Now, since I shared my school essentials last week and with NYFW so closely upon us, I figured I'd share what I need to get me through this extra stressful week of fabulousness and running around while trying to maintain fabulousness (In my case, I'm just a mess, but I'm ok with that). This season I'll be assisting the lovely Rachel in shooting some backstage, so not only will I be going to shows I've been invited to for blogging reasons, I'll have to be on my game in making sure I get certain shots while staying organized with all my stuff. Did I mention I still have to go to school?
1.) Rebecca Minkoff purse
Under normal circumstances, I would have a backpack so that I wouldn't have to deal with a million straps and junk when I'm trying to avoid people backstage, but this guy is big and sleek enough to hold all of this plus..
2.) Rebecca Minkoff camera bag
THIS. The fine folks at RM bestowed some of us bloggals with these monogrammed camera bags last season at Fashion Week and this thing has been a total lifesaver ever since. This will hold my camera, an external battery and some memory cards
3.) Ecco tech gloves
Winter in NYC can be absolutely brutal, especially in areas where it's windy like The Meatpacking District and the Piers, where Milk studios is located. I can use my phone with these on, so SCORE!
4.) Frends Layla headphones
Aren't these things damn sexy? They're designed to look like they could be a piece of jewelry, which is just so darn chic. I have a decent amount of headphones, but in design and sound, these take the cake. They fold up crazy small and look awesome. Double score.
5.) Dr.Jart BB cream SPF 45
I only started using this stuff last week and I'm OBSESSED. I didn't think I'd be into this stuff as much as I am, but it feels amazing the minute you put it on and it just makes your face look infinitely more even. The SPF is also essential because my skin is too dang fair.
6. Benefit's Ooh La La Lift
It was an essential for school and it's still an essential for NYFW. My week is going to be 8am-10 pm or so for the next 7 days, this will help me appear less gross.
7.) YSL Sheer Candy Balme #7
My every day pick-me-up-slash-lip balm
8.) 5 Hour Energy
9.) Warby Parker Auteur Sunglasses
FOREVER LOVE THESE
10.) Tieks flats
Gotta have the fold-up flat shoe when you're running around everywhere. Tieks are prolly the quintessential comfy fold-up flat with leather soles. These are zany and covered in flowers, which I love.
11.) My Pentax K-5 SLR with a Sigma 30mm lens
I get asked a lot about what camera I use. This one is a hand-me-down from my dad (who is a photographer). This model is a few years old and heavy as hell, but cameras are expensive ok??! Plus, sometimes it's the lens that makes the camera, and my Sigma is quite lovely.
12.) Moleskine planner
To write down notes at the shows and keep track of where my ass is supposed to be.
13.) Christopher Breward's Oxford History of Art: Fashion
This book is so fun to flip through. I like to have a reference book handy to read on the train or to brush up on some design history. Collections become more "whole" to me after I have a better understanding of where they are coming from.
14.) Instax Mini + film
This is one of my favorite toys. Last season I shot all of the shows I went to on film, and although I enjoyed the process, I was clumsily rifling through my bag to change film after every show. This is just like, click, boom, done.