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Fashion Week survival guide

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With New York Fashion Week coming up in just a few days, you'd better be ready! Whether this is your first time hitting the festivities or you are a seasoned pro, this will hopefully get you through the week with a little less panic, decreased hunger and more comfort.
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With New York Fashion Week coming up in just a few days, you'd better be ready! Whether this is your first time hitting the festivities or you are a seasoned pro, this will hopefully get you through the week with a little less panic, decreased hunger and more comfort.

mophie juice pack powerstation mini

Power up, lady!

Power is everything, and we're not just talking about the seating plan of your favorite show: Without your juice, you aren't going to last long. mophie juice pack powerstation mini (mophie.com, $60) is a great new powerstation mini that packs a powerful 2500 mAh external battery in a small, portable and lightweight package so it's perfect for throwing into any handbag or clutch. It's also compatible with just about any micro USB device, so it's the perfect solution for Android and iPhone 5 users.

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen

Keep the energy flowing (internally)

Speaking of juice, caffeine is a must. Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Just launched the newest addition to their product line — Pronto! (barniescoffeekitchen.com. $6), a single serve, cold brewed liquid coffee concentrate made from 100 percent Arabica beans. As if it were made for Fashion Week, you just add one brewstick to 10 ounces of hot or cold water and unsweetened Pronto! brews instantly. The convenient, small-sized packet makes it easy to store in a bag or even your pocket. Pronto! is designed to keep you on your toes while you're on the move in your heels.

Supersmile Quikee

Pretty smiles for the win

If you are lucky enough to be captured by one of those copious street style photographers, your smile can make or break your game. Supersmile Quikee is the anytime, anywhere no brush or rinse whitening tooth polish that conveniently and effectively removes stains caused by coffee, tea or red wine (your effective NYFW diet, anyway). (supersmilestore.com, $18)

Fiber One Bar

Carry a snack

Snack time should be any time you can make it happen. One tip for surviving Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is to keep a snack, like a Fiber One Bar, in your handbag to help satisfy your hunger pangs while you're on the go. Fiber One Bars and Brownies are back as the official snacks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week again, and they'll be giving out samples of the new Fiber One Protein Bars. They come in Caramel Nut and Coconut Almond, and the benefits of protein are a delicious way to help keep you going between shows!

Charmer Series Minimergency® Kits for Her

Be ready in a pinch

Emergencies happen — especially when you have no time for them. If it's Fashion Week and the last thing you need is a falling hemline, a chipped nail or a shirt stain, stay armed with Pinch Provisions' new Snake Charmer Series Minimergency Kits for Her. The Minimergency Kit for Her contains 17 essentials: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss and an adhesive bandage. (pinchprovisions.com, $15)

Radiance Eye Patch

You may be tired (but don't show it!)

G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patch is a saving grace for tired eyes and works in just 20 minutes! The eye patches instantly reduce the signs of fatigue of the eye contour and the appearance of wrinkles, under eye bags and dark circles. (skin-one.com, $50 for pack of 5)

Ritual Wellness' Ritual Juice

Don't get sick!

To outsiders, Fashion Week looks like a lot of fun, but there's a lot to balance — shows, work, parties, events, backstages — and most of us end up very unhealthy on the other side. Get through the less-than-healthy week with Ritual Wellness' Ritual Juice. It's a super easy way to supercharge your diet with cold-pressed juices, made from 100 percent USDA organic, raw fruits and vegetables. (ritualcleanse.com, $360 for a 5-day supply)

Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Wrinkle out your issues

"I am definitely a perfectionist about the fit, drape and look of fabrics, on and off the set," says Janie Bryant, Costume Designer for Mad Men. "So 3-ounce Downy Wrinkle Releaser (TSA friendly, too) is a must-have whenever I travel. I can spray it on T-shirts, dresses, woven shirts and smooth out the wrinkles and look great in a flash. And never more important than for the busy on-the-go, never-time-to-go-back-to-the-hotel schedule of Fashion Week in New York City." (drugstore.com, $2)

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