When it comes to fashion, editors rule the world. We care what they think. We need their approval. They can make or break a brand or a trend. They always look insanely put together and have the uncanny ability to make you second guess any outfit, regardless of how confident you once were. Being a fashion editor is kind of like being Regina George. Ok, fine... they are way nicer than Regina, and who am I kidding, they don't really have time to eat lunch... so you could never even try to sit with them anyway.
On the 5th day of New York Fashion week, I had the honor of playing editor and shadowing Claudia Mata, W Magazine's Accessories and Jewelry Director. The night before, while prepping my outfit, I began to fantasize about which insanely amazing, high-rise, stilettos I would wear. Shortly after, I received an email from Claudia (who BTW is 5 1/2 months pregnant), which included the schedule for the next day that read:
9am- The Row show
10am- Carolina Herrera show
11am- Tommy Hilfiger show
12pm- Deskside in office with jeweler Noor Fares
1pm- Fashion shoot run thru with
3pm- Philip Lim show
4pm- Donna Karan show
5pm- Dannijo jewelry presentation
6pm- Back to office
7.30pm- quick dinner with W editors (
9.30pm- W Magazine "Generation W" Party
11.30pm- After party
And I was like
, fine... Wang flats it is.
Check out my amazing day in Claudia's shoes... Louboutins, of course! And get ready to obsess while she fills in the blanks to my questions below! This chick and soon to be mama is too cute, hella ambitious, super sweet and knows literally everything one could know about all things jewelry.
I'M WEARING: A Derek Lam leather/suede top, Thakoon leather skirt, and Christian Louboutin shoes.
I'M CALLING THE LOOK: "Fashion week maternity".
MY BAG IS: the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 25 in earth. I can only carry something this size when I know I'll have a car service (like for shows). Otherwise, I carry a bigger bag since I leave my house fully loaded!
I'M OBSESSED WITH: my Pamela Love spike earrings! I love them so much, I bought them in both silver and gold. (I usually prefer not to repeat, but I couldn't help myself with these...)
I LIKE MY JEWELRY TO BE: real, please.
I WEAR FLATS 2 DAYS A WEEK. (Saturday and Sunday...BUT, I am sure all this will change in the next few months!)
MY MUST HAVE ACCESSORY FOR FALL: a baby bump.
I GET ABOUT 500EMAILS A DAY. (this also includes the random junk mail I get)
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK IS: FUN . (I get to spend all day hanging out with my W girls!)
PARIS FASHION WEEK IS: where I see all of my favorite shows!
TODAY MY NAILS ARE: OPI “Comet Loves Cupid”
MY BRACELET IS: Lele Sadoughi
AND MY RINGS ARE: Shaun Leane, Carelle and Jemma Wynne
I complain WHEN I AM STRESSED. (I'm not a silent sufferer.)
Mini skirts or mini dresses ARE ALWAYS MY GO TO.
YOU CAN STALK ME: @wmagClaudia ON Instagram and Twitter.
And you thought you did a lot in a day...
Photos by that amazing Abby Warhola, Special thanks to Claudia Mata and W Magazine! Shop Claudia's look below.