CALLA F/W 2013

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For the second season in a row, the CALLA collection won me over with its innovative use of floral prints, and adorable knits, this time in very “un-fall like” pastel shades.

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And just like the funky polka dot eye makeup accompanying the SS13 collection, for FW13, Mac Cosmetics’ Kabuki created a whimsical, geometric eye that perfectly complemented the collection.

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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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KATE SPADE F/W 2013

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Not a brand to shy away from bold beauty, or overindulge in “neutrals” (one of the biggest nyfw show crimes, in my opinion!) Kate Spade is season after season, one of my favorite backstages to document.

It’s just so good to attend a show that is FUN! With equally fun hair and makeup.

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LA PERLA F/W 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Inspiration: 1930’s Spanish films, and the paintings of Goya.

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Moani Lee of Hourglass cosmetics created a look that complimented the dual lines presented at the La Perla show.

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KAREN WALKER F/W 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Karen Walker’s show is always one of the most fun and upbeat shows of every NY Fashion Week. Backstage, the atmosphere is no different: models are happy, smiling, and enjoying themselves, posing in the gorgeous clothes, and absolutely amazing sunglasses Karen comes up with, season after season.

Sadly, this season I overbooked myself (a lot!), and Monday, the day of Karen’s show, I ended up in a bit of a time crunch. But I still managed to spend some time backstage, photographing the equally fun makeup, and tousled, beachy hair.

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THOM BROWNE F/W 2013

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Over the past eight seasons, I’ve photographed many exciting, beautiful, and inspiring fashion shows– over 200 of them. Thom Browne’s Fall 2013 show is my favorite of them all. Every detail, from the backstage beauty to spooky, wintery runway show was perfect, making the viewer feel as if they were transported to a couture show in Paris, rather than a loft space in New York’s Chelsea.

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Mac Cosmetics’ Sil Bruinsma created a dazzling look inspired by Marie Antoinette, and The Queen of Hearts, focusing on whited out faces and bright red cheeks and lips.


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OSCAR DE LA RENTA F/W 2013

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The Fall 2013 Oscar de la Renta show was quite an…experience. Security was so tight, I fully expected Michelle Obama herself to be in the audience when I reached the show space at the brand’s Bryant Park showroom. It made for a stressful evening, to say the least. To be 100% honest: if every Oscar show was this intense, I’d probably stop photographing them. (Crazy security, no backstage access, + angry photographers = not my thing.) But in the end, it was worth it to see what happens when you mix two of the most talented fashion designers working today, to create one, inspiring new collaborative collection. And I feel privileged to have witnessed it first hand.

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There were many, many hats.

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The jewelry and styling at Oscar’s shows are always exceptional. But this collection in particular blew me away.

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Bits of the collection here and there had a more witchy, sinister vibe.

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You can see Galliano’s touches here and there.

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Of the multiple hair and makeup looks for the show, this was my favorite.

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One of my favorite looks. I always go for the sparkles.

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Oscar goes vamp

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I was surprised to see Jessica Stam!

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One of my very favorite aspects of this entire collection are the double/triple layered gloves. Some, mesh on mesh, some mesh on leather:

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And of course, the princess gowns at the finale:
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No one knows where the future lies for Oscar de la Renta and John Galliano. But if this collection was a hint, I predict a lot more vampiness for the brand.

See the full 130+ photo set here.

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

SNEAK PEEK: F/W 2013 NYFW- DAY SEVEN

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