IMG NYFW Spring/Summer 2019: Backstage Happenings with NONIE

Another season of New York Fashion Week has ended and we are all looking forward to the next one already.  The kinetic, frantic energy wasn’t effected by the dark clouds and rain that followed us daily for the week.  There were so many great shows and an amazing expanse of global representation at IMG NYFW and beyond.

This year I had the privilege of being the official backstage photographer for several production companies , some for IMG and non-IMG shows.  It was an honor and something I absolutely adore.  Production is in my blood.  I can’t run from it.  Watching the pre-show prep, the rolling racks with black garment bags to seeing the garment on the model, I am like a kid in the candy store.  There are so many aspects to capture.  The nervous brow of the designer, the pained look of a model with blistered feet after her fifth show in one day; my favorite moment to capture is of the designer, as they watch their work come to life on the runway.  It’s like a mother holding her child for the first time after carrying her around for nine months.  There are no words to describe the emotion.

NONIE by Nina Kharey(IMG/Industria Studios, NYC)

The designer, Nina Kharey,  as she watched her first NYFW IMG runway show.

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New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week Delivers!

Music, fashion, great food and champagne were just a part of New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week.  Body Positivity was felt throughout the weekend!  Paula Michelle of Nfinite Form and Wunderlich Inc. promised a great event and they delivered.

I have to say, I almost forgot that I was there as media.  In every event, I was having such a great time conversing with attendees and seeing the celebs that I almost forgot to take pictures.  Gabi from Gabi Fresh, Chenese Lewis, Toccara Jones, Lamar Rucker, Tiffany Banks from Big Sexy…were celeb sightings in just one day!

I am posting the best pics that I have so far.  Let’s start with the man candy!

Lammar Rucker of Tyler Perry Productions and host of NJFFFW Model Search

Darin Henson of Soul Food and choreographer to the stars hosted ‘Celebrity Zumba’.

I had to give you at least three different angles of Mr. Henson.

Stay tuned for more pics…too many to share at once!