September 2 2014

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True Prep:’s Fashion Week Essentials


Today on, fashion insiders including Joseph Altuzarra, Eddie Borgo, Gucci Westman, and Elin Kling all revealed their fail-safe tricks for making it through the New York fashion week marathon. Whether it’s a BluePrint Cleanse (like The Standard Hotel’s Joey Jalleo), a fierce new Tom Ford lipstick (like photographer Candice Lake), or extra sex before the shows kick off (like makeup artist Dick Page), everyone has their fashion week vices. Below,’s editors share their secrets to a successful week.

Dirk Standen, editor in chief
“An ample supply of Nespresso coffee pods.”

Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“I left my favorite light-blue jean skirt from the dearly departed label Lyell on MetroNorth this weekend. I’m crossing my fingers that it turns up in lost-and-found. If it doesn’t, I expect I’ll be wearing my new Genetic Denim black Adriane flares more than I originally planned.”

Tim Blanks, editor at large
“Blue Point oysters, Berocca, and room service at the Ace Hotel.”

Marina Larroude, senior market editor
“Days before, I always stop at Rita Hazan’s salon for a cut with Andre Rodman and highlights with color guru Adrian Wallace. And, to treat myself before the craziness, a microdermabrasion facial at the La Prairie Spa feels like a dream. I also can never get enough of J. Crew and Uniqlo crewneck sweaters, so this season I’m adding bright hues to my classic gray collection.”

Matthew Schneier, senior news editor
“Short of an X Men-like ability to alter weather patterns, there’s no doubt that my number one fashion week essential this year is going to be a sturdy umbrella. Don’t do what I did and look at—it’s too dispiriting. Just buy a good, bag-sized one and carry it everywhere. Century 21 is a great place to stock up on them.”

Celia Ellenberg, senior beauty editor
“My black Havaianas. I step it up a notch with the footwear for NYFW, which means ‘commuter shoes’ become key for covering the kind of ground I need to cover. The best part about the Spring shows is that it’s still warm enough to get away with flip-flops—which also happen to fit nicely in most backstage-appropriate bags.”

Meenal Mistry, contributing editor
“I swear by Sisley’s Ecological Compound for making it look like you actually got a full night’s rest, when indeed nothing could be further from the truth. And I could never leave the house without a pair of Repetto’s stretch satin BB ballet flats. When there are no taxis to be found, they’re God’s gift to the showgoer.”

Maya Singer, special projects editor
“A blow-out. Colin McCarthy at Bumble and Bumble is my fashion week savior. If I can’t get in to see him before the shows start, it’s pretty much top-knot city for me all week long.”

Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor
“I finally gave in and bought an iPad. Even though I could’ve used the money on clothes, it will be invaluable for writing reviews on the go, and of course, the awesome app!”

Kristin Studeman, associate news editor
“In addition to an extra-large cup (or several) of Stumptown coffee in the morning, chic raingear might be the most important thing to have this week. I am in love with the Marc Jacobs panther umbrella at the moment, and I’m thinking I might need to get a pair of Loeffler Randall rain boots.”

Jessica Minkoff, editorial coordinator
“My Hermès Collier de Chien. My grandmother bought me this bracelet for graduation and I hate taking it off. I feel like it has become a street-style icon and during fashion week, you can never have too many of those.”

From top left to right: J.Crew cashmere long-sleeve tee, $158, available at; The Breslin at the Ace Hotel; Nespresso; Marc Jacobs panther umbrella, $60, available at; Havaiana sandals, $18, available at; Bumble and Bumble salon.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

2 Moms, 2 Kids On What They’d Like (And What They’ll Give) On Sunday


DVF’s not the only one with Mother’s Day on the brain. Here at, we’ve also noticed that the big day is coming fast. Below, two of our resident moms weigh in on what they’re hoping for (husbands, take note), plus what we’re getting our moms—which will, in a pinch, work for yours, too.

Nicole Phelps, executive editor/mom (Nikolas, 2): “I’m hoping for brunch at Pulino’s in my neighborhood. But I’d also love a handmade card from Nikolas along with lots of hugs, and a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure.”
Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, 282 Bowery, NYC, (212) 226-1966.

Marina Larroude, senior market editor/mom (Gloria, 10 months): “I’ve heard the facials at the La Prairie Spa in NYC are amazing. I would love to get a few hours to relax and feel rejuvenated afterwards. It would be an amazing treat!”
Deep Cleansing Detoxifying Facial, $210 for 60 minutes, at La Prairie Spa, NYC, (212) 308-9100.

Romney Leader, fashion features editor/daughter: “You might be surprised to hear that some of the best mozzarella I’ve ever tasted comes from my hometown of Dallas. I’m not just biased—the curds from Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Company have taken top prize in some of the most esteemed cheese competitions (yes, they exist) worldwide. My mom is quite the foodie, so I’ll be giving her a day of cheesemaking for Mother’s Day—she’ll learn to craft her own mozzarella and ricotta at Lambert’s Deep Ellum factory.”
Hands-on cheesemaking class, $75 per person, at Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas,

Matthew Schneier, news editor/son: “Mom’s not an easy woman to shop for, and she took the wind out of my sails a bit by swooping in and buying herself what I was hoping to get for her—one of Dana Lorenz’s new Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew bracelets. (Thanks for reading, at least, Mom.) So I’m planning to revisit a successful gift of years past: one of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ makeup bags. Thanks to Marc’s cheeky wit, they’re a lot more fun than the usual blah options, and they’re the perfect size for toting around not just cosmetics, but also her never-seen-without sunglasses. The one I got for her a few years back is looking a little threadbare, so I’m glad to bring her up to speed with this season’s funky, tribal-ish chevron version.”
Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetic bag, $98, available at Barneys New York,

Photos: Courtesy of La Prairie; Courtesy of Barneys; Nick Sherman, Flickr (Pulino’s); Image Source / Getty Images (mozzarella)