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I for one am looking forward to fashion week especially London Fashion week. (Yes I know I am biased) Although Preen has sold us out for New York and Gharani Strok is MIA this season, we do have the return of Matthew Williamson and Luella Bartley to look forward to! While fashion week is perceived by many as glamorous I think it’s safe to say it definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted. For those that are attending for business or pleasure here are some tips to get you through the week. And if anyone has more please leave them in the comments section. I’d love to hear your tips for surviving one of the most hectic times in the fashion calendar.

1. Don’t forget to charge your battery
It’s SO annoying to have the battery in your camera kaput in the middle of the show especially just before a model comes strutting down the catwalk in that “must-have” piece. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people swear silently because of a dead battery. Charge your battery the night before and save yourself the annoyance.

2. Prepare outfits in advance
After a stressful day of running from show to show and having to complete your write-ups in the evening, the last thing you want to do is search for the perfect outfit for the next day. Prepare at least 5 outfits in advance with 3 of them being able to carry you from day to night just in case you haven’t the time to run home and change for any after parties.

3. Carry reading material for the wait.
Sometimes the wait before a presentation can be horrendous! It’s a good thing if you’re running late. However, if you happen to find yourself early for a show with no one to start small talk with, it’s always good to have interesting reading material on hand.

4. Meet up with fellow bloggers
If you’re a blogger, instead of waiting around in between shows why not arrange to meet with fellow bloggers and have a coffee or lunch during breaks. It’s a great way to finally meet with any friends you’ve made in the blogosphere whilst comparing notes.

5. Wear comfortable shoes
Last but not least it’s tempting to pair your outfits with those gorgeous killer heels…I mean where better to show them off but at fashion week right? But if they’re not comfortable and you can’t imagine yourself trekking around in them for long hours, then ditch those heels quick time! It’s just not worth it. Instead, find a stylish pair of shoes that look great but don’t commit murder on your poor feet.

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