I've been back "home" in NYC for a little over three weeks and it's been a whirlwind of a welcome back thus far. I haven't had much down time (or sleep for that matter...) which explains why I've been posting less frequently.
I've got summer rolls of film to develop, photographs to edit, blog posts to make...but in the meantime I thought I'd update real quick about my second NYFW experience as of this weekend.
I just finished my first week as a photography intern at Refinery29, which can best be described as a fashion/lifestyle blog that prides itself on its trendy and relatable original content. I've been following the site for some years now and am happy to be considered part of the team this semester. The staff so far has been incredibly supportive and helpful, I've been given a lot of opportunities since the get-go to make connections and shoot interesting events.
My first week shooting for Refinery29 happened to be the beginning of Fashion Week, which meant my first assignment included photographing a presentation for Veronica Beard's spring collection, inspired by Morocco. Bobbi Brown was the makeup artist and Angela from Gallery Girls was there photographing the event!
The presentation was held at the Gramercy Park Hotel and I was given access backstage where renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown was working with the stunning models. Bobbi was incredibly down to earth, asking the models for their show cards and promising that they'd stay in touch.
I've read some of Bobbi's books on the idea of natural beauty and I wear her makeup line, so I was a little more fangirl over being in her presence more so than being backstage at a fashion show in general.
The models were arranged in backdrops with beautiful props that made the presentation look as if they were a real-life version of a fashion editorial.
One of my photographs from this presentation was featured as Refinery29's photo of the day for its first day of fashion week!
The next day I was sent out to do some street style around Lincoln Center and then to photograph the presentation for the Singaporean indie label RAOUL over near Bryant Park (NYFW's stomping grounds in years past).
RAOUL had a much more intimate vibe than Veronica Beard's presentation that had been swarming with crowds of people. Backstage was a tiny room at the brand's headquarters and I was able to meet the whole team, including the designers themselves.
The clothes were extremely sophisticated and the prints reminded me fondly of Prada.
Tomorrow, I'll be posting the pictures + words from my experience backstage at Prabal Gurung (hint hint: Joan Smalls, Frida Gustavsson, Sui He).....