Editor's Fashion Week Survival Guide: Kristen Vinakmens

FLARE's Beauty Editor on her NYFW style secrets and essentials

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What is your fashion week uniform? “Tunic tops that are easy to move in when I’m busy working backstage.”

What show are you most excited for? “It’s hard to pick one, but Marc Jacobs is definitely tops. I’m also hoping to catch a glimpse of Olivier Theyskens backstage at the Theory show. He’s dreamy.”

How are you combating the tricky weather? “I picked up a pair of lined, waterproof combat boots. I can trudge around the snow in them while still looking chic.”

What items in your wardrobe work overtime when covering the shows? “Layering pieces like long-sleeved tees and scarves is a necessity, since the weather can change at the drop of a hat and you can always remove the layers if it gets too warm. That, and a good structured – and warm – coat.”

What is your top fashion week style tip? “No stilettos! With all the running around I’ll be doing, that would be an impossible feat.”