NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2019 : SNEAK PEEKS DAY THREE – RODARTE

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I’m still in shock that I actually got to photograph this gorgeous show! I can’t wait to share every single detail next week. Until then, here are some of my favorite shots from behind the scenes:

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Nails: Morgan Taylor, Hair: TRESemmé, Makeup: NARS.

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All Photos and Content ®2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

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NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2019 : SNEAK PEEKS DAYS ONE AND TWO

My day one wasn’t the same as everyone else’s– I started shooting shows on Friday and Saturday. But here are some of my favorites. As usual, expect full show recaps to begin in about a week. But for now, some sneak peeks:

Jonathan Simkhai:
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Hair: TRESemmé, Nails:Côte, Makeup: Maybelline

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Street Style, before CHROMAT:

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Leyna Bloom:
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Cushnie:
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Hair by TRESemmé

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All Photos and Content ®2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

THE BLONDS F/W 2018: BACKSTAGE

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The Blonds show what is arguably one of the most fun and innovative collections each NY Fashion Week. Season after season, no one else produces such over the top amazing looks, that find a home on red carpets and concert stages around the world.

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Preciosa crystals were also featured, along with bondage belts and accessories form new collaborator CreepyYeha.

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This season’s phenomenal nail look from longtime Blonds collaborators CND was inspired by the theme of good vs evil, and “Lucifer as a powerful woman”. Frescos, Red spikes, and studs made frequent appearances, in both the nail art and clothing.

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The outstanding nails featured crystals, spikes, flames, crocodile print, heavenly frescos, CND Shellac Gel Polish, and suede.

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“The whole story starts with Lucifer as a female. A strong powerful female, burning in the fire, finding the melted, molten marble, protecting herself with armor, and finding her spikes and her crystals”

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The complete show’s worth of nails took the CND team over 400 hours to complete!

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Sky high hair do’s by ORIBE topped off models’ looks:
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While longtime Blonds collaborator Kabuku once again provided a bold makeup look for the show:

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Kabuki finishing Daphne Guinness’ makeup.

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Daphne’s body suit, by The Blonds.

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The accessories are always just as fun as the clothes.

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Daphne Guinness, who performed during the show.

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The finished nail look:

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Lil Kim backstage after the show:
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Model Iskra Lawrence:
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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

KATIE GALLAGHER F/W 2018: SHOW AND LOOKBOOK SHOOT

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure of documenting behind the scenes at the look book photo shoot for Katie Gallagher’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection “True Red”.

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One of my favorite local designers, and someone I’ve been covering since my first ever season of NYFW, Katie’s designs continue to evolve and impress me more each season.

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The clothing featured so many fun details this season. Lace up hats and leg adornments, cut outs, and as always, a lot of mesh and sheer panels.

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In February, Katie presented the full collection at Mail Room, in downtown NYC. It was perfectly complemented by the dark, cavernous space. Featuring a set decorated by roses, and vintage candelabras.

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The backstage beauty look was one of my favorites of the FW18 season.

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Polka dots and lace up legging details.

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Katie and her models.

I can’t wait to see what Katie has in store next!

 

All Photos and Content ®2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

CAROLINA HERRERA SPRING/SUMMER 2018: BACKSTAGE

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Years ago, I photographed one of Carolina Herrera’s Bridal Fashion Week shows for BRIDES Magazine. And it was one of the most elegant shows I’ve ever attended. The Spring 2018 show was no different.

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Held in the Met Museum (the first time a fashion show has been allowed to take place inside!), the show was gorgeous and magical in a way I haven’t experienced since the final show by the late and great Oscar de la Renta.

Backstage, Morgan Taylor Lead Artist Gina Edwards designed the nail art look, which consisted of an elegant “cloud-like white” nail, created using “Heaven Sent” nail lacquer.

The finished look:
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Makeup wise, MAC Cosmetics provided the beauty look, which focused on fresh smooth skin, and a kohl-rimmed eye.

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To get the look:
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Finishing things off, beauty wise, TRESemmé NYFW Stylist Odile Gilbert presented a “sleek is chic” smooth, straight hair look.

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To get the hair look:
Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. Generously spray TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray to damp hair, and apply TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse to the roots (before blow drying!). Create a clean center part and blow-dry, use a curling iron to soften the ends and create subtle curve. Take the section of hair (before the ear) on each side and secure underneath the remaining hair with an elastic band at the nape of the neck. To finish, secure the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hair Spray for a neat and even consistency.

Via TRESemmé.

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The finished look:
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The collection was just as beautiful and elegant as one would expect from Carolina Herrera. Featuring bold, vibrant colors, embroidered gowns, and flirty tulle accents. I would wear almost every one of the stunning dresses presented.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2017-2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

LIBERTINE SPRING/SUMMER 2018: BACKSTAGE

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Libertine’s NYFW shows are another reminder that yes, there are still SOME designers left showing in New york who take chances, and have fun with their collections and shows.

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Backstage, lead nail artist Heather Reynosa and the CND Design Lab created another standout, funky look that incorporated aspects of the eclectic “punk couture” collection. The nails were truly “wearable art”.

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Crystals, fringe, skulls, safety pins, bird heads, dollar signs, venus fly traps, vials of “blood”, and even miniature “pills” decorated the nails, which had been handcrafted over a 3 month period before the show.

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Tousled hair, tucked into model’s coats and jackets was compliments of EVO. With Too Cool for School makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes finishing the beauty look with a glittery, smokey eye. Products used included Glam Rock Urban Shadow in #10 Metal Chic.

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It’s easy to see why the fun, incredibly embellished collection ended up being one of my favorites of the season!

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2017-2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

SPRING/SUMMER 2018 SNEAK PEEKS: DAY FOUR

Sandy Liang:

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Hair: Danilo for Amika. Makeup: Koh Gen Do

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Stay tuned for a full show recap soon!

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

THOM BROWNE S/S 2017

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For Spring, the show took place in a colorful tiled set, which led VOGUE to liken it to a ‘Stepford Wives’ pool party’. A description I found quite accurate.  Upon entering the venue, photographers were given white Thom Browne lab coat-style jackets to wear, to further the immaculate illusion.

Backstage, the beauty look focused on big bombshell hair, “fake” tans, and multi-colored pastel lips and nails.

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Sil Bruinsma for MAC used MAC’s Pro Longwear Foundation in NC42 to create the orange, fake tan look on models faces. Models got pastel blue, or green lips, depending on skin tone. Liberal layers of mascara were applied to lashes to create a smudged look. With the makeup being finished off with a line of white acrylic paint looping around models’ necks to show a clear line between their fake tanned faces, and untanned bodies.

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Bumble and Bumble’s Jimmy Paul created a voluminous retro influenced hairdo to complement the collections old school pool party vibe. (After the hair was curled and set, large floral swim caps were placed on model’s heads until the show.)

TO GET THE LOOK: 1. Apply bumble and bumble Prep. Spray thickening hairspray and Surf spray throughout. 2. Pin into a curling iron set. 3. Once hair is set, let down and brush out curls. 4. Backcomb hair to add volume and lift at the roots. 5. Keep the look in place with Strong Finish. – Via Bumble and Bumble.

The finished look:

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One of Stephen Jones’ epic hats created for the show.

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Thom Browne’s fashion shows are very frequently more like theatre, with this years’ offering  consisting of a play in 3 acts. The arrival of the girls–all at once, the de-cloaking of their outerwear, and the swimsuit reveal at the end.

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The arrival of the models.

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The Queen and her court.

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The big reveal.

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The classic Thom Browne dog bags were updated for Spring.

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Act 3:
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See the full photo set here.

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SPRING 2017 NYFW SNEAK PEEKS: DAYS FOUR AND FIVE

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JEREMY SCOTT:

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HOOD BY AIR:

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