The EW Insider: Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder of e-tailer Moda Operandi (modaoperandi.com)
“Fashion Week can be chaotic but I always welcome it. Not many people have the opportunity to work and travel with their best friends and, for that, I am so grateful. For me, it’s become more than just seeing clothes on a runway, it has become part of my business. I love this industry. I love the designers. I may not be glamorous every day but no one could ever call me boring.”
I prefer second-day hair so I planned tonight’s hair yesterday with a late-afternoon blowout. I’ve chosen Dolce & Gabbana to wear.
My fashion week officially begins with a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the book written by my friends Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle. There’s something magical about events at the MET.
I can’t make decisions without a cappuccino; I take mine paired with breakfast with my children.
A Ballet Beautiful class with Mary Helen. All my best girlfriends go – Alexa Chung, Karlie Kloss, and Lily Aldridge. It’s close to the office so I try to go three times a week. When we’re all in Paris, we often take classes together in full ballet outfits, bun included. Sometimes we take classes over Skype – dedication at its finest!
Many of my friends are in town for fashion week and it’s great to meet for lunch and share news or discuss projects. Today, we choose Sant Ambroeus on the Upper East Side.
Time for the Cushnie et Ochs show at MILK studios.
I attend the Adam Selman show with Derek Blasberg at the West Village’s Algus Greenspon Gallery. It must be noted that Rihanna arrived just as the show ended. Now that’s a finale walk!
A quick stop at the Jade Jagger jewellery presentation at Spotted Pig.
Coffee at my local, 71 Irving, before taking a car uptown for the Adam Lippes presentation at 10am. I loved the crisp silhouettes and bright colours; reinvigorated classics – exactly what women look for when the seasons change.
FD Gallery on 65th Street has an outstanding collection of highly-coveted gems from the most exquisite designers. I stop in to preview the selection as I’m curating a trunkshow for the website. I wish all my mornings had this many diamonds!
The Prabal Gurung show at the Skylight at Moynihan Station, which is inside the historic (and still functioning) James A. Farley Post Office on West 33rd street.
Home to pack – I’m heading to Paris for a few days, before London for the opening of the Moda Operandi private salon. In Paris, my husband and I are attending the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires, honouring Jacques Granges. Unfortunately, leaving NYC early means I miss the Proenza Schouler show – Jack and Lazaro are two of my closest friends in the industry. I fondly remember calling in their pieces from my days at Vogue.
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