. I just got back
from New York Fashion Week, and it was nothing short of fabulous. Celebrities,
hot new clothes, shoes upon shoes...every fashionista’s dream! In the wake of
my third season attending shows, I’ve come up with a quick checklist of
everything a girl’s gotta know about how to make it through the biggest event
in the fashion industry. All you aspiring editors and style bloggers: listen
Alexa Curtis here from
1. Step out for street
street style ends up being bigger than some of the shows. Photographers swarm
around Lincoln Center to catch celebs, bloggers, editors and fashionistas
strutting to the events inside the tents. Check out some snaps here: http://racked.com/archives/2013/02/11/44-street-style-photos-from-the-past-three-snowy-days-of-nyfw.php
Dress to impress, and you may even spy yourself on a major fash site like The
Cut or Refinery29. Photographers look for statement jewels and bold colors:
Imagine a neon pink dress with chunky colorblocked heels and a bright bag—sure
to gain some attention. If there is one place to showcase personal style, this
is it. People dress in everything from fur to masks to 10-inch bejeweled
stilettos: You’ll never feel overdressed or out of place!
Sandalettes, $50, hm.com
2. Don’t run on empty
the sitch: You pull out your phone to Instagram a shot from the Rebecca Minkoff
runway and immediately realize you’ve got 5% battery life left. Cringe. What to
do? Stock up on a portable battery charger. Heaven forbid you’re out of touch
long enough to not inform everyone about the amazing time you’re having!
Printed Backup Battery for
iPhone, $40, jcrew.com
3. Pack lightly
thing that always catches me off-guard is the awful backache I get from trying
to shove my camera, phone, iPad, foldable flats, sunnies and lipgloss in one
smallish bag and lugging that from Lincoln Center down to Milk Studios and
back. Sometimes Fashion Week may force one to compromise and go for the larger
carryall even if it doesn’t perfectly set off the rest of one’s style. Ugh.
Nevertheless, pack only the absolute necessities. After all, you still have to
carry the thing.
Kimchi Blue Lady Frame
Satchel, $36 (on sale), urbanoutfitters.com
4. Layer, layer, layer!
in NY is tough. No one is prepared for what type of weather the East Coast
could be expecting: rain, sunshine, 50 degrees or freezing—it’s all up in the
air. Hence, layering is your new best friend. Throw on a thermal and elbow
length gloves under your chunky knit sweater, or find a pair of wooly tights
that will enable you to look fashionable and stay warm! Fashion, while
fabulous, should not gift anyone with the flu.
UO Textured Arm Warmer, $13,
5. Pre-plan for perfection
was my first season planning my outfits early, and the difference it made was
incredible! I snagged a cute planner that helped me outline each outfit I
wanted to wear. Waayyy easier than stuffing my latest faves into a suitcase and
stressing over what to throw on. Be sure to toss in a few accessories,
statement pieces and a favorite bag and you’ll be set.
Dot-Every-I Journal, $15,
Don't forget to focus on what looks good on you—it doesn’t always have to be
about the latest trends. Being yourself is the key to this industry. Remember:
BY GUEST BLOGGER ALEXA CURTIS ON 2/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
POSTED IN fashion, trend, winter, NYFW, behind the fash scenes