Last night was the *Mandarendare* Runway Show at Oakland University. It was so fun. We all had such a great time, everyone was wonderful, it was amazing!! So here's the play by play...
Here's me, ready to leave the house. Model-Off-Duty clothing. Black leggings, because you're probably going to have to wear them. a dress that buttons up, so you won't mess up your makeup. And tall boots for warmth and comfort. Oh yeah, and my enormous mop of hair.
My sweet-lady-girl Danae. I LOVE doing shows with her, she is just awesome. Here is her blog, Le Thrifty Madre (click here!) This is us pre-makeup and hair.
The runway pre-show. It's always nice to walk on it before show time, because I don't think I've ever had the same type of runway twice. Sometimes it's a carpet with a thick nap, sometimes linoleum, you never know. This runway had a piecing to it, and i wanted to make sure my heels didn't catch on it.
More of us models, pre-show. These WONDERFUL LOVELY LAYDEEZ are students at OU, and I just love them. So sweet, nice, funny, playful. We had such a great time together.
I went downstairs to get a coffee and some man handed me a Rose! and then I came back to the backstage area and someone handed me Pizza! What is this!? The universe is showering gifts!
How awesome is this body-paint. This is Rob. Such a awesome wonderful guy. I was so jealous that I didn't get body painted. :-(
Brianne did my makeup and hair. OMG!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS!! Jeremy, who is the runway coach and kind of styling the show said he wanted a feathery effect to my eyes, oh and Brianne NAILED IT!!
My first look, KDC Collection. This dress was very difficult to get my hair and makeup'd self into. But isn't it gorgeous!? Like a red grecian look. I loved it. Here's Jeremy - Runway Coach Extraordinaire. Contact Jeremy at @jerdecor on Twitter. He is amazing and sweet and has great style.
End of the runway pose in KDC Collection.
End of the runway pose in Johnny B. This Tunic was completely sheer, I have a bra on and boy shorts under it. From the red dress to this was the classic "movie" runway change. I honestly had to run backstage with the red dress on, RIP IT OFF. Get the black bra and boy shorts and black shoes on, throw the tunic over, and SPRINT back out and ONTO THE RUNWAY TO WALK AGAIN. immediately. whoa.
Had the best time. I can't wait to work with Fashion House of Oakland University again. I think we're going to do another show in the Summer! So excited! Oh and shout-outs to my Lovely Laydee-Sistah Chris for coming to watch the show. And my sweet photog friend Vince Hollaway for shooting it! I can't wait to see his pics! *muah muah*