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oh Joy! The post fashion week edition

21st February 2012

Photonapped from the awesome Alex Maier

I know that it has come and gone, but I feel like I should probably mention that I loved shooting New York Fashion Week! Yeah, sure I probably slept a total of 10 hours for the week, had minor freak outs over my failing computer and wiped memory cards, and probably looked like a fool when I asked “Whos that?” to several designers that got named dropped to me but whatever!

  • I loved the people who weren’t afraid to wear something utterly absurd with such confidence that it automatically made them look phenomenal.
  • I loved seeing accessories on display for insane amounts of money and trying to think of how I could make it on my own.
  • I loved working with other photographers and seeing how the photos that we both took of the same thing at the same time came out so incredably diffrent.
  • I loved having to push myself to constantly be shooting, editing, and posting 10 times faster than a pace that I’m comfortable with.
  • I loved posting things that I personally loved and seeing a reply to my post from someone who shared the same feeling of material lust.
  • I loved how much the music played on the runway could quickly alter the entire mood of the room.
  • I loved that when I walked a mere couple of blocks away from where the runway shows were taking place, people were going about their business as if they had no idea that there were thousands of people outfitted in decadent and sometimes bizarre clothing, sampling fancy foods, crossing paths with old friends, and pretty much spending a full week as if it were an avant guard take on Halloween.

Heres some other things I loved during my job shooting NYFW:

Trying to guess what kind of heels a girl is wearing based on the galloping sound of her walk

Running outside to bask in the sun and absorbing the comparatively quiet street noises, for the last 10 minutes before it goes down

Shamelessly walking around bare foot when my heels became too painful to deal with.

Cramming as many balloons from after parties, into a cab as I could, while still fitting myself in.

Dancing to this song which seemed to endlessly play, through out the week.

Seeing people using toys as accessories

Finding this little guy protecting my computer while I was running around like a dinosaur with a lack of water supply.

Seeing lots of fun bright colored winter clothes inspired by the street.

and by soap!

Fake bangs and muted nail colors.Using my hands both as decoration and a tool for multi tasking

A trend of oversized gold zippers.

The designers that held hands during their final walks.

seeing tons of soft furry jackets and bright green pants

Getting pampered with reserved seating.

Watching a team of a billion hairdressers transform a girls entire look in less than 5 minutes.

Seeing guys transform themselves with a bit of palmade and a touch of blue

Not being alone on Valentines Day, like I assumed I would.

because my boyfriend flew out from California on a whim to eat cupcakes, play model matchmaker

and act totally ridiculous with me!

Really bold eyebrows and really sheer shirts

Taking photos of very skinny girls pretty much playing dress up all week

Seeing tons of fun nail art

Successfully shooting a show without relying on my flash

Witnessing some naughty things being done in photobooths. (and being caught, myself)

Watching super pretty models transform into super pretty cyborgs.

Staying in a hotel room that gave me the opportunity to moon New York.

Seeing tiny tamed lions living inside purses all over the place.

Spending crazy days Tumbling with these fancy fashionistas

And spending late nights with lovely delinquents

My Outfit Anatomy

8th February 2012

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Fashion Week here in New York and I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to help cover the festivities for Tumblr and Milk Studios, so expect to see a lot of photos of pretty people appearing on my Tumblr page!

I don’t know how I lucked into covering such a high end ordeal, because I would consider my “style” a cross between a bum, a grandfather, and a degenerate from 1995 but I’m going to go ahead and embrace that mix as I frolic through tents and buildings for the next seven days.

If you happen to see me and my camera out and about and want to say hi and give me high fives, heres what I may be wearing!

My hat was made for me last Christmas by Reggie. It was specially made, in black, for our loveably big headed friend Handroll. I loved it so much that I asked for one of my own, but its so big, that its now usually held onto m head with a slew of bobby pins.

I got my sweater for a buck from some crazy old man who was selling a garbage bag full of clothes in front of a Rite Aid in the upper west side. I cut up a Black Flag shirt that I’ve worn to the point of no return, through out the years, and attached it to my sweater with some thread and safety pins

After my personal struggles with my favorite English shoes now being made in China, I finally caved and bought a new pair of Docs. Although the leather is a little weaker and the eyelets are made of plastic and not metal, I can get behind the fact that they cost half the price. Also, I broke them in within a week without bleeding from my heel!

It was a windy 20 degrees, when I put the self timer on a pile of abandon Christmas trees and shot these photos and although I don’t wear a winter jacket, heres the secret to how I kept myself warm.

I’m excited to see how other people plan on keeping themselves warm while showing off their fancy outfits, this week!