The most important app that I need for the next few days is the AccuWeather MinuteCast one I downloaded for the summer. I already know that it is supposed to rain today and tomorrow, with lots of humid. That is so enjoyable while carrying around all of my camera equipment. I am ready with my Pucci rainboots with backup foldable flats from Coach. It is too hot for a jacket, but a tiny umbrella that fits into my camera bag will work. I am relying on layering lightweight jumpsuits (I just bought one from Catherine Malandrino) while adding one of Diane Von Furstenburg's pretty printed chiffon tops for fashion show venues with aggressive indoor A/C.
This summer, for both New York Fashion Week Men's and Miami Swim Week, they both were sweltering hot with breaks of heavy rain showers. The AccuWeather MinuteCast, minute-by-minute precipitation forecast helped me determine when to dash for my next fashion show or take cover for a few extra minutes. If I had rival runway presentations, knowing when it would rain helped me decide which show to attend.
Friday will be rough at 91F. I will be running from Pamella Roland's fashion show downtown to Tadashi Shoji in Midtown in a late summer haze. At least I have fair warning. I am planning a super lightweight silk crepe top and shorts for that day with plenty of water to hydrated. While a cute handbag for this fall is ideal for street style shots, (I miss my haircalf purse from BCBG and Marc Jacobs leather daisy bag, but just not practical during the day) my camera sling with specialty fabric to keep my skin cool is what I will be wearing for most of the week.
When it finally drops down to a cool 59F on Sunday night, I will be able to break out my more dramatic fall fashions and hit the after-parties. That is when you will see my leather and fur Isabel Marant boots, maybe a moto jacket paired with a printed dress I bought Alexander McQueen's diffusion brand McQ.
The AccuWeather app is not the sexiest application of NYFW but it will be the one who tells what is hot and what will chill you out on the most hectic of days. It gets a permanent place in my squad of most valuable tools on my phone.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AccuWeather MinuteCast.
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