New York Prep

Manicures, massages, and vitamin-enriched juices—how W editors get ready for New York Fashion Week.

Punch Force class

“I box twice a week at Punch Fitness on Madison and 77th Street. It is the most energizing work out I try to go as often as I can during NYFW although it means early mornings….” – Rickie de Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Punch Force class, $75, Punch Fitness at The Mark Hotel; 212.288.2375.


“I get sick every fashion week without fail. This turmeric tonic keeps me going.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Juice Press The Remedy Turmeric Tonic, $7,


“Nothing relaxes me more than a trip to Bliss. Their treatments are always effective—despite the fact that always I eat about 10 of their (delicious) brownies in the waiting room beforehand—and this 90-minute pore-purging facial will surely be needed mid-NYFW.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

The Steep Clean facial at Bliss Spa, $295,


“I love to use these disposable masks year round, but especially love this ultra hydrating one in advance of fashion week. It deeply moisturizes my dry winter skin and makes it look photo ready.” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask, $9,


“Daily blow-outs at Serge Normant salon with DJ Quintero. I plan to see him every day, so I sure hope he reads this! On the eve of fashion week, I slough away dry surface cells with Glytone Mini Peel Gel, and indulged in a hydrating gel mask from Dr. Jart or Karuna on nights when I’m home by 9 pm.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Blow-out with DJ Quintero, Serge Normant, 30 East 76th Street, 212.879.1000.


“I think most would agree with me, that during any fashion week the only thing that matters is how your feet feel after 9 pm. I recently fell into a comfortably committed relationship with Margiela ankle boots and will never look back.” – Sam Walker, Assistant Accessories Editor

Maison Margiela Avant Premiere ankle boots, $940,


“For the longest-lasting manicure in town, I make an appointment at JINsoon. This season, my go-to shade is Jin’s own perfectly pale Nostalgia.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Manicures starting at $18, JINsoon Hand & Foot Spa, 23 Jones Street; 212.229.1070.


“This 16oz bottle is as addictive as chocolate – during moments of intensity, I tend to cave and eat and drink with abandon. Luckily this particular craving is healthy and energizing!” – Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Assistant

LuliTonix Kick! Juice, $11,


“There’s nothing like a morning of yoga and a steam to quiet the mind and get the body ready for the fashionable chaos.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Aire Yoga Bath Ritual, $159,


“This super high-intensity class—it’s called Extreme for a reason!—is the best antidote to any pre-Fashion Week stress. The exercises and pace are so challenging, particularly if Bergen Wheeler is teaching, that your mind doesn’t have a chance to wander for even a second.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Exhale Spa CFX (Core Fusion Extreme) class, $37, Exhale Spa, 150 Central Park South; 212.561.7400.


“Nails, laundry and dry cleaning—it’ll be a long time before you can do any of that again.” – Sam Milner, Senior Market Editor and Manager

Manicure and pedicure, starting at $53, i-Plaza Nail & Spa, 387 Greenwich Street; 212.966.7796.


“A facial from Sophia at Aida Bicaj and a fresh pack of Emergen-C. I also try to get a bunch of SoulCycle and Physique 57 classes in. Once the week starts, there’s no time to do anything.” – Karin Nelson, Features Editor

Facial with Sophia, $200, Aida Bicaj Institue de Beaute, 61 East 75th Street, #1F, 212.879.5257.


“Every once in a while I suffer from sleep issues and recently discovered the wonders of the acupressure mat. As soon as I lie down on it I can feel my whole body relax! This will be a treasured sleep aid during fashion week.” – Lina Wahlgren, Associate Art Director

HemingWeigh Complete Acupressure Mat, $30,


“I just took my first class at 305 Fitness, and I love it! It’s a 50-minute dance/cardio class with a live DJ—you have so much fun you forget you’re working out!” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Class at 305 Fitness, $32, 305 Fitness, 18 West 8th Street; 212.475.0425.

Courtesy of ((305)) Fitness.