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That revving-engine noise you hear? That's the sound of New York gearing up for Fashion Week. Yep, it's time for that weeklong, exhausting-slash-exhilarating extravaganza where Champagne is quaffed, cheeks are air-kissed, and — oh, yeah — designers show off their chops, too. At the center of all the excitement are the photographers, whose job it is to capture the designs, not to mention the supermodels and street-style stars in the making. For them, Fashion Week is less an eight-day party and more like a 24/7 job — and after New York, it's straight on to London, Paris, and Milan.
To help us get into fashionable form, we asked Candice Lake, style editor at Vogue Australia and street-style photographer extraordinaire, for her 10 Fashion Week must-haves. From the cozy coat that helps this Aussie-born editor survive a New York winter to the trusty camera she uses to capture the models-off-duty and Anna Dello Russos-in-the-making, all the tools Lake uses to make it through Fashion Week with her style, sanity, and blood sugar intact are straight ahead.