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From guzzling free booze to transcendental meditation, these industry insiders
share their tips for getting through the hustle and bustle of New York collections.


Kelly Cutrone, founder, People’s Revolution, regular on “The City”

Shows She’s Working On: Yigal Azrouël men’s and women’s, Chado Ralph Rucci, Alexandre Herchcovitch, David Delfin, Nicholas K, Mara Hoffman, Sergio Davila, Buckler.

What She’ll Wear: Black anything. And I’m seriously considering rocking a head scarf.

What’s On Her Feet: Ankle boots from Prada, Mechante, Sonia Rykiel and Birkenstocks.

What’s In Her Bag: A “Get Out of Jail Free” card, a pink Baccarat heart given to me by my daughter Ava, Paul Smith aviators, BlackBerry charger, BlackBerry with backup charged battery, Rosebud salve, digital camera, Japanese tabby toe socks, MAC concealer, flip-flops, passport, credit cards, a black and gold Roger Vivier ring given to me by Robyn Berkeley.

Mode of Transportation: Car service.

A.M. Fix: Latte, Marlboros, meditation.

P.M. Fix: Latte, Marlboros, meditation and reading to my daughter Ava.

Reading Material: “The Riot Act: A Guide to Policing the Front Row,” by Kelly Cutrone.

Snacks on Hand: Gum — is that a snack?

How She’ll Cut Back on Spending:
Choosing not to fly our chef Roy in from India to cook for us, using interns as messengers, not ordering takeout from the Carlyle.

Jason Wu
, designer

Shows He’ll Go To: My own and Band of Outsiders.

Parties He’ll Attend: Not sure yet. The great thing about showing early is that I can enjoy all the fashion week parties.

What He’ll Wear: Whatever I wear the night before, since I’ll probably sleep at the studio.

What’s On His Feet: Converse.

What’s In His Bag: ChapStick, gum, cell phone, notebook and a lucky charm from my dad that I carry everywhere.

How He’ll Unwind: Have a mojito and catch up on “Nip/Tuck.”

A.M. Fix: Black tea with milk.

P.M. Fix: I try not to, but usually ice cream.

Beauty Regimen: 5 hours of sleep, if possible.

Reading Material: US Weekly.

Snacks on Hand: M&M’s

Ali Stephens, model

Shows She’ll Be Walking In: Don’t know yet.

What She’ll Wear: My black leather jacket that goes with everything. My Rag & Bone skinny jeans and gray blazer and lots of sweaters and scarves.

What’s On Her Feet: My flat Chanel booties and a pair of black lace-up Fendi boots or simple Christian Louboutin pumps.

What’s In Her Bag: iPhone, wallet, ChapStick, Bioderma Crealine makeup remover, camera and sunglasses.

Mode of Transportation: Subway, or if it gets really, really busy, I’ll have a car.

How She’ll Unwind: Yoga, transcendental meditation and sleep.

Beauty Regimen: Eucalyptus cleansing concentrate by Eminence. I make sure I get all the makeup off my face at the end of the day and try to drink as much water as I can.

Reading Material: “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson.

Snacks on Hand: Bear Naked trail mix, pretzels and Probars — the Superfood Slam flavor is the best.

Lily Collins, college student, model, Phil’s daughter

Shows She’ll Attend: BCBG Max Azria, Nicole Miller, and Hervé Léger.

Parties She’ll Attend: Alexander McQueen for Target event, Matthew Williamson’s store opening, Patricia Field’s birthday and possibly some more spontaneous ones. Who knows what will happen?

What She’ll Wear: I’ll be wearing the designers of each show, of course.

What’s In Her Bag: My phone, a touch-up mirror, my lipstick (MAC), and a camera so I don’t miss anything.

Mode of Transportation: Taxis — it makes me feel like a real New Yorker.

How She’ll Unwind: A cup of tea, a movie and looking out over Central Park and the city lights.

A.M. Fix: Starbucks four-shot nonfat latte with a yogurt and fresh fruit.

P.M. Fix: Green tea and frozen yogurt — Pinkberry.

Beauty Regimen: Olay daily facial wipes and some cream to moisturize — nothing too complicated.

Reading Material: Studying for my midterms at USC, which start the day after I get home to L.A.

Snacks on Hand: Apples, rice cakes, almonds.

Sarah Lerfel
, co-owner, Colette

Shows She’ll Go To: Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Phi, Threeasfour, Thakoon, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Erin Wasson for RVCA…

Parties She’ll Go To: Anything at the Beatrice Inn.

What She’ll Wear: Warm clothes.

What’s On Her Feet: Comfortable shoes.

What’s In Her Bag: Phone, camera, lip balm, candies.

Mode of Transportation: Yellow cabs.

How She’ll Unwind: Art galleries and bookshops.

A.M. Fix: E-mails.

P.M. Fix: E-mails.

Beauty Regimen: Walking a lot.

Reading Material: WWD, IHT, NYT, etc.

Snacks on Hand: More than snacks — Magnolia cupcakes.

Harley Viera Newton, girl-about-town

Shows She’ll Go To: Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Ben Cho and Lacoste. I’m also putting together the music for the Andy and Debb show.

Parties She’s Attending: Rebecca Turbow, Belvedere, my 21st birthday.

What She’ll Wear: Alexander Wang, Luella, Christopher Kane and vintage dresses from No. 6.

What’s On Her Feet: Dior lace-up pumps, Chanel shearling boots, Boy London creepers.

What’s In Her Bag: A disposable camera, Dior red lipstick #752, Mentos.

How She’ll Unwind: Watching new episodes of “Lost” and old episodes of “Deadwood.”

A.M. Fix: Chai latte every time.

P.M. Fix: Veselka and Corner Bistro.

Beauty Regimen: Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Energizing Mask.

Reading Material: “Obsession,” by Lennard Davis.

How She’ll Cut Back on Spending: Taking advantage of the open bars at parties and traveling by subway to Bryant Park.

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