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A MODEL’S NYFW DIARY: MARCHESA

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. The Canadian beauty headed to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and did her second backstage photo diary for us, a collection of supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

1. Tight backstage! A model having her dress sewn minutes before the show.

2. Fresh makeup by Gucci Westman. Chignon by Odile Gilbert.

3. Models getting ready for rehearsal

4. Rich red pedicure by Sally Hansen

5. Closeup of the embroidery on one of the dresses

6. Sui He’s vibrant dress being hung up after the show

Don’t miss the rest of Alana’s behind-the-scenes NYFW coverage. Check out even more of her Model Diaries.

A MODEL’S NYFW DIARY: MICHAEL KORS

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

1. Me in my Matrix-style shades

2. Bette having her ponytail perfected

3. Close-up! Latex tape was used for the shiny ponytail holder. Hair by Orlando Pita.

4. Direction for the makeup look designed by Dick Page

5. Close-up of the eye look

6. Caviar cream shadow by Shiseido

7. Close-up detail of Marie’s lasered skirt

8. Close-up of Romina’s look

—Alana

For more behind the scene pics, check out our Fashion Week photo coverage.

A Model’s NYFW Diary: Badgley Mischka

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

1. Alla and I after the show in our final looks

2. Hair demonstration picture by Peter Gray: upside-down fishtail braid with curls on top.

3. & 4. Details of the gorgeous gowns

5. My nails being painted with a matte red colour by Deborah Lippmann

6. Beginning the process of fake nails. With my favorite: tape instead of glue!

—Alana

Catch up on NYFW by checking out all our backstage coverage.

A MODEL’S NYFW DIARY: CAROLINA HERRERA AND OHNE TITEL

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

Carolina Herrera

1. Andreea and Alison almost ready… 
2. Chic rolled-up hair by Orlando Pita
3. Nude nails by Essie (the hue is called Ladylike)
4. Fur trim on the bottom of my skirt
5. The mayhem before the show

Ohne Titel

6. Alison getting ready again with a new red lip
7. Fun and comfortable booties
8. and 9. Green and white grid patterns
10. Love this coral dress with square sequins!

—Alana

Follow all the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 fun at Birchbox NYFW.

A Model’s NYFW Diary: Zac Posen

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

  1. Anna and Zac posing for pics.
  2. My sunset walk from the Lincoln Center tents to the Plaza Hotel.
  3. What an upgrade! The stunning catwalk.
  4. Backstage mayhem.
  5. Beautiful Bruna in the finished look. Makeup by Kabuki; Hair by Luigi Murenu.
  6. The lip color up close.

Check out more NYFW backstage pics here!

A Model’s NYFW Diary: Derek Lam and Diane Von Furstenburg

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

Derek Lam and Diane von Furstenburg:

  1. Mirte and I in the finished look.
  2. Bright white runway.
  3. Two become one. Sara and Mirte’s matching crimped hair.
  4. The secret behind the hair on Hanne Gaby.
  5. Sparkly colour palette from Estée Lauder.
  6. The looks.
  7. Jacquelyn having her hair curled and set.
  8. Valentines colors.
  9. Our key instructions: Enjoy the party!
  10. Blurry Martha and I in our pink and red. Love is in the air!

A Model’s NYFW Diary: Prabal Gurung and Monique Lhuillier

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung mood board. Female military-inspired! Until recently, women in the army had no other choice than to wear men’s uniforms. 

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Two of the pieces in the collection.

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Army-spiked green and gold nails.

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The MAC palette used to create the bushy look. Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury.

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A Model’s NYFW Diary: Yigal Azrouël

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

  1. Stormy Weather in NYC!
  2. A smoky eye and berry-colored nails.
  3. The look for the Yigal Azrouël show: hair by James Pecis, makeup by Wendy Rowe.
  4. Fellow Canadian Grace Mahary and I in our outfits.
  5. Backstage atmosphere at the Highline Stages.
  6. A Canada Goose jacket was definitely in order to get me around.
  7. The mood board.

—Alana

Check out more of our exclusive backstage coverage on the Birchbox NYFW site. 

A Model’s NYFW Diary: Richard Chai and Kenneth Cole

When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective! 

Richard Chai

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GHD irons + Ricky’s elastics + and Aveda hair product = perfect pony. 

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Matte purple nails by Deborah Lippmann.

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Here’s How to Follow All The Fashion Week Fun At Birchbox
Happy Fashion Week! The Fall 2013 shows have begun and—come hell or crazy blizzard—our editors and photographers will be bopping around town covering the backstage beauty scene. And that’s not all! In addition to our own Birchbox staffers, we have some amazing guest contributors. Our regular columnist Natalie Alcala, Taryn Multack of Miss Ladyfinger, and model extraordinaire Alana Zimmer will all be posting to the Birchbox Blog.
The best part? We want YOU to come along for the ride. Our brand new Birchbox NYFW site will feature original photos of models, manis, and more. Check back frequently (in fact, you may want to bookmark it) to stay up to date on all the latest trends.

Here’s How to Follow All The Fashion Week Fun At Birchbox

Happy Fashion Week! The Fall 2013 shows have begun and—come hell or crazy blizzard—our editors and photographers will be bopping around town covering the backstage beauty scene. And that’s not all! In addition to our own Birchbox staffers, we have some amazing guest contributors. Our regular columnist Natalie Alcala, Taryn Multack of Miss Ladyfinger, and model extraordinaire Alana Zimmer will all be posting to the Birchbox Blog.

The best part? We want YOU to come along for the ride. Our brand new Birchbox NYFW site will feature original photos of models, manis, and more. Check back frequently (in fact, you may want to bookmark it) to stay up to date on all the latest trends.