It’s about to be that time of year again. These industry insiders are arming themselves for the chaos of New York collections with Yves Saint Laurent boots, imported Tylenol and disposable toothbrushes. Here are their strategies for keeping it together — that is, unless Rob Pattinson puts in an appearance.
SOPHIA HESKETH, STYLIST AND GIRL-ABOUT-TOWN
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JUST BACK FROM: Ibiza and St. Tropez
SHOWS SHE’LL GO TO: Rodarte, Proenza, all the usuals. I’m not working on any shows, thank God, so for once I’ll be able to see some.
PARTIES SHE’LL GO TO: The “Coco Before Chanel” screening, and Vlad Roitfeld’s art thing and after party at Indochine.
WHAT SHE’LL WEAR: Balenciaga harem trousers, a white baggy Alexander Wang tank and a lace Balenciaga bra (since those tanks don’t leave much to the imagination).
WHAT’S ON HER FEET: Isabel Marant studded ankle boots.
IN HER BAG: I always have everything on earth that I would never need in my bag. But water, vitamins and a pair of Lanvin flats for getting around would be a good place to start.
AM FIX: Coconut water — you can’t find it very easily in London, and I’m totally addicted to it.
PM FIX: Red Bull.
MOST ANTICIPATED ENCOUNTER: All my New York friends, ’cause I’ve been in Europe for so long.
TWITTER PLANS: None. Am I right in thinking that it’s just people telling everyone else what they ate for breakfast?
JUST BACK FROM: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
SHOWS SHE’LL GO TO: Zac Posen, among others.
PARTIES SHE’LL GO TO: Paper Magazine’s 25th Anniversary, Dsquared, and of course I will be hitting up as many stores as possible to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out.
WHAT SHE’LL BE WEARING: I always wear the clothing from the collection or designer whose show or party I’m attending.
WHAT’S ON HER FEET: The highest and sexiest heels possible.
WHAT’S IN HER BAG: Lip gloss and Colgate Wisps disposable toothbrushes.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Cadillac Escalade.
A.M. FIX: Cereal and fruit.
P.M. FIX: French fries.
INDISPENSIBLE ITEM: Sleep.
MOST ANTICIPATED ENCOUNTER: Alexander Wang. I wear a lot of his stuff and I have not met him yet.
TWITTER PLANS: Nonstop. I’m going to ‘Twit pic’ all of the gorgeous fashion and fun nights out on the town.
ARLENIS SOSA, MODEL
JUST BACK FROM: The Dominican Republic. I went home to see my friends and family.
SHOWS SHE’LL BE IN: Oscar, Narciso, Donna Karan, Kors, Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger and hopefully many more. We’ll see.
PARTIES SHE’LL GO TO: Alexander Wang, Chanel, Fashion’s Night Out and maybe some MTV Awards after parties.
WHAT’S ON HER FEET: Very high heels.
WHAT’S IN HER BAG: Water, phone and some energy bars.
A.M. FIX: Shower, moisturize and go.
KATE LANPHEAR, STYLE DIRECTOR, ELLE MAGAZINE
JUST BACK FROM: Nowhere. All work and no play this summer.
SHOWS SHE’LL GO TO: Everything I can fit in.
PARTIES SHE’LL GO TO: Anything sponsored by [Australian company] Modular Records or a vodka company.
WHAT SHE’LL WEAR: Same ole, same ole.
WHAT’S ON HER FEET: My fingers are crossed that the new YSL boots drop in time.
WHAT SHE’LL HAVE IN HER BAG: Snacks.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: The latest SUV driven by Eugene [Elle’s driver].
A.M. FIX: Tao Te Ching.
P.M. FIX: A slice of Rocket Joe’s Pizza.
INDISPENSIBLE ITEMS: BlackBerry and Aussie Tylenol.
MOST ANTICIPATED ENCOUNTER: If I am painfully honest, Rob Pattinson.
TWITTER PLANS: No need. We have Joe Zee on the case.
PRABAL GURUNG, DESIGNER
JUST BACK FROM: Lake Champlain, Vt.
SHOWS HE’LL GO TO: Camilla Staerk, Victor Glemaud, Antonio Azzuolo.
PARTIES HE’LL GO TO: Fashion’s Night Out and my after party at Greenhouse.
WHAT HE’LL WEAR: A Sebastien Tellier white T-shirt, Cloak pants, an Eddie Borgo cuff and a smile.
WHAT’S ON HIS FEET: Margiela or Pierre Hardy high-tops, or Jack Purcell Race-Arounds.
WHAT’S IN HIS BAG: I don’t carry bags.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: My vintage Royal Scot bike.
A.M. FIX: 30/60/90 class at Equinox, coffee, yogurt, organic bananas from The Bean and tons and tons of water.
P.M. FIX: Drinks with my ‘sistaz.’
MOST ANTICIPATED ENCOUNTER: The perfect investor.
TWITTER PLANS: Just a lil.
MELISSA, LEFT, AND CATIE GRIMM, RETAILERS, CARROTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
JUST BACK FROM: Ireland and England.
SHOWS THEY’LL GO TO: Yigal Azrouël, Proenza Schouler, Phi, Ohne Titel and Erin Fetherston.
PARTIES THEY’LL GO TO: Fashion’s Night Out — what a great way to kick off Fashion Week.
WHAT THEY’LL WEAR: Melissa: A Kaufman Franco jumpsuit that I don’t get to wear enough in foggy San Francisco.
Catie: I’ve been living in my Ohne Titel cropped leather jacket.
WHAT’S ON THEIR FEET:
Melissa: My new Rupert Sanderson platform booties.
Catie: Black Acne knee-high boots.
WHAT’S IN THEIR BAG: A camera and notebook.
A.M. FIX: A latte from Dean & Deluca.
P.M. FIX: Dinner at Little Owl or La Esquina.
INDISPENSIBLE ITEM: A glass of Champagne on the Bowery Hotel’s patio.
MOST ANTICIPATED ENCOUNTER: The girls from Kirna Zabête. They have such great style.
TWITTER PLANS: None. We haven’t figured that one out yet.