Fashion week calls for some strategic planning. What to wear every day, what to shows to go to, and what to pack in your handbag. We spoke with former Elle beauty editor turned Senior Fashion Features Editor (for In Style magazine!) Megan Deem to see which essentials she carries in her bag (which is a very cute navy Anya Hindmarch Maxi Zip Ebury with plenty of different compartments—essential for carrying around all of her NYFW necessities!). "The most important thing to remember," says Megan, "is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with all the Fiji water that's around at the shows. Also, always express your enthusiasm to someone that helps you out and pick up some of the Momofuko cake truffles to share with everyone—you'll be the most popular girl at the tents!"
Megan let Beautylish snoop around in her purse to discover her fashion week survival secrets. Here, are her NYFW must haves:
"The number-one question at fashion week isn’t 'Who are you wearing?' It’s 'Do you have any mints?'" says Megan. "You’re seated so close to people all day. The last thing you want is to be the girl with breath that’s anything less than minty-fresh."
"Brush teeth, put on mascara—that's all just part of the daily getting-ready ritual. This version makes my lashes thick and pretty," Megan says. "And I’m obsessed with makeup artist Dick Page, the brand’s artistic director. I’d pretty much do whatever he told me, including jumping off a cliff."
"You can create the easiest, sexiest smoky eye with this pencil. Just line your top and bottom lids, then smudge," says Megan. "I live in constant fear that it will be discontinued one day, hence the Black Moon stockpile in my apartment."
"I was introduced to this blush by Troy Surratt. I thought the shade would be too dark for my Celtic complexion, but that’s the reason I’m not a professional makeup artist," says Megan. "Hello, cheekbones—what’s up?"