Fashion week is one of my favorite times of the year. With all of the amazing sartorial inspiration, unbelievably beautiful models and dozens of parties, what is not to love? The fifteenth edition of Lakme Fashion Week (Summer/Resort 2015) is upon us. The festivities begin next Wednesday, the 18th of March, and continue until the end of the week – a truly fashionable fiesta, if I may say so.
Glitz and glamour aside, fashion week can be exhausting after the first two days of late nights, running around in high heels and skipping lunch. This year, keep these five accessories on your person at all times to make fashion week more fun and less frantic.
Nothing screams chic like a pair of oversized sunnies, but this accessory has a greater purpose too – it is the best thing in your handbag for covering those dark eye bags after a night of partying. Plus, it saves you the hassle of having to apply intense eye makeup before an early morning show. Pair your sunglasses with a bold lipstick and you are good to go.
In the midst of running from show to show and making friends with the who’s who of fashion, we often forget to get our daily dose H2O, which is an essential all year round. Instead of scouring around for water once you are absolutely parched, carry a small bottle of this magic potion in your handbag so that you can stay hydrated from morning to night.
If you have a passion for fashion, you know that the week is going to keep you on your toes from morning till night. How does a girl find the time to apply and reapply her makeup in the midst of all of the mayhem? The trick is to keep it as simple as possible. Stick to products that are as compact as possible and can be used for more than one thing. I love a good cheek stain because it lasts for hours on end and can also double up as a lip colour. I definitely recommend that you purchase one, pronto!
To my mind, the only thing that is worse than runny lipstick is having your mobile phone run out of juice when you really, really need it. And let’s be honest – we always need it and even more so during fashion week. I mean, how are you going to update your social media feeds, save numbers and squeeze in a quick blog post if you phone has died on you? Invest in a reliable portable charger before the week begins. Bonus points if it is designed well, ladies!
High heels might look fabulous in photographs, but they are not the most practical footwear for fashion week. You might even be able to pull it off for the first day or two, but I guarantee that by the time you reach day three, your poor feet will be crying. If you think that flat footwear cannot be stylish, think again. There are so many great options available – patent ballet flats, wedge sneakers (Isabel Marant, anyone?) and studded summery sandals that are both chic and comfortable.
Once you have all of the essentials checked off your list, you are ready to have an absolute blast. Soak up all of the goodness that fashion week has to offer whilst being at your stylish best from morning until night.