How I Stay Organised During Fashion Week

Ella Gregory kikki.K London Fashion Week

As you know, I’m an organisation freak. I love it. Thrive on it, in fact. And London Fashion Week always takes a lot of organisational prowess. The list-making and time management is such a thrill that in some sick and twisted way I actually enjoy it more than the fashion itself. Yes, I realise this makes makes me sound incredibly lame, but that’s just what life is like when you’re a Type A.

This season at London Fashion Week I’ve kept my commitments to a minimum, forgoing back-to-back shows in favour of intimate presentations and catch-ups with industry friends. However, out-off-office time still requires its fair share of planning and I’ve turned to my favourite stationery brand, kikki.K, to help with scheduling.

Read on to find out how I stay organised over LFW, and also discover The Apārtment team’s fashion week survival secrets…


London Fashion Week Organisation kikki.K

Ella Gregory, Editor of Coco’s Tea Party

I stay organised during London Fashion Week by… going over my schedule at the start of each day and keeping a detailed to-do list close to hand.

I couldn’t survive fashion week without… a sense of humour! Hopping from one side of town to the other, and then back again, multiple times a day is really tiring. Especially when you factor in London traffic. So a sense of humour is a must.

This season at LFW I’m feeling grateful for… the fact I work in an industry filled with so many talented, cool and inspiring people.

The kikki.K item I always have to hand is... an A6 notebook that I can slip into my handbag. I prefer to write my to-do lists on paper. And I’ve also just fallen in love with kikki.K’s metal rollerball pen. I know it sounds weird, but it feels so luxurious to write with!

Thrive kikki.K The Apartment
kikki.K The Apartment London Fashion Week

Abi Omole, CEO of The Apārtment

I stay organised during London Fashion Week by… planning every aspect of my week. Literally. I don’t leave anything to chance. Of course, it never runs completely smoothly, but it’s always good to have a plan in place.

I couldn’t survive fashion week without… my mobile. Staying in contact with my team and creating content on the go are my main concerns over LFW. So my phone is a necessity.

This season at LFW I’m feeling grateful for… friends! We’re doing so many cool new things at The Apārtment, and I’m so grateful for all of my influencer friends for being so supportive.

The kikki.K item I always have to hand is… one of the planner pads. I’m always making insane to-do lists, and it helps soften the blow of how much work I have to get through when the paper looks so pretty!

Fashion Week Organisation kikki.K

Kris Atomic, Head of Photography at The Apārtment

I stay organised during London Fashion Week by… making lists! I make tons of lists, and I also try to plan ahead and finish as much work as a I can beforehand.

I couldn’t survive fashion week without… my camera, Uber, and Slack, which I use to keep in touch with everyone on my team.

This season at LFW I’m feeling grateful for… the chance to catch up so many of my fashion friends who live outside the UK. We usually only get the opportunity to hang out twice a year, when they’re in town for LFW, so I always look forward to that.

The kikki.K item I always have to hand is... definitely one of the daily to-do list planners. The gold daily notes pad is my favourite – I love the fact it’s divided into sections.


Are you also a big fan of kikki.K stationery? Which of their designs help to keep you organised? Leave a comment below to have your say…

{This post was created in collaboration with kikki.K. Thank you for continuing to support the sponsors that make Coco’s Tea Party possible. Still life photography by Derek Bremner, courtesy of The Apārtment. }

STYLE NOTE: Pyjama shirt c/o ASCENO

  • As always, I’m so impressed by your organisational skills Ella! Those notebooks are so pretty. xxx

    • cocos_tea_party

      EVERYTHING kikki.K is so pretty. They even make files for your taxes look appealing haha! xx

  • Serena

    Really impressed by your organizational skills! Love the way you write and how you explain everything in detail! Really inspiring!

  • Ev

    Such a nice post 🙂 Thanks dear!

  • Every excuse to buy new notebooks is good, right?

    • cocos_tea_party

      Totally!

  • monicawelburn

    I LOVE great organisation, especially written down with a fancy pen (I feel you on the rollerball luxury) and in a sassy notepad.

    Stationery heaven.

    Monica xx