Amazon India Fashion Week SS’16 is around the corner (7-11 October) and the excitement is building. From the runways to the installations to the glitterati that are bound to be present, fashion week is a fashionistas Mecca. We know we are going to be in for a hard core week, darting from stage to stage, battling for space with fashion bloggers and enthusiasts all eager to catch as many designer showcases as they possibly can. Basically fashion week can sometimes become fashion warfare and so it’s important that you have the right weapons at your disposal!
In anticipation for the impending fashion week, Exclusively.com rounds up the ultimate Fashion Week Survival Kit. This nifty little kit will ensure you enjoy fashion week and make it through unscathed. Consider it a little cheat sheet to having a fabulous fashion week!
- The Bag
It’s pretty obvious you need someplace to store all your thrifty survival tools and since it is a fashion week, you need to up the fashion quotient as well. Make sure you carry a trendy, holdall bag that is big enough to accommodate all your other essentials. Totes and bowler bags are fabulous options in this regard. Carry a bag in a basic colour so that it goes with anything you wear or choose to add on to your outfit through the day.
- The Little Clutch
Throw a fancy clutch into your bag – these are the perfect companions to the wild fashion week after-parties where you just need some place to store your lipstick and phone.
- The Lipstick
Speaking of lipsticks, you absolutely must carry a nice bright lipstick with you to fashion week. Ensure you carry a shade that can be worn both through the day as well as at night and that isn’t overly loud. Try not to carry matte lipsticks as you don’t want your lips drying out and looking tired by the end of the day.
- The Mascara
Good mascara can do wonders for your lashes and eyes. As the day wears on, dab on a coat of mascara to add the illusion of length to your lashes and to liven up your eyes.
- The Wet Wipe
While the weather is getting (way) better, the days and early evenings can still be quite hot. The last thing you want is to be a sweaty mess by the end of the day – you really don’t want to be THAT person at the after parties do you? Carry along wet-wipes and use liberally through the day. Trust us, you won’t just look better, you’ll also feel much better!
- The Compact
Well, how else are you going to know if you need another coat of lippie or mascara!? As the day turns into night, sneak a quick look at your compact to make sure everything is as it should be.
- The Lip Balm
Not just a fashion week essential but a life essential! Lipsticks and lip glosses are great but nothing is quite as important for your lips as a good, moisturizing lip balm. With the weather changing, the food & drinks you’re bound to have at fashion week and just the general fatigue that can happen sometimes, it’s essential to dab on lip balm fom time to time and hydrate those lips.
- The Fancy Flats
Whoever said heels are a girl’s best friends clearly hasn’t run from runway to runway at a fashion week. Trust us, a nice, dressy pair of fancy flats are your real best friend at fashion week. They look great, they are good for your feet and most importantly they keep you comfortable and happy through the day.
- The Band-Aid
We don’t mean to sound like the preachy mum here but a band-aid could end up being your saviour at fashion week. Blisters, bruises, scratches, cuts – these are common mishaps at fashion week and a cute, band-aid in a pop colour will not only help with that, it could also add just the right amount of kitsch to your outfit.
- The Multi-Purpose Scarf
Carry a multi-purpose scarf to fashion week – it can change your entire outfit, should the need arise. You’re going to be taking a whole bunch of pictures at fashion week and you don’t want to look the same in every picture right? Add on the scarf to spruce up your look mid-day or if the weather turns and it gets nippy.
- The Battery Pack
With all those selfies, runway shots and the zillion other pictures you are bound to take, you phone is probably going to run out of juice. Carry a battery pack and charge your phone once in a while so that you aren’t faced with the nightmare of a dead phone.
- The Hand Cream
Fashion week is also a lot about networking – you will probably be meeting a lot of people and shaking a lot of hands. All that socializing is going to dry out your hands so carry along a nice, fragrant hand cream and moisturize those hands sometime in the day.
- The Sunglasses
Because when don’t you need a chic pair of sunglasses? One of the most versatile and utilitarian accessories, it doesn’t hurt that they always manage to spruce up an outfit and add a little something to your look.
- The Pocket Perfume
Miniature perfume bottles are a must in the fashion week survival kit. As you make your way through the multitude of people, shows, designers, parties etc. be sure to spritz on some perfume be sure to dab a few drops onto your wrists as well.
- The Bobby Pin/Hair-Tie
While we all love to let our hair down and have perfectly maintained hair to finish off our fashion week look, let’s face it, this isn’t always possible. A long day at fashion week means that at some point, you are going to want to push those bangs off your face or tie your hair up. And so you should! Just make sure you do it with a pretty, beaded/diamonte bobby pin or a subtle hair-tie (loud scrunchies are a strict no-no!)