When going to Fashion Week, be it New York, London, Milan, or Paris, you think, dream come true! It’s an amazing experience and one I am so thankful I was and am able to experience. I can’t wait for next season! But let’s be real, not all of fashion week is as glamorous as sitting front row at a runway show, getting your hair done daily by the fabulous TRESemme team, or attending the many rooftop parties day or night during NYFW. There are definitely some tips for surviving NYFW, any newbie should know prior to attending their first day at Lincoln Center. Here is my Fashion Week Survival Guide which should get you through the week, or month if your lucky, and make it possible for you to pay more attention to the runway than to your throbbing feet.
Bring flats. Yes, you want to show off your favorite sky-high heels while at fashion week but give your toes a break from time to time and slip into flats in-between shows, your feet will thank you!
Hydrate yo-self! It’s easy to forget to eat or drink anything when you’re in the zone going from show to show. You tend to be able to last much longer than you normally would without food or water but then it hits you. Skip the dehydration and shakes by bringing a mini water bottle in your bag or heading to one of the refrigerators at Lincoln Center that’s stocked with refreshments for that very purpose!
Band-aids. Bring some small band-aids for your inevitable blisters you will get on your feet, even if you switch into flats when you are walking from Lincoln Center to an off-site show.
Charge it. An iPhone portable back up charger is a necessity. This is something I forgot this go round and I regretted it every day. It’s impossible for your phone to last more than a few hours when you are using Fashion GPS, taking pictures, taking videos of the runway final walks, instagramming, tweeting, checking your email, checking in, etc.
Body wipes, no joke. Not glamorous but after stepping out of the humidity that is September in New York, being corralled like cattle while waiting in line, sandwiched together like sardines during the show, plus bright lights from the runway blazing down on you, let’s just say it’s easy to feel like you’re sweating bullets! So you don’t feel gross for the rest of the day having some body wipes handy makes such a difference!
Hope you found these tips to be entertaining and helpful! And don’t forget these when you’re planning for next seasons NYFW!!
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