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19-08-2008
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i work for fedex...
i wonder if i can get in by BSing my way in lol

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i work for fedex...
i wonder if i can get in by BSing my way in lol
^Just came across this thread....and thought of you

Tips on How to Sneak into the shows

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ows-44530.html


You can find everything on tfs

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God, I cant remember who it was or where I read it, but there`s a man in LA who has made a name for himself by being able to sneak into even the most exclusive parties, shows, etc. He uses accomplices, connections, and even...uniforms to get in!

I`ll be looking for a fedex worker in the tents during the show...

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i work for fedex...
i wonder if i can get in by BSing my way in lol

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20-08-2008
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i thought about posing as confused model from a small town whose flustered because he was picked out the blue to walk in a show as a replacement and no one will help him hahahahaha....
that could work...
or i can bring my binder with my sketches in it but make it look like a book of importantness lol.
anyone actually going? i want to go, i wouldnt mind meeting some TFS members for a sneak in session lol
mishahoi can i be your +1 lmao

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I'm so happy all my credentials are set & registered and now the invites are coming in! But a lot of the KCD shows I want to attend all have different contacts within that company. I'm wondering if I should request access through my own personal contact at KCD or if I should contact all the PR people separately? I can't decide. Thoughts?

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a friend of mine said that for the vivienne westwood show someone she knows just went in one of her shops and asked for an invite and that was it. it seems to good to be true???

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The promenade is between 49th and 50th streets, correct?

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The Fug Girls Answer Your Fashion Week Questions

Filming a (failed) sitcom and going to shows can
wreak havoc on a girl, eh Parker?Photo: Getty Images

When we put out a call for questions about Fashion Week, we had no idea you guys would come through in such awesome droves — nor with such burning curiosity about Chad Michael Murray. Here's a sampling of answers that we hope cover the spectrum, and at least partly satisfy your curiosity about what is certainly the best job we've ever had. Let's start with the obvious: What in the world do you guys wear?! How do you decide?

THE FUG GIRLS: February is a whole different beast — the main goal: to retain feelings in your extremities while trying to flag down a cab on a street corner — but for September, because you don't know if you'll get summer or autumn temperatures, we keep it simple and bring layers. You'll see us in a lot of lightweight dresses and heels, some from random shops in L.A.; some by Theory or DVF, etc., that we picked up during a weak moment at Bloomingdale's or at the Barneys Warehouse Sale; and very often from the likes of J.Crew, H&M, Zara, Banana Republic, and Club Monaco, because at the end of the day we're regular girls who have not won the lottery (yet). All of the aforementioned brands will definitely make an appearance at least once if not more, from at least one of us. To be honest, even if we sound like crazy overpackers (which … we are), we usually each bring double-digit dresses for the eight days — which allow for us to change midday if it rains or gets super sweaty, or we're going to a dressier evening show — and some skirts and tops for variety, as well as jeans to fall into toward the end of the week once we're too tired, blistered, and full of bagels to care.
Shoes are by far the hardest thing to pack, because they eat up space, they're heavy, and we LOVE THEM. We're suckers for a hot pair of stilettos, and — like a lot of women — shoes are our favorite thing to buy. With the rain-or-shine aspect of Fashion Week, we never know what pair we'll feel like wearing — which leads to a lot of, "I can cram ONE more in here, I think…" Cut to one of us sitting on a suitcase while the other struggles to zip it shut. The housekeepers at our hotel must bust a gut every time we come to town, because we often have to keep all the shoes lined up on top of the armoire. There's always a pair of boots in the mix, some flats, and then a gallery of heels in various heights. It is ALL about assuming you'll have blisters, and bringing shoes that hit your feet in different places. Our Fashion Week involves a lot of trekking across town, waiting in line, and occasionally standing at a show where you're squished in so tight you only even have room for one foot, so you'll want to be able to endure it without wishing someone would hand you a hand saw for easy foot removal.
As for accessories, we're both fairly minimalist — it's just so easy to drive yourself crazy with the specter of being surrounded by fashion journalists, so we're constantly reminding ourselves not to do anything we wouldn't do at home. Just because we're headed to Bryant Park doesn't mean we need to get wacky with hypertrendy scarves or arm warmers or fur corsets; we just want to get in and do our thing, and get out again and go buy a Diet Coke and gossip about what we saw. However, sometimes we do find ourselves wearing far more eyeliner than usual.


I'm a boring, sloppy law student with marvelous friends who have weaseled me into some shows for Fashion Week — Charlotte Ronson et al — and to put it very bluntly, I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO OR NOT TO DO. General, expansive tips?
FUG GIRLS: The clothing thing used to stress us out, too, especially because oftentimes we are boring, sloppy bloggers who work in our sweatpants. But now that we've got a few of these under our belts, we've learned that the beauty of Fashion Week is how ANYTHING goes — pretty much every trend is showcased on somebody, so we try not to get too caught up in worrying about ourselves any more than we would in our daily lives. Here are a few keys to keep in mind:
1. Short of dressing up as a leprechaun or lighting yourself on fire, you'd have to work super hard to stand out as the best- OR worst-dressed person in the room. When there's a woman in a bedazzled fur turban making the rounds, your skirt is beside the point, so just relax and ogle.
2. Like we said: If you shop at H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew, etc., you're not alone. In fact, someone might be wearing the exact same thing you are, and unless you are a celebrity, that's okay — last September we saw four or five people in the exact same things we'd brought, and we went ahead and wore them too. After all, most attendees at Fashion Week aren't made of money, and tragically, wishing one-of-a-kind designer frocks grew on trees does not make it so.
3. In that vein, don't lose sleep over, say, whether you're carrying last year's bag. Sometimes we've got a purse from Target, sometimes it's Kate Spade, or anything in between (including, once, a purse one of us bought in Beijing that was a hilariously flagrant D&G knockoff but which held a LOT of stuff). Honestly, most of the time we don't even know which bag we're going to bring until the day we leave. The only rule for us on that score is this: Bring one that's big enough to hold a notebook, phone, camera, Band-Aids, possibly some deodorant — it's HOT in those tents sometimes — lip gloss to feel better when the rest of us is sweaty, and definitely some flip-flops.
4. We're serious: flip-flops. Love them or hate them, if you — like us — do not have a car and driver whisking you around town, they are an invaluable shoe swap when you need to schlep to another show, the subway, the sandwich shop, or your hotel.


Do people recognize you at the shows — designers, celebrities, Fug favorites like ChloŽ Sevigny — and if so, is it high noon at the OK Corral, or are you able to observe more unnoticed? Do you ever get people sucking up to you horrendously once they figure out that your pen is mightier than their leggings line?
FUG GIRLS: Nobody has recognized us that we know of — and honestly, we'd be surprised if they ever tried, not least because the cluster of reporters, photographers, and flashbulbs is so dizzying. We're pretty sure celebrities barely have a chance to check that they're in the right seat, much less wonder where those two cranky girl bloggers might be. And we're never backstage, so we don't interact with the designers.


Of all the celebrities you've seen at Fashion Week, were you surprised by any of their appearances? Whose skin looks like leather? Who has secret varicose veins and bunions? Who shows up all flaky from some chemical peel?
FUG GIRLS: Parker Posey looked a little rough last season, although having since seen her terrible short-lived Fox show The Return of Jezebel James, we can understand why. As former models go, we weren't blown away by Veronica Webb and Helena Christensen, both of whom mostly looked tired. However, most of them are all spackled up and dressed to the nines, so we're more struck by people who don't get sufficient credit for their hotness — for instance, in person, Aisha Tyler is six feet of awesome.


Is there an obvious presence of stylists attending with the various celebrities, or is it something that is kept hidden a bit so as not to spoil the illusion that said celebrity is responsible for her own look?
FUG GIRLS: It depends. Rachel Zoe, for example, attends a multitude of shows on her own, and we’re sure that other stylists do too, since scouting out the latest fashion is an integral part of their jobs. We’ve definitely seen celebrities seated with people to whom they whisper about items on the runway, and we assume at least some of these folks are stylists rather than just unfamous pals, especially since it seems like it'd be an uphill battle to pretend — especially around fashion journalists and other stylists — that anyone is working without a net anymore. But celebrities are often seated in a clump with other celebrities — as if to protect them from people who have never been in Us Weekly — so it’s hard to say how much of an entourage is there with them but sitting elsewhere.


How do you manage to recognize all of the socialites and minor celebs so well at the shows? I am always impressed by your eagle eyes!
FUG GIRLS: It helps that our day job involves looking at endless pictures of any chucklehead who attends the opening of an envelope. Eventually you realize that you’ve somehow memorized the faces of all kinds of different people. But we screw up all the time. We’ve “seen” everyone from Bruce Dern to a Cheetah Girl to Victor Garber before realizing we were totally smoking crack. We once thought Gwyneth Paltrow was at a show, and it turned out to be a dude. Nine-point-nine times out of ten — hey, nobody's perfect — if it's in our piece, we confirmed it, but in the moment we have seen some crazy, fictional things.


Based on last year's shenanigans, who are you most looking forward to observing and reporting on?
FUG GIRLS: As celebrities go, it tends to depend on who has something to promote, so it’s fun to anticipate which starlets will be making the rounds this time. We’re crossing our fingers that we'll see the new 90210 cast, and because we were stunned last September when Gossip Girl only ponied up Leighton Meester (who went almost unnoticed) and Taylor Momsen — who was late and missed her photo op — we’re keeping an eye open for them. Please let Ed Westwick show up in a turtleneck.


Do you ever get swag bags at the shows? And if so, what's in them?
FUG GIRLS: It varies and frequently is tied to who's styling the show or what new item the designer is promoting. For example, Derek Lam usually gives out a huge bag of Kiehl's because he often works with them, and Diddy put not one but FOUR of his fragrances — two huge bottles, two small — in a Sean John gift bag last year. Sometimes all seats have something on them, sometimes designers only put them in certain rows, and others don't do anything. Occasionally, the front rows will get more elaborate goodies than those behind it. For instance, Karen Walker almost always gives out bags with nail polish and a random item of hers (a scarf, fragrance), but one season, front-row dwellers also got sunglasses. Betsey Johnson usually tosses in some kind of animal-print thong, and Kimora Simmons gives out Baby Phat–branded notebooks full of color photos of her — and famously last year gifted the front row with a crazy-trashy Kimora doll. It's the only piece of swag we're crushed to have missed.


How does the rest of the fashion world react to Tyra and her Top Model coterie? Is she taken seriously or do people cringe, roll their eyes, and find a different seat?
FUG GIRLS: We've only seen Tyra twice, but she keeps it low-key and isn't stomping around trying to make the fashion shows all about her, which is a relief. She doesn't seem to run with her ex-contestants or current co-judges, so they're all treated separately and with about as much fanfare as you'd expect them each to command — with the exception of Nigel. People LOVE Nigel Barker. He is always graciously posing for a photo with somebody, and we'll never forget the time Miss USA hit him up for a business card.


There are many questions in this world, but none so mystifying as the walk of the male model. It is too stiff and weird for words. Like a woody object has intruded on a posterior orifice. Why on earth do they do that?!
FUG GIRLS: Honestly, we'll never understand why they stomp around like Eurotrash serial killers with wedgies. It's one of life's great mysteries. But at the same time, we wouldn't want it any other way: They sate our Fashion Week man-candy cravings with HILARITY. And nice abs.







Source/ NYmag.com "The Cut" by Amy Odell

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thanks for posting.
their dressing advice is well-taken - I too will be rocking the DVF, Theory, etc. but mixed in with CDG, Marant, and Miu Miu. I actually want to wear my DVF Mondrian dress one day, but do you think it is too flagrantly "last season"?

My first FW outfit (for the 4th) is actually a fairly inexpensive tan & black lace dress worn with a $2,000 tan long blazer and Miu Miu wedges (or possibly Steven by Steve Madden wedges, depending on when they arrive in the mail ;P). I'm open to all options, and as long as the quality is good, mix and match at will. I want to wear tights with some of my dresses, but I'm concerned it is going to be far too hot.

I don't know what kind of notebook to buy...Moleskin, I guess? It probably isn't an issue.

I'm going to FIVE shows on Friday 9/5, so I'm a bit overwhelmed, as I have interviews to conduct at 2 or more.

P.S. Is Venexiana really worth attending?


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^^YES! Venexiana put on an awesomely fun show last season!!

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The promenade is between 49th and 50th streets, correct?
the promenade is the name of one of the tents at bryant park...

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^^YES! Venexiana put on an awesomely fun show last season!!

Ahh really? It just seems like they always present at BP and yet very little is ever said in praise or even in mention of their shows. All I know is that the second I was on IMG's list, I got an invite from Venexiana that basically screamed, "Come one, come all!".

I know Kati Stern features fur prominently in her collections and that she tends to style her models in overblown Russian mafia princess ensembles. I also seem to remember her choosing some rather unfortunate runway music for her last show.

The main issue for me, however, is that I am attending 4 other shows that day, all of which are frontloaded into my schedule (basically 10 til 2 straight). As I am covering/profiling all these shows, I need some time to gather my thoughts and write in time for my deadlines. I thought maybe I'd cut out by early evening and spend the night writing. If I go to Venexiana (which is at 9pm), I won't be home til 11 or so. Of course, if I bring a laptop and update from a wifi spot, then all this will become miraculously more feasible.

Sorry just thinking out loud here...

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30-07-2009
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Anyone knows about the fashion week organizers of Milan and Paris?
That can provide the media abroad with a full set of invitation of shows and shuttle bus tickets.

Anyone knows about the website or other contacts? Thank you!!!

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If you want tickets for a show and you know that no one is going to send them to you without you asking - What do you do? You ask for it!

If you want tickets for a show, you send a request to their PR-office, like most people do - (the information on who exactly to contact is usually on the Fashion Week-websites, at least I know it's usually on the Paris-one). You explain to them your role, who you've worked with, how many readers your publications has, etcetera, where you want your tickets sent - you write it exactly like you would with a normal request.

So what if you're not a stylist who's worked with Vogue Italia on a regular basis? If you don't have a magazine with 30 000 readers? Well, then you got no luck cause the stressed out (possibly un-paid) assistant responding to the hundreds of requests surely has a big index of every single person who is important in the fashion business right in front of her. Haha, I'm not going to put it in writing but you see what I'm getting at...

I've also heard stories about people going to the hotels of fashion big-shots and saying "Hi, I'm the assistant of XX here to pick up the mail/fashion show tickets for him/her". But that's just really mean, not to mention most likely not going to work, so I would not recommend it.

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