February 19, 2015

Our day starts early. Up at 5:00 am, followed by a quick shower, hair, make up and some serious layering to avoid getting a frost bite on the way to the show. We walk into the backstage area at 7:15 and much to our surprise everything is calm. Few of the models are already here and getting their hair done. We indulge in some pastries and slowly sip our coffees, as the feeling finally returns to our fingers and frost bitten faces. The make up team arrives shortly thereafter and immediately starts prepping models for make up. 

Apparently I am not the only one whose skin didn't exactly react well to New York's harsh temperatures. Models are human too, after all. And since flawless skin is in, the make up team begins with SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, applied to the face for about 15 minutes to replenish moisture, improve texture and make the skin look radiant. 

By 8:00 am, the backstage area is positively buzzing. Most of the models are already here, getting their hair, nails and make up done. The media is setting up for interviews with Carolina Herrera and celebrity attendees, including Ivanka Trump, Dianna Agron and Olivia Palermo and the collection is finally out of the garment bags. I completely lose track of time and spend the next 20 or so minutes marveling at the beautiful dresses and separates. As I examine each and every piece, I struggle to select a favorite simply because they are all beyond gorgeous. Marbled patterns and rich textures, water-inspired hues of blue and grey and of course beautiful structures and tailoring. I am awakened from my dream because it's time for my skincare consultation. 

Since I have been pretty vocal about the fact that my skin turned into a completely dry and flaky mess after spending a few days in New York, I meet with Winnie Lui from SK-II to discuss what can be done to save face. Literally! The good news, the face can be saved! So, I smile happily and I await with eagerness to try a few of Winnie's recommendation, such as SK-II Facial Treatment Essence to gently exfoliate and refine the texture of the skin, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye to lighten dark circles ( evidence of a few recent late nights ) and SK-II Facial Treatment Mask because I too want really radiant skin! 

After my consultation, I go back to backstage ( kinda fun to say... back to backstage ) and find absolutely beautiful craziness you expect to see before a show during Fashion Week. Cameras are flashing, interviews are in full swing, models are getting dressed, as make up and hair crew puts final touches on their looks. In a few minutes, the models start lining up and I proceed to the Theater to take my seat. 

What comes next? Well, what comes next is my favorite part! The lights go down and the show begins! In complete contrast to the wonderfully crazy backstage, the show is immaculate and pristine. My beloved Karlie Kloss opens and ends the show, her last dress being my absolute favorite. 

As I exit the Theater, I find myself wishing I could linger backstage a little longer but of course I can't because Tommy Hilfiger is up next and I am already late! Oh, well! That's Fashion Week!:)

Photography by Lydia Hudgens

CH by Carolina Herrera pants & Samba Collection Maysa bag, sunglasses c/o | Stella McCartney black Britt shoes | Elodie K rings 


Malu Swartjes said...

thats amazing!♥

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Sasa Zoe said...

Love your pants, babe! Great outfit<3

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Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful dresses!

Chiamaka Abasilim said...

Love the dress and amazing stylish look you had on.

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Ann Robie said...

I love watching the backstage preparations - it always give me the understanding how much work is behind every piece of clothes... And I love your outfit!!!

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Diana said...

Great photos!!
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Great post!

Jessica Salisbury said...

These pictures are amazing! I bet it was so fun to be there.


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The Office Stylist said...

I love how we got to see what happens behind the scenes! What an adventure! I love those dresses!!

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Camille said...

Great pictures

Elizabeth Hawn said...

such great photos from the behind the scenes!

Enikő Schmidt said...

Gorgeous photos! Love Carolina Herrera and these backstage photos! Great outfit!

Ksenia Nova said...

very stylish)


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Vanessa Mensah said...

loved the way you dressed for NYFW

Andrea jueong said...

Beautiful look.I wish I could be there.

Nicoletta De Luca said...

These shots are amazing and I love your look!

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Monika Basiaga said...

Wow! Looks like an awesome experience! :)

Vanessa Basanta said...

woww love pics!!
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Liz Lauren said...

love this -- these backstage shots are amazing

Anna Nowak said...

Love your blog!

anoddgirl said...

amazing backstage recount
the dresses looked amazing

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Holly said...

Gorgeous photos- those gowns! What a fabulous way to spend a day

Kate Steadman said...

I love all of these back stage details!!

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Rupa said...

Lovely clicks!
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Brinis Fashionbook said...

Amazing backstage pictures - and your outfit looks so good! :)
xx, Brini

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I love this photos!

Venoma said...

Adorable post, love the photos!

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Adrián Oslé said...

Good post and beautiful photos.


Lindsay Truax said...

Love these back stage photos! You look amazing.

Melissa Tierney said...

LOVE those shoes!

Yulia said...

Thanks for such an interesting post, it's great to see how the preparation is happening!

And your outfit is absolutely stunning!:)

Maria Fashion said...

Have fun I will stay tune for your next post :)

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Annlouise Lindberg said...

Really great post! It's so fun to come backstage at NYFW!

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Kiki Simone Williamson said...

how much fun! love your look

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Heloísa Paiva said...

Its amazing to see backstage photos. There are so many things to do that we cant imagine!

Helô, from Vestido do dia

Al Paso Fuerte said...

Muy lindo look !! me encanta, te sienta genial!!
Te invito a que visites mi blog
Feliz lunes, un besito volao

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