Thursday, September 12, 2013

metal airs

Another look from NYFW.  I generally don't feel like peacocking around the tents. I pretty much wore outfits you'd see me wear any other day of the week. I guess maybe I just dress like it's fashion week all year round. 
 If you follow me on Instagram, you probably read that I had a very nasty panic attack right in the middle of a fashion show. I don't usually share too much negativity on this blog, but since so many of us have to deal with anxiety I wanted to speak up. A runway show is definitely on the list of the worst places to have a panic attack. As the models strutted their stuff my hands went numb, my face went numb, I began to hyperventilate, and intense panic set in. There was nothing chic about it. It was by far and away the worst one I've ever had. If it wasn't for Sam and another dear friend talking me through it, I probably would have ended up as that girl being wheeled out of the Lincoln Center in an ambulance. Not a good way to make an exist.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who left positive messages and expressed concern on my Instagram. I hope that this makes all of us feel a little less alone in our daily struggles with anxiety.
Wearing: 
Skirt- Zara, crop top- Topshop, shoes- J.Crew, clutch- vintage via The Fine Art of Design, rings- Threadsence, bracelets- Madewell

50 comments:

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

I am very glad you addressed your panic attack here and share it with us. I suffer from panic attacks unfortunately and seeing a famous blogger like you standing up for it, makes me wanna hug you. So you eventually made it until the end of the show? wow! well done Liz :)
xx

Olatawura Adetutu said...

Love this look and im so sorry you went through that, glad you're okay though

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Moi Contre La Vie said...

Fabulous skirt, absolutely adore the bold metallic gold color.

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

OMG I'm so sorry to hear that, I hope you are feeling better. You look gorgeous.

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Live-Style20 said...

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Evelyn Morales said...

I am very sorry that you suffer from panik attaks some time. I have been there but it is dedenatly something that can change and you can work on not having anymore. I haven't had one in years,sometimes its all in your head and by over thinking it it make it worse. Anyway I hope you had a good time at NYFW you always look very stunning in your outfits.

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Caroline said...

Thank you for being brave and open enough to share this with your readers! You inspire so many and it is an important message to realize that despite all the glamour and hubbub of fashion week, we are still human beings and taking care of ourselves is the most important thing! So glad you are okay.

Love and Ace said...

You look absolutely stunning in this - the metallic skirt is gorgeous! And I can only imagine how scary your experience must have been, good to hear Sam and your friend were nearby. xx Kat


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Q said...

babe, I feel for you.... Panic attacks are truly nasty and no one can really understand unless they have been through it...during the process you think your going to die.. its horrible! I have been there....Thank you for sharing. Lovely pics, I adore the skirt and you wore it perfectly.x

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Elisa Taviti said...

Simply amazing !!!



xx Elisa
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Natali said...

You look so chic! Inspiring outfit!

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Jana said...

amaaazing outfit!
hope youre better now :)

Jana ♥ fashinates

Natali said...

P.S. Anxiety is a nasty thing, my sister has to deal with it and I've seen her suffer those attacks, but one thing that is important to know that when they happen it's not your fault and there's nothing to be ashamed of, even though I do get how FW show isn't the best place for it to happen.

Zs├║ said...

gorgeous skirt!

CUKOR

Diva In Me said...

Oh no..I hope you're all right. Panic attack is never a good thing especially when you're at work or in the public. I'm glad you have understanding friends that helped you out during the attack.
You look very good in this gold skirt.

Agnes W said...

I'd say you dress like Fashion Week all year round :) Thanks for sharing your story about the anxiety, I am glad you were able to make it through the show without any serious incidents!

Anusha Outfitter said...

Killer look. Great skirt!

LinnaeDesign said...

Wonderful outfit! Your skirt is so cool! x
Linnae

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Marmalade said...

you look incredible in that skirt- i've been eyeing it up in Zara for ages. Looks fab on you

Mel x
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Luba Dimitrova said...

Gorgeous skirt Liz !!

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Bonnie,Clyde and Marni..... said...

You look stunning!!

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Denisa said...

Beautiful outfit. Great day.

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Britt Whit said...

I'm so sorry that happened to you, but that is amazing you are so open and real about it. Just one of the reason you are one of our favorite bloggers eva!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

FASHION SNAG said...

Glad you had Sam there with you!


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Alma Falcone said...

you look amazing! xo, Alma
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Alexandra Steinmetz said...

Thank you for being so open about your struggles with anxiety! I almost had the same feeling in a show this morning, as I usually do when places are super crowded/over-stimulating.

Love this outfit!

Alexandra
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Simona Huidiu said...

Absolutely stunning! that skirt is amazing,i love how you styled it.
Kisses,
Simona

Tabet said...

Great pictures and a lovely outfit! :)
Kisses
Tabea

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Cyn said...

Hi Liz! I had the worst panic attack of my life 7 years ago - the day before my High School prom - on the NYC Subway! Another place you do not want to have a panic attack. I miraculously talked myself out of it since I was alone and stumbled my way home. Since then I've had anxiety. It peaked last summer after my Grandmother passed and every once in a while I'll get the heavy breathing, numbs hands and face, and the dry mouth issue. Yoga helps keep me relaxed, and I just try and take it easy overall. I never talk about it, and this is actually my first time writing about it - but I'm happy you shared and know that you are not alone in the anxiety/panic attack department! Take care, Cyn.

Say me Justine said...

love this skirt!

Huyen said...

you look stunning! I hope you recovered well from your panic attack, never had one before (luckily), I can only imagine how horrible it must've felt, glad you had support around you!

xx

Adela said...

Love this look. Great skirt and heals.
Adela x

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FASHIONCONTAINER said...

That skirt is amazing! love this outfit on you.

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I'm Just Me said...

so chic!
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moustachic said...

what a beautiful skirt and clutch!

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Shopaholic In London said...

Great outfit, I love that skirt, saw it in Zara. Also shoes are cute.

Marcela Cavalini said...

I love your clutch!!

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lena said...

pretty pretty skirt!

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nonnapuffo said...

Love, love, love your shoes
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Stacy Suvino said...

Glad you are ok! Keep up the good work! I have a vintage clutch very similar to yours..it's a favorite!

Best,
Stacy

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Darius Ong said...

Gorgeous outfit, Loving the gold Zara skirt.

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fashmongers said...

skirt and the top.. perfect couple, flirting each other

Orange You Classy said...

great look! the magazine clutch is so cool!!

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Belle de Couture said...

Liz, I wanted to let you know I'm a long time follower of your amazing blog and I've always adored your eclectic style. I have to say that reading about your panic attack made me feel like I'm not alone. I'm so sorry you went through that, and in such a public place. I don't know if reading your post today is just a coincidence, or if it was meant to be. I had a one of the worst panic attacks this morning. Your post is a breath of fresh air and makes me feel better. ;) It definitely helps to have great support if you're someone who battles with anxiety. My husband, family, and friends are great and I know if I didn't have that support it would be very difficult to get through those tough moments. My faith is also what helps me stay strong. I hope you're feeling better now. Just know you're not alone! Thanks for inspiring me in ways other than just fashion. ;) You rock!

Best,
Jen
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Seeking Style said...

Work it, Liz!

xo Jennifer

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Diana said...

Loving your skirt!!

xoxo, Diana
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TSO OTM said...

AMAZING skirt, the whole ensemble.

Carla
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wllwproject said...

I'm glad you overcame it and that you're alright. Thank you for being the real you and not that picture perfect blogger :)

Ring My Bell said...

I adore this look :)