All Photos and Content ®2014 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
The Jazz Age Lawn Party, held two weekends a year on NYC’s Governor’s Island, is my hands down favorite “Summer in New York” event to attend. This year, for the first time, I went in both June and August.
I still had a blast, but my first visit in June was very hot, and the event seemed weirdly overcrowded (a first in the many years I’ve been attending). Yesterday’s event was much more laid back, and the weather was pleasant– making it even easier to run around and capture so many amazingly dressed guests in all of their finery. With a few breaks to sip champagne and picnic with friends of course.
Needless to say, if you ever have the chance to attend— GO. This is one of those words cannot do it justice type of gatherings. So I’ll just let the images do all the talking from here.
Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 collection was inspired by one of my favorite things: the ocean. Naturally, that led the beauty to be appropriately mermaid-esque, featuring one of my other favorite things: the color turquoise.
Val Garland for MAC Cosmetics created one of my top looks of the season– an aquatic inspired dramatic blue and gold eye. “Jerry Hall on holiday in Mustique” served as additional inspiration.
To get the look: Cover lid with Mac Chromacake in High Def Cyan. Follow with matching Electric Eel Eyeshadow, blending to outer edge of the eye. Brush Gold Metallic Pigment, mixed with Shine Mixing Medium onto corner of eyes. Apply Luxe Lipstick to lips. Finish with the application of Strobe Cream all over the body.
Val Garland’s additional suggestions to make it last all day/night: 1. Use a primer first. 2. Use eye pencil to color over lid, blending to the edges. 3. Powder over lid with translucent powder.
Kérastase’s Odile Gilbert also used the show’s aquatic theme to create a mermaid inspired look for hair. To get the look: Part hair in the center. Spray Double Force Controle Ultime Hair Spray from the center area of hair, to the tips. Next, crimp hair with a three-barrel curling iron to create waves. To achieve a “wet” finished look, apply Elixir Ultime liberally, topping the hair off with more Double Force Controle Ultime for hold.
Chris Benz’s Garment District studio is a magical place. Just as quirky and colorful as the clothing, and the designer himself.
One could spend hours browsing the art work, and knick knacks displayed throughout the workspace.
Chris’ trademark pink hair. We bonded over the trials and tribulations of having brightly colored hair. (Mine was partially purple, that day.)
I’m convinced Chris Benz is one of the nicest designers currently working in fashion.
I also got a quick peek at Chris’ S/S 2013 inspiration board. What I saw was gorgeous, and very exciting. Which reminded me why his collections are consistent favorites of mine, every single fashion week.
See my full photo set from my studio visit here.
With the entire Chris Benz Resort collection here.
All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.
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.
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.
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!)
The Jazz Age Lawn Party official website.
See the full photo set here.
All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
I have dozens of street style photos that I’ve never shared. Maybe they weren’t picked up by a client, or they were shot in that in between time when I was just shooting for myself. I hate seeing them disappear into Flickr obscurity, so I’ll be posting regular updates with some of my “flashback” street style images.
For the first post, I’ve decided to start things off with a bang. Here’s Coco Rocha, looking flawless, as usual.
®Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost