Oscar de la Renta S/S 2013

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Every day, I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, but some days are just more magical than others. Whenever it’s time for an Oscar de la Renta show (which now happens around five times a year, for me!), I revert back to feeling like a little girl, surrounded by beautiful gowns and accessories. It has to be one of the closest things to feeling like a real live princess a New Yorker can experience!

I find I’m always more partial, in general, to spring and summer collections. Maybe it’s the brighter colors, or breezier fabrics. But this spring, Oscar totally blew me away. The impeccable styling, color choices, unexpected use of latex fabric, and even the rainbow hair was so fresh and inspiring in a world where so many designers seem to have lost their way.

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I “live-pinned” the show for the brand over on the official OscarPRGirl Pinterest page. So my evening began a few hours pre-show, backstage:

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One of the first people I ran into, Karlie Kloss

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I will never, ever get tired of pink…

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or floaty fabrics

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The perfect rosy lip color, by Revlon

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One of my favorite things about the SS13 show was the streaks of colorful hair extensions, peeking out from the models’ up-do’s

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I lost track of the number of people who told me my hair matched the models’

At one point while navigating my way through the crowded backstage, I turned around and found myself unexpectedly blocking Oscar’s path. As I was about to excuse myself, he reached up, pet my dyed blue bangs, and said “I need your hair for the show!”.

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Of course I had to document the matching hair. But I now see how tired I looked by day six of nyfw

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A quiet moment before the show

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I snuck back to the atelier to say hello, and bumped into Raffaele, the atelier director.

Back in beauty, more hair extensions were being applied:
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Hair genius Orlando Pita at work

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Another fun discovery at the SS13 show–more new OdlR nail lacquers!

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The finished look:
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Checking on the runway

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Details of my **favorite** piece in the collection

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Spotted while I ran out to do one last pinterest upload: ALT

Right before the show began, Rachel Zoe arrived. And seemed to impress Oscar with her necklace:
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Some of my favorite looks from the runway:

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Something was a bit “off” with the show’s lighting this season. So for the first time in ages, I’ve played around with the color and vignetting in my runway photos. Which I try to avoid, preferring to preserve the integrity and true colors of the clothing.

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❤❤❤

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Karlie closing the show

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Once again, in black and white!

See the full photo set here

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

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