Over the past few months we’ve received invitations to lots of events. And while we’re always incredibly appreciative for the offer, it almost always means time away from our business which is tough to do when you own and operate a small business. But when an invite from Samsung to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York landed in our inbox, we knew we’d be complete fools to pass up the opportunity. (I might even admit to full body convulsing with excitement at merely reading the email…might.)
We arrived on day 5 of the event, with two paper dresses in tow. And were whisked away to the Reem Acra show…
I don’t have adequate words for just how awestruck Mayhem was, but suffice it to say, she wasn’t sure what to do with herself.
There was inspiration aplenty…
And she was excited to get started on a Reem Acra inspired dress back at our hotel.
I was given very specific instructions to “keep cutting little lines of gold.”
I did what I was told 😉
We went to sleep with an almost completed dress and lots of excitement about the next day.
Day 2 started as most of our days in the Big Apple do …
Pie Face for breakfast! In bed. Because Dad ran out and got some the night before.
Later in the day we headed back to Lincoln Center and the Samsung Backstage VIP Lounge. Where Mayhem dressed her two mannequins before donning a paper dress herself.
And while she was waiting for the go ahead to put on her own paper dress, she opted to create yet another paper ensemble for the onlookers. Because that’s what you do when there’s paper and tape laying around 😉
And we met Michael Hoeweler! He’s an illustrator who was sketching guests at the Samsung VIP Lounge. And get this – all of his sketches were done on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device with an S pen. His talent is truly amazing!
Michael was even so kind as to email it to us. Check this out …
Once Mayhem was ready, it was time for her to show off her inspiration for the pieces we created, via the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
And that one she’s wearing….
And yep, that’s a blinged out Samsung Galaxy Gear S on her arm. Paper style, of course.
She fielded questions from the sweetest gals in media and was excited to “pose” with her mannequins. That’s McKenzie (not to be confused with McKenza – our mannequin at home) in the Reem Acra pink and gold dress, and New Yorkie (not kidding) in the Trina Turk dress.
After surviving a slight wardrobe malfunction (it happens when you wear paper), we exited out a back door and Mayhem marched herself around to the front of Lincoln Center.
Wearing a paper dress. (I have to type it out because I’m still having difficulty believing this all actually happened.)
She posed in front of the fountain before heading inside to the “up front” Samsung Lounge.
In case it isn’t painfully obvious, she was pretty proud to be showing off McKenzie and New Yorkie 😉
After posing for a few more photographs, we wrapped it up. An hour is an eternity for a four year old, but it somehow flies by when it’s an hour dedicated to showering you with attention ….
After changing back into “regular” clothes, the girls at the TRESemme Salon spoiled her with some high fashion hair. And she loved every second of it.
Back in the Samsung VIP Lounge, the girls from Zoya stopped by with some nail polish and OMG …. did Mayhem ever freak out!
We left Lincoln Center and celebrated with pizza for dinner.
Which was about the time that Mayhem announced that she might want to have another “show” one day when she’s older. But she still wants to be a pizza maker too. You know, with a pizza car that has a sign on the top….
Well done MBFW. Well done.
Massive thanks to the wonderful team at Samsung for sponsoring our trip and making this whole experience possible. Never in a million years would we have envisioned having our own paper dress show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, let alone having one powered by Samsung. The inspiration and encouragement Mayhem received is priceless.