Today Jasper rocked up on his bike again, and I spotted Michael Whittaker roll down on his skateboard. Matt Purcell walked and Vinnie caught a taxi to Shed 10. All four things have lead me to this conclusion: Male models do not drive.
In other news, note Jasper’s clip-on sunnies – did I not say clip-ons were making a comeback?! I really, really hate to boast, but I LOVE TO BOAST.
All black and white everything for Alyssa this last day of the New Zealand. Fashion Festival. I don’t know who makes the t-shirt but I’m particularly fond of the drop shoulder and rolled sleeve. And look at that face! One word: adorable.
Kelvin, fresh off the catwalk, rushing to change into her next outfit.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been backstage at a fashion show before, but as one who has stood in the wings at many, I can tell you there’s a lot of waiting. Huge amounts of waiting. Waiting for hair, waiting for make-up, waiting for first looks, waiting for touch-ups, waiting in line, waiting to do a run-through: so much waiting. For example, the model call time is 4.30pm each night for an 8.30pm show (that generally doesn’t start on time). Four hours of sitting around. And that doesn’t include fittings which are earlier in the day and take an hour or two. There are a lot of bored people backstage before a show – that is until about 2 minutes before the show starts. Then, things change up dramatically. Everybody’s dressed, girls are playing up for the camera and nervous energy is everywhere. And once the lights go down, bam – it’s all on. Girls do their walks and (depending on how fast paced the show is) literally hurtle themselves off the catwalk in time to get changed for their next looks. Everybody’s pumped and energy levels are high. That’s where it gets exciting.
Last night I conveniently placed myself just at the entrance to the dressing area to catch girls as they ran past. Below are some of my favourite photos from the night, there are more here.
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I have been looking for an anorak/parka type thing, and tonight – the official first night of Autumn – they were out in full-force. Leilani’s is pretty cool, I feel like the tan would go with everything. In other news, she said today she’s almost exhausted all her clothes this week so I’m intrigued as to what she’ll pull out of the bag tomorrow. YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE! Until then, sleep well folks.
I know at least one girl backstage at the show tonight would’ve loved it if Vinnie had decided not to wear a tee under that mostly unbuttoned denim shirt. Oh well – they can use their imagination. This post is dedicated to that person.
Me: “Hey Jasper, I like your sweater”
Jasper: “Me too.”