KATIE GALLAGHER S/S 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Any longtime readers of my blog know that Katie Gallagher is a favorite designer of mine. One of the most avant-garde and risk taking young designers currently working in NYC, I’ve seen her grow in both talent and popularity over the past few years. (Her second ever show was one of the first presentations I ever photographed.) Not only does she have talent in spades, she’s also incredibly sweet too.

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Katie, organizing the models before her show.

This season, Katie’s collection was entitled “Everything Forever”. It“is inspired by the concept of rebirth and purity…an ode to the remnants of our past, which are ingrained in us and ever-present. Despite infliction, the soul can remain pure. However, everything we do is in us forever.” — via the show’s line sheet

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Featuring Katie’s typically minimalist color palette, the collection showcased classic Katie Gallagher pieces such as leggings, and tailored jackets, with the addition of new items such as swimwear, and jewelry.

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Megan Isaacs for Katie Gallagher bracelets.

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Adjusting a model’s swimsuit, before the walk-through.

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Longtime Katie Gallagher collaborator Cesar Ramirez led the hair team, using Moroccanoil products and T3 Micro tools to style the model’s hair.

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Cesar at work.

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Cesar’s “infinite” twisted bun creation.

To get the look:
“I first applied Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse on dry hair to create texture. While blowdrying with T3 Micro’s Evolution Longlife, I brushed through the hair to get the texture that I needed. This isn’t always easy because many texture products are not brushable, soft, or easy to work with. The Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse is.
“Starting at the nape of the neck, I used the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, to create three large sized flat twist by rolling the hair tight towards the head and loosening it up towards the top to meet into a top knot.

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“I then swept the fringe across the face and twisted it into the top knot.”
“To finish, I pulled strands loose and ruffled them to create a fly-away feel and applied a mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer
Shine Spray for added shine and to give accent to various parts of the final look.”
–Via Cesar Ramirez

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MAC Senior Artist Romero Jennings designed a nude look, which he highlighted with pearl pigment to add dimension:

“What I did is kept the eyes really simple. I wrapped the eyes with a nude brown cream all the way around in a circle and then used Fascinating Pencil in the waterline. To make it look a little bit fresh and to make sure that the eyes did not look tired I used the black mascara on the top and bottom to really open up the eye, erased the brows with a little bit of concealer, contoured and sculpted the cheeks, and then added the Pink Opal on top of that too. So the Pink Opal really is the one that makes it three-dimensional. I am using this much shine because there is no shine in the collection at all. For lips I’m using Cherish and Mint lipstick. The product that I’m using to wrap the eye with is Fluid Liner, it’s a gel liner from MAC. What MAC did is they got inspired by eyebrow colors, so these are actually eyeliners but you can use them as shadow-as anything. What’s amazing is that it stays in place so it’s going to be a great product for summer.” — Romero Jennings

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The products used.

The finished look:
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Casey Herman for JULEP created a dragonfly inspired nail to compliment the ethereal quality of Katie’s collection.

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The three nail designs:
* “Chasing Dragonflies”– One coat of JULEP Sienna (sheer gold), with “wing” like design painted over top, using Juliette (white crème) and Brandt (black crème)
* An ombre nail using Sienna (sheer gold) and Emma (pink shimmer)
* The third and final look featured netting, to compliment the net and mesh used in the collection.

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The complete finished look:
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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012-2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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