Fairytales seem to be stitched into Marchesa gowns. Tales of goddesses, flappers, princesses, brides, or the modern day woman, could be told through these gowns. My story at Marchesa New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016, started on a dreary winter day set a blaze by photographers' cameras flashing as I walked towards Skylight at Moynihan Station - you know I dressed to impress while considering this very moment may occur (see below for What I Wore). Again, I was joining my BFF, Wendy, who put me on the list for behind-the-scenes access at this acclaimed show, so I opted for a blend of fashionable clothing and accessories, instead of going for comfort and work practicality (AKA: not bringing my Canon DSLR), which I sorely regret.
Neither Wendy or I expected to go beyond backstage, which was thrilling enough, with the likes of famed make-up artist, Bobbi Brown, doing demonstrations on the models of the runway look from her cosmetic line, and the Marchesa designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, doing interviews before the show (pictured below).
Moroccan Oil team was all go, making sure each models's tresses looked elegant, yet subtle, in line with the make-up for the show - with a middle parted, low wrapped chignon.
'Where's Jeremy Scott?!' I thought frantically and scanned the crowd, as we walked past a SUV plastered with his name across it. Sadly, no sighting of JS, this time.
Photography by Lauren A. Oosterlinck