Sneak Peek: NYFW SS13 — Julio Cortez for The Greyest Ghost

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One of the fun things I was able to do this season was bring in my old friend Julio Cortez from San Francisco to shoot for The Greyest Ghost. I always end up with too many show invites– this season I covered around 40 shows myself, with Julio photographing an additional 20 or so shows. There are so many brands and designers I’d love to feature, I just sadly can’t be in 3 places at once! Luckily, Julio covered some beautiful shows, which I can’t wait to share with you. For now, here are some of his best teaser images.

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Skaist-Taylor

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Diane von Furstenberg and the genius new Google Glass specs

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Lela Rose

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Jeremy Scott

®2012 The Greyest Ghost/ Julio Cortez

Be sure to check back Monday for full photo posts and reviews of the SS13 collections!

June Events and Sales!

Now that Memorial Day has passed, it feels like Summer has officially started! It wouldn’t be summer in New York with out street fairs, sample sales, and craft fairs! Here are some of my best bets for June:

Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection is now on sale!
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Parlor Showroom Sample Sale and Festivities:
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Renegade Craft Fair. One of my favorite annual nyc fairs:
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Renegade Craft Fair.

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Housing Works.

Bushwick Open Studios:
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More info here.
Best Bets for BOS.

DVF Sample Sale:
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Lauren Moffatt Sample Sale:
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Via Twitter.

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Ongoing:
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Check back for more events TBA!

Elisa Palomino F/W 2010

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One of my favorite shows this season at NYFW (and one of my favorite shows I’ve ever attended) was Elisa Palomino. Former studio head at John Galliano, Palomino also has worked at Moschino Cheap & Chic, Christian Dior, and most recently, Diane von Furstenberg. This was the very first runway show of her eponymous clothing line.

It was hands down, one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed.

The show took place in The Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Inside, it looked very much like an old library. A runway was set up with wooden benches in an atrium, backed by large Asian fans and decorated with dozens of hanging lanterns:

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The show was small compared to those at the neighboring tents, but the audience was full of influential people, including Palomino’s former employer Diane von Furstenberg, Lynn Yaeger and Patrick McDonald:

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The show began with the introduction of a trio of live singers:
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Gorgeously embellished dresses made of silks, chiffon, furs, and lace, and big hair dominated the show:
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Watching the models slowly walk down the runway was like going back in time to 1930’s Shanghai. A little bit “Lust, Caution” meets Frida Kahlo. With technicolor pink thrown in for good measure.

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The makeup perfectly complimented each dress, and the Marie Antoinette style head wear made the already large hair seem even more out of this world.

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An amazing, gorgeous dress.

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At the end, a smiling Elisa came out to greet an audience that had been completely blown away:Elisa Palomino 20

Even the models were cheering and clapping:
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Elisa, post-show with friends:
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I managed to briefly speak to Elisa and tell her beautiful her collection was. I’m so glad I was there to witness her very first show and meet Elisa, even if I was so excited all I could do was repeat the word “beautiful” over and over.

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Fingers crossed that the line gets picked up by all my favorite stores and I can start hunting down one of Elisa’s amazing dresses or jackets!

Much like a reader craves a sequel after finishing a good book in a series, I can’t wait to see whats to come from Elisa Palomino next spring.

See the entire photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost

Diane von Furstenberg f/w 2010

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On Valentine’s day, Diane von Furstenberg presented her fall/winter 2010 collection in Bryant Park. The show was totally packed, and I was lucky to even get in to the photo pit. Entrance was highly regulated by staffers at the tents, with only “A Group” photographers from places like Getty Images and Women’s Wear Daily getting in at first. But I (just barely) made it, and found myself a spot to the extreme right of the runway. At an odd angle for a show with a double runway, but I made it work.

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A lot of the resulting photos weren’t as perfect as I would have liked, but the show was beautiful, with gorgeous clothing as usual, and some of the top models in the industry walked in it.

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Coco Rocha.

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Abbey Lee Kershaw in an amazing dress.

Rachel Zoe was there, as seen peeking out behind the models:
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When I first arrived, I nearly walked right in to Patricia Field. Here she is admiring the collection:
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Love her witchy hat!

Molly Sims was also there:
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Love her sweater, but I’m so over her. She’s everywhere, and why? The woman will show up to the opening of an envelope.

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In my eyes, Diane can really do no wrong when it comes to making women’s clothes. She’s been doing this forever, and is one designer I truly feel always understands what a woman wants. Season after season I find myself lusting over at least half a dozen of her dresses. Trends may come and go, and Diane not only keeps up, but starts many trends of her own.

More beautiful dresses:

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And a slippery runway:
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At the end, Diane and her creative director took a lap around the runway:
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Stopping to hug her grandchildren:
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Rachel clapping:
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Post-show:
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Diane’s Manifesto:
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Backstage.

Packing up the clothes:
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All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost.

Holiday Sample Sales

Earlier today, I attended the Rodarte sample sale. Unfortunately, I came home empty handed. The knits were priced well over my budget, and the studded leather gloves I’d been lusting over were nowhere to be found (nor were the studded Louboutins). It was amazing to see and touch pieces in person, but until the day I can afford a hand knit cardigan, I’ll be saving all my Rodarte money for the Target collab. Speaking of, the lookbook just went live at The Cut.

Luckily there are plenty of other upcoming sales if you have money to burn, or are itching for a new holiday dress and can’t wait until the 20th for the Target release:

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The l.a.m.b handbag sale is now extended until Saturday, with some items 50% off the sample sale price. New stock is said to be arriving today.

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(Via Twitter)

Botkier:

Starting Soon:
Dolce Vita:

“12/6–12/8 Shop discounts of up to 70 percent at Eryn Brinié’s holiday sample sale. The selection includes Kai-aakmann, Blue Notch denim, and more. Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., nr. Kenmare St.; Su (11–6), M–Tu (10–8)” via NYMAG

I posted about the Anna Sui sale a week or so ago–It starts Monday!

Also posted previously: The Diane von Furstenberg sale, starting Monday.

Perlina:

Hayden-Harnett and The Collective Showroom
“Featuring Gemma Redux jewels, Hayden-Harnett bags and clothing, and other cool accessories are 40-80 percent off.”
December 8-10. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
16 W. 36th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., ste. 501. Map It (Via Daily Candy)

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale

Just in case you can’t read that microscopic writing:
Up to 75% off
December 7th thru December 11th:

260 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th)
Monday 11am to 6pm (Friends and Family Day)
Tuesday 9am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 3pm
New merchandise arrives throughout the week!

This sale is ALWAYS a total shit show. So if you’re going, go early.

Info via the DVF facebook fan page.