DELPOZO S/S 2016

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DELPOZO is a brand that almost seems as if it would be more suitable to show at Paris fashion week. Frequently referred to as “demi-couture”, the brand’s epic, handmade collections are the highlight of my every NYFW, and the perfect way to end the frenzy of each season.

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Backstage, the look was all about a fresh face topped off with glitter eyes, and ultra-long, sleek hair.

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MAC lead makeup artist Monica Marmo described the look as having “skin super fresh like a flower, with metallic eyes for a little controversy.” This is “a woman from the future who is modern, but soft and beautiful.”

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Moroccanoil Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero created a very long, easy hairdo, with a twist– literally! Hair featured a small, twisted ponytail in the center.

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To get the look:

Apply 22-24″ extensions, for hair that is not naturally long.
Starting with damp hair, apply Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to create the foundation of the style. Blow dry sleek and smooth.

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Once thoroughly dry, create a deep left side part. Gather 3″ sections at each side of the part and mist with hairspray. Comb sections back behind the ears and secure underneath the bulk of the hair at the nape of the neck with an elastic. This small ponytail should be hidden.
Flat iron all of the loose hair, gently rolling the iron from the mid-shaft to ends to create a natural bend.
Brush all of the loose hair smooth into a very low and loose ponytail – about mid-back – and secure with an elastic.
Use your finger to divide the ponytail in half above the elastic (creating a hole). Flip the ponytail up and through the hole to create the twisted style.
Set the style with a gentle mist of hairspray. — via Moroccanoil.

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Finally, Julie Kandalec for ESSIE created an adorable, subtle glitter nail that perfectly complimented the eye makeup, using Sparkle On Top.

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Two things I love the most about Delpozo collections: they always use interesting fabrics and materials, and play with volume. I can’t think of many other modern designers who have so much fun creating unique shapes and garments out of fabric.

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Spring also marked the introduction of a handbag collection:
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All Photos and Content ®2015-2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

DELPOZO FALL/WINTER 2015

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Delpozo is unlike any other brand currently showing at New York Fashion Week. Elegant, impeccably tailored clothes, with gorgeous handmade embellishments that out-do much of what is shown on modern runways. The closest I can liken the experience to, is a less theatrical version of attending a Thom Browne show. And while both would seem more at home somewhere amongst the Paris couture shows, they stand out in a sea of “average”, and are the highlights of my NYFW show list.

Backstage, the works of painter Andrey Remnev served as inspiration for the collection, and the beauty, which translated into a look meant to mimic by “solid gold”.

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ESSIE lead manicurist Julie Kandalec created a look featuring a small, but flashy stripe of gold glitter, meant to look as if models had “just pulled their hands out of gold”. To get the look: Nails were prepped with one coat of Matte About You. Next, using a striping brush, Good As Gold was applied in a fine strip down the center of the nail. Gold glitter polish Rock at the Top was applied over the stripe, and the look was completed with a coat of Second Shine Around (only on the stripe).

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Julie at work.

The finished look:
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MAC senior artist Victor Cembellin created a “washed out” painterly makeup look, leaving skin and lips more natural, and focusing on the eyes.

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To get the look: A blend of Motif Eye Shadow, Pervette Lipstick, and Reflects Gold Pro Glitter were applied to the corners of the eye. To complete the process, Studio Waterweight Foundation was applied to model’s lips to tone down natural lip color while MAC’s Dare you lipstick was applied to cheeks to create a rosy accent.

The finished look:
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Hair focused on simplicity, with the focus this season being on the headpieces added just before the models walked the runway.

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The gorgeous, twisted fabric headpieces.

To get the look: Moroccanoil Global Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero applied Moroccanoil Treatment, and flat ironed hair straight. Next, hair was pulled into a sleek, side-parted ponytail. The look was finished by using Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to secure the look, and delicately pulling the pony tails through the headpieces.

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The finished look:
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Much like their inspiration, the clothes themselves were works of art:

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Designer Josep Font, taking a bow.

See the full photo set here.

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

LA PERLA F/W 2013: BACKSTAGE

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Inspiration: 1930’s Spanish films, and the paintings of Goya.

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Moani Lee of Hourglass cosmetics created a look that complimented the dual lines presented at the La Perla show.

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Oscar de la Renta: Resort 2012

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Every season, I fall more in love with Oscar de la Renta.

I’ve always been drawn more towards Spring and Summer collections. Maybe it’s the brighter colors, the airy fabrics, or sense of fun and whimsy that comes along with a warmer weather wardrobe. Oscar de la Renta’s 2012 Resort collection, influenced by Picasso’s cubist period, and Spain, is one of my favorites yet, and left me dying to run off on a magical European summer vacation.

Last night was my first experience shooting a resort show. Much like the calm atmosphere backstage at the Fall 2011 show, relaxation ruled the day. So many shows come with a frazzled, hectic environment, that coupled with pushy photographers, taints the whole fashion experience for me. None of these things are ever found at Oscar shows. I was left wishing more nyfw shows could be exactly like this!

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Pre-show calm.

When I first arrived, I took a peek backstage. In hair and makeup, models read books, and chatted with their stylists while getting prepped for the show.

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Heavy brows dominated the beauty look, along with bright orange or red lips:

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A closer look.

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The finished beauty look.

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Work in progress.

Tools of the trade:
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Real human hair extensions. I learned that fake hair doesn’t curl.

Hair was curled into gentle, natural looking waves that were allowed to fall:
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Amidst all the pre-show prep, the models still found time to have fun:
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And check their messages:
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More of the finished makeup looks:
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The hair pins were released later.

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Over in the dressing area, I found an explosion of color:
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One of the first looks to catch my eye.

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Closeup of an awe-inspiring bubble gum pink gown.

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Bright jewel tone accessories:
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Woven belts:
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To die for shoes:
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Putting the finishing touches on each look:
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Oscar gave his final thoughts on the styling:
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A small group of models preparing for a pre-show photo shoot for WWD donned intricate origami card stock hats:
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I am waiting for PS. I Made This to DIY these! Or maybe I can bribe my 13 year old origami loving cousin to make me one– in exchange for his favorite Japanese candy from Aji Ichiban in Chinatown. ; )

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