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impossiblyimperfect:

Backstage during NYFW has to be one of the most fascinating places to be during the shows. I know you may think it’s ridiculous, but truly, there is so much going on at every given second. At times, models have 4 or 5 people working on them {hair, makeup, mani/pedi and seamstress}, there are seamstresses doing last minute pinning, there is more make-up than at a Miss USA show {note the immense amount of MAC product at the Alexander Wang show!} and at the end of the day, the real focus, is on the intricate, gorgeous work of the designers. Each piece of a collection, which has taken months of sketching, fitting, cutting, etc hangs on the rack, image attached and ready to go when the show goes on. It’s go time backstage and quite an exciting place to be if you ask me.

I’ve pulled a selection of images from  Vera Wang to J. Crew, DVF to Jenny Packman Carolina Herrera and Alexander Wang.

Enjoy!

an

{all images are from NY Mag’s The Cut}

(Source: impossiblyimperfect)

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Style Profile: Gaia Repossi Creates Affordable Collection with Zadig & Voltaire

Rock & Roll-cool- French label, Zadig & Voltaire , has enlisted Gaia Repossi, the visionary Artistic Director of Maison Repossi, to design a new collection of jewelry, titled Metamorphosis for the label. The collection (featured below), will include five exclusive rings and cuffs that will feature lace-like patterns that envelop and elongate fingers and wrists in black gold and rhodium-plated silver. The Native American-inspired collection, which pays tribute to the Navaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne and Hopi tribes, resembles abstract tattoos and its delicate wings on arm and hand reference open, mosaic-like, Indian body painting.

Gaia explained that she chose to collaborate with Zadig & Voltaire mainly because “It rocks. It’s young and easy but also with this slightly chic French touch.” As to what inspires Gaia artistically-“Jewelry and items of body ornaments among ethnies, ethnic minorities, tribes and ancient civilisation. In my studies and through my travels. Also art nouveau and art deco jewelry and artifacts.”

Ms. Repossi further added,“Creating this collection for Zadig & Voltaire was a project that brought me closer to my generation, something I can occasionally feel a bit detached from. Lending my expertise in jewellery-making, Zadig & Voltaire inspired me with its refreshingly new perspective and slightly informal edge: a sort of irreverent challenge to a traditional approach.”

Gaia Reposi, who has previously collaborated with Alexander Wang and Josheph Altuzarra on different jewelry collections, will preview her capsule collection for Zadig & Voltaire on the French label’s site: http://www.zadig-et-voltaire.com/eu/en/eshop/ from March 28th to March 31st. The collaboration will hit Zadig & Voltaire stores starting May 19th. The jewelry will range from $250 to $2500.

Zadig & Voltaire is also slated to collaborate on a capsule collection with super-model (and face of the label) Erin Wasson (pictured above wearing pieces of the Gaia Repossi-Zadig & Voltaire Jewelry line), later this year.

For more information on Zadig & Voltaire: http://www.zadig-et-voltaire.com/eu/en/home/