It’s that time of year again, when the madness starts all over…London Fashion Week has landed! Arguably one of the biggest fashion events in the world, LFW is taking over soho today until Tuesday.

Quite literally the heart of London is consumed with fashionistas, photographers, designers, stylists (the list goes on). The five days are jam-packed, cramming every show, presentation and pop-up into the week. It’s non-stop, which is why preparation is essential. Like body builders might food prep the week before a competition, fashionistas need to prep before fashion week.

For me (outfit planning aside) the handbag prep is the one you just have to get right. Think snacks, hydration, touch-ups  and tech. As a blogger I want to create some great content while watching the runway shows and going backstage, so for me my camera, phone, tablet….all my devices have to be fully charged and easy to locate. Of course as you all are aware batteries tend to drain very quickly so I always make sure to have a portable battery pack for any emergencies.

Another biggie for me is to eat well and drink lots. Whether a blogger, model, buyer, press-whatever, this one is imperative to survive LFW. I make sure to carry a few small snacks from Pulsin and beond, both brands a fashion week favourite. When I’m needing that mid-day chocolate fix the Pulsin ‘Raspberry and Goji Raw Chocolate Brownie’ is the one! Zingy berries and raw cacao is a combination made in heaven, bursting with flavour. It’s full of goodness – It’s vegan, it’s raw, gluten free, soya free, dairy free….guilt free! The beond ‘Organic Blueberry Bar’ is what I turn to for a power pick-me-up. High in vitamin C and immune boosting antioxidants it keeps me happy and healthy.

For hydration I turn to teapigs. Having been introduced by a friend last fashion week, It fast became my go-to drink. I don’t like hot drinks so for me it’s the ‘Matcha Green Tea’ that keeps me going, I’ve tried all the flavours (the apple is my favourite)…I’m obsessed! The ‘Matcha’ ingredient is a super-concentrated green tea powder that’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients. I even keep a stash of the ‘Match On The Go’ sachets to keep my energy up, you just add to water and SHAKE!

Along with a notebook, Tangle Teezer, hand sanitiser and card holder, we have my LFW handbag essentials. It’s going to be a busy few days but I can’t wait to get stuck in. See you on the other side!

Kate x