August 29th, 2013
Fashion Week will be upon us in just a mere 6 days! And while many of us
will be taking in 2014’s hottest trends from our computer and TV
screens, some of the lucky few will get a firsthand experience to
witness top designers’ creations come to life on the runway, whether it
be from the front row or backstage.
Narea writes, “Hi Fashion
Bomb! I’ve been visiting New York for the past few years during fashion
week, but this is my first time being backstage and in action dressing
for Ms. Audrey Smaltz and the Ground Crew! We are required to wear all
black, can you give me ideas for some affordably chic ensembles?”
I’ve done a bit of research on the dos and
donts of personal style when it comes to working behind the scenes at
fashion week. And the key components to consider when putting together a
look are comfort and functionality. Because you will be asked to do
just about any and every task needed to ensure that the show goes off
without a hitch, dressing in a way that allows you to move about
effortlessly should be your highest priority. However, this does not
mean that you can’t add bits and pieces to your wardrobe that are just
chic enough to go beyond a simple black tee and black jeans. So to set
you up, I’ve styled a variety of head to toe black ensembles that should
get you through a day of fashion week mayhem.
For look #1, create a simple black on black
ensemble with a sleeveless asymmetric top, black coated skinny jeans,
and a blazer with gold chain embellishment.
Work in a few additional gilded details with a
pair of cap toe flats, a black pendant necklace, and gold earrings.
Complete the look with a basic black shopper bag, a soft pink lip, and a neutral lid.
Add a bit of edge to a peplum look with a pair of faux leather pants and a stylish wedge bootie. As I’m sure you’ll be running around like a mad woman, opt for a pointy toe d’orsay flat if a wedge just won’t do.
A bold tribal statement necklace, triangle stud earrings,
and a gold cocktail ring give this look a bit of pizzazz. And throw
everything you’ll need to keep you rejuvenated throughout the day in a leather mini bucket bag.
Opt for a subtle print with a pair of tapered trousers (also find a similar option here) topped with a contrast collar blouse. Forego a simple pair of flats and step into a pair of black Chelsea ankle boots to add a bit of rocker edge.
Incorporate a simple statement piece with a
gold-tone graduated black geometric necklace, grab a structured handbag,
and perfect your pout with a blush pink lipstick option to complete
A jacquard necklace shell top mixed with a pair of ruched hem trousers and a Naomi flat create a fun and polished look for your final wardrobe option.
If you want to spice things up, work in a
black turban, a studded satchel, and a set of jewel embellished rings.
Lastly, throw in a dash of color with a sparkly mani as the finishing
And there you have it! I hope you have a
wonderful time during fashion week working with The Ground Crew. Which
look has inspired you for your backstage experience?
*If you haven’t heard of Audrey Smaltz and The Ground Crew, let’s get into a bit of fashion history, shall we?
Ms. Smaltz is the CEO of the Ground Crew, which is the fashion
industry’s first backstage management company. Smaltz is known by
insiders as the go to person to help get runway shows ready–from
dressing models to making sure hair and makeup are whipped to
perfection. Her clients include Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan, Michael
Kors, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Gucci, J. Crew, Adrienne Vittadini, Vera
Wang, and many more.
Edited by femmefatale85 - Aug 29 2013 at 1:14pm