Crystal Light Packets: Oddly, I am just not a fan of plain, unflavored water. A dash of this, and those free Fiji bottles suddenly taste like peachy nirvana. This flavor–my current fave–also claims to make your skin glow. The verdict’s still out on that one…
Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau Solid Perfume: Thanks to this chic little compact, I can quickly refresh my signature Bulgarian-rose scent after hours of subway transfers and hoofing it through Chelsea.
CSS – La Liberacion & The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You: NYFW equals tons of transit time, both above and below ground. An adequately-stocked iPod is a must, and I find that upbeat, dance-y tunes keep me from losing steam as the day wears on. These two albums are total winners.
Hermès Business Card Holder: During NYFW, it’s all about meeting new people, making the exchange of cards a common practice. My boss from my longtime Teen Vogue internship (Hi, Jane!) gave me a monogrammed Hermès case as a graduation gift–a very thoughtful and useful present!
Altoids: “Curiously strong” is exactly what you need when you’re at a 9 a.m. Derek Lam show and were swilling G&Ts at a party until the wee hours the night before. Hypothetically, of course.
Starbucks Gold Card: Every time I swipe this baby, I feel like George Clooney in Up in the Air–if Ryan Bingham had been an overcaffeinated writer in Alex Wang wedges. I’m a two-Venti-per-day kind of girl.
Heartbeats by Lady Gaga Earbuds: Speaking of the need for a stellar soundtrack, these earbuds are the coolest ones around. And I’m not just saying that because I worship the ground on which our Mother Monster walks.