Lauren Santo Domingo Does London Fashion Week


When you’re LSD (that’s Lauren Santo Domingo for the uninitiated), holding court in the front row of major fashion shows and unveiling a London outpost for her online empire, Moda Operandi, are all in a day’s work. Then there’s the mother of two’s post as a contributing editor for Vogue and a bustling family life to tend to. We tapped the reigning queen of multitasking (and die-hard New Yorker) to share how she’s getting through London Fashion Week and to take over our Instagram feed for the day while she’s at it. All hail!

LSD's LFW Musts

Pre-Flight Blowout

DreamDry Salon

"Fashion Week is so crazy! Between shows, events and meetings, I love some time to myself. A pre-flight blowout is perfect for catching up on emails in the midst of the craziness. It's great having a DreamDry right in my Manhattan neighborhood."

Chunky Knit

Carven Knitted Sweater, $1,095

"London is a bit ahead of New York in transitioning to fall, and this Fair Isle-with-a-twist Carven sweater works with everything."

Walking Shoes

Rochas Tasseled Loafers, $945

"Growing up in‪ Greenwich, I wore a uniform and loafers to my all-girls school. I wish those loafers had been as sophisticated as this Rochas version! They're a chic staple for fall, and they couldn’t be more ideal for navigating London’s cobblestone streets"

Stunning Sunnies

Prism Ombre Sunglasses, $410

"The time change can be a lot some mornings, these glasses are perfect to camouflage tired eyes."

Lip Service

Sisley Lipstick In Rough Passion, $57

"The best way to combat jet lag is a good cappuccino and a bold lip—my pick is Sisley’s Rouge Passion."

Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Tech

Apple Power Adapter, $20

"The London edition of ‘what's in her bag’ for all American women should include a USB power adapter for when your iPhone is in the red and you're on the go."

Star Power

Diamond Star Earrings, Price Upon Request

"Statement earrings are an evening must. I was drawn to this pair from FD Gallery after seeing them in our photo studio being shot for an upcoming trunk show."

Moisturizing Must-Have

Georgia Louise Rose Water Mist, $74

"My favorite aesthetician, Georgia Louise, also does a brilliant skin-care line; this mist is my saving grace for combatting dry skin on transatlantic flights.”

Good Reads

Stone Mattress By Margaret Atwood, $17

"Books are my obsession, and hardcovers are my greatest indulgence. To me, luxury is having the time to read them. Next on my list for in-flight reading is Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood."

A Mandatory Art Break

Nagejda Sherbatow by Horst P. Horst, V&A Museum

"I am absolutely making time between the shows to see the Horst P. Horst exhibit at the V&A Museum."