Ah so I finally know when I'm going to New York for my placement...Jan 2010. A long, long, long way away, and I know I originally wanted to go in June, but I've rationalised this in my brain, and come up with an action plan:
Things to do before I go to NY:
Save some money for initial 5th Avenue spree
Save some money in general
Figure out the concept of NY, Manhattan, Brooklyn etc long before I get there (I really don't get it, are they boroughs or something?)
Perfect the art of layering for the cold New York winters
Sort out another placement
Learn how to walk in high heels during the day
Embrace charity shopping
Pass my driving test
Break into London Fashion Week
Go on holiday, preferably somewhere unaffected by the credit crunch, via Sweden
Grow my hair
So it's all good really. From this summer I'm just going to concentrate on rediscovering the South East after being in the Midlands for so long, there's so many shops I want to visit and hopefully I can do more of the London based stuff that I always end up missing out on (such as camping out for Comme des Garcons at H&M, YSL manifestos).
Being the copycat that I am, I started to attempt these SS09 Rodarte leggings a few weeks ago, without realising the utter mission they are (and the total hash I would make of it). I feel like I've been cutting out squares for ages, but I've only done 3/4 of one leg, honestly, the bloggers at Park and Cube and Six Six Sick make it look so easy. I'm hoping the places I will wear them to will be too dark to notice my slightly dodgy cutting-out skills, I need to do some serious repairing.
The other leg awaits.