Fashion Week essentials

Fashion Week: The Buyer’s Essentials

As Senior Buyer for Australian & International Designer Womenswear at Myer, Teneille Ferguson knows a thing or two about dressing for stylish events and is a seasoned professional when it comes to packing for Fashion Week. With a week of back-to-back fashion shows ahead of her, we caught up with Teneille to find out which key pieces she’ll be putting in her suitcase for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney.

Fashion Week essentials

“The thing about fashion week is that you’re in back to back shows all day, with little to no time for makeup touch-ups. I always keep my GROWN ALCHEMIST hand cream, SKII Stempower eye cream (available at selected stores) and JO MALONE LONDON’s Earl Grey & Cucumber cologne in my bag for an easy-on-the-go freshen up. Make-up wise I like to keep it pretty low maintenance so I stick to fresh skin, a lick of BENEFIT Roller lash mascara and Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil #1 which is my favourite lip tint. Obviously you also need a really great bag to carry everything in, so my SOPHIE HULME tote is the perfect accessory because it’s classic, spacious and functional – it’s definitely seen its fair share of fashion weeks! It has plenty of room for a bottle of water and all my paperwork.

“When it comes to my outfits for the week, I plan my looks around my favourite classic pieces which I can mix and match. My BALMAIN blazer (available at selected stores) is a no brainer because it adds polish and sophistication to any outfit and always looks amazing with my black MATICEVSKI pants. This season I’m also taking my new ivory leather WHITE SUEDE skirt; I love styling it with a simple grey tee and my blazer or a chunky knit if the weather calls for it. When it comes to footwear I can’t go past a chic black heel, and these BARBARA BUI heels (available at selected stores from June) are currently on high rotation. They literally work with every single outfit I own! I also like to pack a pair of flats in my bag to wear between shows.

“The final essential item that gets me through fashion week is without a doubt my APPLE iPhone 6 Plus. Aside from connecting me to the world and allowing me to check emails and work on the go, the big screen is awesome for taking photos during the shows. It also means I can instantly check Instagram, Facebook & Twitter to see what’s trending around fashion week, so I’d be completely lost without it.”

We’re off to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for all the action from Carriageworks and check our blog each day for wrap-ups of our designers’ shows.

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