From a studded bowler bag to a luxury notebook and good-luck necklace, Kate Davidson Hudson, the chic CEO of Editorialist.com, gave us the deets on what she can’t live without during fashion week. Drool over her major must-haves below, then head over to our Instagram — she’s blowing up our feed with of-the-moment runway snaps all day!
On Her List
Valentino Double Handle Bag, $3845
"I love this chic update on the classic bowler bag shape - it's spacious enough to fit all of my essentials as I'm running around between shows without feeling too cumbersome. And, I love how the luxe stud detailing gives it just enough of a cool-girl edge."
Hermes Leather Notebook, $285
"I started using this notepad when I was an editor at Harper's Bazaar and I refill it with fresh paper every season. It's been my staple piece for more years than I want to admit and only gets better with age."
MAC Lipstick in Pretty Please, $16
"This is my go-to color. I don't love a lot of color on my lips but this is about a half-a-shade lighter than my natural lip color so it has a very subtle finish. It's a great quick fix if I need a touch of color while I'm running around to appointments."
Thierry Lasry Lively Acetate Sunglasses, $435
"Thierry's frames feel like new classics to me; I rotate between two staple pairs throughout fashion month. He designs silhouettes that make you feel utterly modern but they're so universally flattering, you never feel like they're forcing you out of your comfort zone."
Rachel Zoe Felix Split-Back Cable-Knit Sweater, $350
"During the Winter season we're running around from early AM through our evening shows so I always pack a layering piece in prep for changing weather. I'm obsessed with this perfect cable-knit sweater. Black works with just about everything and the fit on this sweater is so perfect - it's exactly what I'm in the mood to wear...with everything."
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, $23
"For those nights during show week when you get [far] less than your eight hours...this undereye concealer can hide a multitude of sins."
Lily Kwong For Cellairis iPhone Case, $559
"My iPhone is control center during Fashion Week, and I'm obsessed with the new cases Lily Kwong designed in collaboration with Cellairis. They're a super-chic update on the classic iPhone case and, afterall, doesn't your iPhone become one of your most omnipresent accessories of the week? It's nice to have a way to have it reflect your personal taste."
Khai Khai Evil Eye Necklace, $1100
"Good to wear or hold...everyone can use a good talisman during show week."
Women's Wear Daily
"I read WWD religiously every morning. On show mornings when it's usually a rush to get out the door, it's a prerequisite to add to my bag to read between shows along with a copy of our latest print issue and my daily copy of The Daily, which I'll grab along the way."
Tyler Alexandra Edwin Mini Bag, $960
"I carry this inside my day bag to keep my show tickets organized, and then it pulls double-duty as a clutch if I have to go straight from shows to a dinner or drinks. And I always love a hint of leopard print, especially in this rich calf-hair to add a little dose of glamour to my mix of daily essentials."