Shop Owner's Fashion Week Essentials

“I try not to pack too much because I realize I end up wearing the same few items,” says Christianna Ablahad, owner of Encinitas boutique Mog & Rue. She’s off to New York Fashion Week in a couple of days. “I generally stick to black and white, not just because it's chic, but because I'm lazy.”

Considering she’s not just a shop proprietor but also a blogger and fashion/culture journo, we’ll take that last statement with a grain of salt. But we are keen to find out what Ablahad is packing for her sojourns at Lincoln Center; they include a day-to-night tunic dress and a (locally designed!) handbag that’s compact but roomy enough for NYFW provisions. Her five must-pack pieces are above.

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