After having so much fun at last month’s Brunch in the City, I decided to try it again and spent yesterday at the second Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s event. Unlike last time, when I went with Carolyne and knew people who would be there, I had absolutely no connection to anyone involved, and the friend I inadvertantly heard about it through didn’t even attend. Still, that in no way means I didn’t have a lot of fun 🙂
I decided to ease my way in by accepting an invitation to get my hair braided. They had Nüva, a beauty salon doing hair, nails and makeup, so I figured it would be an easy way to check out my surroundings with absolutely no pressure. It turns out that I chose a style where the hairdresser had to partially straighten my hair, so I spent quite some time in that chair, smiling at strangers and getting my picture taken in slightly compromising hair situations. Still, it was a lot of fun and I got a pretty hairstyle that I definitely wouldn’t do on my own.
Next I wandered over to the sweets table. It’s what happens when you come to one of these things and haven’t had lunch. Maria, the sweet tooth caterer of the day, made an assortment of cupcakes, some blueberry cheesecake and the most delicious cake pop I have ever had in my entire life. It was moist and scrumptious and I could spend pages giving them compliments, but the point is, you have to get yourself some. Divine D’zerts. I am not sure if she also makes the cake pops like this, but some of the cupcakes were even gluten free and vegan 🙂
After this, I finally ventured upstairs to check out the clothes. Nathalie, founder of the Love, Nathalie website, who organized the event, doesn’t actually design the clothes, but she chooses them based on quality material, and styles that she would actually wear. She also has a sizing chart, to make sure that the clothes will actually fit when they get to you, since it is usually an online-only venture.
There were a lot of really nice things. I tried on a dress and this pink blazer that I really liked, but didn’t end up getting either. I know, very boring of me. But you see, there were no prices. It’s completely my issue, and no fault of the event’s, but I always feel super embarassed when I like something, and then don’t get it because of the price, so I was afraid to ask and then have to let them know I wouldn’t be taking it. Although I was a party pooper, a lot of people I talked to bought beautiful sweaters and dresses and told me the prices were very reasonable, so it was obviously my loss. Nathalie explained to us that a lot of other companies have overhead fees or have to pay for employees and a space, but since she is an online store, she can cut out those fees and keep things affordable.
I mingled a bit before Nathalie introduced the fashion show. The business coats definitely made me wish I had a stable, 9 to 5 job where I could wear those clothes, but it’s a small price to pay to be able to follow my dreams. And I can always wear those kinds of outfits when I play lawyers on sets 😉
As I was leaving, I got an adorable goodie bag with some delicious macaroons from Maria, some hair care products I can’t wait to try, candies and some promotions.
All in all, I would deem it another success, and plan on attending both the Brunch in the City, and Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s next year 🙂
“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”