#NYFW: Fashion Week’s Unglamorous Side

Amidst all its glitz and glamour, Fashion Week has its not-so-pretty truths

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Weekender Singapore has just wrapped our first Fashion Week experience, and our conclusion? Amid the thrill of meeting celebrities and enjoying our seconds of social media "fame", Fashion Week is tough - real tough.

I, like many, have seen splashes of photographs on social media and thought, "That seems like so much fun!" It’s a celebration of the best parties, great designs and the season’s most fantastic apparel.

But there is a strong reason why fashion week photos always and only show off the best sides: People work very hard to keep it that way. What you don't see are those who work relentlessly around the clock, shedding blood, sweat and tears before the shows even begin.

Here are five revelations we had about the unglamorous side of Fashion Week.

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2. Dressing up everyday is a pain in the a**

In the name of Fashion Week, editors, writers and influencers go all out dressing up every day. While some lucky names are paid to wear products and have stylists, the rest of us have to coordinate outfits on our own.

The same few mind-blogging questions come to our mind the minute we wake up: What shoes would go with this outfit? How about matching accessories? What kind of hair and makeup would complete the entire look?

Despite being surrounded by like-minded fashionistas all the time, we all secretly wish that we could just throw on jeans and T-shirt and call it a day.

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