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New York Fashion Week 2014: Survive any Fashion Week like a celebrity stylist

Rachel Zoe may have canceled her New York Fashion Week show, the chaos will continue with other fabulous designers, models and the season’s newest trends. When it comes to navigating all the stylish shows and shopping scene, leave it to ShopTrotter’s essential Fashion Week survival guide to provide the best tips from in-the-know celebrity stylists.

New York Fashion Week 2014 survival guide
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New York Fashion Week kicks off on Feb. 13 and ShopTrotter wants fashionistas to enjoy every show without fretting over the what,, who,, why, and when.

  1. The first secret to surviving Fashion Week is to pack plenty of snacks. “Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to eat!” complains celebrity fashion stylist, Robyn Goldberg. To combat those unwelcome ‘hanger’ pains, Goldberg suggests packing a protein bar or two. International celebrity stylist Ann Caruso adds the healthy tip, advising fashionistas to pack “healthy snacks … like walnuts and almonds.”
  1. Nothing beats a hydrated fashionista at Fashion Week. Running from show to show is exhausting on several levels, and the body needs fuel to recover. Caruso recommends that one drinks “green juices” as much as possible, and “lots of water!”
  1. Shopping is a breeze with ShopTrotter. The ShopTrotter app is the New York Fashion Week fashionista’s secret to navigating the giant fashion maze. Use the app to map out routes ahead of time.
  1. Social media is a major highlight of New York Fashion Week or any Fashion Week, and no one wants to be left out of the Instagram, texting, tweeting, Facebook frenzy. The best way to make sure one does not miss out on those perfect Instagram-worthy runway moment is to invest in a portable charger. Don’t trust the phone battery to live forever during Fashion Week.
  1. Getting from place to place makes Uber a Fashion Week diva’s best friend. “If you can afford it, try to get a car service or hook up with friends who do, [especially] when you have back-to-back shows in difference places,” Caruso advises, “so you are not killing yourself trying to find taxis and then being late to shows!”
  1. Last but not least, bring flats. Smart, happy feet trump tired, achy feet any day. No matter how cute the six-inch Louboutins, stash the flats within arm’s reach. “Keep a pair of flats in your bag for running around in between shows. Those heels can get your feet after a full day of running back and forth!” says Goldberg.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 takes over New York from Feb. 6 through Feb. 13.

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