SNEAK PEEK: NYFW SS2014 DAY FOUR

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Jen Kao

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Cynthia Rowley

Sneak Peek- Alexandre Herchcovitch SS14
Alexandre Herchcovitch

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CALLA

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Bellavance

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Ostwald Helgason

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

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SNEAK PEEK: F/W 2013 NYFW- DAY FOUR

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Christian Siriano

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Christian Siriano

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

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Jen Kao

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Jen Kao

Sneak Peek- Monique Lhuillier F-W 2013-002
Monique Lhuillier

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Monique Lhuillier

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CALLA

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CALLA

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BELLAVANCE

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BELLAVANCE

Sneak Peek- Ostwald Helgason F-W 2013-001
Ostwald Helgason

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Ostwald Helgason

Sneak Peek- Louise Amstrup F-W 2013-001
Louise Amstrup

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Louise Amstrup

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Jonathan Simkhai

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

Jen Kao F/W 2012

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Backstage at Jen Kao’s FW ’12 show, Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble created a unique, dip-dyed hair style that left me wanting to get more experimental with my own hair.

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Described as an “updated/softer goth look”, the style was edgy, while remaining pretty.

To get the look:
Hair was parted with a severe middle part. Bumble and Bumble Prep was sprayed on hair, then blown dry. Thickening Hairspray was then used to add volume and texture to hair. Dip-dyed extensions were added to the underside of models’ heads.

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The look was finished with a spritz of Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray.

The gorgeous finished look:
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The dip dyed extensions, which were dyed right before the show.

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Models posing for the look book, post beautification.

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CND’s Candice Manacchio created a very dark, saturated manicure to compliment Kao’s FW12 “east meets west” collection.

To get the look:
Nails were painted with CND Oil Slick. Followed by two coat’s of CND Super Shiny.

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The finished look:
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Designer Jen Kao

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See the full photo set here.

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

Jen Kao S/S 2012

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For two seasons in a row now, Jen Kao’s collections have provided some much needed color during New York Fashion Week. Never afraid to mix colors and patterns, Kao’s designs continually push the envelope and become more progressive. For Spring, the nail art proved to be just as revolutionary.

Inspired by poisonous frogs, CND lead nail tech Wanda Ruiz created “lethal love” nails, a “dark sided” ombre look:

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Best of 2011 Street Style

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The new year is here, and what better way to look back than featuring some never before seen images from my street style archives. If you’re like me, you’ll definitely be longing for warm summer days after seeing most of these!

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Sneak Peek: NYFW S/S 2012 DAY FIVE

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Erickson Beamon S/S 2012
Erickson Beamon

Sneak Peek: Erickson Beamon Backstage S/S 2012
Erickson Beamon Backstage

Sneak Peek: The Lake and the Stars S/S 2012
The Lake and the Stars

Sneak Peek: Jeremy Laing S/S 2012
Jeremy Laing

Sneak Peek: Tracy Reese Backstage S/S 2012
Tracy Reese Backstage. Nails: Sally Hansen

Sneak Peek: L.A.M.B. Backstage S/S 2012
L.A.M.B. Backstage. Nails: ESSIE

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L.A.M.B.

Sneak Peek: Lela Rose Backstage S/S 2012
Lela Rose Backstage

Sneak Peek: Jen Kao Backstage S/S 2012
Jen Kao Backstage. Nails: CND

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Jen Kao

It’s easy to see why today (despite being the anniversary of a horrible day in history) was one of my favorites.

®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Getting in the Spirit of Fashion Week: S/S 2012

Since I first started my blog back in 2009, it’s become a tradition for me to revisit the “best of” each fashion week before the new season starts. Yesterday was the 1 month mark until Spring/Summer 2012 NYFW begins. To help build excitement, here are some of my favorite shots from the f/w ’11 shows:

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Jeremy Laing

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VENA CAVA FALL 2011 (39)
Vena Cava

RACHEL COMEY FALL 2011- BACKSTAGE (5)
Rachel Comey

UNITED BAMBOO FALL 2011 (7)
United Bamboo

THE LAKE & THE STARS FALL 2011 (5)
The Lake & The Stars

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Jen Kao

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Oscar de la Renta

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NYFW, Blogging, and Where I’ve Been

As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, posting has been a bit…sporadic here lately. While I’m shooting more than ever, blogging has taken a hit. I went through an intense period where I was working more than ever before, contributing photos to several websites, spending more time with my family for various reasons, and also wrestling with my changing views on blogging.

I’ll never stop posting here, but have to admit at times, it might not be my first priority. Photography is both my job, and something I do because I love it. My blog has always been a tool to help promote my work, and not my actual source of income. But I’m working on re-vamping my blog a bit, and trying to build a new edit plan that will lead to more consistent coverage.

One of the things many of my readers may have missed: photos from last NYFW that I just recently “unlocked” on flickr! Most of the photos I shot, and that my assistant photographer shot are too good not to share. So I’ll be posting many of them here in the upcoming future.

After NYFW ended in February, the sheer # of photos and posts was just straight up overwhelming! I also got really sick during fashion week, and recovering took a lot out of me. For now, in celebration of it being July 1st —making S/S 2012 NYFW 69 days away!— I’m posting some of my never before seen favorites. Stay tuned for more of my assistant photographer, Maureen’s images. 🙂

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United Bamboo

Jen Kao Fall 2011 (4)
Jen Kao

HONOR FALL 2011 (27)
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Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 (8)
Bibhu Mohapatra

The full collection of my Fall/Winter 2011 Photos can be seen here.