This is Faran, your Fashion Week informant in New York, reporting (finally) for duty! Topshop have asked me to go behind-the-scenes and bring you the most exciting bits from fashion's front line. To start off with, here's my fashion survival kit – in which we learn how much you can cram inside a small designer bag…

Officially the shows kick off tomorrow, but tonight there's big bashes for Anna Sui and Preen. Those who survive the champagne and air-kissing frenzy will head to presentations by up-and-coming designers like Rachel Antonoff, whose BFF, Scarlett Johansson, often serves as her model.  There's also a catwalk for Prince Peter, a former electropunk musician whose collaboration with photo legend Mick Rock will be more of a concert than a runway show – and rumor has it, the first place to see Georgia May Jagger all week.

And then there's me, a girl who can't quite walk in heels trying to run (okay fine, toddle) through it all.
How will I do it? That I don't know but here's a quick peek at my Fashion Week bag – a stolen Balenciaga tote that holds my entire life – at least until this madness is over!

Here's what's inside:


Yellow headphones from WeSC
Bracelets from a street fair in India
Chocolate (better than booze, I swear)
Neon nail polish
MAC lipstick in Morange (true story: Henry Holland gave it to me)
TopShop heels
Vintage pearls
And my iPhone, where I'll check in with my homebase, NYLON, and its website, nylonmag.com

And now, it's off to the races. TTYL, Faran.