Tag Archive: Knomo

Sep 12 2014

Technology: The Knomo Knomad Organiser

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I am a big fan of organisation, especially when it comes to fashion week, there is enough craziness without my essentials being a mess, and that is where this cute Knomo Knomad Mini comes in very handy. It basically keeps all my gadgets in one place and when laid flat becomes a mini office desk.

So what have I got in my Knomad for fashion week?

First up is my Lenovo Windows 8 tablet, a little bigger than the iPad Mini this beauty still fits perfectly into the cotton-canvas holder in its own special shockproof section for added protection. This tablet is great for fashion week as I can take notes, write up show reports when I have a spare moment, and unlike lugging my laptop it hardly weighs a thing.

There is also space for my 4G mobile wi-fi device, which comes in handy when I need to post a story and the LFW wi-fi is being really slow, plus my tablet charging cables and my earphones just incase I need to transcribe an interview after a show, or if I just want to listen to music.

In front of the tablet pocket are a few sections for you to put a slimline battery charger, I have a Monster credit-card size device, which I highly recommend, a notebook or two, and even a slot for your mobile, which is great when you have all your stuff laid out on the train.

There are also numerous other pockets to store an SD card, I know it is hard to fill them up but I have had a few that have somehow corrupted and needed to buy another one, a USB stick, your Oyster card, and those all important business cards as fashion week is a great time to network.

Finally there is also a place to keep a pen handy, I have found with a lot of technology organisers that old-school writing implements aren’t a priority and I am still a lover of writing lists so I am so pleased that Knomo added it in.

The only thing missing off this picture are my tickets, which can easily rest in the middle once the organiser is closed. I don’t think I am going to have any excuse this fashion week when I can’t find something in my bag!!!

The Knomo Knomad Mini comes in four colours – black, blue, sand and olive and costs £45.

Also don’t forget to follow all my LFW action by following my Twitter: @FashionNBarbie and my Instagram: @FashionistaBarbie.

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Sep 13 2012

LFW SS13: My London Fashion Week Essentials…Well Some Of Them

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Today is London Fashion Week eve, which can only mean that I am in a slight panic over my wardrobe options, doing last minute shopping, organising my schedule, chasing last minute tickets, and most importantly laying out all the essentials I need to carry around with me.

I wont bore you in detail in how much I carry around, think of a packhorse and you won’t be too far out, I generally pack everything the first day and each day my bag gets lighter and lighter as I just can’t carry it!!!

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First up, the bag, each season I choose one core bag that I use more often than not, and I mix in a few of my favourites as the mood takes me. This season I have been treated with a Knomo leather bag, I am planning on doing a more detailed post about this incredible bag, but here are the highlights – this bag has its own padded laptop compartment, it can fit in all these essentials and more, it is cute, I love that she is called ‘Alice’, and I don’t think I have ever had a more chic laptop bag. This beauty is perfect for fashion week.

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From technology to old school, I can’t leave the house without my Filofax, I had been using my bright yellow beauty, but then Filofax asked if I would like one of the new Temperley for Filofax Violet organisers to try out, which isn’t even in the stores yet, and of course I jumped at the chance – this is a gorgeous diary. Then I have my new ‘bunting’ notepad that my friend Sarah sent me, which goes perfectly with my Bic two-way pen, I do love a pink pen, and I don’t leave to an event without my Fashionista Barbie business cards – well you don’t know who you might meet!!!

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Rushing around for 10 hours straight means you do need to refresh your make-up, as I have such a large bag I always go for a colourful cosmetic pouch, and you don’t get brighter than the amazing range from Candy Store – inside I just carry the essentials foundation, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer and concealer.

Changing conditions is what you have to get used to with fashion week, different venues means different temperatures, so I always carry a scarf, this season I have gone with a horse print. The last few essentials range from Carmex to handcream, headache tablets and then I have my new Barbie coffee cuff from Clippy, yes this season at London Fashion Week even my cuppa will be fashionable!!!

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I have a hectic few days coming up, so Fashionista Barbie might be a little slow on the updates, I will try between shows but my schedule is packed this season with some amazing backstage access and I have even got tickets to Temperley London and House of Holland that I have never received before so I am super excited.

Just finishing up this post and I realised I haven’t actually put my tickets in my fashion week essentials – now that would be crazy to forget them!!!

What would your fashion week essentials be?

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