We are now T-minus one day until the start ofFashion Month: Those magical 30 days where fashion people travel around the world, dress in opulent designer clothes, preview the future of fashion, and clink Champagne glasses — often while complaining about how hard it all is.
Granted, it’s not exactly digging ditches for aliving, but getting through Fashion Week (or weeks) in one piece does take a certain amount of verve. Luckily, even the not-so-fab parts (the constant commuting, filing for deadlines until dawn, having your photo snapped when you’re at your most frazzled), can be handled gracefully if you’ve got the right supplies on hand.
So, scroll down for the 10 essentials guaranteed to get you through Fashion Week in style — and to help you remember that there are worse things than a week-long party.
The Ultimate Headphones
These ‘phones boast exceptional sound, cancel out subway noise for your moments of Zen, and will definitely set you apart in a sea of white earbuds.
Harman Kardon Soho-A Headphones, $199.95, available at Harman Kardon.
The Cunningham Catnip Hat
A dramatic, wide-brim topper lends any outfit an air of mystery that’s sure to lure in the street-style snappers.
Zara Leather-Look Hat, $29.90, available at Zara.
The Fancy Flat
Leave the wobbling to Anna dello Russo. When your low-heel kicks are made of gold leather with a Perspex lift, comfort never has to mean boring.
Simone Rocha Metallic Textured-Leather Brogues, $1160, available at NET-A-PORTER.
The Statement Skirt
Ever wish you had three hands during a really busy week? Well, now you do — and this one not only does the luxe accessorizing for you, it sports a kick-ass manicure, too (just in case your gel nails don’t make it through the week).
Osman Hand Print Skirt, $1235.43, available at Farfetch.
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Dove Advanced Care with NutriumMoisture™Clear Tone Skin Renew Antiperspirant Deodorant, $4.88, available at Dove.
The Juice Pack
The best kind of green juice, this mobile power station charges up any smartphone, tablet, or other USB device in the world. This little guy will make you plenty of friends in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week press lounge.
Mophie Powerstation, $79.95, available at Mophie.
The Major Shades
Hide your Champagne hangover and maybeget mistaken for Anna Wintour in these oversized, over-the-top shades. Either way, people will get out of your way.
Le Specs Villan Shades, $90, available at Nasty Gal.
The Boldest Lip
These days, every other #OOTD-er is Instagramming her bright, red pout — do ’em all one better with this moody, berry shade that’s the ultimate early ’90s throwback.
Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip Color, $35, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
The Reporter’s Notebook
Kate Spade This Just In Notebook, $18, available at kate spade new york.
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