Jazz Age Lawn Party 2012

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One of my favorite bi-annual NYC events happened last weekend— The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island!

I harass my friends about going every year. They always debate whether or not it’s really as awesome as I make it sound…and then they see my photos, and regret not going! Never fear though: if you missed it, it happens again in August.

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For this year’s June weekend of festivities, I attended the party on Saturday. A first, and honestly, not something I’m sure I’d do again. The past two years, I’ve gone on Sunday, which always seems to be more lively, and full of more dressed up, dedicated party-goers.

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Either way, it was still fun, drinking in the sun, taking photos, and making some new friends. I don’t, however, recommend attending after you’ve had a late night out with friends. I was a bit late heading out, and only caught the last 2 hours of the event. (I won’t make that mistake again!)

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Photographed by Zak Knudsen.

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Me, looking a little kooky.

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Menswear! So cute.

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I saw this adorable little girl everywhere that day.

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A familiar face from last year.

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Too much fun in the sun?

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More menswear!

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Zak and the tower o’ beer!

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These two win best dressed couple of the day!

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New friends I made on the ferry ride over!

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Creeeeepy.

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Watermelon love.

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The Jazz Age Lawn Party official website.

See the full photo set here.

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

Street Style Flashback: Claire

In celebration of today being Red Head Appreciation Day, I’ve chosen another redhead, Claire as my second SSF subject. Not only does Claire have amazing hair, but she’s also the mastermind behind De Lune, and a blogger friend of mine.

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Claire in a Corpus romper, Bird by Juicy Couture blazer, and Chie Mihara heels. East Village, October 2010.

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Style Week: Jamaica

As many of you may have already heard, I went to Kingston, Jamaica last month to photograph Style Week Jamaica for StyledOn. The awesome team over at Fashion Art Gallery brought creative director Casey and I, along with an entire crew of stylists, journalists, designers, and hair stylists to Jamaica for a long weekend covering the event.

Our long weekend in Jamaica was chock full of beach and pool time, good drinks, and surprisingly great fashion. I ended up shooting nearly five thousand photos on our trip (despite breaking my favorite 50mm lens a few days prior.) Here is part one of the photos I shot the first few days of our trip.

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At the airport we were greeted by a massive Style Week billboard.

We got in to Jamaica around midnight, but still made a pit stop at a local bar before heading to our hotel.

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Models painted gold at Tracks & Records in Kingston.

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We met up with Claire from The Fashion Bomb, who was looking fabulous!

We had a very late dinner at a local jerk chicken fast food restaurant (which was way more exciting and better tasting than American fast food), then totally crashed at the hotel.
The next morning, we had a leisurely day at the pool, relaxing and recovering from our previous day of travel.

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Casey lounging in the sun!

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Courtyard at the Wyndham Kingston.

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It didn’t take long for me to find my new favorite drink, the “Purple Rain”.

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Some local fashion. Women in Jamaica were very big on jewelry.

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Claire all decked out at the pool.

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1/2 of the design duo behind Mataano.

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Rhyannon

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I’ve been wanting to do a photo shoot with my friend Rhyannon pretty much since the day we met. I can’t remember the exact day, but considering there was still snow on the ground, I know it’s been quite a while. Friday, our schedules finally converged and we made it happen.

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Preparing for the shoot.

Rhyannon’s style is very similar to my own back when I was in high school. For lack of a better word, it’s goth. Recently, she’s been highly influenced by the character Lydia Deetz in “Beetlejuice”. She reminds me of a cross between Lydia and Roison Murphy. I see a bit of Kate Winslet in her eyes too.

Most of what she wears is vintage or clothing she inherits from friends. Together, we styled her own wardrobe mixed in with a few of my accessories like sunglasses and jewelry to create these looks.

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The accessories table.

Rather than playing dress up, we set out to document her own style and personality.

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I’ve decided against removing my reflection from her sunglasses.

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Wearing my favorite thrift store find ever.

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My favorite shot.

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See the full photo set here.

Faces of New York: H&M’s Fashion Against Aids Party

Last week at the H&M FAA Party, I met two women with amazing personal style. I just had to take their photographs and share them with the world.

Pretty sure this is hands down the most amazing hair I’ve ever seen:
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I spent ages 14-17 dyeing my hair every color of the rainbow, so I know how hard it is to keep multiple colors from running into each other when washed. This is just beautiful!

I loved this outfit for the 80’s inspired styling. It’s retro, but not over the top:
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Everything from the pattern on the shirt, to her belt, to the earrings all go together seamlessly.

Unfortunately I didn’t write down anyone’s names. But both women were very sweet. Thanks again for letting me capture your great style!