9.14.2009

and then my heart stopped.



there are very few times in your life where moments, encounters, 
or really fucking rad materialistic purchases will leave you speechless.

this would be one of those times.

i headed into new york city friday night with one thing on my mind - gareth pugh video presentation. open to the public from 10 - midnight, we got there a little after 10 30 and trickled around milk studios till we found the spot. definetly didnt see this coming - an open warehouse with a 10 foot 4 sided drop screen style video box in the center. everything was absolutely perfect. the visuals , the music, the aurora in the air. we chatted with a few other people that had showed up, met some more friends and waited around outside the gate for a girlfriend of mine. this is where things just get blurry - at some point , someone i was with pointed out that gareth pugh was there . now to some people this would equal " ok and...? ". to me, its a whole different level. it could be that im a huge admirere of his work  , or maybe its that 7.5 inch 07 collection piece of his that i have tattooed in the inside of my left arm -  im really not too sure.  i literally turned around to find a fashion icon of mine for the last 3 years standing within spit space. realizing after a push from leo that this was probably the only time i would ever be able to start conversation i tipped toed over and introduced myself, followed by that tattoo reveal and a little chit chat. somewhere in between my rambling and tripping over sentences, i managed to get out what a huge inspiration he was on my everyday exterior life and an even bigger reason i started dirtyflaws. i think what made it even more unreal is how incredibly humble, kind and sincere he is . 
i really cant explain the feeling of being able to meet someone who you consider so iconic in the fashion industry.


thank you for making this fashion week completely fucking worth it xx


xx





© photos leo velasquez // evidentfuture.com • my iphone

dress // helen castillo

13 comments:

Momma Moose said...

I have goose bumps for you!I know how important meeting him was to you,it was everything and then some:)

Anonymous said...

DREAMS COME TRUE, what a moment, also love that black dress!

dirtyflaws said...

thanks jordan - anonymous hahah

Frankie said...

damn!lucky,lucky,lucky you!

Siouxsie said...
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Siouxsie said...

oh.my.god. I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU. and a little jealous..haha just a little. i'm glad it happend for you.

Amanda said...

that's so awesome- glad you found the courage to go up to him!

Silent Doe said...

That's fantastic Nikki!! I can't even begin to tell you how envious I am of you! I'm so glad you got to meet him, as soon as I saw the picture my jaw dropped, haha.

<3

Anonymous said...

I want to see that piece on your arm!

Fabouluz said...

OMG I am seriously jealous right now.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had "the best week ever"!

noirohio vintage said...

amazing. congrats!!

sixinches said...

I was there too <3