JONATHAN SIMKHAI S/S 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

For Spring 2019, Jonathan Simkhai went back to his roots, in the form of an intimate presentation, vs. a runway show. As one of my favorite homegrown NYC (now LA!) designers, I’ve been following his career since I attended his very first show. So it’s amazing to see how far he’s come, and how his design work has grown.

Backstage, things were as beautiful as ever. Grace Lee for Maybelline NY created a fresh faced look, with a focus on wine stained lips.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

To get the look, Lee applied Composer to the center of model’s lips, then quickly used BabyLips to smudge and blend it outward, before the matte lipstick dried.

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Odile Gilbert for TRESemmé created a 1960’s inspired look with sleek, straight hair, accented by 2 small braids (one on each side). To complete the style, the ends of the braids were finished off with small wooden beads.

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The step by step to get the look: Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner to create a frizz-free foundation. Part hair in the centre. Spray TRESemmé Repair & Protect Pre-Styling Spray to prevent damage and then blow dry hair with a paddle brush. Use hair straighteners to achieve a sleek and smooth finish. Spray generously with TRESemme Dry Shampoo for texture. Then, take a small section of hair from either side, tightly plait and fasten with a hair tie. Add wooden beads for additional 60’s-style chic. Finish the look with TRES TWO Micro Mist Hair Spray to keep the look in place without creating stiffness.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

 

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

For the final beauty touch, Côte toxin free nail polish was used to accentuate model’s nails in a nice, soft neutral shade.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

The complete beauty look:
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Upstairs, models prepared for the presentation, and posed for photographers before the arrival of the guests.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

The collection featured softer looks, and represented a departure form-fitting gowns Simkhai is known for. While it might represent a change– it was a welcome one. The collection was beautiful, hippie dreamware any woman would want to own.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Straight out of Romeo and Juliet.

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2019

See the full photo set here.

All photos and content ® 2018-2019 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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KATIE GALLAGHER F/W 2016: BEHIND THE SCENES

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Today I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon shooting behind the scenes images at Katie Gallagher’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection press preview at The Roxy Hotel, in Tribeca.

Entitled “Veiled”, the monochromatic collection was influenced by Gothic architecture, stained glass, Harry Clarke illustrations, and Gallagher’s own very first collection “Veil” from Spring/Summer 2010.

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I’ve photographed Katie’s shows every season for the last 6 years, and it was even more exciting to see the line than usual, and to spend multiple hours noticing the subtle details, and craftsmanship of the garments.

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It’s been wonderful to see Katie grow as a designer over the years, and finally be recognized for all her hard work. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for her!

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Designer Katie Gallagher.

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Editorial Outtakes: Preetma

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While browsing files on my external hard drive last week, I came across these shots of Preetma Singh, from a Spring editorial I shot for a client– that was never published. They’re too beautiful not to share with the rest of the world, so I’m posting some of the outtakes here.

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The shoot (about a girl getting ready for a night on the town) took place in the Warren Tricomi salon, on Manhattan’s UES.

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One of my favorite shots. I love this multi-watch look!

Not only is Preetma beautiful, but she’s also amazingly intelligent, and kind!
An attorney who now works at VOGUE, you can catch her inspiring outfit posts, and life adventures on her blog Working Girl, Esq. Seriously–her blog is one of the few style blogs I still read on a regular basis. She’s right up there with Susie Bubble on my list of style bloggers who actually stimulate my creativity and make me want to dress better, and is one of my favorite street style subjects to capture at NYFW.

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New Editorial: Rachel Antonoff for The Glitter Guide

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One of my favorite recent shoots just went live over at the gorgeous website The Glitter Guide! I got lucky– not only did I get to contribute to an amazing new site, I got to photograph one of my favorite local NYC designers!

Rachel Antonoff is just as sweet and adorable as her clothing line. We met a few years ago when I attended her first fashion show–which was also the first show I ever photographed for The Greyest Ghost! (You can see that very show here.)

Be sure to check out the full feature on Rachel and her super cute Garment District studio over at The Glitter Guide.

My Professional Portfolio is Now Live!

Today I took a break from blogging about fashion week to work on my professional portfolio site. I’m proud to say after hours of messing with html, photo sizes, and site building, my site is now online at www.rachelscroggins.net.

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I’ll still be using flickr for my archives and photo hosting. But it was time to make a more professional site to help me pursue more photography work. I think the site looks great! It’s not flashy or anything, but it turned out better than I expected.

I hope everyone likes it! : )