Okay.. enough blabbing.. let's get to the pictures!
The first night was a fashion show featuring Erin Fetherston's Go International Collection for Target. I was majorly lusting over those heart bags (and the people who were in her seminar were lucky enough to score one before they're even in stores!)
Saturday morning I woke up bright and early (wearing my Rebecca Taylor Dress as i've metioned I would be), and stood in line in the pouring rain to get in! Once i got in I recieved a quite amazing goody bag (dooney & bourke bag at that). I had no idea we would recieve anyyything, so that especially added to my excitement (it definitely more than totaled the amount we paid to get into Fashion U!)
My 4th Seminar was with Cynthia Rowley who I absolutely adored. She showed us this picture of her at age 7 in the first dress she made! She was so endearing and down to earth telling us how she got started in the industry (an editor stopped her on a bus and asked her where she bought her jacket). She has never worked for anyone else and has had a long, successful career thus far. She also brought her little daughter with who was so adorable and sat on her lap and asked questions the whole time:)
Our final seminar was with Tim Gunn (ahhhh!) i love him! He's amazing. He talked to us about some of the F/W 08 collections and asked for our opinions on them. Talked about "his boys" at Proenza Schouler and how he worries for them because their career has skyrocketed right after their senior year at Parson's (their senior collection was purchased by Barney's!). He was just as charming in person, using his quirky colloquialisms and extensive vocabulary.
Overall, Fashion U was a wonderful experience. I learned so much about the industry, heard from some very influential people, and met some awesome fashionistas! I would definitely go back if I had the chance!