Part of why I hated covering fashion week last year (and why I’m fleeing the state during most of it this year) was because my name was frequently not on the list when it was supposed to be. This was annoying because I was not there for fun, but work, and it forced me to scramble to make up for lost time/money. Eventually I gave up and just started writing about shows I hadn’t even gotten into, which was actually more fun, to be honest. But let’s say that you, unlike me, still want to go to events you’re not on the list for. Perhaps you’re not even supposed to be on the list! Here are some tips on how to do that, courtesy of a real, live PR person who would prefer to remain anonymous.