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SURVIVING PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK

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Attending fashion week is one of the highlights of being a fashion lover. It is when we have a foretaste of what is in store for the next season fresh from the designer’s work room.  The beautiful people, amazing pieces and the runway itself can be a teeth grinding sight.  But for bloggers, this is a true battlefield to be ready. We consider ourselves as fashion soldiers – armed, ready and fierce for that moment that needs to be captured and thought about. We work our best to have a look-for-less outfit that is considerably chic and stuff our bags with our tools.

As models would kill for that perfect 8-hour sleep skin, bloggers like us and fashion enthusiast would go an alternate route in preparing for the anticipated event. I’ve prepared a list of essentials in enduring fun and blogger duties for fashion week.

CAMERA

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CAMERA

An expert knowledge in photography is not that essential in capturing the best runway moments. Basic skills can suffice whether your buddy is a DSLR or just a basic point-and-shoot camera. For the latter, a digicam with a good optical / digital zoom can help.

IPHONE

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SMARTPHONE

This can be the “Good Samaritan” when your camera malfunctions or runs out of battery. There are various apps that can pacify your duties for posting real time photos (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to name a few) and voice recorder for a crash interview. Also, reaching out for your long-time fashion friends is only an SMS away.

POWERBANK

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POWERBANK AND EXTRA BATTERIES

Charge your batteries and powerbank before heading to the show. This can manage the continuity of your weapons (mobile, camera etc.) in case of the hated low battery warnings.

CHOCOLATES

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BOTTLED WATER AND CHOCOLATES

Bringing food inside the venue is strictly prohibited. To appease our sudden thirst and hunger, you may bring small bite size of chocolates and bottled water.

LOREAL TRUEMATCH

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LIP BALM AND FACE POWDER

Even celebrities and professional models are not excuse for having an oily and tired face. A quick touch-up using a handy face powder and lip balm can cheat a fresh and bright aura.

PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK HOLIDAY 2014 INVITES

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PRINTED INVITES

Be sure to bring the printed email invite on the occasion proper. Read the terms and conditions on the lower right of the print out for the guest guidelines

Due to the excitement, others post their invite on social media sites with QR code visible. This is big NO NO since others may get and print this. Remember that this is non replaceable that’s why an extra care or a simple omission of the QR code (blurring or layering a black shape) on your post may save your chance on attending Philippine Fashion Week.

notebook

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NOTEBOOK AND PEN

Jot it down on your note before you forget the sudden adjective or any remark that popped out on your mind after being mesmerized by a show.

WATCH

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WATCH

An early bird on the guest line up may be seated near the front row. A watch can guide us if it’s time to join the swarm of guest on the queue.  Time management is synonymous to professionalism which is constantly preached and observed on fashion.

BREATH MINTS

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BREATH MINTS

In the absence of tooth brush, tooth paste and mouth wash, a pop of breath mints can give that fresh feel and smell during sudden conversations with models and long time friends.

Arranging this stuff ahead of time makes a lot of difference versus a last minute pressure preparation. Appearing to the show is only the beginning of the combat zone. We have to edit pictures and create blog post while balancing other responsibilities. Nevertheless, if you are full-geared and set, you and your blog will emerge standing.

Bless the models!

Ben.

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