This was a true bonanza. In all my years covering New York Fashion Week, I've NEVER been there as the beauty teams gather around a model to watch the "demonstrate" of the look. Imagine my surprise when I actually walked in WITH the hair team backstage for the Nicole Miller show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 Collections. Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri grabbed the first model and got busy. The team gathered around and watched as the two walked their team through the look.

In the second video, you will get a true feeling what it is really looks like hours before the show begins as the hair, nail and makeup teams set up or watch demos from the "leads". It was oddly quiet and relaxed...unlike the chaos I witnessed just 20 minutes before "show time" when 2 models had yet to arrive! Enjoy the calm.