SNEAK PEEK: FALL/WINTER 2014– NYFW DAY FIVE

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Lela Rose

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Hood by Air

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

LA PERLA F/W 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Inspiration: 1930’s Spanish films, and the paintings of Goya.

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Moani Lee of Hourglass cosmetics created a look that complimented the dual lines presented at the La Perla show.

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ERIN FETHERSTON S/S 2013

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Back on the very first unofficial day of NYFW, I stopped by backstage at Erin Fetherston’s S/S 2013 show. While I sadly couldn’t stay for the presentation (I had to dash uptown to another show!), I got to spend some time learning about the girlish, fun Brigitte Bardot inspired look.

Kérastse’s Odile Gilbert took the Bardot inspiration and “toughened it up” with a (working!) zippered headband. Bangs were parted to the side, then twisted back into the zipper’s opening.

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To get the look: Hair was prepped with Kérastse Mousse Volumative to add body. Hair was then curled into loose waves using a large barrel curling iron. After securing hair with the headband, the look was finished with Double Force Hair Spray, and a small dollop of Elixir Ultime Rose Milleanaire on the ends.

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MAC lead makeup artist Lyne Desnoyers was inspired by photos Erin showed her, shot by photographer Ellen von Unwerth. In response, she created a “neo-cat eye” tailored to the shape of each models’ eyes. The look was thick on the upper lash line, while gently blended on the bottom.

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To get the look: Skin was perfected with MAC Cosmetics Pro Concealer Palette, and Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation. A mix of Cream Colour Base in Pearl, and Luna were used to highlight cheekbones. With Skinsheen Bronzer dusted over the face to give the models a warm glow. Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline was used on upper lids for the cat eye, with the lower lashes finished with Carbon eye shadow. The lip color was a custom blend of orange, white, and nude Lip Mix.

The finished look:
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Erin wanted nail art that complimented the clothing, but that would also serve as an additional “accessory”.

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Butter London’s Katie Hughes painted nails in two shades: “Lillibet’s Jubilee”, a metallic violet-silver, and “The Full Monty”, a metallic gold.

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The complete finished look:
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Designer Erin Fetherston

See the full photo set here.

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

VPL S/S 2012

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VPL by Victoria Bartlett led the way in introducing the world to underwear as outerwear. So it was fitting that for Spring, nudity and nakedness and bare skin played a large roll in the backstage beauty looks for the show.

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Nails, by Butter London for Beauty.com were simple and natural. Founding creative director Nonie Creme chose a nude shade the emphasised the “sexual but not crass” nature of the collection.

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To achieve the look, Creme used two coats of Butter London Flawless Base Coat, topped with Butter London Tea with the Queen. Nails were finished with Butter London Hardware P.D. Quick Topcoat. (It was emphasized how important using a base coat is, especially when using nude or light colors on nails. Advice that, from now on, I will always be taking!)

The finished look:
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Just a few of the many lovely Butter London shades available!

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Clé de Peau Beauté color creator, Lucia Pieroni was inspired by the idea of “living mannequins” for VPL’s spring show. Skin was prepped with Refining Fluid Foundation SPF24. Color was applied to eyelids, using the two brown colors from Eyeshadow Quad in #208. No liner or mascara was used. Brows were filled using Eyebrow and Eyeliner Compact in 1 and 2.

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#12 Gold Luminizing Enhancer in 12/Gold was dusted onto cheeks to give models a subtle glow. The look was finished with Enriched Lip Luminizer #201/Sweet Lychee on lips.

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Bob Recine for Phyto created a wet “just out of the shower” style for the show. To get the look: Hair was saturated with Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse, then slicked back over the crown of the head, while the ends remained loose. Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hair Spray was sprayed onto a toothbrush to tame flyaways. Hair was set with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray.

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The finished hair/makeup/nail look:
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Gorgeous!

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2011-2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Sneak Peek: NYFW S/S 2012 DAY FOUR

8,821 Photos Later…

Sneak Peek: Christian Siriano S/S 2012
Christian Siriano Backstage. Hair: AVEDA

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Christian Siriano Backstage

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VPL Backstage. Nails: Butter London

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Sneak Peek: HONOR Backstage S/S 2012
HONOR Backstage. Hair: Bumble and Bumble. Makeup: NARS

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Sneak Peek: Band of Outsiders Backstage S/S 2012
Band of Outsiders Backstage. Makeup: Shiseido

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Band of Outsiders. Hair: AVEDA

Sneak Peek: Altuzarra Backstage S/S 2012
Backstage at Altuzarra. Nails: CND. Hair: Frédéric Fekkai

Full posts to come, once I have a break in my show schedule. 🙂

®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Vena Cava: Fall/Winter 2011 Backstage

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It’s only fitting that I begin each fashion week backstage at one of my favorite shows, Vena Cava! When I arrived backstage at Milk Studios for the Fall 2011 show, I was immediately drawn to Butter London Creative Director Nonie Creme creating her typically amazing nail art for the runway.

This season was no different, instead of applying polish to the models’ nails, multicolored bands were painted onto their fingers!

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Watching Nonie in action is always an educational experience:
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The colorways for the nail bands came straight from Vena Cava’s fall collection. Nonie said this “expanded nail art” concept was created to mimic jewelry.

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Shades used include Tramp Stamp, Union Jack, Royal Navy, Scoundrel, and Flouro Orange.
To get the look: Choose a “Three Free” nail polish from Butter London (safe for use on skin). Using the polish brush, freehand bands of color around the entire width of the finger. Repeat in contrasting colors. The nail bands last approximately 24 hours.

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MAC’s Christian McCulloch created a playful, glitter-laden look, intended to function as an accessory to the clothing itself.

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To get the look:
Start with MAC Select Moisturecover to create a natural base. Lightly highlight cheekbones using Strobe Creme.

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For eyes, apply a mixture of MAC Pro Glitter in “Reflects Purple Duo”, “Silver”, and “3D Silver” over MAC Pro Shine Mixing Medium. Set brows with MAC Clear Brow Set. On lips, use MAC Lip Pencil in “Subculture” to line edges. Finish with MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in “Petting Pink”.

Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson created a laid back 90’s grunge inspired hair style to compliment the retro feel of the fall collection.

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To get the look: Part hair in center, and apply a mixture of Ted Gibson Tame-It Shine Lotion, and Fix-It Gel to add texture. Slick hair down at the crown of the head, then twist the lower portion into coils. Pin the coils, and allow them to set. After removing coils, use a blow dryer on low heat to help separate the waves in the hair.

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The finished look:
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Vena Cava designers Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai.

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On the runway.

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.