Alt Summit NYC in T minus....
Guess what you get when you sign on to design and produce a major event that happens to occur the day after you get back from your first trip to Alt Summit NYC? A few insane weeks where you don't sit down, eat properly or sleep more than three hours at a time. And guess who booked herself for exactly that scenario? Yup. Me. Is anyone surprised? Nope, me either. My trip to NYC for Alt Summit (eeeeeeeeeep!) is right around the corner, and after a couple months of studiously avoiding the issue of what I'm going to wear, all of a sudden it snuck up on me and I realized it was high time to get my act in order. From your business cards to your day/evening outfits, you've gotta look GOOD for Alt Summit, especially considering the keynote speakers are the lovely Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and the incredible Garance Doré, whose video on how to wear heels singlehandedly revolutionized my attitude about high heels. Not that I'm counting on actually TALKING to either of those amazing women, because my brain would probably fail me completely and who knows what kind of nonsense might fall out of my mouth. Oh, and did I mention that Alt Summit NYC is hosted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia? As in, I might actually be in the same building as MARTHA STEWART at the same time. Honestly, it's probably a very, very good thing that there will be many, many bigger fish than I at this conference. I rarely get very tongue tied, but I might spend the entire 72 hours I'm in NYC completely speechless. We won't even talk about the anxiety attacks I feel coming on about actually managing to get myself around NYC... It's possible I'll end up in Hoboken by accident.
Getting back to why I was having issues dressing myself. I'm not kidding when I say that it's been a few months since I bought myself any clothes - I just haven't had the time to go shopping and tend to wear a variation of the same thing most days anyway, so it just didn't happen. But hooooweee, did I make up for that over the past two days. Ouch. I'll do a full post on what I bought, (and what I'll end up returning) what I'm wearing, and who helped me to do it after I make it through the next 10 days alive.
So, that's why, if you see me around town in the next week or so, I might look like my own zombie twin. There is going to be a lot of exfoliating, moisturizing, primping, preening and practicing in heels over the next few days, and a whole lot of party prep until the wee hours. Trying to make myself presentable at Alt AND pull off the Grand Opening Bash at Heron Pond Farm at Eastman's Corner might have been a really big hunk of trouble to bite off, but I'm pretty sure adrenaline, caffeine, sugar, sequins, and confetti will get me through it..