religiously dressed up every Saturday evening in their very formal best and went out into the city for a dinner-date – even after 60 years of marriage. Or the cute high school kids that I’d seen in the library, studying together and sneaking kisses in between. Was it the family I had seen in the car  at the traffic light –  kids yelling on the back seat and the parents looking at each other, smiling calmly. Each with their own quirks and tales – making their own stories. I think, I love all of them! I have rose colored glasses on when I see 2 people in love. Then I thought of our story. How we complete each other’s sentences and telepathically answer questions that weren’t even asked yet. There is so much comfort, that even the monotony of our usual routine seems romantic! And then sometimes, for no reason – there are those butterflies. Butterflies!

I knew the answer to my own question – “We” are my favorite couple! He is my Valentine!

Always to the one to go for classics, I’d pick this dress in a heartbeat for Valentines day dinner or a date night. It had me at the color and the delicate lace overlay has romance written all over it! Touches of pearls adding just the right amount of sophistication. He liked it – and now I love it even more =))

I am off to NY for Fashion Week. So excited to bring you the stories and pictures and trends and so much more! Follow me on Instagram to catch the action.

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Hair & Makeup by Kim Sousa