BEST OF FALL/WINTER 2020 NYFW

A lot of my show coverage has migrated over to my instagram through the years. But before SS20 begins in just over five days (!!), I wanted to revisit some of my FW19 show images. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

Alice + Olivia:

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Hair by TresEMME, Makeup by Maybelline NY.

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Badgley Mischka:

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CUSHNIE:

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Jeremy Scott:

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The Blonds:

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Anna Sui:

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Jonathan Simkhai:

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Hair by Tresemme, Naile: Côte, Makeup: Maybelline.

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Prabal Gurung:

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See more sneak peek photos here.

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

RODARTE SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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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.

JONATHAN SIMKHAI S/S 2019

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For Spring 2019, Jonathan Simkhai went back to his roots, in the form of an intimate presentation, vs. a runway show. As one of my favorite homegrown NYC (now LA!) designers, I’ve been following his career since I attended his very first show. So it’s amazing to see how far he’s come, and how his design work has grown.

Backstage, things were as beautiful as ever. Grace Lee for Maybelline NY created a fresh faced look, with a focus on wine stained lips.

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To get the look, Lee applied Composer to the center of model’s lips, then quickly used BabyLips to smudge and blend it outward, before the matte lipstick dried.

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Odile Gilbert for TRESemmé created a 1960’s inspired look with sleek, straight hair, accented by 2 small braids (one on each side). To complete the style, the ends of the braids were finished off with small wooden beads.

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The step by step to get the look: Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner to create a frizz-free foundation. Part hair in the centre. Spray TRESemmé Repair & Protect Pre-Styling Spray to prevent damage and then blow dry hair with a paddle brush. Use hair straighteners to achieve a sleek and smooth finish. Spray generously with TRESemme Dry Shampoo for texture. Then, take a small section of hair from either side, tightly plait and fasten with a hair tie. Add wooden beads for additional 60’s-style chic. Finish the look with TRES TWO Micro Mist Hair Spray to keep the look in place without creating stiffness.

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For the final beauty touch, Côte toxin free nail polish was used to accentuate model’s nails in a nice, soft neutral shade.

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The complete beauty look:
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Upstairs, models prepared for the presentation, and posed for photographers before the arrival of the guests.

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The collection featured softer looks, and represented a departure form-fitting gowns Simkhai is known for. While it might represent a change– it was a welcome one. The collection was beautiful, hippie dreamware any woman would want to own.

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Straight out of Romeo and Juliet.

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See the full photo set here.

All photos and content ® 2018-2019 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

F/W 2017 SNEAK PEEKS: DAY THREE – TANYA TAYLOR, JEREMY SCOTT, AND CHROMAT

TANYA TAYLOR:

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JEREMY SCOTT:

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

See all the NYFW F/W 2017 Sneak Peeks here.

SNEAK PEEK: SPRING/SUMMER 2016 NYFW DAY ONE

Fashion Week is here! Stay tuned for sneak peeks from dozens of runway shows, presentations, and backstages. One down, seven more days to go! 🙂

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KATIE GALLAGHER FALL/WINTER 2015

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Long one of my favorite young fashion designers, Katie Gallagher is also one of the most creative minds in the NYC fashion world. Season after season, every single detail of her collections conspires to create not just a clothing collection, but an entire new conceptual “world” inspired by her current theme.

For Fall, the collection was inspired by synesthesia, “a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.”

Clothing wise, this translated to colorblocking, structured pants, and slinky slip dresses. Many of which were topped off with witch-like hoods on the models’ heads.

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//As is tradition at Katie’s shows, the hair and makeup complimented the theme perfectly. MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Romero Jennings (a frequent Katie Gallagher collaborator) created a striking red lip that matched the corresponding red pieces in the collection .

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2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Backstage

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Last month, I was invited to photograph the backstage preparations for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show– a show unlike any other fashion show I’ve ever attended!

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While you can see more of my photo coverage over at my favorite beauty site Cult of Pretty, I’ve selected some of my favorite outtakes to share here, ahead of tonight’s airing of the show on CBS.

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Goofing off before the show.

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Catch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight (December 10th) at 10/9c on CBS!

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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

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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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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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