New York Fashion Week // Backstage at Rag & Bone SS 2013

the feeling of going backstage at rag & bone can best be described as nirvana-- everything from waiting outside for press credentials huddled with elaine + eva + emily, to seeing the collection grace the cover of WWD the next day. . . and everything inbetween!  just brilliant.    

the show was held at moynihan station sans air conditioning, but the heat only added to the glow gucci westman {remember her?} was turning out for revlon.  westman wanted "to create a look that was a little bit 90s punk, but still looked feminine and soft," which she accomplished by keeping the makeup very pure.  she focused a lot on the brow {using revlon brow fantasy}, to "create a touch of drama."  the entire face was beautiful, but my f-a-v-o-r-i-t-e part was that she added freckles to all noses!    

the talented guido palau {of redken} had his work cut out for him due to the severe heat backstage, which was causing the hair to drop!  <gasp>  somehow he and his team persevered and created a stunning hairstyle that was wet in the front {using redken hardwear 16 with his fingers}, and dry in the back.  

considering a lot of colors {i.e. electric green + cobalt blue} were shown in the clothing, the nails were kept quite simple;  half of the models wore revlon polish shade in 'Elegant' and the other half wore 'Spirit' {which will be available in january}.  here is the darling nail guru herself, jin soon choi, taking a picture of my nails!  #beautymoment

the space was raw and industrial, with a gorgeous glass and steel beam roof. . . 

photo credit >> Eldridge Edit

the inspiration for the spring collection was drawn from The Dakar Rally {i.e. think motocross, race car drivers, etc} which was referenced with the cropped and long biker jackets, ankle zip pants, perforated leather tops, and {my fresh pick!} the parachute zip away dress.  the designers were quoted to say "it's pushing our idea of what a cool girl wants to wear, clothes to live in and be seen in."  oh!  the sunnies?  {as if rag & bone could rack up any more gold stars} they're oakley.  

[follow along on instagram @annaecottrell]