Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013

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One of the 8million reasons I love Oscar de la Renta’s shows–they keep me on my toes during the “off-season” from fashion week. Things seem quiet, and them bam! Time for another Oscar show.

Yesterday’s Resort show showcased what I would now say is currently my favorite OdlR collection. Yes, I say that about every collection, but that’s the point! After years of designing, the man understands the true meaning of perfection. And when you can create something new and inspiring, and re-invent yourself 5+ times a year, you are in my opinion, a true design genius.

I always know when I truly love a collection when it decimates my vocabulary skills. Suddenly, I forget all adjectives but gorgeous/beautiful/pretty/amazing and start repeating myself like some sort of fashion-crazed parrot, who has just learned to speak.

But truly, the show *was* beautiful as always. I — along with a handful of other photographers once again “live Pinned” the before, during, and after show happenings on Pinterest. You can see the results here. Below, some of my favorite images, along with a few exclusives that weren’t on Pinterest. 😉

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Last minute finishing

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I could have spent a full day exploring this room

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Garden party

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Jellies

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Even the catering was beautiful

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It’s pretty incredible to see what all goes into having a fashion show. It’s all of the tiny details like this that I love, and feel privileged to get to witness.

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My favorite dress from the collection

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Chantal!

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Perfection

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Love these sunglasses!

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So very Alice in Wonderland

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See the full photo set here

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

Oscar de la Renta Bridal 2013

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Yesterday, instead of  dreading another manic Monday, I spent my morning deeply submerged in the world of Oscar de la Renta Bridal.

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This was my very first Bridal show, which I can say was even more magical than a “regular” fashion show. I was one of three photographers given a unprecendented 3+ hours of show access, chosen to “Live Pin” the show on Pinterest. The project totally blew up on twitter, and has resulted in some pretty crazy press.

Everything about the show was beautiful. From the so gorgeous you could cry dresses, to the flowers– and little flower girls– even the always on point musical choices. I’ve long felt that Oscar can do no wrong, but seeing all the lacy, delicate and intricately detailed bridal gowns up close and personal just proved to me what a mastery the man has of his craft. Some of my other favorite designers still have occasional seasons of “misses”. But never, ever Oscar.

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I absolutely love love loved that “something blue” was incorporated into the show. As one Pinterest commenter mentioned, a handful of the looks were very “Spanish Royalty”, which Oscar being Oscar, is oh so fitting.

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Maybe it’s just my photojournalism education making me want to “keep it real”, but as usual, I’ve just done a subtle brightening of colors. A fashion show isn’t exactly the place to go mad abusing photoshop actions on your photos. And really, everything was already so exquisite, why mess with perfection?

Below, more of my favorites from the Pinterest board, with a few never before seen shots thrown in for good measure.

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Backstage prep

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Such gorgeous hair!

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My all-time favorite flowers made an appearance.

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These gloves!

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Perfection:
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The show opener!

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The variety of styles and fits of the gowns, to me, made the show even better than I had expected!

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So adorable!

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And now for my favorites:

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Never have I heard a show’s audience audibly gasp like they did when the red finale gown appeared on the runway. So very “Queen Isabella, meets Lydia’s wedding gown in Beetlejuice”.

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See the full photo set here.

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