How a Fat Rat changed my weekend plans

So much I want to show and tell! This post could take all week.

I was taking pictures of my kids on the lawn at Lincoln Center on Friday. I decide to tweet Natalie from Nat the Fat Rat my location, she tweets me back that she's on her way, and minutes later I see her walking around the fountain towards me. She's with her baby Huck and bloggers Susan and Ez. Why hello! Hp flew Susan and Ez out to see the Project Runway show. So awesome. We were chatting and suddenly they get the idea to add me to the guest list to the Project Runway Reunion Party. Really? Me? I'm in? Not out? Hooray!

Later that night we ditch the kids and we all meet up again.  This time blogger Megan from Not Martha joined us too. These women are incredible.  We head to Times Square to shop at Forever 21. I found the perfect dress for the party for a whopping $26 bucks! I added a metallic vintage belt from Susan's closet and I felt up to par for the party.  I was so so excited for Saturday night.

So finally, the party! It had a guest list and my name was on it! Can you imagine? There was a red carpet with bright lights and cameramen. Of course the photographers didn't want to have anything to do with me, but I didn't mind.  By the end of the night one of the photographers took a pity shot of me and Natalie.  Ok, you got your shot, time to move it along, girls. UPDATE: here's Hp's flickr stream :)

What else can I say about the party? The designers were really nice and approachable. I would compare them to successful/talented bloggers.  Totally nice people that are flattered when someone is a fan of their work.

Here's some of my favorite parts of the night:
*The party was held on the roof at the Empire Hotel. Stunning views of Lincoln Center!
*I ate almost every hors d'oeuvre that was offered to me. Tacky? Are there rules on this?
*All I had was my camera phone with about 20% of it's battery. Whoops. It died of course.
*I was shocked that hardly anyone was smoking outside. I smelled pot for a second. But that was it.
*It was sweet that Chris March wrote a quick note to my niece.  She's in the second grade, just got her first sewing machine and adores him.  

Perhaps for some people, nights like this are common place. But for me? I'll be bringing it up for years! Thanks Natalie for checking your tweets and Susan and Ez for putting my name on the guest list. It was one of the best nights of my life. Oh! I forgot to tell! I met my fashion icon: Betsy Johnson!!! I adore her. I hope to grow old just like her.

It was fun to meet and see all the people from the Project Runway, but  my favorite people I met were the bloggers. See us all in the picture to the left. When I started my whole blogging shenanigan, I wanted it to be a place to work on my writing skills and eventually use it as a portfolio to get a writing job.  Over the last few months, surprisingly, I've met friends from it. I feel so lucky to have stumbled into this NYC blogging world!


  1. Gosh, this is the type of opportunity a girl dreams about....and it happened for you! Lucky! :)

  2. That looks like so much fun! I'm so jealous you got to experience that! Great photos too = )


  3. HOLY COW.....:) What a fun night!!?? I also love Chris March--so sweet of him to write your daughter a little note. So glad it all worked out for you...and I am sure you guys had a blast. :)

  4. I actually just died of jealousy. Guess you will have to take care of my kids now. :)

  5. That's so amazing! I went to college with Carol Hannah and she was the sweetest thing ever! I am soooo jealous of your Project Runway Party! I'm also bummed my friend didn't make it into the mix!

  6. Oh my gosh this is amazing, and such a great post, too! I've been stalking fashion week from Virginia, and the fact that you actually got to go is making me beam from ear to ear! How awesome :)

  7. THE Betsey Johnson?! The closest I've gotten to meeting her is...wearing a Betsey Johnson dress to my prom. And I felt cool for that. Wow.

    What a fun night! I'm so happy for you!

  8. SHARON!! How cool. I love your dress!

  9. Wow what a awesome night Sharon, I love love love Project Runway. ,)

  10. You have got to be kidding me! This is amazing!! So happy for you!!

  11. Officially jealous that you met Betsey Johnson!

  12. Go Get'em Sharon!!! D

  13. so so happy that you came! and really glad that we met. wouldn't have been the same night with out you there.


  14. Love project runway! I have been watching this season. So cool you went to the party. Love your dress. Loved talking to you today. Lindsay

  15. First of all I love your dress and love that it was only $26 bucks! You look amazing! Second of all, I'm so jealous and can't wait to get together with you someday, you're going to have the best stories to tell. Miss you!!!

  16. How awesome is all of this???!!! And you met Betsey Johnson!

  17. Ummm, can you please do a post on your hair?! I LOVE it. And, I'm sure I'm not the only reader with curly hair that's wondering how yours always looks so great. Thanks!


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