Wow, bellas! It’s been a long, crazy, wonderful day. I’m writing this from a cushy air mattress at my friend Jenny’s apartment… (you might recall, the one with all the stairs. Whew!)

Today was the official beginning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, and the city was absolutely electric. I got here this afternoon, and made myself fabulous for a big evening — tonight was Fashion’s Night Out! I understand this event took place around the world, but I’m willing to bet money that nowhere else was as happenin’ as New York City.

I kicked off the evening at the Bloomingdales in Soho — the Lancome counter was hosting a special event, and every counter was hopping with beauty lovers scooping up freebies and — gasp — shopping! Yup, from what I witnessed, Fashion’s Night Out was a great success. I was excited to be recognized and warmly greeted by fellow bloggers like Erika of the Makeup Bag, Lianne The Makeup Girl, and Nadine Jolie, among several other bloggers and twitter friends I was dying to meet!

The highlight of the evening was meeting stunning Dominican model Arlenis Sosa. She was so sweet and friendly and down to earth, it was a breath of fresh air. I had to ask her beauty secrets, and admittedly it was loud and I couldn’t hear everything she said, but she told me she uses tea tree oil in her hair, and doesn’t like to use much foundation or concealer. Instead she takes really great care of her skin and drinks a lot of water. Good to know!

After Bloomies and cocktails with Lianne, Nadine, The Sassy Peach, and Soul Afrodisiac, we headed to the Meatpacking District which was off. the. CHAIN. Crowded beyond belief. Paparazzi were posted in front of the high end stores — DVF, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney –but we found free drinks and the fabulous Karen Rabinovitz of Purple Lab. Karen is the petite dynamo behind killer lipgloss Huge Lips, Skinny Hips. And she secretly told us about her upcoming mascara which I predict will be a MAJOR hit. Amazing!

I had a blast tonight. NYFW kicked off with a bang. Tomorrow, I go to the tents at Bryant Park for the first time. And of course I’m gonna keep you all in the loop, so expect a post every night while I’m here!

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Tea says:
September 11, 2009, 1:52 am
That's so awesome! I'm in NYC right now and the energy is amazing. I love this city!
warrior11209 says:
September 11, 2009, 10:20 am
Sounds like fun! Can't wait to read the blogs!!
Carol says:
September 11, 2009, 10:21 am
How amazing!
LotusDoll says:
September 11, 2009, 10:48 am
Have Fun!!! You Deserve It!!
sandra says:
September 11, 2009, 11:03 am
You're lookin Fab Bella!Looking forward to this series.
Barbara says:
September 11, 2009, 12:45 pm
Hey Neighbor, Very fun to read your blog. Have a blast Lady, you deserve it.
Tha Connoisseur says:
September 11, 2009, 12:51 pm
I had SO much fun - as always!! Great spots, sites and AMAZING company! :)
Styleis20/20 says:
September 11, 2009, 1:01 pm
Jealous! : ( My time will come......
pets says:
September 11, 2009, 4:42 pm
You look great and very happy! Enjoy. That girl has to be at least 3 or 4 inches taller than you and you're NOT short!Soak as much glam atmosphere as possible. hugs
Dad says:
September 12, 2009, 11:49 am
Feel it, soak it in and enjoy to the max. We are happy that you are happy. Be safe, D
Karen Robinovitz says:
September 14, 2009, 4:33 pm
Ahh!! We are loving this post- and I am loving the compliments! Get ready for our mascara- and maybe even foundation and highlighter! Purple Lab loves that YOU love Huge Lips Skinny Hips lip gloss! <3 MWAH! Karen Robinovitz, Creatrix of Purple Lab
Karen Robinovitz says:
September 14, 2009, 4:42 pm
So great to see you at our event. Keep looking out for new mascara. Lots of love. MWAH!
Jenene says:
September 17, 2009, 5:07 pm
I was at Queens Center Mall with the Simmons girls and...Anna Wintour. I can't believe Anna even knows where Queens is. Absolutely electric environment!
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