Teen Vogue’s Senior Fashion Market & Accessories Editor Jessica Minkoff popped into visit us at Cambridge Satchel Company HQ earlier this week, in the midst of all the fashion week madness. We chatted to her about all things LFW: her top survival tips, where she goes for style inspiration and why a great bag can make your life a whole lot easier on one of the busiest weeks of the year.
My secret to surviving London Fashion Week is…
Taking the morning flight on Friday so that I arrive at night and can get a decent night’s sleep before diving into a day of shows!
If I could sum up my LFW experience in three words, I’d say…
Exhilarating, exhausting, unforgettable.
People think that fashion week is glamorous
but in reality it’s a bit chaotic.
If I could have swapped places with someone at LFW, I’d choose…
Nobody! I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to come to London to see the shows! The four crazy days usually end up being my favorite part of fashion month!
My favourite thing about London is…
That it blends the vibrant energy of New York City with the beautiful architecture of Europe.
My favourite place to visit when I’m here is…
Claridges – it is such a lovely hotel and they always have the most amazing flowers in the lobby.
I always look forward to London Fashion Week because…
I love that British designers aren’t afraid to experiment with color and pattern and step outside the box a little bit—it makes the shows more fun!
My style icon is…
I love seeing all the models off duty. They always manage to mix in cool pieces of the season with wardrobe staples like denim and leather jackets. I also really admire Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller. She has such a unique personal style and I like that she isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of fashion.
When I need outfit inspiration I…
Look at street style photos!
Finding the right bag for fashion week is important because…
It should elevate your look and also be practical. I hate having to carry extra things in my hands if they don’t fit in my bag.
My most memorable ‘fashion moment’ from this year’s shows was…
Seeing Erin Wasson walk in Versus Versace. She has always been one of my favorite models and I had never seen her on the runway before.
Here’s what was in my bag for a busy day at LFW…
2.A portable charger and cord
Credits: iPhone 6Plus with Caseify case, iPhone5S, portable charger and cord from Duane Reade, Louis Vuitton monogrammed wallet, Orbit gum, Canon camera, Westward Leaning sunglasses.
Photo credit @thestreetmuse
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