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Fashion Week Chat with TopShop's Sarah Haymes


The long awaited New York Fashion Week is finally upon us. And you know what that means… Yet another excuse (not that we need any) to dress in our high-fashion, envelope-pushing duds and strut around New York City like we own the place. It also means getting to chat with some of the hottest fashion inspiration in town. So, we thought we’d kick off NYFW with a quick chat with Sarah Haymes, Personal Shopping Manager at TopShop (one of our favorites). Here it is:

Thompson Hotels: What are your Fashion Week essentials?
Sarah Haymes: Heels, black eyeliner and red lipstick

TH: What shows are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
SH: Alexander Wang & Chanel

TH: If you could strut your stuff on the catwalk to any song, what song would you choose?
SH: Controversy by Prince

TH: Who is your style inspiration?
SH: Lou Doillon – I love Parisian understated glam

TH: What’s your secret to packing a stylish vacation wardrobe without going overboard?
SH: I wish I had a secret I always pack too much!

TH: What’s your favorite New York venue for runway shows?
SH: Milk Studios

TH: Once Fashion Week winds down, what do you do to recuperate?
SH: Detox and a pedicure

TH: What trends are you most excited about for fall?
SH: Military, I love all the great tailoring and colour palette

TH: What have you been wearing this summer that you’ll be sad to retire once the cold weather rolls around?
SH: Mini dresses with sandals and my denim hot pants

TH: What are your travel essentials?
SH: Water, moisturizer, camera and ipod