Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the new Fall 2010 Collections officially began at 9am this morning. I am not there. I am here at my desk, wishing that I could go to there.
I'm staring lovingly at my invitation to the Ports 1961 show that will start at 3pm in the Promenade tent in Bryant Park...without me. Celebrities Expected: MTV's Whitney Port (I wonder if she gets preferred seating because she shares the company name) and my long-time adversary, Olivia Palermo from The City.
Perhaps I'm better off. By the time I arrive on Sunday, the snowstorms might be lone gone, saving me the risk of returning to Miami as a Samsicle.
By the by, this may just be the poshest invitation I've ever received. It's a passport book with a packet of rosemary seeds nestled in the front cover with a quote that reads...
We have great faith in seeds, for in every nurtured beginning lies the future of a blossoming idea.
I'm flipping through the pages to see the day by day calendar with an itinerary of cool fashion week events i.e. Champagne @ Ports 1961 Boutique, #3 9th Avenue on Monday. I might just take you up on that my pal Ports.
If you're stuck somewhere out there, far far away from the Bryant Park tents, you can still check out all of the action live at Vogue.com where they will be livestreaming the Ports 1961 runway show for those of us who are stuck at other less glamorous Ports of Call.
Check out the show from the first row, and you won't even need my fancy invite.