How cool is ELLE fashion editor Kate Lanphear? Let's put it this way: when Imitation of Christ showed their Spring '07 collection in September, they made sure she was sitting next to Scarlett. When Kate walks out of a fashion show, every assistant in the room turns to her third row friends and says, "she's my girl crush." When we spotted Kate ditching the Marc Jacobs party at 205 (along with half the Marc Jacobs staff), we knew the routine: "She's my girl crush," I grinned to my date, then ditched him and promptly asked Kate to open her bag. Kate: Sure; what do you want? Us: Do you have any candy? Kate: I have Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! The best kind! You get sugar lows during Fashion Week and they're horrible; you're waiting for a show to start and all you want is candy. Us: You also have a lint roller. Kate: I do. I wear mostly black and white, and in the winter with so many knits, those colors love to shed. Look, and I have a map of New York! I'm such a tourist! But people have shows in the most random places. Sometimes I look at the invite and I'm like, "Are you sure this show isn't in London? Because I've never seen that address before." It's like streets get invented for Fashion Week. Us: Why do you have an eraser? Kate: I refuse to write in pen. I take all my show notes in mechanical pencil. Us: Is there anything you do write in pen? Kate: My name!
Kate's Marc Jacobs bag includes... a lint roller, a map of New York, lipstick, Halls cough drops, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Women's Wear Daily, an eraser, a notebook, a trio, an invitation to the Marc Jacobs after party, and Cool Girl Elixer buried way underneath.