by Vyqué White of Fasshonaburu
Fashion week is probably one of the most hectic times of the year for a fashion blogger! You’re running all over Manhattan, trying to make as many shows as possible, meeting up with equally frantically busy friends and then staying up late in a desperate attempt to get up coverage in a timely manner so people don’t just go to Style.com instead.
While it is full of rushing about, there’s also a significant amount of down time. I probably spent a good three hours every day waiting for shows to begin. This is a perfect time to get so much done! Now you could try to drag around a 5 lb laptop all day, but believe me when I say it will feel more like 500 lbs by 9PM. Thankfully this season I had my uber-light-weight, 1.6 lb iPad! Able to fit easily in my bag, I could whip it out whenever I had a few minutes and start blogging. And if I wasn’t planning on taking my own pictures, I could use it to live blog immediately from the show! Live blogging is great, it really gives your readers immediate gratification and the sense of being right there!
Not only can you catch up on your blogging, but it’s great to stream and check out pics from shows you didn’t manage to make. I probably will never get a coveted invite to most of the big name shows, but at least I can see the clothes almost as quickly and probably in more detail than some of the people there! This recent season YouTube.com was streaming many shows, but I also used the Style.com and Fashion Network Original apps.
Finally, it never hurts to have a little inspiration when dressing every morning. What passes for chic on an average day is just plain common during fashion week! Each day I checked out my Chicfeed app, which aggregates photos from sites like The Satorialist, Face Hunter, Jak and Jil, Lookbook and more.
Overall I wouldn’t recommend replacing your computer with an iPad – at least not until the new version with an SD slot comes out! But it’s definitely a handy gadget to have during one of the craziest and fun weeks of the year!