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A First-timer's Guide To Fashion Week

Here's a 5-step guide to a fun fashion week experience.
A First-timer's Guide To Fashion Week Here's a 5-step guide to a fun fashion week experience.

Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 kicks-off tomorrow and we thought of giving you all first-timers a special treat: a quick guide to the country's biggest bi-annual fashion event. The glitz and glamour you see on social media and of course, on Style Bible, only make up half of what really happens because outside the runway, in between shows, the real battle takes place.

Read on to know our Fashion Week survival rules.

1.  Dress to Impress


It goes without saying that your best closet items should be reserved for Fashion Week. Dress up AS yourself and FOR yourself. Keep in mind that something cozy( it can get chilly inside) yet chic, fun yet put together, and fab yet appropriate are your best bets. It can be a bit confusing but you get the picture. Opt for a trend that you can move around in and a light-weight clutch that can fit your essentials. 

P.S. Watch out for our style cam.

2. Wear the Perfect Shoe

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By perfect we mean the pair that's enough to make a show-stopping statement and at the same time something you know you can walk in the whole day. Yes, guests are seated during the actual shows but once they dim the lights, everyone is asked to hang out or line up outside before the next show commences. Long lines, minutes of waiting, and running from one hall to another for an entire day can be extra straining on those feet and calves so we suggest you spare your fashion week experience from crank-fest and sport the finest pair you’ve got. Remember this equation: Style + Comfort = Perfect Pair of Shoes.

3. Eat

It’s best if you consume a hearty meal beforehand because on packed days, you will barely have time to eat. Aside from that, do know that there will be a limited number of food stalls to come to your rescue when your stomach starts growling. We like to stash a chocolate bar, a granola bar, or a box of candy in our purses. Trust us, it will help!


P.S.  Even models eat! Have you seen the Nourriture et Modeles by Everywhere We Shoot?

4. Always be Prepared  

Anything can happen at fashion week so it’s best to be girl scout-ready.

  • We’re pretty sure you’ll be Instagram-ing or Tweeting your hearts out during the shows so don’t forget to bring your trusty power bank. Remember that light-weight purse? This item should have a spot in there.  
  • Get good seats by studying the layout of the event and the schedules ahead of time. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an awesome show just because you’re late right?
  • R.S.V.P! A lot of us forget to do this but know that this should be common courtesy. Don't forget to bring your invites!
  • Some days pack in several shows (and you're bound to spend the whole afternoon and evening there) so make sure you have your key products for makeup touch-ups.

5. Enjoy

Fashion is fun! At the end of the day, this is all you need to remember. Delight on the designer creations, take pleasure in the unique finds, and most of all, relish the experience you get to have with your fellow fashion lovers.

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