Fashion

5 Tips to Get You Through Fashion Week

Written by: Monica Bestek

 

FUN. FAST PACED. TIRING. MOTIVATING. INSPIRING. CREATIVE. PUMPING.

Last Week was Australia Fashion Week and the words above are exactly how I’d describe it. It was FULL-ON, literally nonstop all week and yes, I was exhausted, but being around so many amazing and creative people inject you with boundless energy (a few sneaky cappuccinos go a long way too). These two in hand got me through a jam-packed week.

I filmed the whole experience while attending shows – you can watch the mini clips HERE. I will also be posting a video diary soon, so stay tuned! Although fashion week as an IG scanner or blog reader often looks like fun and games, it’s actually really overwhelming and crazily fast-paced. Not just anyone can get through the frenzy without proper planning.

So from experience, I’m sharing my best tips to get you through fashion week.

Be Organised

Organise each day to the T on your calendar. You will need to know precisely when you have breaks to eat and refuel. Find out how long it’s going to take to get from one show to the next and take traffic into consideration. Make sure you are on top of:

  • Charging your camera
  • Ensuring your camera cards are clear
  • Eating breakfast and drinking coffee – you might not know when your next meal is 😛
  • Taking a portable charger for your phone

tips to get you through fashion week


Multitasking is Key

If you’re not on top of multitasking, it will be struggle central. Photos, Videos, Snapchat. Repeat. There is so much going on in the week and the last thing you want to do is miss an opportunity or forget something. You need to be on top of everything and wear a lot of different hats at the same time so keep your eyes and mind open!

Be Flexible tips to get you through fashion week

Remember things change – this is fashion and the industry is notorious for changing. Shows run late (most of the time), understand that traffic is an issue, and sometimes things fall through the cracks. Don’t stress, these things happen – just get on to the next thing, otherwise you’ll be in panic, angry mode the rest of the day.

Me-time

Yes, even at fashion week. It’s something that’s hard to fit into your schedule at a time like this, but it’s so necessary. That might be some exercise, a self-prepped dinner, a bit of reading, or coffee with no electronics.  This will help you get some ZEN in a week of GO GO GO!

Plan Your Outfits

Have your outfits sorted for the week with a few back-ups and different combinations prepared. You never know what’s going to happen. Also, have multiple shoe options just in case your heels give you hell (which of course they will). Flats will be your ultimate relief!

These tips were written specifically from my fashion week experience, but can certainly be applied to any hectic week!

 

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