OSCAR DE LA RENTA SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2015 offering was a magical, floral inspired collection. Of course, one always expects beauty at an Oscar show. But this season, I was even more blown away than usual.

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Working as part of the Live Pinning team for the Oscar PR Girl Pinterest board once again, I spent a glorious 4 hours photographing the backstage, and runway show.

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Oscar de la Renta F/W 2012

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The NY fashion week frenzy may have died down, but now the real excitement begins for me: sorting through all the photos I shot of the collections. Starting with Oscar de la Renta seemed to be a natural choice, with it being one of my favorite collections of the week, and including some of the prettiest photos I shot this season.

I’m always shocked at despite the fact that NYFW can be non-stop craziness, there is such a comforting sense of calm at Oscar. Even during the sometimes hectic backstage prep, models and crew were happy, with not an upset staffer, or single frown in site.

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Teasing hair

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Gucci Westman for REVLON once again created a look that perfectly complimented the girliest collection I’ve seen from Oscar so far. Rosy pink cheeks and lips synced perfectly with the winter pastels, ballerina inspired dresses, and big teased “bobbed” hair style from Orlando Pita.

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The jeweled headbands added the perfect touch to the hair.

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The REVLON lip butters used on models are one of my current beauty faves!

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A fun show surprise: a new line of Oscar de la Renta nail color will debut next Fall!
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After a short chat about “girls who don’t ever smile” with some of the models backstage, they got extra goofy for my camera:

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These two are the absolute cutest

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With only a short time left before the show was to start, I ventured over to the dressing area to get a closer look at the collection:

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This dress was to die for!

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I’ll never get over the embellishment of the garments, and Oscar’s attention to detail

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Season after season, the jewelry and accessories at Oscar’s shows remain constant highlights of my fashion week:
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Perfect ski bunnies

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Last minute touch ups

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I made it back out to the runway just in time!

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This season, I tried something different: shooting the runway with my 50mm lens, to get more of each outfit in the frame. Not sure if I’ll attempt it again next time, but it’s a nice change to see the full look. Because Oscar’s collections are always so impeccable— from head to toe!

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The lens change did provide for some nice accessory shots

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Pastels made for a nice change from the usual winter jewel tones

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It’s definitely worth noting that Oscar continually chooses one of the most diverse group of models of any designer at NY Fashion Week. A fact that I love!

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The (first) show-stopper:
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Oscar’s collections flawlessly mix timelessness with modernity. This season, a new youth-fullness also made an appearance on the runway:
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Out princess-ing even the princess gowns of the S/S ’12 collection

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The way the fabric swirls…

Arizona Muse, in the second show-stopping gown of the night:
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The finale:
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I can only imagine how many yards of material make up this gown’s skirt

It’s easy to see why, of the five Oscar de la Renta shows I’ve photographed so far, this is my hands down favorite. (Followed closely by the Picasso inspired Resort 2012 collection.) I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Fun fact: after the show, we spotted Anna Wintour, who arranged for a personal fitting with Maria Sharapova trying on looks straight off the runway.

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See the full photo set, with over 200 photos here
Or my past seasons of OdlR show coverage, here.

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

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2012

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Some seasons, fashion week gets so intense that 20,000+ photos later (yes, you read that right), you don’t even know where to start. Which, along with an untimely hard drive crash, is how it came to be that my Oscar de la Renta show coverage is posting a bit…late.

Despite the months passing, I’m just as obsessed with this collection as ever. Take a look, and find out why:

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The darling Lindsey Wixson

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Backstage, it was all about BIG HAIR.

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Almost there!

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I say this every season, but one aspect of Oscar’s collections that never ceases to amaze me: the impeccable details of every piece.
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I was so happy to see the incorporation of neon into the Spring collection. I can’t get enough of it!

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Surprise spotting backstage– Nicki Minaj!
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Also backstage: Bryan Boy

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The Spring collection featured quite a few billowing ball gowns fit for royalty:
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The collection stayed young and fresh with the sprinkling of cute bobby-socks with heels, and lots of white, delicate dresses:
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The headbands were to die for!

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Perfect for a beach wedding

My favorite dress in the collection:
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After the show, I managed to catch the de la Renta family, with friend Daphne Guinness:
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See the full photo set here.

More Oscar de la Renta:
Pre-Fall 2012
Resort-2012
Fall 2011
Fashion’s Night Out 2011
Spring 2011 Showroom Visit

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

Preen S/S 2012

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Preen’s S/S ’12 show was one of the most surprisingly beautiful shows I attended all season. I knew to expect an elegant collection, but left the show completely blown away by just how gorgeous and colorful everything was! Every aspect of the show, from the silhouettes of the dresses to the hair gave me a sense of an updated, neon, neo-Victorian meets 1940’s by way of “Blade Runner” vibe.

The hair, by Paul Hanlon for AVEDA was a geisha-inspired, but reminiscent of a modern, youthful update of the popular 1940’s Victory Rolls style.

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Lindsey Wixson.

HAIR STEP-BY-STEP BY PAUL HANLON FOR AVEDA
1. Prep hair by spritzing throughout with Aveda Volumizing Tonic, blow dry with a round brush. Work hair away from the face and neck to keep the hairline clean. If hair is dry or damaged, begin by prepping with Aveda Brilliant Damage Control, and follow with Aveda Volumizing Tonic.
2. Once dry, gently brush hair away from the face and let hair part naturally on the left side. Smooth hair with a fine-toothed comb and a light mist of Aveda Air Control Hair Spray.
3. On the right side of the head at the top of the ear, begin to twist hair toward the back of the head, staying just on top of the parietal ridge. Use a tail comb to neatly bring hair up into the roll, and secure the roll with “U” pins. Avoid twisting too tightly at this point.

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4. Continue twisting toward the back of the head following the natural hairline. Twist all the way to the nape, secure hair with a clip.
5. Repeat twist on the left side, starting slightly lower, one to two inches above the top of the ear, sloping downward at the back of the head to create a “U” shape when twists meet at the nape.
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6. Neatly brush hair upward from the hairline to create a seamless connection between the two twists. This gives the appearance of a single, smooth, twisted roll that snugly wraps around the head.
7. Use Aveda Air Control Hair Spray and the end of a tail comb to smooth all wisps and flyaways while replacing “U” pins with bobby pins, snugly tucked and hidden.
8. Finish with Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine. — Via AVEDA
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Paul also explained an easy way for the average woman to replicate this style– by twisting 2 ponytails near the front of the head, rolling, and pinning. Secure the style with Paul’s favorite product: AVEDA Air Control, a dry hairspray.

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The finished look:
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The retro inspired collection was modernized beautifully by the use of bright, showstopping color, and digital prints.

“This collection is a modern take on Victorian aesthetics. Flowers are digitized; colors and lines are defined by the way light reflects and refracts through a prism. The result is an intersection of romance and pure modernity.” — Thea Bregazzi for Preen

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Another look at the gorgeous hair

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The collection was even more impressive on the runway:

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Overall? Preen was one of my top 5 favorite shows of the season!

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See the full photo set here.

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

Sneak Peek: NYFW S/S 2012 DAY SEVEN, PART TWO– OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Neon ❤

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The Show Begins…

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A Favorite Look

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More photos, and my show recap will be posted Thursday…

All Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost