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everything you need to know about #nwfw is a hashtag away.

by ray siegel

You may live in another time zone, but all you need is a secure Internet signal (#fashionweekproblems?) to get immediate coverage from those who cover it best. We're backstage, we're super close to the runway, we're eavesdropping in the front row to find out which celebrities are dissing people's outfits, and if Betsey Johnson does an entire gymnastics floor routine on the runway—one of us will be the first to Instagram/mobile upload it/retweet it/pin it and you'll be pressing your like button even more often than you normally do. Behold, the social media must-follows for spring '13 Fashion Week:

New York Fashion Week, @NYFW

You can bet that the official twitter handle for New York fashion week will tell you everything you need to know this week. We'll being checking in to see who is pulling a Marc Jacobs this season, because the last place that you don't want to be fashionably late is fashion week.

Zac Sebastian, @ZacSebastian

His twitter profile deems him "the laziest future ex president ever," which is hilarious but untrue. He's our fashion week photographer and there's nothing lazy about the runway and backstage shots that this dude cops.

Deborah Lippmann, @Deborahlippmann

Deborah is a nail guru, but also an avid tweeter. Look no further than her twitter timeline for timely (very important) updates about the backstage manicure ongoings.

MAC Cosmetics, @MACcosmetics

Duh! They'll be putting all of the makeup that MAC can make on models all week! Maybe it's because they share a name with Apple computers and have vowed to hold themselves to similar standards, but MAC's twitter does not miss a beat.

Phil Oh, @MrStreetPeeper

Phil Oh is the friendly face waiting to take what will hopefully be a flattering photo of you as scurry into Milk Studios pretending to be unaware of the many photographers stationed outside. He's everywhere—so stay on top of his street style shots throughout the week. Photographer, Tommy Ton is his bestie, so the competition between those two is always on.

Ford Modeling Agency, @FordModelsFord's social media outlets are always a must-follow for their quick and funny, often non-fashion related blasts, but this is their time to shine. With all of those pretty faces behind the brand it shouldn't be too hard. Photos of models getting their hair teased; keep 'em coming. We live for that.

Cory Kennedy, @Cory_Kennedy

Don't skip the Nylon It Girls! Corey will be at all the shows and she'll have sweet front row seats. To ensure that you'll get your full dose of Corey, she'll be hosting some special episodes of fashion week-centric Nylon TV.  

Jourdan Dunn, @JourdanDunnThat's Miss Jourdan Dunn to her twitter followers. She tells it like it is...or like it is if you're a model. Her tweets give us all of that modely stuff that we secretly love to live vicariously through because a few hunger pains aside, model life doesn't sound so bad.

US! @NylonMag

You had better already be following us on Twitter, but in case you've been living under a rock, or have no internet connection in your college dorm room the Twitter account for the most awesome magazine in the world is @Nylonmag. The tweeters behind it are the savvy members of our digital team: @RebeccaWD, @RaySiegel, and @SaliHoffman. And if you're tweeting at us, which you should be all week, use our hashtag: #NylonFW.

While you're tweeting away, here's how you can watch all of the shows without leaving your bed or the office desk you might be chained to.

Follow the entire Nylon team! @marvinjarrett, @danistahl, @LmichelleReneau, @j_errico, @NYLONGuysMag, @AdrianBrinkley, @GSherms, @mitsu_tsuchiya

Go team!