Welcome to New York City, fashionistas! Zeel was founded in NYC back in 2010, so we like to think of ourselves as native New Yorkers. So let us give you some tips for surviving New York Fashion Week this year.
Bring a phone charger. Your iPhone is going to be under a lot of stress this week, and if your phone is anything like ours, it gobbles power as if it were candy, or half-price Louboutins. Yes, we do want to see your Instagram photos. (If you want to see ours, they’re right here.
Plan transportation ahead of time. Always a challenge in New York City, with difficulty doubled when you’re rocking a pair of five-inch stilettos and a mint-green fake fur vest. Taxis abound, or, if you prefer, book an Uber or Lyft (another reason to keep your phone charged). If you’re taking the subway, check mta.info to make sure the MTA has no surprises in store for you.
Flats. We know you look great in heels and you walk in them like you’re Gisele on the runway, but wear flats or sneakers here and there. Your feet will thank you.
Massage. OK, you probably ignored the flats advice, so another piece of advice on a subject close to our hearts: find time for a deep tissue massage during New York Fashion Week to tackle those knots in your legs and feet. Zeel Massage comes to your location – we deliver massage to hotels and homes – in as little as an hour, so there’s no need to miss the Christian Siriano show to get the best massage in NYC.
Food. You might not have time to eat. Bring provisions: a water bottle, some almonds in little baggies, mints. Don’t let anyone steal your mints. Fresh breath is valuable.
Take a moment. Find moments of calm in the whirlwind. Try a few minutes of meditation with an app like Headspace – great way to make good use of time when a show is starting late.
Enjoy your New York Fashion Week!
Marcy is the SVP of People and Communications at Zeel. In addition to overseeing the humans of Zeel, Marcy has written about workplace topics for more than 20 years both at Zeel and as VP of Content for Vault.com, a career information web site and publisher.