Finishing NYFW with a bang - Oscar de la Renta’s beautiful garden with arches set the tone for their fall collection. Bold red lips and statement handbags. I admire Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim’s eye. They truly know how to dress the modern woman. (They dressed Regina King and Lupita Nyong'o for the Oscars).
Another special shoot this NYFW for Coach. I had the pleasure of shooting the celebrity wall - before celebs took their seats at the show. The studio set up allowed for more intimate portraiture and unique front row coverage compared to other shows. Flip through to see some of my favorites from the show.
I had the pleasure of shooting house for Veronica Beard this season. Their colorful collection was mirrored by the atmosphere set forth by the brand - fun and vibrant. A nice break from the serious nature of NYFW, the models danced and posed for lookbook and detail shots before taking their place on tree stumps in a pine tree forest.
More can be seen on VB Blog.
First day of fashion week I spent covering fittings for Noon By Noor. Canoe Studios creates the perfect airy backdrop for the yellow, camel and feather accented collection.
Natalia Dryer stopping by the show was a great front row coverage start to the week.
Check out Noon By Noor’s Instagram for more highlights.
This was my second season working with IMG during New York Fashion Week. I covered Jonathan Cohen, ADEAM, Self Portrait, Cushnie, Brock Collection and Jeremy Scott for the social team. It was such an eclectic group of shows - making my portfolio more diverse. Check out the fashion week section of my website for more highlights from the shows.
Another Selena shoot in the books! This was my 6th time working with the stunning actress and singer. It was a pleasure hearing her speak about working with Stuart and watching her excitement talking about her new collection.
This crew always makes my fashion week. I have some exciting shoots coming up with the Coach team so stay tuned on my social @smallgirlbiglens.
MG’s Spring 2019 collection was a spectrum of rainbow filled with sparkle shoes, structured handbags and cashmere. Flowers were placed in models hair with loose waves, contrasting the formal nature of the furs and head-to-toe uniform colored looks. Guests sat at tables with petite pastries and macaroon towers.
Shooting for Oscar de la Renta is always a dream. Violins played a soft ballad while Bella Hadid opened the show on the Spring studios terrace. Sister Gigi followed towards the end. Thankfully the rain held off for the show to complete. Being one of the few photographers allowed on the terrace, I felt engulfed in this secret community of beauty. I smile thinking about the experience and have to pinch myself to remind myself of the honor being at this iconic show.
Three days prior to show, I arrived at canoe studios. Lined in racks against the floor to ceiling windows was the spring 2019 Noon By Noor collection. From details to fittings, I covered the process leading up to show time. Models came in and out for castings, while some confirmed were photographed in multiple looks. The stylist determined what worked for each girl and made adjustments on the look if need be. Tables covered in polaroids, measuring tape, pins and sticky notes filled the room. The hair and makeup team tested the show look on a model to make sure it all came together perfectly the day before.
When I arrived Thursday for the show, I saw the final result. Since I had spent so much time with the collection, I knew how the pieces felt, fell on a model’s body and moved on the runway. It helped me create a collection of imagery for the Noon By Noor team to accurately showcase the new spring 2019 line.
When I went to visit Legacy Records for the walk through months before the show, I knew this runway was going to stand out from the rest of NYFW. Sylvie’s designs for Hellessy were a colorful palette of bold reds and sky blues. The loose waves by TRESemmé perfectly accompanied the off-the shoulder looks and puffy sleeves seen on the models.
Thank you Sylvie for having me be a part of the team!
Covering 13 shows this seasons, I left with a slew of new knowledge, experiences and by far the best fashion week yet.
IMG gave me the ability to be creative in my own space. I was encouraged to shoot through my own vision, capturing the backstage and runway experience. I feel proud of this new work and it feels fresh to me, a lot of this is due to the encouragement of my team and other creatives at IMG.
Shows above: In order of row
My assignment for Coach this season was to work exclusively with Selena Gomez to create unique content for Coach's social media. Having worked with Selena before, I was excited to create new work of her and spend some time with her prior to the show.
I always end my show coverage by shooting Stuart with the guest post-show congratulating him on his collection and asking about his inspiration. Spotted backstage was Storm Reid, of the new upcoming movie A Wrinkle in Time, Tommy Dorfman of 13 Reasons Why, Hip-Hop Artists Joey Badass and of course Artist Petra Collins.
You can see my work on Coach's Instagram as well as Stuart's Instagram
Working with the Louboutin team this season was such an honor.
Never have I been able to do constant squats while shooting NYFW.
Clearly not the same coverage I do for T Magazine, there was no need to capture makeup, models, the runway set or details of the clothing. I spent the whole time on the floor, focusing on those red soles.
I love the start contrast of the silhouette against the white wall and shadow. All the lines juxtaposed to the circles on the dress, create a bold dynamic look.
I was overjoyed to hear that this NYFW season I was going to be one of Tumblr's creators. Alongside GIF makers, illustrators and fellow photographers, I would be able to create imagery unique and different from past seasons. With the access to all shows and encouragement to shoot anything I want, anyway I want, Tumblr allowed me to shoot passion projects and take the time to edit and finalize them before sharing.
You can see all my posts during NYFW on my tumblr
I am finally catching up on my blog coverage from NYFW. I figured I would combine all my T Magazine coverage into one post.
I shot the always envelope pushing Eckhaus Latta. Located in Bushwick warehouse, models sported see through outfits, slicked back hair and green clay swiped on their arms and body. I created one of my favorite bodies of work - hence the separation omy website. It felt different than my past NYFW coverage and I felt it was strong enough to stand alone as a unique reportage of the show and designer's creative outlook.
Oscar de la Renta
Definitely a contrast to Oscar de la Renta. Held at Sotherby's, the location alone expresses the difference in the designers aesthetic. Splatter paint dresses, sequins and pant suits graced the halls and escalator entrance of the runway. Bella was certainly the star as photographer's flocked her getting her makeup done. Nicki Minaj, Paris and Nikki Hilton, and Zosia Mamet were in attendance alongside Anna Wintour.
Lastly, I wrapped my T Magazine coverage with Carolina Herrera. She hosted the first ever fashion show at the MOMA. Iconic. The bright bold color collection accompanied the greens in the garden. Lily Aldridge, Cameron Dallas andMichelle Monaghan sat front row in support of the designer. Models dressed and prepped amongst the greatest pieces of art and installations in their I heart NY t-shirts.
I'm sure people are sick of looking at all my Coach photos because I post them every other day, but I'm still obsessing over the Fall 2017 show. Creative Director Stuart Vevers put together another the cool IT girl collection filled with florals, fur and even Fisher Price logos on bags.
I captured beauty looks at Thakoon and Prabal Gurung backstage for Allure. Hair, makeup and nails were so strong at both shows.
Prabal had some big named models including Joan Smalls, Bella Hadid and Jasmine Tookes. There wore the bold eye look well on the runway. Thakoon's hair was a combed back look with beachy waves and a light pinky coral lip, matching the silk coral in the fabric of the blouses.
Bold red lips, blue mascara and gold velvet and glitter see-through gowns graced the halls of the St. Regis Hotel. It's a perfect setting for Jason Wu's fall collection.
The tight hallways are a challenge for shooting full looks and the chaos begins to unfold as the show starts. I stuck around until the very end and was lucky to capture Adriana Lima and Amber Valletta congratulating Jason on a remarkable collection. Luke Wilson also was in attendance and even came backstage before the show to check out the looks. His backstage pass hanging on a lanyard around his neck made him look more like he was part of the crowd and no one seemed to notice. My obsession with Legally Blonde kicked in and I scurried my way over to ask for a shot. "Do I look good?" he asks me as he runs his hands through his hair. I pause, stunned. Then reply "of course!" Probably a little too eager. Another photographer pats me on the back for having the courage to approach him when no one else would.
Ryan Roche's show always warms my heart. The nude knits are consistent in her collections season to season. Hues of red were brought in this season in forms of heels, knits and in the beauty looks. It was her first runway show, which was perfecly on brand with a white carpet runway. Her 13-year-old daughter Luella and friend Story Littleton stood on either side of the runway singing live songs by Stevie Nicks, the Stone Poneys and Kate Bush. I immediately ran home and edited the show while listening to "Wild Heart" and "Different Drum."
For the full slideshow check out T Magazine