TANYA TAYLOR S/S 2017

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Tanya Taylor’s collections are always a riot of color. I’ve been following her line since almost the beginning of her career. And love that I can always look forward to seeing fantastic patterns, and bright colors in her designs each season. TANYA TAYLOR SPRING-SUMMER 2017 016

The Spring collection’s “island” inspiration was very apparent to the viewer. These were happy, vacation ready clothes, that just viewing made you want to jet off to a far off locale.

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As strong as the clothing collection is, Tanya Taylor also consistently features fun, innovative beauty looks each season. While the hair and makeup was more relaxed, and vaction-y, the standout beauty feature of Spring was the funky rainbow wave nail art.

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Morgan Taylor Lead Nail Artist Gina Edwards painted each nail with Morgan Taylor New School Nude as a base coat. Next, each tip with hand-painted with half-moon designs, using a selection of multiple Morgan Taylor polishes. Featured colors that were used include Orange You Glad, West Coast Cool, Ahead of the Game, Tropical Punch, Mint Chocolate Chip, Tokyo A Go Go, Sweet Escape, and Deja Blue.

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Allen Wood for Bumble and Bumble led the hair team, who created the island friendly hair style, inspired by Tanya’s trips to Cuba and Capri. To get the look: “Mist Surf Spray onto small sections of hair and twist hair around the fingers, alternating the direction of the twist so hair doesn’t become uniform. Blow dry and scrunch hair to create an organic texture. Create a natural center part and tuck hair behind the ears. Once twists have cooled, break up hair by raking with fingers. Finish with Dryspun Finish throughout roots to add volume.” –Instructions via Bumble and Bumble.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2016-2017 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

TANYA TAYLOR FALL/WINTER 2015

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Tanya Taylor is the creator of some of my favorite prints and textures shown at NYFW. They are always ladylike, yet never boring. And each season I find myself wishing I could buy the majority of what she sends down the runway. I’m a big fan of dresses, and her dresses– well, they impress.

Along with creating great fabrics, Tanya also designs some wonderful complimentary accessories. Frequently including things such as bags, belts, and hair embellishments.

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ROSIE ASSOULIN F/W 2014

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I went in to the Rosie Assoulin show not knowing much about the designer other than she was developing a strong reputation for evening wear, and that she’d earned a place on many “designers to watch” lists over the past year. What I found when I arrived completely blew me away.

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Most models were in the midst of getting the finishing touches put on their hair and makeup looks for the show. But a few sneak peeks of the clothing happened here and there, showing glimpses of what was to come.

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MAC Executive Director of Makeup Artistry Lyne Desnoyers at work.

Together with Assoilin, who wanted the makeup to focus on “19th century rouge”, Desnoyers created a down to earth look that featured an almost bare face with berry stained lips, and a bright pop of blush high on the cheekbones. Peach, Rust, and Red tones were used on cheeks, depending on the model’s skin tone.

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Breakdown of the look/products used, via the MAC face chart

The finished look:

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Allen Wood for Bumble and Bumble created an updated ponytail meant to mimic the effortless look of hair tucked into a woman’s coat.

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To get the look, hair was sprayed with Thickening Spray, Surf Spray, and Bumble and Bumble Prep, then dried. A “quick roll” at the nape of the neck twisted the ponytail, which was then secured with pins.

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Finished hair and makeup:

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One of the things that stood out the most to me, upon viewing this collection, was the wonderful use of bright, intense colors as accent points that added a pop to each gown.

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Last but not least, my favorite dress. Assembled from hundreds of pieces of silk and velvet.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2014 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

TANYA TAYLOR S/S 2013

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Tanya Taylor is a relatively new (and new to me!) designer on the NYFW scene. Gathering a fair amount of buzz after just one season, Taylor’s second collection showcased her love of prints, and an updated, quirky vision of ladylike style.

Backstage, international lead makeup artist Uzo, for NARS created a summery 1960’s inspired look that channeled actress Natalie Wood.

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The products used:
FACE: Sheer Glow Foundation, Copacabana Illuminator, and Copacabana Multiple (applied to cheekbones only).
EYES: PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow (pink side),Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara, and Bali, Bengali, or Blondie Eyeshadow (on brows).
LIPS: Tonga Lip Liner Pencil, Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and Barbarella Lipstick.
-Via NARS Trend Report

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ESSIE manicurist Gina Edwards designed a different take on the staple French manicure: matte black tips!

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The rounded nails were first painted using “Au Natural”, with the french tip painted with “Licorice”. “Matte About You” topcoat finished the look. Toes were painted with “Au Natural”.

The finished look:
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Stylist Allen Wood for Bumble and Bumble continued to carry on with the 1960’s inspiration, styling hair into two looks: sleek ponytails, and pony’s with head scarves, made from scraps of Tanya’s fabric from the collection.

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The finished look:
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The presentation was held at the MoMa, leading to some interesting views of the collection from above:
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Tanya Taylor has definitely earned a place on my “designers to watch” list for her clever use of pattens, and updated take on classic pieces like skirts and blazers.

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See the full photo set here.

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