Fashion Week: By The Numbers

This has easily become my favorite post-fashion week round-up. Sure, I like to embarrass myself by pointing out how many times I tripped over myself backstage and how much money I spent on cab rides and manicures (which by the way this season was at an all-time high), but I thoroughly enjoy sharing with you all the cool/OMG/LOL/ridiculous observations from fashion week. MAC also provided me with a super fun fact sheet on all things beauty/backstage so I included a few of those as well. Enjoy!

Backstage at New York Fashion Week

7: Pairs of shoes I packed with me for fashion week.

3: Pairs of shoes I actually wore during fashion week (I know, I overpacked).

5: The number of pounds my makeup bag weighed. I kid you not. What’s worse is that I forgot my red lipstick… so I went to Sephora and bought NARS in Jungle Red.

0: The number of times I was mistaken for a model backstage.

17: The number of cabs I took to get around the city all weekend.

4: The number of hours MAC artists sleep per night, on average, during New York Fashion Week.

13: Number of shows I had planned to cover during fashion week.

8: Number of shows I actually covered (notice a trend?)

50+: Number of makeup and hair tips I learned backstage (and will share with you soon!)

800: Amount of lashes ordered for MAC artist’ kit.

20: The number of dollars I paid for a signature mani at TenOverTen (I know what you’re thinking… $20… WTF. But I made it worth my while by picking a Chanel polish and the mani did last me a solid five days).

6: The number of Kefir yogurt popsicles I ate between shows at Lincoln Center (they were surprisingly really addicting).

2: Number of times I tripped backstage at the shows. (One of them of course happened while E! Fashion Police was filming at Cushnie et Ochs and I happened to be in the background…)

0: Number of blisters I endured during fashion week. (I know, I am so proud of myself for packing a pair of flats in my bag between shows and applying Sole Goddess).

1: The number of vodka popsicles I had at the Alice + Olivia presentation. It was really good but sadly, hard to juggle with my cocktail and phone.

2: Number of hotels I checked-in to during my stay. The first one was decent, the second was like a tiny palace (king bed, separate living room, flat screen TV, amazing view of the city). Needless to say, it was hard to say goodbye.