Jaime King's Secret Weapon for Staying Calm During Fashion Week Only Costs $28

InStyle September - Jaime King - Lead
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Two decades after she quit modeling for acting, Jaime King was back on the runway this past June for Miu Miu’s 2019 resort show, walking alongside fellow actresses like Kate Bosworth and Uma Thurman. “There’s a fun collide happening between the entertainment and fashion worlds right now, and it was exciting to be among my Hollywood girlfriends,” says the star of Netflix's upcoming series Black Summer. Still, there’s one major perk to being off the catwalk. “When I watch a show, I immediately get inspired for my own future red-carpet looks.”

We asked King to fill us in on her guide to fashion week, from her style and beauty must-haves to her most memorable moments from past shows. Scroll down for all of her top picks.

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Must-See Shows

Must-See Shows
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"Christian Dior, Schiaperelli, Oscar de la Renta, and Givenchy are a few of my go-tos."

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MEMORABLE MOMENT

MEMORABLE MOMENT 
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“When I watched Uma Thurman walk the runway at Miu Miu’s resort show, I literally did a triple take. She had this swagger that took my breath away, and as she closed the show, she was just electric.”

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TRAVEL NECESSITY

TRAVEL NECESSITY 
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“If you want to lie down between events, this silk pillowcase and eye mask keep your skin and hair looking fresh.”

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FOOTWEAR FAVE

FOOTWEAR FAVE 
Gucci

“I always try to get away with wearing flats, like Gucci slides. I’ll do anything to avoid being in high heels at this point in my life.”

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POST-SHOW HOT SPOTS

POST-SHOW HOT SPOTS 
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“I always run into friends at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, and when I’m in Paris, I go to Le Meurice hotel for a drink and snacks. There’s also a really great restaurant there called L’Entente, Le British Brasserie.”

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HAIR ESSENTIAL

HAIR ESSENTIAL 
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“I use Sam McKnight’s Lazy Girl dry shampoo when I’m traveling.”

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Sleek Shades

Sleek Shades
Prada

“I’ve been wearing a great pair of simple black cat-eye Prada sunglasses.”

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Cool Carryall

Cool Carryall
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“I carry my Dior backpack everywhere.”

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Essential Oil

Essential Oil
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“In a crowded venue I can pick up on other people’s energy really easily. This essential oil helps me stay calm and enjoy the experience.”

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Skin Savior

Skin Savior
Dr. Sturm

"I always have Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops with me."

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Pop of pink

Pop of pink
La Prairie

"La Prairie's cream blush is really great."

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TOP MODEL

TOP MODEL 
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Kaia Gerber is so free when she’s on the runway. You can really see her personality when she walks. It’s exciting to witness the return of the supermodel.”

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