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Shows, previews, parties, fittings and more. These chic and savvy ladies share their survival secrets for sauntering through fashion week with élan from the Tents to Milk Studios to Bungalow 8.
Alexis Bryan, jewelry and accessories editor, Vanity Fair
Beauty regimen: “Drink lots of water and eat lots of fruit and vegetables, if possible. I think that has a big impact on my skin.”
What she’ll wear: “Outfits that will work for both day and night so I don’t have to make a stop to change before parties.”
Accessories of choice: “This year it will be dressy flats.”
Snacks on hand: Dark chocolate.
Mode of transportation: “Whatever gets me there on time.”
Notebook: “A journal my mother gave me for my birthday intended for this purpose. I’ve been waiting all year to use it.”
Late-night fix: “Something to help me wind down, like herbal tea.”
Shows she’ll attend: “As many as I can fit into my schedule.”
Jacquetta Wheeler, model
Beauty regimen: Lancôme makeup remover, Bliss face wash, Fresh sugar scrub, Elemis moisturizers.
Shows attending/working: “I haven’t confirmed everything yet, but so far, Narciso, Oscar, Alice Temperley, Michael Kors, Rag and Bone, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren.”
Snacks in her bag: Dried fruits and nuts.
What she’ll wear: “Summer dresses… easy to slip on and off for shows.”
What’s in her bag: Smythson diary, BlackBerry, eight-hour cream, MJ sunglasses, Cath Kidston wallet, iPod, the book “Perfume.”
Late-night fix: Cup of tea.
Backstage entertainment: “An iPod, a digital camera so I can look at photos from my holiday and a book.”
Philanthropic work: “Every spare minute I have this week will be taken up working on my fund-raising event for my charity in Morocco, Darna. It’s an organization that shelters homeless children living in the streets of Tangier. My committee is concentrating on finding sponsors for the event, a glamourous and fun Quiz Night that will happen in December in New York.”
Dawn Brown, vice president of publicity, Barneys New York
Beauty regimen: “Whatever miracle cure I’m into that day.”
What she’ll wear: “It hasn’t changed in years — sleeveless dresses from BNY, Prada and Narciso Rodriguez, topped off with a cashmere cardigan [BNY] and a Manolo, always.”
Accessories of choice: Hermès Kelly watch, Munnu ring and diamond studs.
Snacks on hand: Nature Valley’s granola bar in Oats’N Honey and Snapple Lemon Iced Tea.
Mode of transportation: “Always make sure that your schedule works with the ceo so you’re never stranded in 3-inch heels.”
Late-night fix: “A handful of slivered almonds, a glass of wine and a cig (sorry, Mom).”
Party of the week: “A book signing for André Leon Talley at our store, of course.”
Linda Wells, editor in chief, Allure
What she’ll wear: A Prada velvet pleated skirt; an Yves Saint Laurent skirt, wide belt, ruffled top and velvet criss-crossed platform sandals; a black Calvin Klein suit, and a Prada black silk coat with crochet trim.
Mode of transportation: “Feet [see YSL velvet sandals, above], unless it’s farther than Bryant Park, in which case I’ll take a car.”
How she winds down: “Just a few pages of a good book can keep me sane. I have two lined up for the shows: ‘The Tender Bar’ and ‘The Samurai’s Garden.'”
Accessories of choice: “Pellini necklaces from Milan, the charm bracelet my husband gave me, a black leather Lanvin bag with a silver chain and clasp and Narciso Rodriguez ankle boots.”
Notebook: Hermès blue leather with light blue lining.
Late-night fix: Ambien.
Doo-ri Chung, designer
Beauty regimen: Shiseido.
What she’ll wear: Doo.Ri.
Accessories of choice: Anything Dean Harris.
Snacks on hand: Clif Bars.
Mode of transportation: Walking.
Late-night fix: White Castle.
Zani Gugelmann, jewelry designer
Beauty regimen: “Sleep, sleep and more sleep.”
Shows she’ll attend: Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Michael Kors, Luca Luca, Calvin Klein, Peter Som, Alvin Valley, Katie Zorn.
Parties she’ll attend: “I’m starting with Fashion Rocks and ending with Calvin Klein. Anything in between is a toss-up.”
Mode of transportation: Yellow cab.
Snacks: “When it comes to snacks it’s all about the liquid diet: COFFEE.”
On her feet: “I’m a fashion victim when it comes to shoes. A little pain never hurts.”
Late-night fix: “Where else but Bungalow 8, but that is only if I’m still standing.”