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Surviving Fashion Week

Fashion insiders, from singer Keri Hilson to stylist Keegan Singh, offer their tips for getting through the upcoming New York fashion week shows.

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson

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New York collections are around the corner, and several members of the fashion flock have already mapped out their plan of attack. Some are sporting Givenchy heels, others are counting on a late snog to get them through. Are you ready?

KERI HILSON, singer

SHOWS SHE’LL ATTEND: Erin Fetherston, Jeremy Scott, Cynthia Steffe and Fashion for Relief.

PARTIES SHE’LL ATTEND: Whichever has the best beat and sickest DJ.

WHAT SHE’LL WEAR: Something sexy and daring but comfortable.

ON HER FEET: There are some new Givenchy shoes with chain harnesses I’ve been dying to get.

IN HER BAG: A pair of biker gloves, Ray-Bans, Lomography Fisheye camera, lip gloss and note pad.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Taxi or car service — whichever gets there first.

PERSON SHE’D MOST LIKE TO MEET/SEE: Alexander Wang

MORNING FIX: A beat and some good music.

NIGHTTIME FIX: Candles, music and sliders at midnight.

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

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CARLY CUSHNIE AND MICHELLE OCHS, designers, Cushnie et Ochs


SHOWS THEY’LL ATTEND: Prabal Gurung and Christian Cota

WHAT THEY’LL WEAR: Cushnie et Ochs

ON THEIR FEET: Alejandro Ingelmo

IN THEIR BAGS: Our lives.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Taxi or rolling chairs.

MORNING FIX: The quiet cab ride on the way to work.

NIGHTTIME FIX: The quiet cab ride on the way home.

HOW THEY’LL KEEP WARM: Red wine

Craig Arend

Craig Arend

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CRAIG AREND, photographer and blogger, Altamira: Models Off Duty

SHOWS HE’LL ATTEND: All the big shows, with special emphasis on shows cast by directors who participate in the European circuit as well, with the chance that their New York model picks will predict their Milan and Paris show model picks.

PARTIES HE’LL ATTEND: Narciso Rodriguez and maybe Purple.

WHAT HE’LL WEAR: Who said I had to wear clothes?

ON HIS FEET: Converse for mobility. I like to imagine myself as Michael Jordan spinning around people on the court when I have my camera.

IN HIS BAG: Camera cleaning cloth, liquid lens cleaner, extra memory cards and my schedule.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: If my fingers wouldn’t freeze, I’d ride my mountain bike. In reality, the subway or a cab share.

PERSON HE’D MOST LIKE TO MEET/SEE: Casting director Russell Marsh.

MORNING FIX: 12 shots of espresso.

NIGHTTIME FIX: Hot bath, soothing ocean music and a warm bed.

HOW HE’LL KEEP WARM: My trusty red scarf and superwarm thermalwear.

Eddy Chai

Eddy Chai

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EDDY CHAI, co-owner of Odin

SHOWS HE’LL ATTEND: Richard Chai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Billy Reid, Timo Weiland, Duckie Brown, Rag & Bone and more.

PARTIES HE’LL ATTEND: Usually decide last minute on a whim.

WHAT HE’LL WEAR: Usually comfortable while being presentable.

ON HIS FEET: Comfortable and black.

IN HIS BAG: I won’t bring a bag. A bag is just something I’ll forget to take with me after a show, so no bag.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Taxis, subways, car service, hitchhike.

MORNING FIX: Coffee

NIGHTTIME FIX: Bath and bed

HOW HE’LL KEEP WARM: Layers

Hannah Holman

Hannah Holman

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HANNAH HOLMAN, model

PARTIES SHE’LL ATTEND: Marc Jacobs’ and the Richard Chai/Love launch with Barneys New York.

WHAT SHE’LL WEAR:
Alexander Wang tops, Helmut Lang leather pants, vintage pieces from Paris and London, Marc Jacobs dresses and my Rick Owens jacket.

ON HER FEET: Jeffrey Campbell studded army boots, Alexander Wang and YSL heels and Converse sneakers.

IN HER BAG: Motrin, hand sanitizer, Paw Paw lip ointment, Chanel Blue Satin nail polish, a book, iPod, iPhone and chewing gum.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Whatever’s quickest.

PERSON SHE’D MOST LIKE TO MEET/SEE:
All of the people that I haven’t seen since last season’s fashion week.

MORNING FIX: An apple.

NIGHTTIME FIX: Indochine and good friends.

HOW SHE’LL KEEP WARM: Cashmere and snogging.

Keegan Singh

Keegan Singh

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KEEGAN SINGH, stylist

SHOWS HE’LL ATTEND: Rodarte, Preen, Ohne Titel, Graeme Armour, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Hervé Léger, General Idea, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein.

PARTIES HE’LL ATTEND: Interview Magazine 40th Anniversary, Jen Kao’s after party, Lane Crawford party, Equipment party, Rodarte cocktail party.

WHAT HE’LL WEAR: My new Rodarte knit that the girls made for me. My Tim Hamilton striped sweaters, Fabien Baron sunglasses, Burberry and Jen Kao T-shirts.

ON HIS FEET: Raf Simons for Doc Martens combat boots.

IN HIS BAG:
I don’t carry anything.

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Taxi

MORNING FIX: Green tea

NIGHTTIME FIX: Cire Trudon candles.

HOW HE’LL KEEP WARM: My Rick Owens shearling.