SNEAK PEEK: FALL/WINTER 2016 NYFW – DAY FIVE

Jeremy Scott:

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Karen Walker:
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Thom Browne:
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See the full album of Fall/Winter 2016 Sneak Peeks here.

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

DELPOZO S/S 2016

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DELPOZO is a brand that almost seems as if it would be more suitable to show at Paris fashion week. Frequently referred to as “demi-couture”, the brand’s epic, handmade collections are the highlight of my every NYFW, and the perfect way to end the frenzy of each season.

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Backstage, the look was all about a fresh face topped off with glitter eyes, and ultra-long, sleek hair.

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MAC lead makeup artist Monica Marmo described the look as having “skin super fresh like a flower, with metallic eyes for a little controversy.” This is “a woman from the future who is modern, but soft and beautiful.”

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Moroccanoil Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero created a very long, easy hairdo, with a twist– literally! Hair featured a small, twisted ponytail in the center.

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To get the look:

Apply 22-24″ extensions, for hair that is not naturally long.
Starting with damp hair, apply Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to create the foundation of the style. Blow dry sleek and smooth.

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Once thoroughly dry, create a deep left side part. Gather 3″ sections at each side of the part and mist with hairspray. Comb sections back behind the ears and secure underneath the bulk of the hair at the nape of the neck with an elastic. This small ponytail should be hidden.
Flat iron all of the loose hair, gently rolling the iron from the mid-shaft to ends to create a natural bend.
Brush all of the loose hair smooth into a very low and loose ponytail – about mid-back – and secure with an elastic.
Use your finger to divide the ponytail in half above the elastic (creating a hole). Flip the ponytail up and through the hole to create the twisted style.
Set the style with a gentle mist of hairspray. — via Moroccanoil.

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Finally, Julie Kandalec for ESSIE created an adorable, subtle glitter nail that perfectly complimented the eye makeup, using Sparkle On Top.

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Two things I love the most about Delpozo collections: they always use interesting fabrics and materials, and play with volume. I can’t think of many other modern designers who have so much fun creating unique shapes and garments out of fabric.

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Spring also marked the introduction of a handbag collection:
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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2015-2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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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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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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.

Rent the Runway Goes Vintage Party

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Last night, I braved the torrential downpour to head down to the What Goes Around Comes Around SoHo store to celebrate their new collaboration with Rent the Runway: Starting today, you can now rent vintage Chanel accessories via their site!

Modeling the jewelry:
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RTW co-founder Jennifer Hyman showing off some of the Chanel bags.

I got to see (and touch) some of the items available, while sipping delicious passion fruit cocktails.

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DJ Rajni

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Sidney from Krupp Group and Daphne

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The jewelry and bags are gorgeous, and in perfect condition. Insuring that if you rent a piece, you’ll be getting something impeccable — which is never a sure thing buying vintage Chanel from somewhere like ebay. And of course, by renting (for around $150-350) you will literally save thousands of dollars!

Sign up, and start renting here!

Rebecca Minkoff S/S 2011

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Last September, Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2011 presentation at Lincoln Center’s “Box” showcased a collection exactly like most of us have come to expect: A mix of girly and sweet, chains and studs, mixed in with ladylike handbags and dresses. Only this season, there were shoes too!

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Sneak Peak: Rebecca Minkoff
One of my personal favorites.

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The collection was influenced by “a woman yearning for glamour, transfixed by reconstructed vintage and ’70s-inspired frocks.”

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Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast

Rebecca’s collections never disappoint. With the addition of more variety of styles, there is literally a bag for everyone in her Spring 2011 line.

See the full photo set here.

®2010 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Botkier Spring 2011 Preview

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Earlier this week, I was invited to view Botkier’s Spring 2011 bag and shoe collections. Not surprisingly, I’m now lusting over a handful of new handbags, and a few pairs of sandals! I’ve always been one partial to mostly black accessories, but I’m starting to think this might just be the collection that breaks that habit.

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Croc Clutch.

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Love the hardware on this bag!

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One of my favorites.

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I’m not usually into snake prints, but I really love the color combination on these two bags!

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Notice the slight metallic sheen to the leather!

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Another favorite of mine:
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My camera really didn’t do this color justice! It’s a beautiful bright neon yellow-green.

Matching accessories:
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Made from the same materials, and in the same colors, the shoes and accessories all perfectly compliment the bags.
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A closer look at one of my favorites:
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Botkier’s Spring collection has a bag for everyone. Bags come in every possible size, tons of styles, and a wide variety of colors to choose from. From bohemian cut out leather, to neon, to snake skin. I love that whether you want something classic, flashy, or somewhere in between you can find it in this collection… and you can buy the shoes to match!

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Matching ballet flats!

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This bag is made of authentic water snake skin!

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The first shipment hits stores in January! I can’t wait, even though I have a feeling this collection is going to be deadly for my bank account. : )

Thanks so much to Shine Media and Botkier for inviting me! And for the beautiful purple wallet I took home.

See the full photo set here.

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L.A.M.B. Pink Etoile Hobo

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My dream bag, that I’ve wanted since seeing photographs of it last September at the l.a.m.b presentation (which I posted about here), has finally arrived!

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Closer View.

I pre-ordered the neon pink hobo from my friend Erica’s awesome Chicago area boutique Tenacity. Tenacity always stocks the newest and best l.a.m.b bags (and clothing!). Looks like the Etoile was so popular it’s already sold out at Tenacity, but you can still snag a few of the smaller pink bags in different styles.

The bag is made of buttery soft logo embossed leather. Shopbop has the pink Etoile still in stock here.
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The best thing about this bag: the blinding pink color. Stock photos are not doing this bag justice. It will get you noticed. I carried mine last week when I went to see Alice and Wonderland, and got stares left and right on the subway. The Etoile is also HUGE. It’s 13×16! Pink bags seem to be “in” every spring, but this is seriously the definitive pink handbag. I’m going to be carrying this baby for a long time.

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Bonus: My first giveaway!!! This weekend, one lucky commenter will win a one time use 30% off code from shopbop to buy their own lamb bag, or other goodies! Code is good until 3/31/10, and will be emailed to the winner on Saturday.