During New Zealand Fashion Week, the Fashion Quarterly team is stationed on the ground, writing furiously, invading your Instagram and Snapchatting up a storm – so there’s barely any time to think about anything else.
That’s why we’ve got packing our handbags down to a fine art, because getting caught short just isn’t an option. Whether you’re heading down to NZFW too, or planning a big day out of your own, these hectic schedule staples should serve you right.
If a bag ain’t a hold-all, it just won’t do… Deadly Ponies Mr Market Pompom, $790 (8)
If you want to write quality, you’ve got to use quality… Minimalux Brass Ballpoint Pen, $220, from Simon James Concept Store (11) and An Organised Life Leather Look Pocket Notebook, $24.99 (3)
Chocolate. Do we even need a reason? Remarkable 70% Dark Coverture Chocolate, $9.99 (6)
Snapchats and runway snaps don’t take themselves! iPhone 6s plus in Rose Gold, from $1399 and Case Mate Rose Gold Leaf iPhone 6 Plus Case, $70, from Superette (1)
Always be prepared for touch-up time… Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup, $69, from Smith and Caughey’s (7)
When the lights are too bright and your eyes are too tired, only shades will do… Kate Sylvester Lee sunglasses, $368 (2)
Sometimes, a top knot is the only solution on a manic day… Via Twirl Ties, $8.99 (5)
Flat hair… Do care! There’s nothing like a texturizing spray to amp up the volume for the evening ahead. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $69 (4)
For a caffeine fix, anywhere, anytime… Keep Cup Almond, $32 (9)
Too much chatter can lead to chapped smackers, so treat ‘em right… Nuori Lip Treat, $48, from World Beauty (10)