Shooting runway is quite a thrill - trying to eek out a tiny sliver of space in the photo pit, crouching for an hour surrounded by antsy photographers and the payoff being the 10-minute runway show. However, the real excitement happens backstage before the show. Models, hair, makeup, techs, photographers, reporters, writers, hangers-on, caterers, interns, designers moving about frantically to get everything sorted in a short time and confined space. The "moments" that occur backstage are more of a glimpse into the humanity of it all. Here's a few selects from the recent Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 shows in New York City.
My good friend, Bethany opened Graceland Brooklyn, a kick-ass hair salon and tattoo shop in a former Rumblers garage.Â The decor is very welcoming with lots of vintage fixtures and special personal details. While the shop isn't spinning vintage vinyl, they encourage spontaneous jam sessions.Â I dropped by and took a few pics.