We’ve all received countless Fashion Week survival kits. Many include water, revitalizing face spritz, cell phone gadgets, touch-up tricks, energy bars…energy drinks. But what about a social survival kit—a handbook to help navigate the potential social land mines that are so prevalent during New York Fashion Week?
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SC: What is your best advice for surviving FNO?
SW: Never stay at one place for more than 30 minutes and always make sure the event has an open-bar before you go. And if it doesn’t—it’s pretty easy to rock a pack of Bud in your bag.
SC: What do you do if you are denied access to a show or event?
SW: If it’s worth it—wait in line. But be resourceful while you wait and chat up the models. You are much more likely to get in with them. And if you don’t; make a scene. I mean, that’s what the night is all about, isn’t it?
SC: Who are THE Fashion Week gatekeepers?
SC: When in doubt say?
SW: I always say I’m Marc Jacobs… Terry Richardson works too.
SC: What is your must-hear party song?
SW: I think this year it will be ” Punching in a Dream” by Naked and Famous.
SC: Song that will guarantee a mass party exodus?
SW: (I will loose my mind if I hear) anything by MGMT.
SC: Never drink?
SW: Never drink PBR—you’ll pay for it. Besides, you can always get premium liquor at the countless open bars.
SC: What is the secret to modelizing?
SW: Models date douchebags, so douche it up hardcore.
SC: What is your #1 Fashion Week rule?
SW: My number one Fashion Week rule is to flirt. Everyone wants to be noticed—so if you want the shot you are going to have to put in a little extra.
SC: Final words of wisdom?
SW: BEWARE—the average age of a model is 15 years-old. And with the prevalence of alcohol you could easily get yourself in some trouble…just sayin’.
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