VPL S/S 2013

Welcome to another guest post, from The Greyest Ghost assistant photographer Julio Cortez:

For VPL’s Spring 2013 collection, designer Victoria Bartlett brings more visibility to the panty line than ever before. The 43 piece collection is true to the brand’s signature comfort, functionality, and style. This season, Bartlett adds surreal feathers, contrast metallics, and parachute volume for our layering pleasure.


Hair lead Bob Recine created a symmetrical hairstyle to parallel the collection’s lines using PHYTO and Amika tools.

The hair is first styled back into a clean and tight pony tail.

It takes two people and four hands to execute the intricate fishtail braid.

The fishtail is then brought forward and pinned atop the head.

The hair is kept in place with a fishnet and PHYTO holding spray until the models are ready to sport their bungee head straps on the runway.


Makeup by Romy Soleimani with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics focused on soft, dewey skin and a flash of metallic eyelids. The skin is hydrated with ARCONA ice spray and eye dew for a natural, radiant glow. OCC primer is mixed with silver pigment and applied with a brush over the eye crease for a 90s stroke effect.


Nail art by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics completes the look, with a custom paint job created for the runway using a drop of blue “RX” lacquer blended with “Dangerous” and “Tarred”. This is a practical everyday color that you may want to mix for yourself at home. All nail lacquers available at Beauty.com.


Bungee strapped girls breezed on the runway in casual futurism silhouettes embellished with metallic contrasts and plenty of peek-a-boo skin. Hard lines and signature symmetry are softened by Bartlett’s effortless draping combined with a playful neutral and pastel color palette. Fuzzy layers, earth tone sequins, and spring’s go-to parachute anorak round out an inspiring RTW collection that any city girl would want to slip into for sartorial comfort.

View the full photo set on Flickr!

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Sneak Peek: NYFW SS13 — Julio Cortez for The Greyest Ghost

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One of the fun things I was able to do this season was bring in my old friend Julio Cortez from San Francisco to shoot for The Greyest Ghost. I always end up with too many show invites– this season I covered around 40 shows myself, with Julio photographing an additional 20 or so shows. There are so many brands and designers I’d love to feature, I just sadly can’t be in 3 places at once! Luckily, Julio covered some beautiful shows, which I can’t wait to share with you. For now, here are some of his best teaser images.



Diane von Furstenberg and the genius new Google Glass specs

Oscar de la Renta

Lela Rose

Nicholas K

Primary NY


JScott Backstage
Jeremy Scott

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Be sure to check back Monday for full photo posts and reviews of the SS13 collections!