Do a Little Dance
"I enjoy the extreme effort people put into their outfits. It's no joke. Plus, I love seeing all of my friends in the biz. We get to catch up, take in fashion, and have a dance or two."
— Erica M. Blumenthal, On the Runway Writer, nytimes.com
"Every season I try to make the most of my access. Most people zip in and zip out of fashion shows, but I'll linger backstage longer than I'm supposed to in hopes that I can interview designers, catch a glimpse of surprise celebrity guests like Beyoncé and Britney Spears, or take a photo with someone like Joan Rivers and ask for her wacky style advice. I've also been known to sneak into the dressing area of Marchesa or Oscar de la Renta to take a zillion photos and examine the gorgeous fabrics up close. The worst that happens is someone tells you to stop, so I always go for it!"
— Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor at Yahoo! Shine
Inspiration in Action
"The best thing about Fashion Week is the inspiration I get — it propels me to work harder, think creatively, and network."
— Donna Kim, Style Expert and Makeup Maven
The Next Big Thing
"I love noting which up-and-coming actresses or musicians are sitting front row at cool young designers like Karen Walker, Honor, and Jen Kao; they might be relatively unknown now, but these are the girls who will likely be industry darlings in a matter of months."
— Liza Darwin, Associate Editor at MTV Style
Strike a Pose
"My favorite thing about Fashion Week is listening to Madonna's 'Vogue' on my iPod before heading backstage for my first show of the season to get me in an uber-glamorous mood and help me access my fashion face. It's become a mini-tradition with myself every season."
— Amber Katz, Founder of Beautybloggingjunkie.com
About I Heart Daily
I Heart Daily is a free newsletter and website created by former ELLEgirl editors Anne Ichikawa and Melissa Walker. Passionate about finding the best of the unknown, whether it be the band that's rocking out but not yet at the Grammys, the girl who is kicking ass but hasn't yet won her Nobel Peace Prize, or the designer who is making to die for pieces but who has yet to show up on the runways, I Heart Daily gives you your first look at the people and places you already love, but have yet to meet!