Pre NYC Full Figure Fashion week was pretty hectic, but in a good way. Fittings, catch ups in Melbounre and I had my 10year high school reunion the night before. Lets just say I partied a little too hard and wasn’t feeling that fresh getting onto the plane. But hey you only live once right? It wasn’t as if I was going to a fashion show and needed to look my best…..
This is my second year at Full Figure Fashion Week NYC, an event where the plus size community gathers for networking, fun and of course plus size fashion!
I’d packed everything neatly the night before so all I had to do was get dressed and head out the door. There’s nothing like the feeling of getting into a taxi at 5am, driving through the deserted streets knowing that you are about to go somewhere fabulous and exciting. I packed quite lightly as I knew I would be coming home with lots of extra goodies. And just in case my luggage didn’t make it to NYC, I had a spare set of clothes in my hand luggage.
It’s a long 14 hours to fly to LA and another 5 hours to NYC so all up it’s a LOOONNGGG trip. I always fly Qantas when I travel overseas, just a personal choice and they have the best selection of movies!
The time went pretty quickly and before I knew it I’d landed in NYC and was on my way to the hotel. Last year I sleepily (to the enjoyment of everyone else in line) almost got into the drivers seat of the taxi so when I arrived this year I made sure I went to the correct side of the car.
The host hotel for Full Figure Fashion Week is the Affinia Manhattan. I’ve worked in the hotel industry for many years and I really can’t fault the Affinia. Staff are wonderful, room service is quick, facilities are modern and the location is fabulous. Steps away from the subway, three blocks from Times Square and more importantly its right near Macys.
Here’s a panorama photo of my room. The bathroom is behind me and the doorway you can see in the right corner is a kitchen. Very handy!
Rather than go straight to sleep I caught up with Aussie bloggers Danimezza and Ashley Rose and went exploring to get some dinner and check out Kmart (via a quick stopoff at Macy’s). The Kmart near the Affinia is four levels! And filled with plenty of random items such as bacon tape and hair mayo…weird!
Keep your eyes peeled for the next couple of posts about my travels and NYC FFFWeek 2013