This is Faran, your Fashion Week informant in New York, reporting (finally) for duty! Topshop have asked me to go behind-the-scenes and bring you the most exciting bits from fashion's front line. To start off with, here's my fashion survival kit – in which we learn how much you can cram inside a small designer bag…
Officially the shows kick off tomorrow, but tonight there's big bashes for Anna Sui and Preen. Those who survive the champagne and air-kissing frenzy will head to presentations by up-and-coming designers like Rachel Antonoff, whose BFF, Scarlett Johansson, often serves as her model. There's also a catwalk for Prince Peter, a former electropunk musician whose collaboration with photo legend Mick Rock will be more of a concert than a runway show – and rumor has it, the first place to see Georgia May Jagger all week.
And then there's me, a girl who can't quite walk in heels trying to run (okay fine, toddle) through it all.
How will I do it? That I don't know but here's a quick peek at my Fashion Week bag – a stolen Balenciaga tote that holds my entire life – at least until this madness is over!
Here's what's inside:
Yellow headphones from WeSC
Bracelets from a street fair in India
Chocolate (better than booze, I swear)
Neon nail polish
MAC lipstick in Morange (true story: Henry Holland gave it to me)
And my iPhone, where I'll check in with my homebase, NYLON, and its website, nylonmag.com
And now, it's off to the races. TTYL, Faran.