I’m off to New York on Thursday for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Follow my eight-day fashion adventure via Twitter (@emilyjramshaw and @FLAREfashion) and Instagram (@emilyjramshaw and @flaremag). Until then, here’s what I’m packing and planning—tweet me if there’s somewhere, or something, I’m missing!
1. I’m in New York to work—seriously. When I’m not tweeting and Instagramming (fingers crossed for a shot of Kimye in the front row), I’ll be taking trend notes in my Smythson with these sassy Rabbit Foot Fern pencils. Smythson notebook, $205, mrporter.com; Rabbit Foot Fern pencils, $14 for pack of 9, brika.com.
2. Those streetstyle shots of show-goers carrying nothing but tiny clutches? Their personal assistants are just outside of the frame hefting their iPads, invitations, et al. I have no such perks, so I’ll be carrying a bottomless bag from show to show. Alexander Wang silicon tote, $460, ssense.com.
3. I’m preparing for sub-zero, polar vortex-style temperatures. The key: layers. This Pepto pink cable knit will be one of them. Zara sweater, $54.90, zara.com.
4. One of my best friends moved to New York last year to complete her masters in journalism at NYU. She also works part-time for New York magazine and knows all the best restaurants in town. I’m looking forward to catching up over beef tartar with sunchoke and mussels on toast at her latest pick, Estela in Nolita. 47 East Houston Street, estelanyc.com.
5. In my down time, I’ll be checking out “Jewels by JAR” at the Met before it closes on March 9, to feast my eyes on some serious bling.
6. When I was in London last season, Dover Street Market was my best shopping stop. I’m looking forward to doing it again now that New York has its own outpost. 160 Lexington Avenue
7. Just in case you didn’t already know, Brooklyn is on the fashion map, as confirmed by the fact that Alexander Wang, NY’s resident cool kid, is showing in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Wang’s after-parties have become a highlight of the week—something tells me he’s getting a kick out of having fashion’s glitterati schlep across the bridge.
8. I have a can’t-miss appointment to preview Chanel‘s breathtaking haute couture collection, shown in Paris last month.
9. The theme of the Met’s annual Costume Institute exhibit inspires many a collection. (To wit: last year’s punk overflow.) I’m curious to see whether Charles James’s structural gowns will come through at all—his influence would make for a very gorgeous season.
See you in New York!