Yup! You read it correctly!! In less than 24 hours I'm taking off for my very first twirl for New York Fashion Week. If you’re lucky enough to be able to escape from the daily grind like myself, then why not head into NYFW stress-free with Instagram-able outfits, no forgotten toiletries, Vogue (the holy fashion grail), and be packed 48 hours before your flight or train takes off.
Here's my list of accessories and tools to help you do just that!
Arm Candy Essentials
Large Isabella tote by Annabel Ingall: I squealed in delight when a purple box was delivered from FedEx. Immediately I knew it was Paula & Chlo without even reading the custom note. Knowing that swag given at NYFW will be in abundance, tote bag consolidation will be essential for getting back on the plane without paying extra for weight or space. This baby in particular is coral orange leather that will go with almost any outfit. It's unlined with double handles and finished touches of gold. This tote will surely snag some street fashion mileage this week!
Anti-Skin Care Regimen: This includes SPF moisturizers, sunscreen, and lotions that have hydration. Purlisse has a fabulous on-the-go travel essentials starter kit that will handle up to 14 days of skin TLC, which covers you for the duration of Fashion Week. It works on sensitive skin and keeps harmful rays off the skin.
Nail Love: I came across a nail collection that fits the week just perfectly. It's called Mischo Beauty and the colors are beautiful. Although Fashion Week is no longer at Lincoln Center, this collection gives a farewell to it in its lacquer set. It's toxin and cruelty-free, which gives it an A+ in my book! To add the icing on the cake, don't forget your nail care from my friends at Maxim Nails. It has extended my manicure 7+ days on many occasions.
Chic Buds Clutchette Power Jacquelyn: With Clutchette Power, you've got phone charging in the bag... literally! As you strut from show to show, a wall outlet may not be in your favor but this cute mobile clutch can keep you going until you reach one. This chic Clutchette features an ultra-thin battery, built-in USB cords and room to carry your keys, lip gloss and other essentials needed for NYFW!
Fashion GPS Radar: If you are a true fashionista, you know all about Fashion GPS. It's been around for over 10 years and allows you to manage RSVP’s, check-in to shows, map event locations in all four fashion capitals, view post-event runway images, create personalized look books, share looks across social media and request looks in real time. Request your access NOW!!
Dollar Tree Travel Size Items: These products constantly save me when traveling, and Fashion Week is no exception. You can get some of the best "beautifying goodies" in travel-size packaging, so you can be fabulous on-the-go without worrying about TSA throwing them away. Even better, they're all $10 or less!
Beauty Beat Box's Aquis Micofiber Hair Towel: This hair towel is a God send! During Fashion Week, time is a precious, so for anything that will help will shave off hair-prep time, I'm ALL in. The Aquitex fabric is so absorbent that you don't need to rub your hair. Just pat it dry, wrap it, relax, and within minutes your hair will be so dry that it only needs a little heat to style it. Trust me, you will thank me later.
The Luxx Puff: This isn't your typical shower puff but a 2-in-1 shower puff that is half loofah, half microfiber cloth. Its made of polygiene antimicrobial fabric to block bacteria growth and it's machine washable. Even during travel I like a shower experience and NYFW shouldn't be any different.
Comfortable Shoes: While you are sitting front row (OK third row), please rock your newest, cutest stilettos, because after all, you must slay. Now when it's time to make that walk/subway/cab/uber ride to your next show, FLATS! Change into these bad boys the minute you walk out the show and then put your stilettos back on when you arrive. Voila, you’re ready for your next show without losing style points.
Aquinelle Tissue Mist: This product has changed my entire life! When I found travel sizes for this product my heart leaped for joy. I promise you, you will NEVER go back to wet wipes or dry toilet tissue again. With one spritz your tissue will be transformed into a refreshing cleanser. During NYFW, I promise you Charmin will not await you when you go to the restrooms! Take this instead :)
Working out while traveling is critical to making sure my head is clear and ready for the day. With over 30 confirmed shows for NYFW, Lane Bryant's sunglasses, active bra, and capri pants will be in heavy rotation. My pals over at Lane Bryant are doing a killer campaign (#PlusIsEqual) right now which is calling for equal representation and visibility for women in fashion. I'm excited to see the big reveal on the 14th and learn how it will shape this year's fashion cycle.
Make sure you catch my coverage of NYFW all week long on our social media feeds: @PopWrapped and @iamaniesia. Check back daily for insider access to NYFW SS16!