All Photos and Content ®2014 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
Welcome to another guest post, from The Greyest Ghost assistant photographer Julio Cortez:
For VPL’s Spring 2013 collection, designer Victoria Bartlett brings more visibility to the panty line than ever before. The 43 piece collection is true to the brand’s signature comfort, functionality, and style. This season, Bartlett adds surreal feathers, contrast metallics, and parachute volume for our layering pleasure.
Hair lead Bob Recine created a symmetrical hairstyle to parallel the collection’s lines using PHYTO and Amika tools.
The hair is first styled back into a clean and tight pony tail.
It takes two people and four hands to execute the intricate fishtail braid.
The fishtail is then brought forward and pinned atop the head.
The hair is kept in place with a fishnet and PHYTO holding spray until the models are ready to sport their bungee head straps on the runway.
Makeup by Romy Soleimani with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics focused on soft, dewey skin and a flash of metallic eyelids. The skin is hydrated with ARCONA ice spray and eye dew for a natural, radiant glow. OCC primer is mixed with silver pigment and applied with a brush over the eye crease for a 90s stroke effect.
Nail art by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics completes the look, with a custom paint job created for the runway using a drop of blue “RX” lacquer blended with “Dangerous” and “Tarred”. This is a practical everyday color that you may want to mix for yourself at home. All nail lacquers available at Beauty.com.
Bungee strapped girls breezed on the runway in casual futurism silhouettes embellished with metallic contrasts and plenty of peek-a-boo skin. Hard lines and signature symmetry are softened by Bartlett’s effortless draping combined with a playful neutral and pastel color palette. Fuzzy layers, earth tone sequins, and spring’s go-to parachute anorak round out an inspiring RTW collection that any city girl would want to slip into for sartorial comfort.
View the full photo set on Flickr!
®2013 The Greyest Ghost | Julio Cortez
The Spring 2013 Candela presentation was one of those rare fashion shows where I wasn’t “working”, wasn’t covering any beauty brands– I just got to relax and enjoy the clothes and shoes.
And boy, were they pretty. In fact everything about the show was gorgeous, in a soft bohemian way. The hair & makeup, the clothes and shoes, and the magnificent set design. The floral backdrops of the presentation not only looked appealing, they smelled wonderful too!
The collection made me wish summer would just hurry up and get here already!
See the full photo set here.
All Photos and Content ®2012-2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
HONOR’s Giovanna Randall is a breath of fresh air in the NY fashion world. Showing collections that would be equally at home on the runways of Paris, she continues to impress me with her talent, and growth as a (very!) new designer.
For Spring, the HONOR collection was inspired by nature, and human anatomy. Taking this interpretation literally, was Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com.
“We created a gorgeous high-gloss white nail that was actually bone-inspired. We wanted a natural nail that still captured the essence of the collection, and came up with a killer combination.” –via Deborah Lippmann’s tumblr.