It’s looking a lot like….well, Canada in New York City. Day 1 of fashion week was met with some crazy snow and frigid temperatures. Of course, being a fashionphile I did not pack appropriately for a blizzard. My Sorrels are at home along with my Canada goose. Don’t think my Alai booties and Alexander Wang topcoat are gonna cut it.

The first show today, BCBG, was overshadowed with the horrible news that fashion genius Alexander McQueen had passed away. I swear I got a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye when I heard the news. Of course, I didn’t know him personally, but like many in the fashion inudustry, I felt I knew him through his work. So sad that the world has lost such a great talent.

The day forged on with presentations for Vena Cava and Lutz and Patmos.

A strong show for Ports, where Tia Cibani finally heeded industry criticism and set aside her usually overly ethnic styling for a cleaner, sharper look.

I’ve got a busy evening ahead of me – as I write this blog I am at the book launch for Olivier Theyskens beautiful book, The Other Side of the Picture. The crowd is a who’s who of the fashion industry, but I only care about Olivier. He and Nicholas Ghesquiere are my secret boy crushes. I’m flip-flopping on whether I should have Olivier sign a copy for me – I’m too shy to ask!

As much as I could stay here and eat the caviar bellini apps and stare into Olivier’s doe-eyed face, I gotta run back to the hotel and make a quick wardrobe change before I hit the Erin Wasson X RVCA show. And then it’s off to catch the tail end of a BCBG dinner being thrown for the Canadian fashion contingency.

The fun never stops at NYFW!