Happy Hump Day Guys! We’re nearly through with New York Fashion Week and what a whirlwind it’s been so far! Whenever fashion week comes around, it’s the one time of year where my stamina is really tested trying to fit in as much as possible into each day. That said there’s also been a lot of wonderful memories made so far this season (even if there was a snow storm on day 1!) Fashion Week is an occasion that always makes me really appreciate the opportunities that NYC has given me, sometimes there will be a moment when I’m backstage at a show or sitting a few feet away from someone famous and I’ll catch myself thinking is this actually real life? As stressful as the week can get sometimes, I hope I never become jaded to moments like those!   On that note, I wanted to share my fashion week essentials with you guys, all of the things that help me survive the crazy week.

Capri Candles: If you follow me on snapchat (michaelabear1) you’ll know that my favorite thing to do at the end of the day is relax in my living room and watch a movie with all of my candles lit. I recently stumbled upon Capri Blue candles and instantly they became my new favorite home fragrance brand. Not only do they smell delicious but their design is so on point that they make a really cute addition to any coffee table. The brand pride themselves on being the intersection of where fashion meets fragrance which is the reason they are the official home fragrance company for NYFW: The Shows! My favorite scent of theirs is the citrus and violet haze because it’s the perfect mix of sweet florals!

My Day Planner and a Sweet Treat: I’m one of those people who NEEDS to write everything down in order to remember things. With fashion week being so jam packed between shows and events, planning out each day hour by hour is a really helpful way to make sure I stay on track and get where I’m supposed to be on time! And of course, with all of that running around, having a sweet treat in your purse is an absolute must!

My Glasses: I am without a doubt blind as a bat so having my glasses with me everyday is a complete necessity! Last week I was backstage at a show and it wasn’t until I put my glasses on that I realized Bella Hadid was right in front of me. Obviously sun glasses are an absolute must for hiding those dark circles under your eyes after several late nights in a row!

Makeup for top ups: Battling the elements of Winter in New York means that it’s harder than ever to look fresh faced for the whole day which is why I always have these 3 makeup items in my bag for touch ups. Firstly is the Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder which is a mattifying, color correcting powder that helps reduce that pesky chine that creeps in during the day. Secondly is my one makeup must have for my signature red lip MAC Shadescents Lipstick in Lady Danger. And finally a little splash of Flowerbomb to help me feel fresh!

My iPhone: Working in social media means that my iPhone is basically my third hand, especially during a time like Fashion Week when there’s so much content to be made. I always carry around a back up charger JUST incase of emergencies!

And there we have it, just a couple of the things that are always by my side during the week! I forgot to add that I ALWAYS have a pair of flats in my bag too, because ain’t nobody got time for running around Manhattan in heels!

A huge thank you to Capri Blue Candles for kindly sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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