In the venue packed with fashion people, free booze, and slices of cult Artichoke Basilles pizza being passed around, StyleList caught up with the designer to chat about her post-Fashion Week plans.
StyleList: How do you feel after showing today?
Charlotte Ronson: I feel great! I've heard very positive feedback and I felt good going in to it. I was proud about what I put out there.
SL: Do you read all of the reviews?
CR: Yes, of course! Because you want to see what the critique is about and what people are looking for. It's all constructive at the end of the day.
SL: What do you do after your show or, rather, after your after-party? Do you go on vacation to relax?
CR: No, I'll be around. I have people that flew in from all over the world -- work people and family. And we're opening two stores in China at the end of the month, in Shanghai. So a lot of the team are coming, and we have to work on the collection and sales. I am going away next weekend, somewhere warm and sunny with friends, then I am going to China. It'll be my first time going there and I just love to travel and see the world. I'm excited to see the culture and look at the market and see the response to my collection.
SL: How do you get through the craziness of Fashion Week? Do you make sure you get enough sleep?
CR: For me, not so much. I'm not such a great sleeper to start with, so when I know I have to be up early or be somewhere or do something -- things I need sleep for -- I really can't sleep! Since you're surrounded with crappy food with sugar and carbs and you don't have any time to make anything nice, I try to get juices from Liquiteria [in the East Village] to drink when I'm not eating well. I feel like that way I'm getting something healthy.
In related news, check out StyleList's Backstage Beauty report from Ronson's show.
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