There is so much more work that goes in to a collection, nonetheless a complete fashion show or showcase, than is realized. Six months in the making finally came together a couple weeks ago and it was one of the coolest experiences I have had the chance to be a part of.
My fit model, Ines, being awesome and playing dress up while I wrap my mind around what is going to look best on the runway (above).
The looks I planned to use on the runway to chowcase my mini collection (below).
I couldn't have been more anxious to meet each of the models who would actually be wearing them. When it came time for the show, there was a strict order to which the models had to be arranged, beyond my control. That meant, on show day, instead of having all the looks in this order that I wanted. Changes had to be made. I discovered the white bathing suit was WAY too stark white in opposition with the collection, so I chose a softer orange. The models had some fit and comfort issues moments before the show so as time grew thin, we switched looks. Because I couldn't switch models, only looks, the entire order of the collection had to change DAY OF SHOW. Scary! A body chain was broken last minute as models rushed to change (Thank God for backups!) but my girls were AMAZING! The stylists, dressers, and models wanted to make every look appear as it should and we're too sweet double checking with me as much as they could on placement to get it right.
Stay tuned for the show looks in Downtown LA with Streddo and La Models!
Meanwhile, behind the scenes....
Looking [akward], and deep in thought while considering which pieces to use to merchandise my mini collection. Thats okay though, its all part of the process.