Fashion Week is organized chaos at its best. I know from personal experience how grueling the nearly 24 hour a day schedule is for attendees. Do not believe the glossy mags: It is in no way as snazzy for media as they would want you to believe. Models take the brunt of it, working nonstop from the first day of shows in New York to the last walk in Paris.
A month of crack of dawn call times, getting your hair and makeup done five times in one day, marching around in ridiculously high stilettos, and temperamental designers would make a normal person lose their mind, but these girls do it at least twice a year — and look flawless. In return, they have a jet setter lifestyle, millions in the bank by age 35, famous friends, and an amazing wardrobe. Not too shabby.
We mere mortals get a peek at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Fashion Month via top model Instagram accounts. Granted, no one’s Instagram is a 100 percent accurate representation of their real lives, but for these women I really do think this is their daily grind with a truly glamorous payoff. Take a look at what some of fashion’s top faces were up to this NYFW.
Wixson taking some serious precautions with those priceless toes.
If I'm seeing this right, even Kendall Jenner goes to castings with her folio. And glasses.
Message from Diane von Furstenberg to her models is also my new personal mantra.
Jablonski dealing with NYFW the best way she knows how with friend and jewelry designer Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea.
Took some time out to get a new tattoo.
Correction, two new tattoos.
Vitamins, teas, juices, candy... now that's how you start the morning.
Not all fun and games: Rhoda's coaching Salute the Runway participants for their runway debut.
Kloss' Opening Ceremony acting debut rehearsal.
Fei Fei Sun
A little Mid Autumn Festival-ing for Chinese model Fei Fei Sun.
Riding around in her own mobile office for the week, no bigs.
Not completely convinced she ate that during Fashion Week, but love the off duty Ninja Turtles look.
Images: Lindsey Wixson, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Constance Jablonski, Cara Delevingne (3), Naomi Campbell, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Heatherton, Karlie Kloss, Fei Fei Sun, Coco Rocha, Malaika Firth, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls/Instagram