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Behind the glamorous runways, parties and outfits, Fashion Week calls for long days, late nights and plenty of rushing. Our Fashion Week survival guide will keep you fabulous and stress free!

Survival guide for surviving front row at Fashion Week

Fashion Week; the most exciting and fashionable time of the year! In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, Fashion Week is a time to “leave the past behind and look towards the future”.

Sydney’s 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) is about to kick off from May 15 - May 20, and if you are one of the fashion elite attending, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make the week run as smooth as possible.

Behind all the glitz and glam, Fashion Week entails long days and late nights, constant rushing and painful minutes waiting in-line in six inch stilettos. But don’t despair, Fashion Weekly has collated a tried-and-tested Fashion Week survival guide to keep you cool, calm and collected during MBFWA.


Here is your ultimate Fashion Week survival guide!

Prepare your wardrobe

Whether you live locally or you’re flying in for the week, planning your outfits for each day, and the evening events, is essential to making the week run hassle-free! Make sure this planning includes shoes and accessories, and maybe even the makeup looks to go with your outfits.

Ensure sure you have Hollywood Fashion Tape on hand when getting dressed to stick down fly-away hems and gaping necklines. You'll be on your feet all day and night, so stay comfortable and fashionable by placing Party Feet Gel Cushions in your heels.

Practice your pose

There is no avoiding being snapped by the hoard of photographers outside shows so perfect your pout and practice striking a pose.

Amp up your iPhone

One of the most important aspects of Fashion Week? Sharing the runway recaps and outfit snaps on social media of course!

We couldn’t imagine anything worse than a dead battery and no back-up before a big show, so make sure you carry an external battery or portable charger with you wherever you go.

You put so much effort into looking great so ensure your Fashion Week selfies are flawless with a LuMee light-up phone case - Kim Kardashian swears by this selfie trick!

Handbag essentials

Along with the usual items, ensure you have the following essentials in your handbag.

Fashion Week survival guide handbag essentials kit

Breath mints - There is nothing worse than ruining a potentially great conversation with an overwhelming whiff of bad breath.

Umbrella – Keep a compact umbrella in your bag to to protect yourself against the unexpected weather dramas.

Hollywood Stain Remover Pen – Don't have your perfect outfit ruined by a coffee stain!

Scunci On The Go Hair Kit – We’re often so focussed on possible wardrobe malfunctions we don’t think about beauty blunders. The kit contains all your hair essentials; bobby pins, elastics, head wraps and a jaw clip, to ensure your hair-do stay looking immaculate, right through from daytime catwalk shows to evening after parties.

Deodorant and roller ball perfume – Rushing in between shows and being sandwiched between crowds can leave you feeling flustered and sweaty. These essentials will ensure you are odour-free.

Compeed Blister Patches – 16 hour days in heels make blisters almost inevitable.

Book your blowout

A chic blowout can have you feeling instantly glam! Book your hair refresh or blowdry at one of Sydney’s best hair salons.

Stay classy

Don't freak out! Whether you are running late for a show, spotting your favourite celebrities from across the room or panicking about your outfit, make sure you keep calm. Remember, there is nothing glamorous about stress.


Words: Frances van Eeden

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