I am just a regular person with regular needs, and my list starts with a sturdy backpack to cram all my shizz into - my visiting cards so people can remember who I am and my trusty wallet from Metamorphosis, which I always stack to the brim.
A couple of makeup essentials like a little concealer and compact, a touch up for the kohl and mascara and the lip colour I chose to sport through all five days of fashion week - Maybelline New York’s 310 Mochachino - are all I need to get through the day. I usually end up throwing a couple of bobby pins in, to keep flyaway strands in place. An extra lens for my camera is a good idea in case I need it for certain shots. Motto: Be Prepared, of course. My beautiful black diary of secrets - wish I was that mysterious, it is just a silly bunch of to-do lists, favourite designers and looks and random thoughts - and a pen that writes seem to be handy. This bib necklace from Tsumi is magnificent and I ended up wearing it on two days at fashion week, which was super fun. Having my cell phone on me at all times is a given, and I also carried a couple of pretty goodies I received at the shows to the shows. Case in point, this stunning “BRAT” bag from Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, a lovely scarf by Sania Maskatiya and a killer pair of headphones from the Anita Dongre show. My scatterbrain let me down on one of the days, when I completely forgot to carry my accreditation. Very important to carry it on all days to avoid stares of disapproval, general panic and a very annoyed media person! A girl needs her Bobbi Brown brush and a fruity body splash to keep fresh from noon to 10 p.m. Don’t forget the cash and cards when fashion week is happening at a venue like Palladium. Yes, I hear you screaming: “Zara on sale!” Overall, I try to keep my bag as light as possible and consciously try to focus ALL my attention on transferring things from bag 1 to bag 2 and then to bag 3. Oh, the pain these transfer errors have caused! I also have a couple of stolen things in there, like this hair scrunchy. No idea how it got in there. But I like it, and I’m going to keep it. No claims for it shall be made hereafter. Rhea Gupte is based in Goa and runs the uber-popular street style blog FUSS. She’s one of the fabulous bloggers who make up the POPxo Blog Network. MUST-READ: Want to Stay Pretty at the Gym? Anshita of Vanity No Apologies Tells Us How! MUST-READ: Rhea Gupte of FUSS Joins the POPxo Blog Network