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.

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SNEAK PEEK: SPRING/SUMMER 2016 NYFW DAY SEVEN

Dennis Basso:

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Milly:

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Samira Wiley and Malin Akerman

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HARBISON:

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All Photos and Content ®2015 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

HONOR FALL/WINTER 2015

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Since their NYFW debut 5 years ago, HONOR has become one of the most reliable brands around for gorgeous, whimsical womenswear. For Fall 2015, designer Giovanna Randall was inspired by the forest, a theme which presented itself in both the collection, and the show’s set design. Both of which completely blew me away.

Backstage, the inspiration was classic Catherine Deneuve, with 70’s inspired hair, and girlish headbands featured on models.

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SNEAK PEEK: FALL/WINTER 2015 DAY TWO

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All Photos and Content ®2015 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

ADAM SELMAN SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Backstage at Adam Selman, I saw the first appearance of what seemed to be a new Spring beauty trend– fake freckles! At times overdone, in this case they were straight up adorable.

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SNEAK PEEK: FALL/WINTER 2014– NYFW DAY SIX

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All Photos and Content ®2014 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

SNEAK PEEK: NYFW SS2013 DAY TWO

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Creatures of the Wind. Hair: Kérastase. Makeup: NARS

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HONOR. Nails: Deborah Lippmann, Makeup: Kevin Aucoin. Both for Beauty.com

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Hair: PHYTO

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

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


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.

Beauty

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.

Nails

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.

Runway

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!

®2013 The Greyest Ghost | Julio Cortez