There is no denying the glamour of Fashion Week (our coverage starts this Thursday, February 7th!), however it takes some necessary behind-the-scenes prep, largely in the beauty department, in order to keep up with the daily grind of heading to shows, trekking to and from the subway, and camping out on a floor and crossing my fingers for a steady wifi connection.
Since I’ve been covering Fashion Week for nine years now, I’ve learned a few tricks, and the most important one is knowing my own needs. See below for my pre, during, and post-fashion week go-tos!
I KNOW I won’t wash my hair every day, so a dry shampoo or amazing styling product is essential. This season, I will be using this handbag-size Ojon full detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray (courtesy of my friends at Birchbox) to keep my tresses residue and oil-free, looking, and smelling fresh, so when someone comes in for a cheek or air kiss, the fact that I only had 15 minutes to get ready and leave the house that morning will be undetectable.
Speaking of undetectable scents, above I have the new Secret Outlast Clear Gel as my deodorant, as it offers 48-hour protection with no marks — essential for me since I tend to borrow some pieces to wear during the week, and can’t afford to get fragrant in the wrong way, or have any deodorant rub off onto the borrowed clothing.
Since I spend some time on camera and conducting interviews throughout the week, I can’t afford for my manicure to look worn out, so I will be giving my digits the gel treatment with the SensationNail Gel Polish, available in 48 shades (favorites of mine include the french manicure and mauve maven) and offers an ultra-shiny, chip-free manicure.
This Land’s End Linen and Leather Tote is my be-all,end-all “official bag of fashion week;” I can’t wait to stuff it full of my weekly essentials, including some of the products mentioned in this post! The supple yet sturdy leather straps will see me through the ambitious schedule of 60+ shows in style, while permitting me to jam even more goodies from my adventures into its roomy interior.