How to Survive 16-Hour Days in Stilettos
See the 2-week body and skin blitz our beauty editor endured to get ready for New York Fashion Week 2013
And, when you factor in the timing of New York Fashion Week -- right on the heels of a lazy summer spent at backyard barbecues and giving in completely to an addiction to teen sci-fi books ("The Mortal Instruments" -- so good!) -- that girl is far from ready to face the brutally judgmental glare of Fashion Week coverage. Nevermind having the get-up-and-go to pull those cross-town sprints through the streets of NYC to get to shows.
I had a big oh-sh*t moment about two weeks ago when I realized I was not prepared to handle the physical rigors of Fashion Week. So I came up with this clever plan: cram a month's worth of training, cleansing and prepping into 14 days. Genius, right?
The beauty of this 2-week get-ready blitz is that it doesn't just apply to Fashion Week -- you can use this plan whether you're getting yourself in tip-top shape for a wedding, a tropical vacation after the holiday eat-a-thon, a high school reunion, the job interview of a lifetime … you get the picture.
I definitely took a few shortcuts (that's kinda the point, right?), and I still desperately need a haircut, but as the clock ticks down to the first runway show, I'm ready for it.
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