This has been the first day that I have even had a moment to stop and reflect on the show. There is so much to talk about, but before we get into that, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone. Fellow classmates, show production, press, Tia(my model), FIT, internship, family and friends and of course MY love. You all made the show on Monday a success and for that I thank you!!! (CLAPPING)
I was lucky enough to get tickets to both showings. Arriving early for the 4:30pm show I found my fellow classmate and checked the list for my name +2. Now come on that is just fun to being with, I am never on “THE LIST”. (Yeah we need to change this people. ) We were escorted to our seats and I gasped a little when we entered. It was totally different from past shows. It was a U shaped stage and of course you know what that means, clocking more time on the runway!!!! There was a live string quartet and the usually show things. The press were all piled up at the end of the runway and I just had to take a pic of the press taking pics. The show went smoothly and I honestly don’t remember the look of my dress coming down, the endorphins I think overcame my memory. It was a great feeling though!!! Did a little interview with the school press and then took a coffee break. I have to say I am very impressed with this years graduating class, including menswear and the jewelry/accessories.
The second showing at 730pm was packed!!! I had met up with my man and his mom who have been my cheering section through this whole process. My parents were unable to attend since they live out of state and it was such short notice. They cheered from a far and were there in my heart. We had perfect seats to get a good video of the show and this time the excitement let me admire my hard work. The dress came to life! And my model Tia wore it with such zest. It was my first show on a runway, in New York no less.
Press (the irony)
Backstage the line up
My dress going down the runway
Tia blowing kisses
Dress in transit
Pic of me so excited
After the show, it was snappy snappy, here there and everywhere. One of the designers from my internship at J.Mendel came. I almost backed into Carrolina Herrara and spotted Calvin klein from acrossed the room. Then my old roomie Ariel came and surprised me! It was time to celebrate! We went and got cocktails and tapas, recapping the evening festivities.
The next morning I was so excited to see if the school had made the press. After a quick google the first link that I found, opened and it was pics of my dress!!!
So surprised and excited! Then over the next few days have been keeping up the search
kiss-off (Thank you Jezebel!!!)
Wednesday we got out garments back and now Im prepping for the photo shoot of my look-book this weekend with Constantine Mitides (FIT student) www.constantinmitides.com
IT WAS A GREAT SHOW! And I feel very grateful that i got to be apart of it. Stay tuned, coming up the creation of a graduation dress and the results of the photo shoot!