JONATHAN SIMKHAI S/S 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

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.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

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.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

 

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.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

 

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

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

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

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

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

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.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Straight out of Romeo and Juliet.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

See the full photo set here.

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

NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2019 : SNEAK PEEKS DAYS ONE AND TWO

My day one wasn’t the same as everyone else’s– I started shooting shows on Friday and Saturday. But here are some of my favorites. As usual, expect full show recaps to begin in about a week. But for now, some sneak peeks:

Jonathan Simkhai:
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Hair: TRESemmé, Nails:Côte, Makeup: Maybelline

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Street Style, before CHROMAT:

Tierra Benton:
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Leyna Bloom:
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Cushnie:
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Hair by TRESemmé

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All Photos and Content ®2018 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

ULLA JOHNSON F/W 2016: BACKSTAGE

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Amongst the huge list of Fall 2016 NYFW shows I attended, Ulla Johnson’s show definitely wins the “Best Hair” award. I absolutely fell in love with this epic, tassel-embellished braid that I found backstage. ULLA JOHNSON FALL-WINTER 2016- BACKSTAGE 002

To get the look:
Spray dry hair with water to dampen and apply PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray throughout. Smooth out the hairline using The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron. Part the hair to the left and blast with The Beachwaver Co Pro Dry. Create a diagonal part through the back of the head, splitting the hair in two.

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French braid the hair along the diagonal, starting at the crown of the head to just behind the ear, and repeat on the opposite side.

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ULLA JOHNSON FALL-WINTER 2016- BACKSTAGE 004 Spray PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray for added texture. Gently pin the two braids using bobby pins. Finish the look with PHYTO Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil. Embellish with a tassel (as seen on the runway). -Via Beauty.com

Models’ skin was pampered with a dose of Dr. Hauschka products, before makeup application began.

To start: Cleanse the skin with Dr. Hauschka Smoothing Cleansing Milk, followed by Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner.  Apply Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream all over the face then gently dab Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream on the outer corner of the eyes for added hydration.

The sun-kissed, fresh faced look was assembled as follows: Apply Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer evenly on the entire face. Conceal blemishes with Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer where needed throughout the face. Layer Tarte Amazonian Clay Tartlette Matte Palette’s Force of Nature, with Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette’s Park Ave Princess, then lightly dust over the lids to create a sheer, tea-stain-like finish.

Prep the lips with Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm then layer Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Park Ave Princess with Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Exposed. Create a matte, stained finish by dusting Tarte Amazonian Clay Tartlette Palette’s Force of Nature, and Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette’s Bare to Explore over the lips. Give the look a creamy glow by pairing Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm with Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette’s Champagne Highlighter, and apply to the inner corners of the eyes, as well as the cheeks. Finish the look with Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. – Via Beauty.com

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To complete the look, a soft mauve manicure finished off the nails. One coat of Londontown Lakur in Mauve Over was applied to nails, and set with Londontown Kur Protective Matte Top Coat.

ULLA JOHNSON FALL-WINTER 2016- BACKSTAGE 019 The finished look:

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See the full photo set here.

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