A Couture Production Fashion Show

Hi Bellas,

Happy hump day! I'm really starting to enjoy watching all these olympic games...they suck you in till 2am! LOL Yesterday after I cooked, I was good and finally got to depotting and pigment pressing--two items on my list that have been neglected. I depotted 9 eyeshadows (mainly from the starflash collection). I also pressed about 8 pigments that I have. I figure i'll use them more once they're pressed and in my palette. I pretty much neglect them unless I'm looking for a particular color. Today, because of it...I'm wearing jardin aires pigment on my lid and a little bit of antiqued e/s on my outer v. Wearing makeup on a work day is a big accomplishment for me, lol.

Back to the post...

A few weeks ago I was able to participate in another fashion show here in the ATL. I was commissioned to do one of the designers and ten female models. The show started at 10pm and I arrived just before 5pm with more than enough time to prep the models. I had to leave work early for a "cough cough" dentist appointment, he he. Luckily, despite some crazy rain that day, I made it to the show before 5pm as stated in my contract.

I had met with the fashion show coordinators before hand and showed them a face chart of a look that I wanted to reproduce on the models. They had already mentioned that they wanted really bright eyes and neutral everything else. This was to go with the vibrant colors of the clothing lines that were to be modeled.

Here's a picture of the face chart I did.

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

-soft ochre paint pot
-shore leave e/s (highlight)
-bright sunshine e/s (inner 1/3 of lid)
-orange e/s (middle of lid)
-purple from the pandamonium quad (outer 1/3 of lid and crease, lower lashline)
-false lashes
-l'oreal voluminous mascara
-fluidline in blacktrack
-kohl pencil in smolder

-primer - either MAC Prep & Prime or Monistat
-cinema secrets foundation
-MAC pro invisible set powder
-contour powder (sculpt, definitive, or shadester)
-blush (from my CRC blush palette)-fix plus

-either cork, creamola, or chesnut lipliner (depending on skin tone)
-saplicious lip gelee

I finally used some false lashes that I got from ebay. I can't tell the brand name because they're not written in english, lol. I do know that they were shipped from Hong Kong with a batch of about 60 pairs! I honestly really don't like these lashes because they're too plasticy and it is difficult to keep the edges of the lashes down. I actually glued two eyelashes together to make them thicker. So in total, each model used two sets of false eyelashes. I was more than happy to use these up though...because I'm trying to get ride of these lashes and order some new ones!
I left the show around 12:40 in the morning! It was pretty exhausting but really fun and exciting at the same time. Luckily, my two besties came to assist me and they made the experience so much easier. You have to learn to be ready for all kinds of unexpected occurances at a show...models showing up really late, people walking out, inadequate lighting...you just got to be a pro and suck it up! There's always drama going on backstage at a fashion show...luckily none of it involved me lol. Here's a tip...if you're working a show, make sure to bring snacks and plenty to drink. Luckily they had food later on, but if it wasn't for my snacks and Monster energy drink, I wouldn't have made it!
Luckily my besties were able to snap a few pictures for me. The lightning was a little overexposed so you can't see the vibrancy of the makeup as well. I'm telling you though, in person the colors were super vibrant!

Now for the models!

A group shot of some of the girls! I loved the clothes!

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!