Here's just a few of the things that shape my Fashion Week.
1) Starbucks (Broadway, between 62nd & 63rd)
I'm not a Starbucks fan and avoid going as much as I can. However, when you're already running late and don't have time to grab coffee before you hop on the subway/into a cab/into your car, the Starbucks next to the Empire Hotel is the way to go. This location is always busy and Fashion Week just makes it insane. But for those few days, it runs like a well-oiled machine. So, don't let the crazy line deter you.
2) Between show breaks at Rosa Mexicano (61 Columbus, between 62nd & 63rd)
To be fair, I've only ever had their soup and guacamole. But! It's the best guacamole I've ever had. It's made to order right in front of you! Pair it with a margarita (frozen or on the rocks).
|I actually just recently ate all this myself|
Remember that extra vodka soda or glass of bubbly you had at [insert designer/store/magazine/website name]'s party last night (open bar, of course)? Sunglasses hide that. Remember when you got home at 4:00am and you had a show to attend at 9:00am? Sunglasses hide that. Sunglasses hide everything. Aside from protecting your eyes from UVA/UVB rays, they also make you look really cool when you're walking into the NYFW tents and when you're sitting front row at that 9:00am show (plus the lights are really, really bright).
I am not rich. I (much to my dismay) cannot afford to take cabs or car service to and from the Lincoln Center (or SoHo, or The Standard, or The Piers) all the time. Whether you have regular flats or Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats, they are a must-have if you're broke like me. I have been saved many a time by doing my commute in flats
5) Thank-you Cards
Send them to the PR team of the shows you attend. It's just polite. I always go with Love + Mark'd.