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by on May 20, 2011

If you believe the world will come to an end tomorrow — MAY 21ST! — or that Judgement Day is nigh or are just hoping for bobbly-headed aliens with light-up fingers like I am, you don’t want to be caught unprepared at the moment of truth, now do you? Here are 10 items you should have before mounting one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (I like Pestilence best).

1. Booze. Let’s be real, if shit’s going down tomorrow, I’m going out in a vodka-soaked blaze of glory.

2. At least one piece of McQueen’s Savage Beauty. Yes I am breaking into The Met and yes I am wearing this gold duck feather coat out.

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

3. Egoïste. Because I need to see a Louis Vuitton-attired polar bear taking in an Al Gore lecture on global warming before I die. That happened.

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

4. These post-Apocalyptic video looks from Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)”:

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

Photo: NY Mag

 

And Lady Gaga‘s “Judas”:

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

Photo: Nicola Formichetti's Blog!!

5. Oprah. I know this is short notice with the world ending tomorrow and all, but I really think Oprah and I should be together since I’ve recently adopted her as my mother. She’s not really aware of it.

6. Violent Lips. Sometimes a girl needs to look fierce and really this isn’t the time to slack off with boring old jungle red or whatever signature color you use. Give me a hot pink leopard lip and call it a day/year/life.

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

7. Made in Brazil #3.

Boom:

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

Photo: Models.com

Nuff said.

8. Angelina Jolie’s Atelier Versace gown from Cannes. I love a good statement-making gown when the skies open up; and this gown will say, “Excuse me, stop what you’re doing. I get it…but I’m in the room.”

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

9. A pair of Louboutins I lifted from FI‘s Editor-in-Chief Sam Lim. Barring the fact that I’m about six shoe sizes bigger than she is, Sam’s long hours in the line at the Christian Louboutin sample sale should be celebrated. Celebrated with a unbearably painful walk-off.

10. Fashion Indie’s Mixtape Vol. 3. If we’re all still here next week you can get a listen for yourself, but I’ve already got my copy and will be dancing till the world ends.

Packing for Doomsday: 10 Essentials You Cant Live to Die Without

Speaking of Britney, I forgot to include drugs — last minute shopping …literally!

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Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail

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