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I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be writing about a brand I boycotted in fifth grade. I had extreme detest for a certain clothing company that promoted their merchandise with half naked models. I vividly remember the rest of my class excitedly adorning their newest and latest from Abercrombie & Fitch. But not me. At ten years old I made certain to not even step foot in their doors.
So when I received the confirmation from Elle Magazine that I’ll be attending the Fall 16′ preview of the line I had once much despised, I laughed. Oh, how the times have changed.
A few weeks ago, Condé Nast Traveler held an event at the Cadillac House in New York City. The event highlighted the short films that travelers around the world submitted to the magazine. I was intrigued by 1- the newest home for Cadillac ( they just had their opening a week prior) and 2- the films selected as the winners.
This past Saturday, I attended the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. While it was the 9th annual VC Polo Classic, it was my first time attending. And boy, was it quite the experience. The polo match took place in Liberty State Park, a park I stare at every morning when I open up my shades. None the less it took nearly 2 hours to get there. Droves, upon droves, upon droves of the BEST dressed New Yorkers I have ever seen were all eager to attend the match as well. The ferry line at Battery Park stretched for three hours! Three hours of these gorgeous men and women in the beautiful suits and sundresses (and heels) were patiently waiting to board the 20 minute incremented ferries. Sweat dripped down every well-groomed neck and back. But no one batted an eye. They were troopers, determined to get over to the Park and enjoy the game.
Luckily my fellow blogger Gina from What The Doost, and I had a Rosé Garden ticket that allowed us to skip the line. The reason it took 2 hours was the walk to battery park, the wait for the next ferry (comes every twenty minutes) and the little bit of boat traffic that we experience while on the ferry. My recommendation for commuters to the Polo Match next year is to either get the early access tickets, go super early and bring tons of water and flat shoes, or head to New Jersey and uber it from the Path train. It would have probably cost $25-30, but worth the time you save. You can always take the ferry back, which is a much shorter wait.
Wow, February was an amazing month of events. I am grateful to have been able to attend Men’s fashion week, Women’s fashion week in NYC, and to top it off fly to LA for the Oscars with Vanity Fair. Is this real life?
Most of you were curious about what exactly went on during that week leading up to the Oscars, and I am here to finally report every morsel of the Vanity Fair experience.