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Photog Bait of the Day: The Scorpion Bride

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Flash bulbs are the drug of choice during New York Fashion Week, for everyone from the models to the editors to the random passers-by outside the shows. Thus, there is much dressing for the camera, hoping that a lens focuses on the flamboyance. Each day during NYFW, we'll bring you the most obvious photog bait, as snapped by us.

Believe it or not, this Fashion Week show-goer isn't outside the tents at Lincoln Center or in front of some Chelsea art gallery; she's in the midst of Chinatown at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Broome Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets. Yesterday evening, we too moseyed down from a week spent mostly at midtown and uptown shows for the threeASFOUR runway, which took place around a set built at this park.

Though the show lacked a formal photog pit, it did bring out plenty street style photographers to capture the cool kids in black, avant garde ensembles. Residents walking by on their way home or out for a stroll in the park had an excellent view of all of this, and we're sure it solidified their opinions of fashionistas as some crazy folk. We mean?hello?this woman is wearing a wood construction of a scorpion on her head, as a hat.

It's not the most flattering image above, but you can better see the size of the scorpion hat and understand how, after watching other photographers shoot her for a bit, it took us a minute to discern what exactly it was.

Good for her to get fully dressed up for an out-of-doors, downtown show though.
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Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

Broome Street and Chrystie Street, New York, NY