Throughout the madness and insanity that is New York Fashion Week, one of our favorite young designers, Chris Benz, will be keeping a little diary for us; documenting the castings, the fittings, the styling, the hopefully-minimal-freaking-out-ing... Here, in his third installment, Chris had to abort his tanning mission and realizes he needs to get his hair re-dyed.

This morning not only marks the first official day of New York Fashion Week, but also our first day of model fittings! T-minus three days until showtime, but on the fashion clock that seems like weeks!

So much to do! I need one of those EAT ME cakes from Wonderland that makes time slow down (or maybe me speed up?). Make no mistake, we all totally rogue-out and host sugar-free Red Bull shot-gunning contests at the studio! Sometimes we even have a venti iced coffee and book-end it with a sugar-free Red Bull. Hot stuff! And then give me a mentholated Japanese eyedrop, and I'm good to go. I was hoping to go tanning this morning, but alas realized my car (I mean who has a car in Manhattan?) was in bad parking for a Thursday and I had to abort mission and move the car.

I really need to re-dye my hair but I really don't know when there will be time to schedule it in. Mudhoney, are you there? May need a studio-visit, not gonna lie. I'm powder puff pink right now, but gotta get back to fiery fuchsia by Monday. As I hit send on this, we're on fitting #6 of 30. And Bruno Mars is blasting. Fine.

Chris Benz's Fashion Week Diary, Part I: "It's Like Fashion Church!"
Chris Benz's Fashion Week Diary, Part II: "Puppies Have No Idea It's Almost Fashion Week"

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