"I think in New York, there's a real 'keeping up with' that happens. It happens, sometimes, without you really knowing it. You are in the center of U.S. fashion, so things are happening so fast. As people are complimenting you on your dress, you're swept up in [the mindset of] 'I need to keep up. I need to keep up.' And it takes a little bit of the fun out of it," said the president/chief operating officer of A&R Development Corp., a Baltimore real estate development company. "Now, I just want it to be fun and I want it to reflect me and be real."