Whether you’ll be front and center at Lincoln Center or watching from the cyber sidelines, we know our Vix Chicks will be lapping up the latest from NYFW. Here’s our guide to kicking it off—and surviving it—in style.
A is for air kiss, the beloved greeting of fashionistas worldwide. The secret to a successful faux-snog? Barely brush both of the other person’s cheeks with your own and make a faint smooching sound.
B is for bobby pins. Bobby pins will help you deal with any hair unruliness that may result from wet or windy weather.
C is for charged. Before you leave home, fully charge your cell, digital camera, and laptop. Vixen chicks never miss an opportune photo op (or last-minute text invite).
D is for The Daily. Don’t forget to grab a copy on your way into the venue. It’ll keep you occupied during between-show lulls and help you stargaze inconspicuously.
E is for eat. The days spent shuttling back and forth between Lincoln Center and off-site shows are long, and often without scheduled breaks. Throw some Special K bars into your handbag, so that you remain light on your feet (but never lightheaded).
F is for footwear. If there’s a time to break out your impractical shoes, it’s now. But keep Band-Aid’s Blister Block on your feet and in your handbag. After a week of teetering in five-inch heels, you’ll thank us.
G is for gift bag. A recessionista’s must-have.
I is for ingenuity. To get a glimpse of your favorite fashionistas and celebs, grab a coffee and nonchalantly hang near the venue’s side and rear entrances. That’s where backstage access is (and where the VIPs can be found).
J is for (Marc) Jacobs. Easily the most eagerly anticipated show of New York Fashion Week.
K is for Kardashians. Now that Kendall and Kylie are budding jewelry designers and Kanye is officially in the fam., we have a feeling that this NYFW will be a full family affair.
L is for live streaming. Stay close to your iPads! Isn’t it cool to know that you’ll see many of the hottest shows at the same time as Anna Wintour?
M is for manners. “Please” and “Thank You” can work wonders for building your reputation (and killing over-the-top divas with kindness).
N is for nightlife. If you’re looking for proof that NYC is the city that sleeps, you’ll surely finds it this week.
P is for picture perfect. Make sure you wear your best and always have your picture-perfect smile to flash whenever asked, you never know what blog or fashion site you may be featured on.
Q is for quiet. Keep your lips zipped and your cell silent once the runway lights are out. The shows are only a few minutes long, then you can tweet your heart out.
R is for Revolution. People’s Revolution, that is! Kelly on earth and her crew behind a bunch of shows, as usual. We always love seeing the cool payoff after the chaos backstage.
S is for schedule. Check out who’s showing where, at mbusa.com.
T is for taxi. They’ll get you around the city most comfortably in those super-hot but uncomfortable platforms–and we’re not talking subway.
U is for umbrella etiquette. We’re all trying to stay fly, but come on, people!
V is for Vixens. NYFW is a our holiday, dress to impress and enjoy the holiday season. Own it girls!
X is for Xtreme. We wonder if Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj will be in attendance, and if so, what she’ll be rocking.
Y is for young designers. It seems that this year’s roster includes more than ever. We’re excited to see what our faves will be showing for fall.
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