Prep School

From guzzling free booze to transcendental meditation, these insiders share their tips for getting through the hustle and bustle of New York collections.

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Jason Wu, designer


Ali Stephens, model

Photo By John Aquino

From guzzling free booze to transcendental meditation, these industry insiders
share their tips for getting through the hustle and bustle of New York collections.


Kelly Cutrone, founder, People’s Revolution, regular on “The City”

Shows She's Working On: Yigal Azrouël men’s and women’s, Chado Ralph Rucci, Alexandre Herchcovitch, David Delfin, Nicholas K, Mara Hoffman, Sergio Davila, Buckler.

What She'll Wear: Black anything. And I’m seriously considering rocking a head scarf.

What's On Her Feet: Ankle boots from Prada, Mechante, Sonia Rykiel and Birkenstocks.

What's In Her Bag: A “Get Out of Jail Free” card, a pink Baccarat heart given to me by my daughter Ava, Paul Smith aviators, BlackBerry charger, BlackBerry with backup charged battery, Rosebud salve, digital camera, Japanese tabby toe socks, MAC concealer, flip-flops, passport, credit cards, a black and gold Roger Vivier ring given to me by Robyn Berkeley.

Mode of Transportation: Car service.

A.M. Fix: Latte, Marlboros, meditation.

P.M. Fix: Latte, Marlboros, meditation and reading to my daughter Ava.

Reading Material: “The Riot Act: A Guide to Policing the Front Row,” by Kelly Cutrone.

Snacks on Hand: Gum — is that a snack?

How She'll Cut Back on Spending:
Choosing not to fly our chef Roy in from India to cook for us, using interns as messengers, not ordering takeout from the Carlyle.

Jason Wu
, designer

Shows He'll Go To: My own and Band of Outsiders.

Parties He'll Attend: Not sure yet. The great thing about showing early is that I can enjoy all the fashion week parties.

What He'll Wear: Whatever I wear the night before, since I’ll probably sleep at the studio.

What's On His Feet: Converse.

What's In His Bag: ChapStick, gum, cell phone, notebook and a lucky charm from my dad that I carry everywhere.

How He'll Unwind: Have a mojito and catch up on “Nip/Tuck.”

A.M. Fix: Black tea with milk.

P.M. Fix: I try not to, but usually ice cream.

Beauty Regimen: 5 hours of sleep, if possible.

Reading Material: US Weekly.

Snacks on Hand: M&M’s

Ali Stephens
, model

Shows She'll Be Walking In: Don’t know yet.

What She'll Wear: My black leather jacket that goes with everything. My Rag & Bone skinny jeans and gray blazer and lots of sweaters and scarves.

What's On Her Feet: My flat Chanel booties and a pair of black lace-up Fendi boots or simple Christian Louboutin pumps.

What's In Her Bag: iPhone, wallet, ChapStick, Bioderma Crealine makeup remover, camera and sunglasses.

Mode of Transportation: Subway, or if it gets really, really busy, I’ll have a car.

How She'll Unwind: Yoga, transcendental meditation and sleep.

Beauty Regimen: Eucalyptus cleansing concentrate by Eminence. I make sure I get all the makeup off my face at the end of the day and try to drink as much water as I can.

Reading Material: “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson.

Snacks on Hand: Bear Naked trail mix, pretzels and Probars — the Superfood Slam flavor is the best.

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