Phillip Lim S/S 2012

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For his Spring 2012 show, designer Phillip Lim was inspired by kites. The flowing, geometric characteristics found their way not only into the clothing, but the backstage beauty looks as well.

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Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created a “windblown knot” hairstyle for the runway. Gilbert smoothed and straightened the hair by applying Kérastase Fibre Architecte, then blowing dry. Hair was then tied into a low, messy knot. Pieces from the crown were removed, and pinned sideways along the back of the head to give hair a wind swept appearance.

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NARS National Makeup Artist Francelle took Lim’s kite inspiration one step further, creating a sweeping eyeshadow look that mimicked a kite-tail.

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To get the look: Francelle prepped skin with PRO-PRIME Pore Refining Primer, and NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. Copacabana Illuminator was dabbed onto cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the bow of the lip to add a glowing effect. The inner lids of the eye were lined in NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte.

The crease of the eyelids were highlighted with a mix of NARS Night Life Eyeshadow and the silver color from the NARS Paris Duo Eyeshadow Palette. Eyes were finished with six coats of NARS Larger Than Life Mascara. Lips were coated with a light layer of concealer, then brushed with NARS Gaeity Blush to add a girlish tone.

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Some of the products used.

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Angi Wingle

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CND Nail Tech Angi Wingle created a subtle nail “stain” that let the natural color of the models’ nail beds shine through. The “raincoat of color” goes on as a transparent, natural nail enhancer, rather than an opaque color. To create the color, Angi added 4-5 drops of CND Raspberry Parfait to CND Speedy Topcoat.

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While explaining the steps to get this look, I learned that the same process can be applied to old or dry nail polish. Just add a few drops of topcoat to renew the color!

The final hair/makeup/nail look:

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Models preparing for a run-through

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Covetable sandals

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Designer Phillip Lim, mid-interview

While many of his creations are more minimalist than my personal taste, Lim’s Spring collection stood out to me for it’s use of sherbert-inspired shades, and colorful leathers.

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It also season after season consistently features one of the best runway soundtracks of any show I’ve ever attended. For Spring, it was Jamie of The XX’s “Far Nearer”.

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The raincoat that inspired this season’s nail art.

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See the full photo set here

All Photos and Content ®2011-2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Sneak Peek: NYFW S/S 2012 DAY EIGHT

Sneak Peek: 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2012
3.1 Phillip Lim

Sneak Peek: 3.1 Phillip Lim Backstage S/S 2012
Phillip Lim Backstage

Sneak Peek: 3.1 Phillip Lim Backstage S/S 2012
Phillip Lim Backstage. Nails: CND. Makeup: NARS

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012
Nanette Lepore. Photo: Maureen Kaveney for The Greyest Ghost

Sneak Peek: Wildfox Couture S/S 2012
Wildfox Couture

Sneak Peek: The Blonds Backstage S/S 2012
The Blonds Backstage. Nails: CND. Hair: Bumble and Bumble. Makeup: MAC

Sneak Peek: The Blonds Backstage S/S 2012
The Blonds Backstage. Hair: Bumble and Bumble

Sneak Peek: The Blonds S/S 2012
The Blonds

®Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost and Maureen Kaveney

Unseen Fashion Week

In celebration of NYFW swiftly approaching, I’ve decided to post some never before seen images from last season. Most of these photos are of celebrities or designers. Or celebrities with designers! Either way, they’re are some great photos just collecting dust on my hard drive, that I think people deserve to see.

Diane von Furstenberg
Rachel Zoe at DVF.

Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson.

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Phillip Lim at Richard Chai.

Nanette Lepore fashion show
Roger SterlingMad Men’s John Slattery at Nanette Lepore.

Nanette Lepore Backstage
Nanette Lepore Backstage.

Nanette Lepore fashion show backstage
Kelly Osbourne Backstage at Nanette Lepore.

Michael Kors
Michael Kors.

Here’s hoping for even more behind the scenes photos to share this coming season!

See the full photo set here.

Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2010

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Phillip Lim tied with Anna Sui as my favorite show I attended this fashion week. Everything was perfect, the music, the runway, the clothes. (I REALLY liked the music, and am trying to find out what exactly it was.)
Lim mostly played it safe, but took a few risks on the embellished gowns with leather and sequin trims. I liked the combination of the two very different types of fabrics. A few dresses veered too far into Rodarte territory for me, but the rest seemed very fresh and inspired.

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A lot of my favorite pieces looked best from behind:
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The Louboutins were gorgeous as well:
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I actually arrived early enough to watch the run through before the show, and did a lighting test while watching the models practice their walks in their own clothes.

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Still trying to find a video of the show. If anyone has one, please link me!

All Photos and Content ®2009 RS/The Greyest Ghost