When I was backstage at NYFW, I noticed how many of the fresh faced models were just young teenagers. As they innocently snacked on pizza and ice cream popsicles while waiting to have their makeup done, I cringed at the idea of getting into their personal space before the show. The last thing I wanted to do was treat them like they were hunted prey.
I tried to put myself in their shoes (which by the way didn’t look too comfy). I knew if it were me, having my nails done, hair teased, and eyelashes glued on, the last thing I would want to do is give my best pout to a photographer or talk to a reporter.
That’s when I decided to try something different. Since it was truly laughable how crazy it was backstage, I thought the girls could use a good chuckle to lighten things up. While using the cool new app, PHHHOTO, with the models backstage, I was able to capture their natural smiles and we enjoyed a few laughs. I realized walking in with my iphone 5, that I wasn’t going to capture a better shot than another photographer with a big fancy camera; but, I knew I could give my followers an unique inside peek backstage and an original fun teaser that certainly wouldn’t be found on Vogue.com or WWD.
Remember ladies, never take yourself or fashion too seriously… or you miss all the fun!
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A truly original take on behind the scenes with the young ladies preparing for the NYC Fashion Show. I found it to be not only informative but very entertaining as well.