I was excited when Christian Ramirez, a TV host at Telemundo, asked me to shoot J Mendel's show. I liked the flowy and geometric style that was on display at the show; very inspirational! I was able to get some great backstage shots of some of the models practicing their walks, as well as of the actual show.
I went to The Knot's Couture bridal fashion week with Jenna Salvagin and it was a great opportunity to see some new styles by Maggie Sottero! It's a totally different experience from Mercedes-Benz fashion week. The dresses in the collection are completely affordable for most brides...you might have already seen someone you know getting married in one of these beautiful dresses! Here are some of my favorites.
The day after fashion week ended I was invited by my very good friend Nora Kobrenik to visit the Zang Toi showroom. Nora couldn't make the show during fashion week, but still wanted to see the newest collection. Of course I was super excited when she invited me!
The showroom was absolutely beautiful. All the decor was either black, white or mirrored, except for the clothing of course. It was super stylish! Zang Toi himself wasn't there, but we were shown around by Steven Ong. Steven was really nice and explained the whole collection to Nora. It was really cool to see the clothing from close up. I've only ever seen them on the runway. They looked so elegant, I was afraid to touch them, but they didn't mind if we did. He also had his sketches hanging on the wall, that was really interesting to see how each piece comes together.
I was backstage a lot during this season, while I was there I kept noticing they had a lot of manicurist, I was very intrigued. There were a ton of shades of polish and each show had a many different colors. All of nail polish that I saw was provided by Zoya. I was very excited because I have many zoya products already, but I wanted to learn more about them. Their nail polish is all vegan, which is wonderful! It goes on really smooth and when you take it off it is very easy and you don’t have to keep scrubbing, Don't you hate when your polish doesn't want to come off? With this, it comes off very quickly! (I love that!)
The people from Zoya were very nice, they told me about their new satin polish line, which I have yet to try, but I was lucky enough to be given a few samples to take home with me! I haven’t used the satin yet, but I did play around with the colors I got from the Zang Toi show. They were very pretty brown tones perfect for this snowy weather we are having now. (sorry I didn’t take a photo of my nails).
Herve Leger & Malan Breton also had Zoya doing the nails for their shows. The colors were beautiful! Unfortunately I didn’t get to keep those, but I got a few other colors to try out! I’m so excited for it to get warmer so I can play with all of the colors!
Zoya Nail Polish , Herve Leger Max Azira , Zang Toi, Malan Breton
Fashion week was a blast this season! It's the last time it will be held at Lincoln Center, which is a little bit sad, but none the less we had a great time! I got a chance to work with my friend and fellow photographer David Berman from Social Network again. It's always a pleasure to work with him, we make a great team!
Here are a few photos from the week. (more on the way soon!)
Images from: Reem Acra, Desigual, Naeem Kahn, Zang Toi, and of the beautiful Karlie Kloss
By Shana Schnur Photography