I was one of the seated guests at FSO, but half of the time I was squatting, standing and fighting with the professional photographers with their gargantuan cameras to get a good photo. BUT I was also lucky enough to gain backstage access to FSO, thanks to Andre Neo of Jay Gee! It's true when they say backstage is chaotic, noisy and all over the place. The effect's especially amplified with 150 models walking in FSO. There were models from all over the world, speaking in all languages - Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Russian...it was amazing (but also a bit intimidating) to be in the same room with so many tall, skinny, effortlessly beautiful people.
|Me registering. Too bad the photographer didn't capture my full outfit >:|
|The runway that extends along Orchard Road|
|Sexy Brazilian guy!|
|Boxes and boxes of makeup|
|Taking out the curls for alldressedup! So cute :3|
|All done now!|
It's not easy being a model though. They were up since the morning for hair and makeup, not to mention rehearsals before the show which started at around 830PM.
|Wang Qian Qian - 1.82m tall beauty from Beijing! :D|
Love the hair and makeup for New Look.
|Punk-rock makeup for Levi's|
|Singaporean models for New Look|
|The 2 girls from Supermodelme!|
|Big hair seen for alldressedup|
|Ms Gorgeous from Georgia! She was super sweet talking to me.|
|Left: Face of Shanghai Tang, walked in MFW|
|Victorian theatrical styling at TM Levin's|
|Hello my dear! <3|
Out of the 8 labels showing, I enjoyed New Look and alldressedup the most. New Look's newest collection really surprised me for it had so many thing that I wanted this spring - like that lace high slit maxi dress, 70s wideleg jumpsuit, asymmetrical lace tunic...with the side braid and orange lips, the models were channeling boho chic all the way. Alldressedup's gorgeous strappy heels with ruffled organza flowers, big hair and print dresses were reminiscent of the 70s era as well. Worth mentioning was the styling done at TM Levin's - the serious corporate attire was styled with chains of cascading pearl necklaces, veiled hats, pocketwatch chains...to inject a playful 60s vibe into officewear. This is how fashion should be done - loud, in-your-face, exclusive but yet inclusive at the same time.
Look out for Singapore's official participation in Fashion's Night Out International - thanks to Dr. Frank Cintamani flying to New York to specially meet Anna Wintour to discuss about it!