Peter Som S/S 2012: Backstage

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Peter Som’s Spring 2012 show was exploding with bursts of colorful– both on the runway and backstage.

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WELLA Professionals creative director Eugene Souleiman created a “rich girl gone bad”, Courtney Love meets the 1960’s influenced hair style that wasn’t “too ladylike”, to contrast with the ultra-feminine floral looks of the collection.

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Peter Som’s S/S ’12 inspiration board

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Extensions, waiting to be applied!

To get the look: Wella Professionals Perfect Styling Blow Dry Lotion and Velvet Amplifier were applied to damp hair, then blown dry. Hair was parted at the side, then curled, and misted with Wella Professionals Pro Ocean Spray. Next, Souleiman ran his fingers through hair, to tousel and break up curls.

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To finish the look, Wella Professionals color ambassador Aura Friedman added platinum extensions colored with pale rose-gold hues (shadowed at the root to help disguise the extensions) to add a 3-D look and focal point to hair. Extensions were secured with bobby pins to the side of the part, where a veil of hair was brushed over top to allow the color to peek through.

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Some of the products used

The finished look:
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Another reason the rose-gold tones were chosen? They flatter all skin tones and hair colors.

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MAC’s Tom Pecheux used a combination of MAC Fig. 1 Eye Shadow with MAC Pro Indian Ink Small Eye Shadow Pro Palette blended above the crease for a retro inspired look. To finish the face, MAC Innocence, Beware! Lipstick was rubbed onto lips for a subtle stained effect.

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ZOYA lead nail tech Sunshine Outing used ZOYA’s Erin to create a light “micro-glazed” effect.

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Overall, I thought the edgy yet still feminine beauty direction complemented the clothes quite well!
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My personal favorite

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See the full photo set here.

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

Coming Soon: Event Photos!

The past two weeks I’ve been busy attending some pretty spectacular events, and gone on a few fun photo expeditions. Which of course means the rest of my life would decide to pick up speed at the same time and disrupt my posting schedule. I’m a bit behind on blogging now, with sorting through a couple hundred photos and catching up with some personal things I have going on. All while trying to plan my upcoming birthday party, and a trip to Brimfield.

Here are a few sneak peaks of whats to come in the following days once things slow down:

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Charlaine Harris Book Signing at Barnes and Noble.

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Me, Very Excited to Have My Book!

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Behind the scenes of a film by Aneta Genova of Bobbin Talk.

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The Film’s Stars.

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My Visit to the Martha Stewart Show!

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Courtney Love, of Hole, at at Terminal 5.

Spend New Year’s Eve with Courtney Love

Looking for a big ticket New Year’s Eve party? How about spending it with Courtney Love at the Standard Hotel.

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I’d be all over this if I wasn’t having my own, Marie Antoinette themed New Year’s party. (And if I had a spare $250 lying around.) I’ve loved Courtney since the early 90’s, and am curious to see how her live performances have changed since then. I’m especially curious after hearing of the mixed reactions to her set at the Alexander Wang after party during NYFW. Always good for controversy, this should be an interesting event on a night always guaranteed to be entertaining.

Tickets, which range from $250 for standing room only, to $4,500 for a table for six, are available here.

Narciso Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2010 Video

On Tuesday evening, I attended the Narciso Rodriguez show. I was lucky enough to be snuck in to the standing room line by a friend. And ended up being one of the few people who were allowed to enter after all the seated guests had arrived.

Narciso’s overall presentation impressed me slightly more than the clothes. I expected a bit more; to see a few more unique standout pieces from such a fan favorite. But in my opinion he didn’t take any risks or progress as much as I’d have preferred. The clothing did look great, even if it seemed to play it safe. Many celebrities, famous fashionistas, and fellow designers turned up to at the show. Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Fern Mallis, Linda Fargo, and Courtney Love are among the faces that can be spotted in the video.

My memory card filled up 3/4 of the way through, but I still managed to capture most of the looks on film.