Another charges also came from the new computerized system that people were anxious about at first then quited relieved when tried.
The traffic jam of waiting in line at Bryant Park, of yore, has been put to rest.
One all has to do is this...print your barcode confirmation, show it or them to the security guards, waltz up to the kioski terminals or the information desk. Like checking in at the airport, scan the barcode then it will spit out the seating assignment (lucky you) or standing (be grateful, you got in) ticket.
If you received a beautiful, old-fashion invitation card. No need to panic. The designer computer terminal will have you in the database. Either option, you still can't jump the line but the lines are leaner and neater.
New York Fashion Week would not have existed if it were not for the sponsors...and we press people are grateful for that.
After years of fighting for a spot to publish the latest and freshest in fashion, the kind folks behind Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has been listening and hooked up with AOL to give us the posh Media Lounge outfitted with a central terminal, a fresh supply of AOL notepads and pens (we fashion technoistas love our office supplies), couches and coffee tables to be civilized and socialize where we can sit and refuel on Starbuck Frappuccinos.
The little things do count. We press/media people love that AOL outlined the lounge with chargers for our Blackberries and IPhones since we were literally working on overdrive.
Other sponsors made the attendees' lives easier under the tents.
In between the shows, TRESemme Hair Loft primped while Essie Manicure Booth polished as the Maybelline Lounge dole out one cosmetic per a person per a day, can't be too greedy. All this grooming makes us refreshed and ready to tackle another show or the suprise photo op.
If folks flock to Hollywood to fawn over their favority movie and television stars, then fashionistas race to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week to meet their designers and fashion experts, such as "The Arriviste" New York correspondent, Michelle Zimmerman getting a warm welcome from "Project Runway" host, Tim Gunn.
Wonderful things do happen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.