Pinup Shoot: Varla Velour

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One of my favorite people came over this past weekend to do a photo shoot in my new in apartment studio. Varla Velour is not only gorgeous, but an incredibly talented burlesque performer as well.

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

Summer 2013 Press

As you may have noticed by my lengthy absence, things are crazy here in hot, humid, NYC. I’ve spent my summer being quite the busy little bee, and am now about to once again begin prepping for fashion week— just over a month away!

Along with some truly wonderful shoots I’ve been able to take part in, two very very cool things happened this spring/summer:

I photographed 5 bridal market week shows for BRIDES Magazine. Two of which ended up being featured as full-page images in the current Aug/Sept ’13 issue!!

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Now that the issue is out, expect more photos from each of the 5 bridal shows to debut here soon. In addition to Oscar de la Renta Bridal, which can be seen here.

In more ODLR news, I was absolutely overjoyed to find out two of my Resort ’13 show images were featured in this inspiring mini-documentary about Oscar himself. Filmed as an introduction to the exhibit currently on display at the Clinton Library, in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can catch my photos near the end of the video, at the 8:12 (runway finale) and 8:14 (oscar clapping with model) marks.

Photos ®2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost. Magazine scans ®2013 BRIDES/Conde Nast Publications.

The Shopkeepers

PR guru— and one of my dear friends– Sidney Prawatyotin recently started a new blog focusing on the faces behind some of NYC’s favorite boutiques, appropriately named, The Shopkeepers.

29019034266I was lucky enough to shoot this photo of the lovely Jade Lai, of Creatures of Comfort, for The Shopkeepers. CoC is definitely one of the most unique boutiques in the city.

I hope to help profile some more great shopkeepers in the future. It’s great to learn where some of the most stylish people in New York like to shop, for themselves!

You can see Jade’s full post, and many more great shopkeeper AND shopper profiles here.

Photo ® 2012 Rachel Scroggins for The Shopkeepers

Editorial Outtakes: Preetma


While browsing files on my external hard drive last week, I came across these shots of Preetma Singh, from a Spring editorial I shot for a client– that was never published. They’re too beautiful not to share with the rest of the world, so I’m posting some of the outtakes here.

The shoot (about a girl getting ready for a night on the town) took place in the Warren Tricomi salon, on Manhattan’s UES.

One of my favorite shots. I love this multi-watch look!

Not only is Preetma beautiful, but she’s also amazingly intelligent, and kind!
An attorney who now works at VOGUE, you can catch her inspiring outfit posts, and life adventures on her blog Working Girl, Esq. Seriously–her blog is one of the few style blogs I still read on a regular basis. She’s right up there with Susie Bubble on my list of style bloggers who actually stimulate my creativity and make me want to dress better, and is one of my favorite street style subjects to capture at NYFW.

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DIY Nail Art Editorial for

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A few weeks ago, I spent a day with the ladies of StyledOn, photographing a DIY Nail Art editorial– featuring some gorgeous and surprisingly easy nail art designs! The step by step guide just went live today, and it looks beautiful. I learned some helpful tips and tricks for doing my own nails at the shoot, so I’m really excited to try out all of the DIY’s.

See the full feature with step by step photos here. They’re also running a DIY nail art contest!

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Fall Fashion: Styled On

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I am absolutely head over heels for this Fall fashion editorial I shot for Styled On. The editorial went live Friday, and as soon as I arrived home to see it, I couldn’t stop playing the slide show over and over. I’ve been more than happy with every editorial I’ve shot so far, but this one has got to be my favorite.

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Starring Styled On members Leandra Medine—AKA Man Repeller, and Abbie Houck, it features plenty of red hot fall looks… and these are just sneak peaks!

See the full editorial here.

Inside Oscar de la Renta’s Showroom


My collection of fashion week posts might not be anywhere complete on this blog, but I’m already so excited to show off some of my post-nyfw projects: Tomorrow, part two of my Oscar de la Renta editorial goes live at Styled On! This accompanying photo story features beautiful detail shots of the Spring 2011 Oscar de la Renta collection. The showroom was so amazing. I felt so lucky seeing and touching looks just days after they went down the runway. It was completely overwhelming being surrounded by so many gorgeous, painstakingly detailed gowns. And the accessories were just as mind blowing!

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The Greyest Ghost Gets Styled On

Wednesday, I shot my very first editorial for Styled On! I don’t want to spoil the amazing shoot before it’s posted on the site, but I can say it was a totally amazing experience! We created some beautiful images together while shooting on location in DUMBO. I’ll be sure to link the full feature once it’s up. Until then, here’s an outtake:

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See another sneak peak here.