DELPOZO FALL/WINTER 2015

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Delpozo is unlike any other brand currently showing at New York Fashion Week. Elegant, impeccably tailored clothes, with gorgeous handmade embellishments that out-do much of what is shown on modern runways. The closest I can liken the experience to, is a less theatrical version of attending a Thom Browne show. And while both would seem more at home somewhere amongst the Paris couture shows, they stand out in a sea of “average”, and are the highlights of my NYFW show list.

Backstage, the works of painter Andrey Remnev served as inspiration for the collection, and the beauty, which translated into a look meant to mimic by “solid gold”.

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CHROMAT SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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CHROMAT continues to awe audiences each season with their innovative, architecture inspired collections. One of the most hyped presentations of MADE Fashion Week, the brand never ceases to turn the fashion world on its head and reinvent the typical fashion show.

After featuring LED and wearable tech for the FW14 show, Chromat introduced a new plus size collection for SS15, and featured up and coming plus size models to showcase the line on the runway.

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THOM BROWNE SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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I think it’s safe to say Thom Browne is my favorite show of every NYFW season. There really is nothing else like it, and I’m stunned over and over again that it even takes place in New York, and not in Paris during Couture week.

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One of the things I enjoy the most about this show is seeing so many different parts of what goes into putting on this show. From the hair and makeup, to the finishing touches being sewn onto the garments. Everything combines to create a completely unique fashion week experience.

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RIP Oscar de la Renta

It was such an honor to meet you, photograph your wonderful creations, and see your genius at work first hand. The world is a lot less beautiful now. RIP Oscar.

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The first time we met, February 16, 2011.

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RIP Oscar de la Renta
And the last. September 9, 2014.

You will be missed.

CUSHNIE ET OCHS FW 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, a theme which carried over to the show’s breath-taking backstage beauty looks.

Moroccanoil’s Antonio Corral Calero took the theme even further, developing a sleek yet volumized look influenced by “early American settlers”.

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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.

Fashion’s Night Out 2012

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Much like last year, I had a fun, magical FNO on the UES of Manhattan at the Oscar de la Renta store with friends, a great band, and Oscar himself. Oh, and a lovely actress you may recognize. ;)

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It was over in the blink of an eye. But I had so much fun, between the event, and my daily shows, I’m now exhausted, and having trouble keeping my eyes open long enough to write this! I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves again, because really, what more is there to add?

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Oscar serenading.

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Getting in the Spirit of Fashion Week

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Every season, right before fashion week begins, I like to revisit some of my favorite nyfw images from the season before. I’ll be updating soon about all the fun things I have planned for SS13 (60+ shows! New collaborations! Two photographers shooting!), but for now, check out the “best of” my FW12 images:

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Sneak Peek: Brood
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Sneak Peek: Eleven Objects
Eleven Objects

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The Blonds

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Badgley Mischka

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Kate Spade

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Chris Benz

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All Photos ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Jen Kao S/S 2012

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For two seasons in a row now, Jen Kao’s collections have provided some much needed color during New York Fashion Week. Never afraid to mix colors and patterns, Kao’s designs continually push the envelope and become more progressive. For Spring, the nail art proved to be just as revolutionary.

Inspired by poisonous frogs, CND lead nail tech Wanda Ruiz created “lethal love” nails, a “dark sided” ombre look:

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