"I dress for me," the One Tree Hill starlet told me backstage Thursday at the BCBG Max Azria show. "I don't dress for men and I don't dress for other women. But there's a certain head nod [that he does] and I'm like 'OK, I nailed it!"
The actress jetted to NYC sans her costar beau straight from the show's set in North Carolina and managed to look very fresh-faced despite the fact that she'd just landed in the city at 5:30 a.m.
Her Fashion Week trip will be a short one, as she also shared that she's off to a weekend wedding...
Sophia said she has a wedding to attend before she's due back on set. Hmmm, could she be referring to her friend Amy Smart, who's set to tie the knot this Saturday?
The jet-setting starlet says the key to surviving Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is to remember that this is all fun.
"I think the biggest must have for fashion week is being a little carefree about it," she told me. "It's fun. It's a party. It's an exceptional thing to be a part of. I'm already coveting things that I'm seeing on people already. It's fun! If you take it too seriously, I think we'd all crumble under pressure."
Fellow front-row fashionista Elisha Cuthbert didn't hesitate when I asked her what her must-haves for this week are. "Good hair and makeup!" she told me.