Briefcase/bag/backpack: Whether it’s my 3.1 Phillip Lim camera bag or my vintage briefcase I absolutely need something to store all of the swag we get, the tickets, and also my schedule. Without one, I am completely, utterly lost.
Snacks: Long days of shows, longer nights of partying. It’s essential to pack some snacks for those hunger pangs. I personally go for almonds–they’re crunchy, delicious, and satiating because they’re packed with protein.
iPhone: Duh, this is a given. How did editors from the 90′s survive shows without Google Maps to find their next destination, Instagram to brag about what shows they attended, and Fashion GPS to organize, well, life?
BB Cream: It’s only a week. But in fashion life it’s like an entire month. It may seem like fun and games covering shows and then writing about them but it’s actually lots of work on little to no sleep. If you’re like me last season, I styled two shows and barely covered others and wrote reviews. Sleep became impractical. Thanks to BB Cream, or “beauty balm”–a miracle cream with tinted moisturizer, sun block, and essential oils–I looked like I at least had four hours of sleep each night. I even had a little glow. Bless you, BB!
Cole Haan Wingtip: No these aren’t Prada or Dolce Gabbana. They’re not even Rag & Bone. They’re my go-to shoes for fashion week: Cole Haan. That’s right. I love Cole Haan especially because the shoes are extra comfy thanks to its Nike Air technology. They give me wings. With or without Redbull. Getting around Fashion Week is tough enough for your feet, I’m so glad Cole Haan allows me to sprint out of those shows faster than anyone. Even faster than Anna Wintour who’s notoriously swift to leave these shows. That’s saying a lot.