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.
Instead of recapping the show and my experience here on my blog…head over to Adorama’s ALC Blog for my article accompanied by images: How I Did It: Photographing The Victoria’s Secret Show in 20 Minutes
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
Instead of hosting a show or presentation, designer Sylvie hosted an all women's poker game. The players? Actresses, models, bloggers, editors and fashionistas wearing in the collection. A three corse dinner was served while the women played and flaunted their chip winnings.
After this night, I am definitely going to learn to play and host my own game like Sylvie.
The Academy Mansion was the perfect setting for Oscar de la Renta's romantic bridal lookbook and the vibrant silhouettes of the resort collection.
My day started early with Oscar, creating some fun GIFS on the set of their SS19 Bridal photoshoot (which you can see them on their Instagram). The afternoon was spent capturing the backstage madness of the resort collection. All images were captured for Oscar's social team showing the hair and makeup process, empty runway and first looks on the staircase in real-time for their followers.
When T assigned me Tom Ford's Men Show I was overwhelmed with excitement. I was completely speechless when I saw Mr. Ford himself at the show taking notes of the models and their walks during rehearsal. It wasn't until 15 min before the show that I learned the finale would be launching his underwear collection.
I wanted my work from this show to look different than my past. I didn't want it to look like "backstage" but more editorial in nature with a detailed focus on more portraiture. I also edited the images differently with a more desaturated color palette focusing on the body and skin tones of the models.