Kate Spade F/W 2012: Backstage

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Kate Spade’s f/w 2012 collection is the epitome of Parisian Chic. Cute without being overly saccharin, I found myself wanting to toss my mostly black wardrobe, and embrace all things girly and whimsical.

Backstage before the show, I caught up with Deborah Lippmann, who designed the show’s nail art in collaboration with show stylist Brad Goreski.
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Brad Goreski

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Deborah in action

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The very French-inspired nails were prepped by Deborah, 24hours before the show. Deborah Lippmann’s “Fade to Black” was painted on almond shaped nails, as a base color, after which a nail brush was used to dot on dabs of “I’m Not Innocent” to create the polka dot effect.

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Stylists Creighton Bowman and Matthew Monzon for René Furterer used clip on bangs to create a graphic, mannequin like effect for the hair.

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To get the look:
1. Hair was prepped with Naturia Dry Shampoo
2. Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray was used to create shine, and smooth hair.
3. Hair was spritzed with Glossing Spray, then smoothed with a flat iron to create a glass-like effect.
4. Clip-on bangs, from Helena Collection, were applied to some models’ hair. (Bangs were trimmed before application, to look more natural.)
5. Vegetal Finishing Spray was used to create extra hold, and ensure the fake bangs stayed attached.
6. Finally, Myrrhea No Rinse Silkening Fluid was rubbed between the stylist’s palms and applied to the ends of hair.
(All products René Furterer)

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Garance Dore, who collaborated with the Kate Spade brand, on illustrations for the Fall 2012 collection

I adored everything about the f/w collection. Once the models were prepped and the looks were complete, it was fun to see how each aspect of the look tied together. Case in point: a LOT of polka dots!
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Models, pre-presentation

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An adorable Kate Spade employee!

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My favorite shoes from the collection, in my favorite color (teal)!

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

Fashion Week Fun

With less than three weeks to go, NYFW related events and work opportunities are popping up left and right. Some of the best to show up so far:

On Tuesday the lineup for Independent Fashion Bloggers “Evolving Influence” Conference went live. Bloggers such as Susie Bubble, Gala Darling, Bryan Boy, Tavi, and more will be on hand to discuss blog ethics, the business of blogging, and the future of fashion blogging.
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See the full schedule here. Register here.

Also posted on Tuesday, Ed2010 (my favorite job/internship board!) put up an internship listing for NY Mag seeking PAID fashion week interns:

NYmag.com’s Online Fashion Department seeks interns to contribute to
exciting New York Fashion Week coverage. Candidates must be able to
identify trends, fabrics, models, designers, and possess a love of
everything fashion. Any HTML knowledge is a plus. The ideal candidate will
have previous fashion internships, be eager, outgoing, professional, work
efficiently with computers, and be able to work in a fast-paced, extremely
deadline-oriented environment.
Candidates MUST be able to work entire duration of New York Fashion Week,
February 11 to February 18, including the weekend. Night positions are also
available. Please DO NOT APPLY if you can not work that entire week. This
is a paying position. There will be training pre-Fashion Week, with
possible opportunity to continue work post-Fashion Week.
If interested, e-mail fashionjobs@nymag.com with your resume and a brief letter of interest. NO PHONE CALLS.

February 17th near the end of NYFW, photo bloggers Garance Dore and The Sartorialist Scott Schuman will be discussing social media and fashion at Tribeca Skyling Studios.

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Ticket prices are a bit steep in my opinion, but if you’re a big fan of the two photographers, their first press appearance together would be a great opportunity to hear them talk shop.