Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Arsenal

New York Fashion Week kicks off today! Here’s a glimpse into my accessories arsenal and the contents of my bag.

The first thing I did upon arriving at my hotel last night was set out all of my shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Organization is key at Fashion Week. I also spent some time unpacking my wardrobe, ironing and painting my nails.

Take a peek inside my go-to Fashion Week bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s new mini ‘Pashli.’ (Here’s the same one in aubergine.)

Space was the deciding factor for me in choosing this bag. I wanted something small enough to stay light on my shoulders all day, but large enough to fit the following essentials:

This week’s forecast calls for rain, and I found the world’s tiniest umbrella.
Notepad & pen
I’ll be jotting down notes at shows and taking down information about the people I photograph.
I’m using Fashion GPS’s iPhone app to keep track of all my show invitations.
The aforementioned rain could cause some issues. Better safe than sorry.
I’ve tried using my phone’s camera as a mirror, but nothing beats the real thing.
Hand sanitizer
I’d be so bummed if I caught a cold this week!
I’m going wallet-free this season to save on space and weight in my bag.
Business cards
I had special cards printed that list our blog URL, so it’ll be easy for my subjects to find their photos.
I’m only letting myself carry one lipstick at a time. This one’s Givenchy ‘Shocking Pink.’
Tinted moisturizer
Nars’ 30 SPF tinted moisturizer protects my face from the sun and evens out my skin tone.
I’m thinking today calls for my vintage Paloma Picasso shades.

Now I’m off to Lincoln Center to pick up my credentials and get ready for some shows! Follow our coverage on Instagram for live updates: @nordstrom

Mary, Senior Features Writer