OSCAR DE LA RENTA SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2015 offering was a magical, floral inspired collection. Of course, one always expects beauty at an Oscar show. But this season, I was even more blown away than usual.

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Working as part of the Live Pinning team for the Oscar PR Girl Pinterest board once again, I spent a glorious 4 hours photographing the backstage, and runway show.

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA Fall/Winter 2014

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One of the shows I look forward to the most each season is Oscar de la Renta. I photograph a lot of shows, but every time I attend an ODLR show, I feel like I am truly witnessing something magical, rarely seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

As with the last few seasons, I arrived a few hours before the show to photograph the backstage preparations (and the show!) for the official Oscar PR Girl Pinterest page. Seeing how much care and detail goes into every aspect of the show is always pretty amazing. Not only are the clothes and models beautiful, but the little things like how the hair and makeup, accessories, styling, and even music all come together just blows my mind.

Below, some (ok, a lot!) of my favorite moments from show day:

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This season, models showcased a unique choppy hair style (custom trimmed wigs!).

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Gucci Westman preps Karlie Kloss for the show.

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2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Backstage

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Last month, I was invited to photograph the backstage preparations for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show– a show unlike any other fashion show I’ve ever attended!

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While you can see more of my photo coverage over at my favorite beauty site Cult of Pretty, I’ve selected some of my favorite outtakes to share here, ahead of tonight’s airing of the show on CBS.

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Love the curly bouncy hair!

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Goofing off before the show.

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The Diamond Bra!

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Catch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight (December 10th) at 10/9c on CBS!

See the full photo set here.

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

OSCAR DE LA RENTA S/S 2014

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Every fashion week I over-commit myself, do too much, and wear myself down. But it’s soooo much fun, it’s worth the fact that I seem to get sick every.single.season. This time, luckily it didn’t happen until after NYFW ended. But it definitely kicked my butt. I’m finally feeling better, and ready to share some of my experiences and photos from my tenth season of NYFW!

What better to start with, than Oscar de la Renta?

I never feel like my words, or limited fashion vocabulary can truly do an Oscar show justice. But I’m happy to say the Spring/Summer ’14 collection once again blew me away. Oscar is a designer who creates clothing that nearly every type of woman could wear, regardless of age, or personal style. From ball gowns to suits, it’s all there! Including quite a few numbers I wish I owned myself.

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Oscar checking the seating arrangements pre-show.

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I need these.

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So many smiles backstage at Oscar.

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One of my favorite looks from the collection.

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The show finale:

See the full 200+ photo set here.

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

OSCAR DE LA RENTA F/W 2013

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The Fall 2013 Oscar de la Renta show was quite an…experience. Security was so tight, I fully expected Michelle Obama herself to be in the audience when I reached the show space at the brand’s Bryant Park showroom. It made for a stressful evening, to say the least. To be 100% honest: if every Oscar show was this intense, I’d probably stop photographing them. (Crazy security, no backstage access, + angry photographers = not my thing.) But in the end, it was worth it to see what happens when you mix two of the most talented fashion designers working today, to create one, inspiring new collaborative collection. And I feel privileged to have witnessed it first hand.

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There were many, many hats.

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The jewelry and styling at Oscar’s shows are always exceptional. But this collection in particular blew me away.

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Bits of the collection here and there had a more witchy, sinister vibe.

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You can see Galliano’s touches here and there.

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Of the multiple hair and makeup looks for the show, this was my favorite.

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One of my favorite looks. I always go for the sparkles.

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Oscar goes vamp

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I was surprised to see Jessica Stam!

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One of my very favorite aspects of this entire collection are the double/triple layered gloves. Some, mesh on mesh, some mesh on leather:

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And of course, the princess gowns at the finale:
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No one knows where the future lies for Oscar de la Renta and John Galliano. But if this collection was a hint, I predict a lot more vampiness for the brand.

See the full 130+ photo set here.

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

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2013

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Every day, I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, but some days are just more magical than others. Whenever it’s time for an Oscar de la Renta show (which now happens around five times a year, for me!), I revert back to feeling like a little girl, surrounded by beautiful gowns and accessories. It has to be one of the closest things to feeling like a real live princess a New Yorker can experience!

I find I’m always more partial, in general, to spring and summer collections. Maybe it’s the brighter colors, or breezier fabrics. But this spring, Oscar totally blew me away. The impeccable styling, color choices, unexpected use of latex fabric, and even the rainbow hair was so fresh and inspiring in a world where so many designers seem to have lost their way.

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I “live-pinned” the show for the brand over on the official OscarPRGirl Pinterest page. So my evening began a few hours pre-show, backstage:

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One of the first people I ran into, Karlie Kloss

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I will never, ever get tired of pink…

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or floaty fabrics

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The perfect rosy lip color, by Revlon

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One of my favorite things about the SS13 show was the streaks of colorful hair extensions, peeking out from the models’ up-do’s

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I lost track of the number of people who told me my hair matched the models’

At one point while navigating my way through the crowded backstage, I turned around and found myself unexpectedly blocking Oscar’s path. As I was about to excuse myself, he reached up, pet my dyed blue bangs, and said “I need your hair for the show!”.

Matching hair at Oscar de la Renta
Of course I had to document the matching hair. But I now see how tired I looked by day six of nyfw

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Sneak Peek: NYFW SS13 Day Eight:

Sneak Peek NYFW SS13: J. Mendel
J. Mendel

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J. Mendel

Sneak Peek NYFW SS13: Milly
Milly

Sneak Peek NYFW SS13: Louise Goldin
Louise Goldin

Sneak Peek NYFW SS13: Kim & Kanye at Louise Goldin
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Louise Goldin

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Louise Goldin

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