Mercedes-Benz gave me a knight in shining armour and a white horse for fashion week this season

posted on: Friday, 21 February 2014

Fashion Week is stressful enough in London without having to worry about how the heck you are going to get from show to show. With one show happening in Brick Lane and the next happening in St James just half an hour later, the commute can be challenging at best. By the time the week is over, you feel as if you’ve run three marathons. For most, this marathon is done in heels. Now youre starting to get the idea.

I am ridiculously spoiled during fashion week as I work with Mercedes-Benz to get from show to show. This is my second season with Mercedes-Benz and it seems as if these guys have a bit of a sense of humour. Last season I called Mercedes my knight in shining armour on a white horse, riding in to save me from the mania that is fashion week. Well, take a guess at what colour my Mercedes was this season – white!  It’s all just too perfect.

This season I was lucky enough to have the same driver that I had in September – Andy – who is truly a Godsend. Andy seems to know what’s going to happen in London before the city itself even knows. No matter how bad the traffic, we didn’t miss one show this season. Weaving in and out of lanes, down backstreets I didn’t even know existed and through secret tunnels here and there, I felt like I was being ferried around by James Bond himself.

As often as I could, I made sure to throw girls in the car with me. Besides being absolutely thrilled with a quick and dry ride (it rained cats and dogs all week), the girls had the following to say about the ride-

“Whoa, two sunroofs, are you serious? Can we take this car out to the country for stargazing?” {How romantic}

“Aw man, you are watching ‘Devil Wears Prada,” – perfect for fashion week. Let’s skip the show and just watch this.”

“This is Lux, do they sell this car for normal people?” – {Aww, hello, yes!}

“It really takes you right to the BFC tent? Think I can get in on this with you next season?” {Yes, the LFW Mercedes-Benz cars are allowed right into Somerset House. Loving the special access}

“Do you think Mercedes-Benz would let you keep Andy and the car for all of 2014 and can we get a ride to work every morning?” {A girl can dream, but sadly Andy has  a life beyond driving this lowly blogger around town all day. If Mercedes did want to do that, though, I wouldn’t say no… just saying.}

In all seriousness, thank you so much Mercedes-Benz, again, for making fashion week just that much easier for Fashion Foie Gras and all of our guests this week. Fashion week would be another animal entirely if it weren’t for the beautiful white horse and prince charming your supply each and every season. Thank you for being such a wonderful supporter of the fashion community every year.


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