New York stylist, Nicole Vitagliano takes five from the front row to answer our quick fire fashion questions. With tales of handwritten notes from Rick Owens to shooting women in menswear and an appreciation for beautiful Italians, we want her fashionable life!

Name the 5 essential items in your fashion week kit?

Safety pins - massive ones for tomorrow (I’m shooting women in menswear), phone charger, Canon S90, B12, and tons of chapstick, lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss.

What’s your favourite designer/muse pairing?

Riccardo Tisci and Mariacarla Boscono, of course. Two talented, beautiful Italians.

What’s your most anticipated show?

I think the world is watching Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, but I love seeing what Haider Ackermann will do. As for emerging, Hakaan and Anthony Vaccarello own my heart.

Front row etiquette – is anything off limits?

EVERYTHING is off limits. No… I wouldn’t chew gum, certainly don’t chomp on it or blow bubbles. Don’t laugh out loud when and if a model falls on the floor.  And the pit photographers will probably yell at you if you cross your legs (in their photo).

What’s your most treasured fashion item ever?

A ruby ring of my grandmothers. It’s my birthstone; I think she got it as a gift when my twin sister and I were born.

Tell us your ‘pinch yourself’ fashion moment?

Receiving a handwritten note from Rick Owens.

Stay tuned for more LFW posts throughout the week. (Photo of Nicole: Billie Shaker).