TANYA TAYLOR S/S 2017

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Tanya Taylor’s collections are always a riot of color. I’ve been following her line since almost the beginning of her career. And love that I can always look forward to seeing fantastic patterns, and bright colors in her designs each season. TANYA TAYLOR SPRING-SUMMER 2017 016

The Spring collection’s “island” inspiration was very apparent to the viewer. These were happy, vacation ready clothes, that just viewing made you want to jet off to a far off locale.

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As strong as the clothing collection is, Tanya Taylor also consistently features fun, innovative beauty looks each season. While the hair and makeup was more relaxed, and vaction-y, the standout beauty feature of Spring was the funky rainbow wave nail art.

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Morgan Taylor Lead Nail Artist Gina Edwards painted each nail with Morgan Taylor New School Nude as a base coat. Next, each tip with hand-painted with half-moon designs, using a selection of multiple Morgan Taylor polishes. Featured colors that were used include Orange You Glad, West Coast Cool, Ahead of the Game, Tropical Punch, Mint Chocolate Chip, Tokyo A Go Go, Sweet Escape, and Deja Blue.

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Allen Wood for Bumble and Bumble led the hair team, who created the island friendly hair style, inspired by Tanya’s trips to Cuba and Capri. To get the look: “Mist Surf Spray onto small sections of hair and twist hair around the fingers, alternating the direction of the twist so hair doesn’t become uniform. Blow dry and scrunch hair to create an organic texture. Create a natural center part and tuck hair behind the ears. Once twists have cooled, break up hair by raking with fingers. Finish with Dryspun Finish throughout roots to add volume.” –Instructions via Bumble and Bumble.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2016-2017 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

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TANYA TAYLOR FALL/WINTER 2015

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Tanya Taylor is the creator of some of my favorite prints and textures shown at NYFW. They are always ladylike, yet never boring. And each season I find myself wishing I could buy the majority of what she sends down the runway. I’m a big fan of dresses, and her dresses– well, they impress.

Along with creating great fabrics, Tanya also designs some wonderful complimentary accessories. Frequently including things such as bags, belts, and hair embellishments.

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BETSEY JOHNSON S/S 2013: BACKSTAGE

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The atmosphere backstage at Betsey Johnson is always more like a party than the hectic pre-show environment of most fashion shows. It’s the one show where models and press actually sip champagne, and munch on mini cupcakes, just like I always imagined fashion shows to be when I was growing up.

Another thing the show had in common with my childhood– crimped hair! Betsey herself served as the inspiration for the wild, chunky crimped look, created by AVEDA lead hair stylist John Reyman.

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TANYA TAYLOR S/S 2013

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Tanya Taylor is a relatively new (and new to me!) designer on the NYFW scene. Gathering a fair amount of buzz after just one season, Taylor’s second collection showcased her love of prints, and an updated, quirky vision of ladylike style.

Backstage, international lead makeup artist Uzo, for NARS created a summery 1960’s inspired look that channeled actress Natalie Wood.

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The products used:
FACE: Sheer Glow Foundation, Copacabana Illuminator, and Copacabana Multiple (applied to cheekbones only).
EYES: PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow (pink side),Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara, and Bali, Bengali, or Blondie Eyeshadow (on brows).
LIPS: Tonga Lip Liner Pencil, Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and Barbarella Lipstick.
-Via NARS Trend Report

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ESSIE manicurist Gina Edwards designed a different take on the staple French manicure: matte black tips!

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The rounded nails were first painted using “Au Natural”, with the french tip painted with “Licorice”. “Matte About You” topcoat finished the look. Toes were painted with “Au Natural”.

The finished look:
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Stylist Allen Wood for Bumble and Bumble continued to carry on with the 1960’s inspiration, styling hair into two looks: sleek ponytails, and pony’s with head scarves, made from scraps of Tanya’s fabric from the collection.

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The finished look:
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The presentation was held at the MoMa, leading to some interesting views of the collection from above:
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Tanya Taylor has definitely earned a place on my “designers to watch” list for her clever use of pattens, and updated take on classic pieces like skirts and blazers.

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See the full photo set here.

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