Backstage with Stila for Alice + Olivia.
Trina Turk "Ferne" skirt
GRAFEA camera bag
Ted Baker bow bag
Nine West Noriko boots - c/o Nine West
During NYFW, I’m usually backstage as often as I’m attending the shows, covering the beauty behind the scenes. While sitting at a show and watching the runway is a lot more relaxing and less hectic, I actually enjoy backstage, quite a bit. Seeing the work that goes into each model’s look is incredibly inspiring; I learn so much, just by watching the artists in action. But since being backstage requires being on my feet for hours at a time, I usually choose my outfits with comfort and mobility in mind. I lose the heels and go for flats - or in this case, my Nine West boots - that can help me tiptoe around the artists and models without getting in anyone’s way. I also swapped out my usual backpack - the more comfortable alternative to my cumbersome camera bag - for a smaller, more stylish camera bag that takes up a lot less space. I know that NYFW is a time for people to dress their best, but I have to find a balance between the two worlds of being a seated attendee and working behind the scenes. I'm more concerned about taking photographs than being in them, but still don't want to look like I rolled out of bed. The compromise? I dress like my usual self. I would wear this mod mini and my over-the-knee Noriko boots from Nine West any day of the week, but I especially appreciated them during this one.