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Last September, one of my long term fashion week goals was finally achieved: I was able to photograph backstage at the Rodarte Spring 2019 show. And it was just as gorgeous as I always dreamed it would be!!

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Morgan Taylor Lead Artist Eichi Matsunaga created an Art Deco inspired nail in metallic colors with crystal accents.

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To get the look: Polish colors including “Give Me Gold”, “Could Have Foiled Me”, and “No Way Rosé” were used, then topped off with 3 tiny rainbow colored crystals glued to each of the nails.

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Odile Gilbert for TRESemmé created one of the most gorgeous hairdo’s I’ve seen in all my years of covering fashion week. The stunning, rose filled romantic hair completely stunned everyone who saw it.

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To get the look: stylists used the brand’s Sultra After Hours 1-inch and 1.5-inch Clipless Curling Wands. Hair was curled by alternating twisting hair towards and away from the face for a natural, loosely waved look. Tresemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo was used to add body, then finished off with Tresemmé Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to keep hair in place. To complete the look, hair was accented with fresh roses in varying colors and sizes, secured with hair wraps and bobby pins. Each of the 48 models had a custom selection of roses, by floral artist Joseph Free! The models were then paired with veils, bows, or metal hair accessories in bird or crown varieties.

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Hair genius Odile Gilbert at work:
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James Kaliardos for NARS created bright, vibrant looks in 3 different eyeshadow shades, which varied amongst the models.

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To get the look: lids were prepped with NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Eyes were then accented with NARS eyeshadows in Douro (yellow), Baby Jane (teal blue), and Domination (hot pink) in a rectangular design. Which was made extra vibrant by pressing the pigment onto the lids with a medium-sized shadow brush. To complete the look, NARS red-orange lipstick shade Powermatte Lip Pigment in “Don’t Stop” was applied to the lips of every model.

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Designer Laura Mulleavy

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After a short break for show prep, and some unexpected rain, the show began! The vision of models in their gorgeous hair, makeup, and nail looks, combined with the beautiful collection completely blew me away.

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Models descended from the church and were guided across the street the Marble Cemetery for the runway show.

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Totally a dream come true!


See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2018-2019 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.


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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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Sandy Liang:

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Hair: Danilo for Amika. Makeup: Koh Gen Do

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Designer Sandy Liang with her models.

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Stay tuned for a full show recap soon!

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

Street Style Flashback: Claire

In celebration of today being Red Head Appreciation Day, I’ve chosen another redhead, Claire as my second SSF subject. Not only does Claire have amazing hair, but she’s also the mastermind behind De Lune, and a blogger friend of mine.

Claire in a Corpus romper, Bird by Juicy Couture blazer, and Chie Mihara heels. East Village, October 2010.

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Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade


This past weekend, I stopped by Tompkins Square Park for the 20th Annual Halloween Dog Parade. I’ve missed it the last few Halloweens, and was so glad I caught it before heading out of town. It’s always a blast seeing what creative costumes NYC’s dog owners come up with for their pets.

The first “dog” I encountered in the park. Definitely scary!

Hot Dog.

Indian Chief.

NY Yankee

Mounted Deer Head!


Not sure what he is. A giant robot? He came on this float:

Cute bug!

Polo player.

The mummy was my favorite.

Second favorite: Antoine Dodson.



Elmo and Elmo were hard to capture.

The Queen.


Sherlock Holmes.

Woof with the Wind. I think “Gracie” was passed out!

See the full photo set here.

Cure Thrift Shop Sale and Spring Fashion Event!

Cure Thrift Shop in the East Village has not one, but two very special events going on this week!

Starting today: the $15 all you can stuff bag sale!
Pretty self explanatory:
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And on Friday, the Spring Fashion Event:

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Best of all, shopping here (year round!) benefits the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Check out the shop’s blog for more info and sample photos of what will be available at the sale.

It’s a Dog’s Halloween

Time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! More importantly, your pet’s costume. It’s pretty easy to come up with good costume ideas for humans with unlimited fashion choices. Pets, however are another story. Dogs love fashion too. So don’t go with the typical “dog as hot dog” idea. Try something new. Like Hannibal Lecter!

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Hannibal was the hit of the Thompkins Square Park Dog Halloween parade a few years ago. He’s so awesome, he is featured on a slideshow of dog costume ideas on Parents Magazine’s web site today.

If those aren’t enough ideas for you, try searching for dog costumes on etsy. You can find everything from Dinosaurs to sushi, to…whatever this thing is.

Or if your dog is like my dog, and refuses to wear “clothes”, get in the spirit with a nice bandana.

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Show off your dog’s sense of style at one of the various nyc dog Halloween festivities going on this year:


Sunday, October 18, 2009 – Times Square Dog Day Masquerade from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
WHERE: The new Broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets.

My favorite, the Friends of the First Run Thompkins Square Park Halloween Parade. Saturday October 24th at noon. Thompkins Square dog run.

There are some non-Halloween animal events going on this month too:
AKC’s Meet the Breeds, at the Javits Center: Meet 160 breeds of dogs, 40 breeds of cats. “Allows attendees to literally “Meet the Breeds” by petting the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and learning about them directly from the experts.”

The PAWS Central Park Dog Country Fair, (an event I’ve attended nearly every year since I moved to New York) is sadly canceled this year due to the storm damage the park sustained this summer. Now a benefit is being held October 17th to raise money to help repair the park.

October in New York is prime time for city dwelling dog lovers. But If you’re more of a cat person, you can just live vicariously through United Bamboo’s creepy cat calendar.