So here’s the story. Are you ready?
(Because I’m still way too excited that this actually happened!)
Today was a pretty hectic day and like all hectic days brought with it its own frustrations. I walked into the 34th street subway station only to realize that I couldn’t reload my card because my credit card was being continuously DENIED. Can I just say that’s one of the things I’ve feared the most at college? At least I didn’t have to do the walk of shame in front of an actual cashier, but come on… It was pretty pathetic. I soon realized I only had $2 in my bank account and that’s when things got real. College is no joke on your bank account. Don’t take those “broke college student” jokes lightly. IT IS REAL AND UGLY. Overwhelmed and frustrated, I ran up the stairs and decided to trek through the clustered streets which looked more like seas of tourists until I made my way to Bergdorf Goodman’s glorious golden doors. I could either make the best of it or keep my shades on to mask my frustration, but I decided to make my way through the revolving door unsure of what I’d find inside. Chanel, Jimmy Choo, all the big names were there. I definitely felt out of place, but no one will know if you act like you belong right? So I decided that from that moment on I belonged there and then it happened. As I gathered my material for my textiles assignment, a consultant by the name of Juan struck up a conversation with me. We went from school to fashion, minors to languages, heritage to vacation spots… And then he asked the question.
"Which is your favorite piece in the room?"
Really? As if I could pick? There was an entire variety of the most amazing creations before me and he expected me to pick just one? I was tempted to go for the simple cashmere sweaters I knew I could bury myself in for days, but then there it was. All white and feathers sticking out of the rack, he followed my eyes and knew immediately what was on my mind.
"I could totally see you wearing that. Come on, it’s a slow day. I’ll get you a fitting room."
WAY TOO TEMPTING AND 100% POSSIBILITY OF HEARTBREAK… I gave in.
I was a princess. Somehow, I had walked in for a project and ended up in my own fitting room with a $3500 Lela Rose design that had my name on it waiting inside (with heels to match of course!).
Juan, you were my fairy godmother today and you knew exactly how to turn my day around. Thank you for making me walk out of that store smiling!