Karlie Kloss' Fashion Week Survival Guide

If anyone knows how to get through Fashion Week its Karlie Kloss. The 5′11 supermodel walks all the top shows, gets snapped for every street style blog, and attends all the hottest and most exclusive fashion parties, all the while still managing to look fresh faced and energetic. After seasons upon seasons of scratching our heads in amazement, we finally sat down with Karlie to find out just how she manages to do it all.

Modelinia: How long before Fashion Week begins do you start preparing your body?

Karlie: I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle year round. It’s not just about being in shape for Fashion Week, I am traveling and shooting year round; the shows are just one aspect of this job. I think it’s important to find a healthy and sustainable way to keep your body and mind in shape. For me that means bringing my tennis shoes wherever I travel and going for a run whenever I get the chance. After all, I’ve found that running is one of the best ways to explore a new city!

Modelinia: What are your Fashion Week travel essentials?

Karlie: I absolutely cannot travel without my notebook. I love to sketch and write while I travel and explore new places.

Modelinia: Fashion Week is pretty exhausting, how do you keep motivated and alive?

Karlie: I am the queen of snacks! I always bring snacks and food with me backstage. Ask any of the girls, if you need something I usually have it in my purse — I have just about everything in there short of the kitchen sink.

Modelinia: You’re photographed for street style blogs all throughout the month of fashion. Do you plan your outfits in advance?

Karlie: I should! That would make life a little bit easier, or at least it would make me a little quicker out the door in the morning on my way to the shows. It’s difficult to pack for all the different cities, climates, and circumstances that you encounter over the chaotic fashion month, so I usually just bring one big suitcase filled with everything in my closet! I don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for my very organized Mom and my trusty panel of fashion advisors - my three sisters - we usually have a packing party before I leave for the long month of shows.

Modelinia: Speaking of shows, are there any that you would love to walk this season?

Karlie: I’d love to walk in Burberry this season; it’s one show I’ve never done! I also haven’t done London Fashion Week in a while, would love to get back there soon.

Modelinia: What’s your ultimate Fashion Week staple?

Karlie: A great pair of boots! I always have one staple pair of boots every season that I live in during Fashion Week. A comfortable, easy to slip on, goes-with-everything kind of boot. Right now I’m obsessed with a pair of leather All Saints biker boots, but I don’t know if they’ll survive until Fashion Week!

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