Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: S/S 2013 Backstage!

You don't need to be a fashion obsessed diva who considers Vogue her bible or have consecutive dreams of red-platformed stilettos and Valentino to know that it's Fashion Week in NYC! 
My fifth season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I'm always excited to know what shows I'll be working backstage! Everyone knows, and if you don't-fashion isn't all the glitz and glamour you think it is. Like my fashion professor at FIT says: "You love fashion? Get over it. It's a business." In conjunction with taking this class at school and working 5 seasons backstage at fashion week, I know all about the hard work, careful planning, and sweat (literally) that goes into fashion week. 
This season was definitely my best though. I worked 4 shows all on one Saturday! 
Remember that sweat we talked about? ;)

Check out some of my behind-the-scenes at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2013!

Let's go! 

Backstage at Tadashi S/S 2013
First looks and last minute prep!
Finale! Go girls, go!

Jill Stuart S/S 2013
"I'm always catching a beautiful girl. I think it's relevant"
- Jill Stuart
Definitely one of my favorite collections of the week. Stuart was inspired by couture lingerie and the beauty of a girl. How much more timeless can you get than that? 

Son Jung Wan S/S 2013

Vlov-Qingquing Wu S/S 2013
Okay, I just have to say that it's totally unfair (and of course lucky) that a girl is backstage with a whole bunch of gorgeous male models. I've always worked with the female models and this one was my first men's show. It was a completely different atmosphere. The guy were so chill and playful, it was for sure a lot of fun and easy going backstage! 

Venexiana S/S 2013

Falguni and Shane Peacock S/S 2013
The most creative, innovative, amazing collection I've ever seen.
Helmets, lights, and glow in the dark?
Meet my model Pirina from Bulgaria! 
Her first look (below) was one of the "Moto" looks and her body suit actually lit up! 
I was nervous of pulling too hard when putting it on her; it was so tight! 
It definitely was like her second skin! 
Loved the hair! So creative!
Despite the chaos, a girl's gotta have time for a mani!
Who better else to spend fashion week with my best friend, my sis, mi amor- Ashley! 
I love this girl to death-she's been there for me since Freshman year of High School. 
There is absolutely nothing I wouldn't do for her. Love ya girl! 

It's been a great season, until next time Fashion Week! 

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