What’s In my LFW Bag?

Fashion week will always be one of those things – a bit like marmite – you’re either interested or you’re not. I’ve always been curious to jump in and experience things first hand – this time of year I’m either finding staff to work for LFW by day or I’m reading about it by night. This year so far I’ve seen Marcus Lupfer and 1205, and by the time you read this I might just have some more to show you on one of my favourites – so make a mental note to check my Instagram (@hellooctoberxo) after this. In preparation for this weekend I little a little bit of reading up on things I would need and was pleasantly surprised when there wasn’t anything I needed. (Okay I might have forgotten my purse when I left first time around but we’ll call that a trial run) So what did I pack?…

Beauty: This is the part where you can scrimp a little as long as you do your prep work before you leave the house. A long lasting base will mean that you will have to do very little touching up through out the day, but when you’re racing between shows things can get a little sticky, so here’s my shortlist: 

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (for freshening up your slap) // Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Cologne (for when the tube is just a bit too hot and sticky) // Revlon Matte Crayon in Complex (because it’s a beaut) // Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation (for touch ups) // Pai Hand Cream

The Techie Bit: This is the bit where I usually fail miserably, but this time over packed (but only slightly). A portable charger is a must as I’m always that person that runs her phone to the ground in a couple of hours, and my iPad is my best friend on long delayed journeys. My Canon EOS M is obviously an essential part of going back stage and is so small making it much easier to carry round with me and much lighter on my back. I did over pack in terms of my lens’ though, I never even switched from my 18 – 55mm.

Canon EOS M // iPad Mini // Portable Charger // iPhone 4S // Canon 50mm Lens

Everything Else: For moments when I’m blind, hungry, or on the train. 

Allure Magazine // 16 – 25 Railcard (my life and money saver) // Oyster Card // Cath Kidston Card Holder // red and blue PaperMate pens // Gok Wan for Specsavers Glasses // Rice Dream Chocolate Milk *drools*

Special thanks to Hannah for her LFW guides (I couldn’t have done this without her) and to Man Repeller for the lighter guide to LFW (because there is no where to put your coat) – sweat it out ladies.


  1. Kellie Stupart
    17 Feb 2014 / 2:46 pm

    i would absolutely love to go to LFW! i'm incredibly jealous of you but hope you're having the best time! justifying things in relation to them being 'beaut' is a perfect excuse in my book, have fun pretty lady xxx


  2. Fashion Mumblr
    17 Feb 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Im so nosy I love posts like this! I recently purchased a portable phome charger from Amazon, that is definitly an essential in my LFW bag!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  3. R Day
    17 Feb 2014 / 3:08 pm

    I can't wait to see your pics from LFW!

    xo, Rebecca


  4. Julie M
    17 Feb 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Great post

  5. StyleItWithMe
    17 Feb 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Very useful post! <3


  6. Whatlouiseisloving .gmail.com
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Excellent post. Hopefully one day I will be lucky enough to go! Beautiful photography as always and I will be glued to your instagram to see updates! X


  7. lovedbyhollie
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I'm so nosy, I love posts like this! I will bare all this in mind for if/when I ever get to go (one can only dream!)


  8. Chelsea Leigh
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:12 pm

    really great idea for a post!


  9. Kyllie
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:24 pm

    Cuantas cosas! Yo suelo llevar bolsos pequeños, para no meter muchas cosas jajaja

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  10. Alewtina Sew
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Love your iPad case 🙂


  11. Lynnsay
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Such lovely photography 🙂


  12. Tia
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Photos get more beautiful every post. Have fun at LFW, I am severely jealous.


  13. Emily Golding- Beauty By Emily
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I did a video all about this because I packed so much in my bag for LFW it was crazy!!

    Emily xx

  14. Olivia
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Great post Suzie! Have an amazing time babe xx

    Olivia | Thoughts, fashion and beauty.

  15. Emily Allen
    17 Feb 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Really like the look of complex, I've been looking for another matte lip crayon from Revlon 🙂 I'm so jelly of your michael kors case it's a real beaut, I'm going to have to get one of those portable chargers they sound so handy, the battery life on apple stuff is so bad x


    17 Feb 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Great post! Hopefully, I'll be able to put your advice into practice one day.

    Solene x


  17. sofia grigoriadou
    17 Feb 2014 / 5:31 pm


  18. Lys ModestMix
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:02 pm

    I love seeing what people bring to events like LFW! That portable phone charger looks very useful

  19. Nicola
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Your ipad sleeve is so lovely! I really want to get the Canon EOS M, it sounds perfect!

    Nicola xx

  20. Daniela Maria
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Suzie, your photos are just to die for. I literally spent all of last week's evenings just scrolling through your blogs and admiring your photography!
    I've heard lots about the brand pai but haven't ventured into it yet. I may have to try them out since I've heard such amazing things.
    I'm holding a MAC giveaway on my blog and would love for you to check it out!
    🙂 Daniela xo

  21. Lauren Peter
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Seriously, I love posts like this! It's like getting to snoop with permission. 🙂
    Hope you're having a blast at LFW. I am incredibly jealous.

    xoxo. LP

  22. Jamie Johnston
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:53 pm

    I hope you had fun at LFW! I'm incredibly jealous! ♥


  23. Karolina
    17 Feb 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Such a good post idea and post its self!xx

  24. PWhiley94
    17 Feb 2014 / 7:08 pm

    I could do with a portable charger, I always run out of battery. I would love the chance to go to LFW.


  25. Victoria Caulfield
    17 Feb 2014 / 7:41 pm

    I love the Michale Kors case 🙂
    Have an amazing day!

  26. Whats on your tulips
    17 Feb 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Only just found your blog and now plan to make a cup of tea, sit down and read lots of old posts instead of finishing other things…procrastination queen!


  27. Maddy
    17 Feb 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I love the look of Complex, such a beautiful colour! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  28. Lenka Moravcikova
    17 Feb 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Hi, great post!:-) Would love to be a fly and watch LFW! What kind of bag did you take?
    Hosting a GIVEAWAY:-)

  29. WillowTea
    17 Feb 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Beautiful photos! I cannot imagine what it'd be like wandering around without a camera, and at this time, it's even more vital!


  30. Ana Leote
    17 Feb 2014 / 10:50 pm

    I really really love the Canon EOS M!


  31. Simplybeautifulelegant
    17 Feb 2014 / 10:56 pm


  32. Kimberley Sta-Maria
    18 Feb 2014 / 12:03 am

    Love rice dream chocolate milk!!


  33. Tanya
    18 Feb 2014 / 12:52 am

    lovely essentials!
    I love carrying a snack around with me too!
    There's nothing worse then being hungry and no where to get food.

  34. Kate Cheetham
    18 Feb 2014 / 1:02 am

    Love this post. Nice little insight intp a different side of fashion week 🙂

    Kate x

  35. Alyson
    18 Feb 2014 / 1:27 am

    Can't wait to see more pics! I've also been eyeing that camera for some time, it looks so much lighter than my dslr.

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  36. Celina
    18 Feb 2014 / 1:30 am

    I love the look of the Revlon Matte Balm in Complex. It's such a gorgeous wearable shade!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  37. kirti goyal
    18 Feb 2014 / 5:31 am

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  38. Aerin Downs
    18 Feb 2014 / 8:34 am

    LFW Looks like a tonne of fun and Id love to go! Nice post :)!

    BerrieBlogs – Beauty Blog x

  39. Zazie Bibi
    18 Feb 2014 / 9:00 am

    Love your ipac case xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  40. Lauren Parker
    18 Feb 2014 / 10:33 am

    great post!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  41. Katie Louise
    18 Feb 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Such a lovely post, hope you had a good time.

    Katie | Hang up the Glamour

  42. Amelia G
    18 Feb 2014 / 6:10 pm

    i am really jealous of your camera…

  43. TheGlamCornerxo
    18 Feb 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Which Gok Wan glasses are they Suzie? Like the model name? I'm getting new glasses and we have a similar face shape x

  44. Michelle
    18 Feb 2014 / 10:22 pm

    great picks!


  45. Biancarosa
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:05 am

    Loving this post! I really want to try and use the EOS M, it looks so handy and probably saves the shoulders from always having to lug a huge dslr around.

    Biancarosa // xoxo

  46. P
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:46 am

    I was supposed to go to LFW this year after winning a blogger competition as runner up, such a shame I didn't go!

  47. Nicole Cottrell
    20 Feb 2014 / 7:07 pm

    I hate packing for day trips I find that I always pack things I don't use and forget things I need! Always the way. You seem like you did a good job though 🙂

    Life of a Trainee Journalist

  48. carolyn henderson
    23 Feb 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Love the camera! Such a handy size. I have the canon EOS 600d and it can be really hard to carry after a while. I would have loved to have gone to LFW, unfortunately it would have been too expensive since I live in N.Ireland. 🙁

    Forever Scarlet – Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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