Fashion Week

The Truth About Fashion Week









So.. now that NYFW is over, it’s time to tell you guys the truth about Fashion Week.

As glamorous as Fashion Week is, there is a side that a lot of people don’t know about, or even talk about! And that’s the difficulty of running around from show to show with outfit changes (in heels), with little to no time to eat, rushing to catch a cab to make it on time, always making sure your hair & outfit is perfect for photographers.. and then rinse and repeat for 10 days. As you guys can imagine, even though Fashion Week can be really fun and exciting, it can also be really exhausting!

Although I wore flats most of this season, there were a few times I brought out the heels.. like these amazing snakeskin heels. I went for a chunkier heel so it’s a bit more comfortable! But whether I wear flats or heels, I’ve realized that if you’re on your feet all day, you’re bound to get blisters. I got my blisters early this Fashion Week, and if you follow me on Snapchat (@chrisellelim) you might remember me showing them to you!I was in so much pain until I partnered with Compeed, who let me in on a little secret for relieving blister pain instantly! These blister cushions have such good coverage, you don’t have to sacrifice wearing cute heels. I love that they are super breathable too and cover your blister until it completely heals. The Compeed Blister Medium Cushions are sold only at Walgreens Stores, and, and the best part? They’re under $10.00! I highly recommend these to anyone that gets blisters easily or has to be on their feet a lot! They’re instant relief for blisters!

Even though I’m finally back in LA back with Chloe Bear, I’m still on a high from all the excitement from Fashion Week and so grateful to have met all my readers/viewers from the blog & my YouTube channel! Thank you all so much for reading everyday and your constant support! Wishing you all a happy Monday!



  • Harija says:

    Great post and I agree about the stress of Fashion Week. This year my goal is the stick to my comfy side!!

  • Emily says:

    Oh man…. I don’t know how you do this, but good job for covering Fashion Week on your Instagram and blog. I really enjoyed them. I just hope that you were able to get a lot of rest after all that in New York 🙂


  • Yikes that looks painful! But beauty is pain, right? I wore heels for about 10 minutes in NYC and then walked into a restaurant and hopped into a cab right after. Flat are definitely the way to go!

  • Are ya kiddin’ me??!!! 10 days like that would kill me because even though I’m active and often on the move (esp. with toddler in tow, hehe), I hate back to back to back to back events. Who knew FW would be like that? 😛 Also, that dress is super pretty, Chriselle! It’s so elegant and simple despite the patterns. I always find that busy patterns that don’t come off as “busy” are a gem and quite hard to find. If that makes sense?

  • mc says:

    love the outfit Chriselle =)

  • Thao Dominic says:

    I feel you so much about the pain of being always pretty and perfect in front of camera. That’s why I really admire your spirit and attitude about fashion. Keep up doing the great work Chriselle, it touches millions hearts of your follower. Love you XO

    Thao |

  • Marsya says:

    Fashion week is great but I understand what you said about running around try to catch the time. Getting blisters and all. Anyway, your outfit looks great even though fashion IS a pain in a butt. GREAT photos. xo

  • Paola says:

    I love your style and you look great

  • I’ve been following you on Snapchat since NYFW and you’re my new hero! You have the best content on all social media platforms! I hope that you’ll take Chloe with you to Paris! Keep being an inspiration to other mamas like me! Xoxo…

  • Lindsay says:

    With a new baby, I passed on Fashion Week this year! But, I enjoy your photos so much!!

  • Vicky says:

    Oh I get those types of blisters and cuts from shoes all the time too. Guess there’s always a less glamorous side to fashion week. Hope those heal quick so you could wear pretty heels again


  • Honey says:

    Fashion week is a lot of work. You are such a super mum, doing it all.
    it must be so great now that you are back with baby Chloe 🙂


  • Diane says:

    I never thought about all those other aspects of Fashion Week. It definitely sounds like a lot of work, but you’re really doing it so well!

    xx, Diane ||

  • Prudence Yeo says:

    The blisters cushion sound like real life savers! Love your collection of shoes, very envious :)!


  • Joua says:

    I need to get those cushions from walgreens then! Plus i’m stopping by walgreens to also pick up some treatment for minor corn and/or calluses on my feet from poor shoe fitting an friction…Thanks for sharing, Chriselle!
    Joua to the Rescue

  • Viviene Kok says:

    It does sounds exhausting. The reality behind the curtains of the glamorous Fashion Week. Rest well Chriselle 🙂 🙂 🙂


    Real Life Nerd //

  • melissa says:

    Those shoes are amazing Chriselle! And just being in NY in general causes blisters haha running around in NYC is tough work

  • Eden says:

    Thanks for the tips, I’m always looking for ways to make heels more comfortable!

  • sanssouci says:

    Beautiful outfit! Loved your shoes’ collection!

  • Fab looks-love those heels! Def need to pick some of those Compeed Blister cushions. Get some sleep!:)

  • A&I says:

    I really wished I could go to the meet and greet.. You’re a huge fashion insp. and has been since you started out with Michelle Phan.
    I’ve been loving your outfits in fashion week !

    xx Afza

  • Liz says:

    Like my mother always says, beauty is pain! lol just wish it wasn’t so painful sometimes. Thanks for sharing! Definitely going to look into those pads!


  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Yes, Fashion Week must be so fun and exciting, but I realize that there’s always a less glamorous side to all of the glitz and sparkle that we always see in the media 🙂 I’m glad you had a great time, Chriselle, and that you’re now going to be reunited with Chloe <3
    And these photos are so lovely (as always) 🙂

    xo, elizabeth t.

  • Sasha says:

    Congrats on your new LV!!!!!

  • Scarllet says:

    I loved your honesty

  • sasa says:

    Glad it’s over:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • I love the photography and layout of your blog so much!

  • Natali says:

    Looking incredibly beautiful and feminine in this outfit!

  • sahara says:

    I actually used them once and they are great!

  • Joules says:

    It does sound exhausting!

    I love that purse!

    lifestyle by joules

  • Jessica says:

    Good news is your readers love all your posts and as exhausting trying to look perfect for 10 straight days is, for us it’s worth it so thank you!

    Jess |

  • Uh yes, preach! I love Compeeds as they are so popular here in the UK! I literally keep them in every purse as they have the perfect packaging. Loved following you on snapchat 🙂 Such a giggle, you three! x

  • Belen says:

    I really love the thicker heel!
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  • Christianne says:

    You are such a classy lady Chriselle! I love this outfit and the purse.

  • Liz says:

    love what you’re wearing! I can imagine how exhausting it is to be running around all day — and I don’t do well if I don’t have time to eat!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    The not so glamourized moments behind the fascinating life of a fashionista … What made you special in what you do is learn and adapt to almost any situation especially in a chaotic hush rush fashion week is finding and seizing the seconds of solace and serenity even for a moment in time and turn it around to glamourized your world again . . . That’s a smart cookie … Ohh, I mean world class Fashionista! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • oh, yes, the naked truth….still made your fab appearance, babe….

  • Maria says:

    I totally understand what you mean. I get blisters wearing almost every type of shoes – heels, flats, sneakers. It’s total PITA. Excuse my rude ?

  • Danielle says:

    I really like this look! The dress is so pretty! The little bag is adorable! Love the sunglasses! Have a nice week and rest a lot after such busy days in NYC.

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