Is NYFW Like High School?

Photo By Ryan Chua

I love these girls: Jessica Wang // Jessi Malay 

NYFW has come to a close and although it was productive I’m glad it’s over. I always incorporated fashion into my life because it was an outlet for me as a child. It was also a great way for me to express myself. Others who don’t think the fashion world is an art is sadly mistaken. To see a designers work come to life on a runway is extremely magical and something I always admired. Those are some of the reasons why I continue to attend the shows every year.

Now that I’m older, I’m starting to see a shift in changes as well as people who attend the shows. I’ve come along way since my interning days as I watched the industry editors sit front row and take mental notes on their favorite pieces to pull for the season. Now the front row is filled with digital influencers who account for generating over 113 million social engagements during NYFW alone. It’s no wonder why a brand would want to invite an influencer!

Let’s cut the crap and get real about somethings I’ve noticed especially this year. Fashion week is a “who’s who” and a place for the hottest it girl. Some girls flock to the same photographer or roll in groups that bring you back to a scene of the movie Clueless. Some girls are extremely sweet and professional where others are catty, feel entitled and look down on you. I attended one show that felt like I was sitting at the wrong end of the lunch table in high school. I find myself to be easy-going so could you imagine my disbelief to see some influencers behave like a “mean girl”. I’m all for empowering and supporting other woman especially the girls who are in the same field as I because I respect the hustle. Unfortunately, we all don’t think the same but maybe that’s because of insecurities or lack of maturity. I make the best out of my time and I’m mostly there for work. I love seeing the girls who I have created relationships with as well as some of the PR teams that bust their butts to put on these elaborate shows. There are some great moments but no matter what you do for a living, there will always be a little drama.

I don’t want you to shy away from fashion week because not all of it is similar to high school. You will still meet amazing people and get a first look at what will be inspiring your looks for the upcoming season so start planning for the shows this fall and don’t forget to say hi if you see me.

Thanks for reading and see you in the next post!




  1. February 16, 2017 / 10:30 AM

    I always love how real you are! I can relate ?. I started blogging when I was in 5th grade (with the help of my mom and older sisters) since starting my blog I’ve had a chance to meet so many kid/tween/teen influencers, and although most of them are sweet there are a handful of them(or maybe more their moms) that are way mean. I’ve had this group of mean girls message me and tell me to stop copying them and that blogging is their thing. (Mind you they have over 100k followers and I have 12k)What’s worse is that one of them goes to school with me? So you can imagine what that’s like. When I get invited to go to fashion shows we always run into each other and boy can I relate to your post lol Anyways, I’ve never let this get to me, thank you for being so real! It helps to know that other people deal with this too ❤️

  2. February 16, 2017 / 3:17 PM

    I love that you posted this article. I only recently started blogging and have witnessed some very catty behavior even among influencers with a small following. I was always curious if this behavior existed among top tier influencers- given most of them started with little experience in fashion or little professional experience in general. I think any feeling of entitlement stems from a place of insecurity. No matter how confident they appear, it is usually just a façade. Appreciate this type of post because a lot of us are thinking it, but nobody ever says it.

  3. Jessy Grossman
    February 18, 2017 / 2:15 PM

    Love this. Well said xo

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