At first I wasn’t going to do a “Fashion Week Survival” post. I’ve done a “whats in my bag” almost every season and while it does change, it just felt repetitive to me. But then I thought “no, people like to see this shit, I know I do.”
But instead of showing you what’s in my bag (cellphone, charger, bandaids, baby shots of tequila — just kidding on that last one), I thought I’d show 5 of my essentials that aren’t necessarily obvious.
At the top left of the above photo you’ll see a spoon, which also happens to be frozen. Why a frozen spoon? Because I get bags under my eyes and this is a quick, painless, and easy way to reduce those puffers before I leave my apartment every morning. Plus it’s way better than carrying around hemorrhoid cream in your bag.
At the top middle of the above photo you’ll see my beloved eyelash curler. And as you should already know, I never leave home without one. A few clamps down on my eyelashes and I’m looking almost as good as I do after a vacation in Maui. For the record, I’ve never been to Maui and you should really focus on the word almost in the previous sentence.
Move a little over to your right and you’ll see my brand spankin’ new kindle. I stepped on my last one, but this time I bought a case that I’m hoping will protect the screen from my dinosaur stomping feet. Right now I’m reading Gone Girl and find that sticking my nose in this screen (wow, that saying does not sound as good as “sticking my nose in a book” #digitalera) is a great way to pass while waiting for a show to begin.
In the bottom center you’ll see my Moleskin — easily one of the worst names for a product because all I can think about is the dermatologist. But this beauty mark notebook is how I keep everything organized throughout Fashion Week. I can’t remember every detail from every show without making some necessary notes.
And lastly, though this should be kind of obvious now a days, you’ll see my iPad. For work we try to turn around show reviews as quickly as possible and I wouldn’t be able to do this without this sucker.
If you’re wondering why I titled this post “surgical survival” it’s only because a) this photo looks like its ready for surgery and b) I watch too much Grey’s Anatomy.
And now off to the tents!