Fashion Week Parties
….because we really need another reason to go to the club.
This is fashion honey……we don’t have I.D.’s
It’s a Tuesday afternoon, Fashion Month is upon us, and you find yourself returning home from a casting. As you enter the relaxing and humble abode I like to refer to as The Model Apartment, you receive a text simply stating:
“Party Tonight. Dinner at 10. Get ready”
This my Fini followers, is how you know it is fashion week.
For during fashion week there are an obscene amount of fiestas, soirees, and how else can I put it- oh yes- blowouts. It is almost as if the party bug bites everyone in the caboose thus infecting the industry with clubbing virus.
Now one must rally the girls together to make sure you have a team of hot models arriving at the club.
Me: “ATTENTION . DINNER AND PARTY TONIGHT. WHO IS IN?”
The entire house: “Free food and party?…………….you shouldn’t even be asking. “
For those of you who didn’t know, model’s get to go to the top restaurants and clubs for free. Free five star meals, free entry to top clubs, free drinks, free everything.
Why? Really no one knows. Modellife is one giant ball of make believe life but that is why we love it .
I do have my theories though.
1. More models= more rich business men to buy more drinks and food.
2. More models= the prettier your club and restaurant is.
3. Models=more money.
ergo. models can do no wrong in the eyes of the club owner.
and who are we to deny free?
Especially when most of the girls are from over seas and don’t have much money to spend. So when you re offered a free meal and party; its a win win.
I have some helpful rules for this game though
Modellife Rules of going out:
1. NEVER go by yourself.
let me repeat that. NEVER GO BY YOURSELF. WHY? BECAUSE THIS IS NYC AND THAT IS DANGEROUS. Always be in the pack.
2. NEVER return home by yourself.
I don’t care if you are exhausted and need to leave, its not safe to be walking the streets alone at 2am.
Wait for the crew to depart together.
and there will always be someone to put you in check.
3. DO look your best. MORE IS MORE when you are going out.
You want to look like a model. not a nodel. Nodel’s are not wanted in the clubs. ew.
4. watch your self and your friends.
do not let anything happen. you know what i’m talking about.
Lets get back to the evening.
So, you all are ready;nails done, hair done, etc. But, half of your roommates aren’t even out of bed yet. Why? Because models tend to run on their own schedule/ loose track of time.
No offense to my fellow ladies but if I was ever late to a function, it was not my fault, it was the fault of my fellow pack members.
The process of rounding up the cattle will take at least an hour, so what ever time you were planning to leave, always add an hour to it. BOOM. after lots of nagging and being the mom you are all ready to go.
Steps to getting to the dinner and or party.
STEP 1: Getting there
Depending on who you are going out with, (promoter, booker, or just a friend…I’ll explain this in a later post) there are different ways you could arrive at your final destination.
Public Transportation and Walking
This is the most dreadful way to embark on your journey, for there is nothing I loathe more than trudging through the streets of NYC in heels. Why? You try walking miles in heels whilst dodging cars, pedestrians, pigeons, and the occasional pile of dog excrement. The worst is in the winter time because you are walking through the snow and in the cold. #hypothermia
When you go out for the first time during the winter months you will contemplate dressing winter appropriate.
Ergo; fugly and like a snowman. But then the model brain will kick in and you will realize that as long as you look good, nothing else matters. (and i can assure you that once you are outside for five minutes you will regret every decision you had just made; but will continue to dress the same no matter what the temperature is for future parties) #modellife
Easy as pie. Get in, tell the driver where you are going, and make sure he doesn’t screw you over by taking you the long way.
Because …. BLOOP.
******Obviously we all prefer the ladder two*******
Step 2: The Arrival
As you walk up to the five star, celebrity studded, VIP exclusive club; you will see a few bouncers, a red velvet rope, a heat lamp, and a long line of people.
Things the average person needs to get into the club:
1. Money- to pay the cover charge
2. ID- to verify your age
3. Good Looks- NYC clubs are as pretentious as they sound.
4. Patience- get ready to stand in line for a LONG time.
Things models/members of the fashion industry need to get into the club :
******That’s right, modellife is actually filled with special privileges and ridiculousness beyond comprehension. ********
As you walk up to the bouncers and long line, the owner of the club and or head honcho of the club will greet you and let you in. Therefore allowing you to cut the line, not pay the cover charge, not deal with anything.
Sometimes you may feel bad about getting to cut the overly long line where those people have been patiently waiting for over a half an hour in freezing temperatures; but most of the time you will feel like this
and this is what you look like
Of course you and your pack will make an entrance as you enter into the club—- THAT is why you are there…… So people know hot models be hitting up dat club, yo .( lol I can’t.)
As you enter the dance floor all eyes will be on you.
The guys will be awing, the bouncers will be getting ready to open the VIP velvet ropes into the exclusive area, and the non model girls who are just trying to have a good time/ find a man will be disgusted by you.
When I say disgusted, i mean disgusted.
Your entire existence makes them want to cry.
(when really we are all just normal people)
The four types of people one shall encounter at the club:
1. The Elders
AKA the reason you are able to get all this special treatment.
In the NYC night life scene wealthy business men, older men, and just creepy nerdy rich elders go to the clubs in hopes of landing a beautiful young girl. In order to impress such women they spend an insane amount of money on drinks, VIP tables, etc etc. The more pretty girls in the club, the more rich business men will go to the club, and therefore the more money the club will make.
An encounter with the rich business men is just like a high school dance. Literally your table is all models and right to your left will be a table filled with wealthy business men decked out in suits.
They will awkwardly gawk at you as they try to find a way to start a conversation.
“Are you a model?”
” like your outfit”
“Here, have a drink.”
“You come here alot?”
Seriously, the list is never ending.
I do enjoy how they dance though
2. The well connected
The ass hole guys…. you know who i’m talking about.
3.The too cool for school
The amount of swag they possess is unbelievable
4. The Fashion People
5. The Models
You look like this
but the male models are even more attractive and annoying at the clubs. Watch yourself!
Step 3: Dance Party
NYC clubs have the BEST DJ’s, the music is always incredible, the beat is indescribable, and you will just dance till your little body can dance no more. Sadly, I am that white girl in the club… you know, that girl who thinks she can dance but really its just a rough situation that needs to go on youtube.
Most of the models dance like this
and then there is me
….. but really ask my roommates. My girl Dieynaba can dance like no other, and then there is me.
Obviously there is alcohol served and lots of it. The main drinks that are served at the club are vodka, vodka, and more vodka. On the table you will find a bottle of orange juice, a bottle of cranberry juice, and a bottle of seltzer water. Then the bottle girl will come over with sparklers and fireworks blaring as she delivers the vodka. It’s all about the entrance people!
But the business men do tend to order champagne to seem fancy.
After a fun night of dancing and having fun you will then make your way home.
As soon as your body enters into the model apartment this is what will happen
and then the next morning your roommates will be trying to figure out who they danced with.
Nonetheless fashion week parties are an amazing experience and SO MUCH FUN!
and always remember …….
ppss. Don’t take this too seriously 😉