This Sunday I had a blast attending a fashion event hosted by the DC Fashionista group at Lima in DC sponsored by Inspired Artists. I had the opportunity to style models, choosing accessories and adjusting dresses for a proper fit. It was a departure from my work with my clients who are not in the fashion world. But it was fulfilling and special in its own way and I look forward to doing much more in this area. One model I worked on, Michelle, wore a dress completely designed from black fabric and I swear it looked like a black wedding dress! That thing was pinned, taped, patched up and buckled in– but no one would know it was not an actual sewn dress. As proof , here is one of the pictures of Michelle–the bustle (poof) at the back of the dress was my creative input into the design as well as transforming the design from a skirt to a dress. Here is Michelle in all her glory:
L’ Shandi, the line by designer Lara Akinsanya, one of the main designers showcased at the event had beautiful dreses for the models. Two of these are in the background of the first picture above. But my favorite is this one modeled by Robin who looked stunning in her blue, black with red accented number:
The highlight of the evening was the transformation of model Ana Marie in front of the audiences’ very eyes–everything– from makeup, hair and clothing, start to finish. Here is Ana Maria (who just got awarded a spot in NY fashion week and many more high profile bookings) after uber Fashionista, makeup artist and designer Abigail Cassanova (in yellow) worked her magic:
The event was a great hit and I am so glad to have had the chance to participate. More to come from the DC Fashionistas group from the Diva Fashionista herself!
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