Runway backstage

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Last thursday I had the opportunity to participate in a runway for two designers that I’ve worked with before. I don’t feel like sharing pictures of me from the runway because I think that would be egocentric. And because the style isn’t mine but the designer’s vision, I prefer to bring you some photos from the backstage.

At first, when the designer arrives with the marvellous work she/he has done it feels like the room fills with some magic energy, but at the end you’re going to see lots of the clothes on chairs, hanging badly from the racks and sometimes even on the floor.

Models will exchange shoes and almost everything.

Even with the most professional designer, there’s always something that will need to be fixed at the last second.

Excellent make-up and hair work.

Handmade shoes, they went perfectly with the silky fluffy dress.

Me without my hair done.

So yeah, there’s almost nothing glamorous about the backstage of a runway (a local runway, that is). There’s almost no light, sometimes no mirror and absolutely no privacy. Make-up is going to be done as quickly as possible and baby pins are flying everywhere on your hair. Once you have your clothes on, depending on the material or the construction of your piece, you can’t even sit for the next hours. There’s always someone who loses a shoe, a necklace or even a bra. 
But you know, I still love to be there; the energy, the laughs, the creative people who work really, really hard, is something I find quite stimulating. I used to enjoy more the moment where I walked down the runway, but now that I have lost the fear and have more self-confidence in my steps, I really prefer to be backstage helping someone to dress, fixing someone’s hair or just sitting around watching everything.

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  1. What a great experience I hope you had fun doing it and thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

    XoxO Andie ;)
    http://thesecretsofandie.tumblr.com/

  2. Its a bit of a shame that you wouldn’t show photos of you on the runway. But oh well its your choice. Lovin’ the photography. Everything seems to be dramatic. It has that Style channel vibe, where the camera shows you the backstage. Cool.

  3. Awesome post, hon! I wish there were more pics of you though. And no, it’s not egocentric :D

  4. No creo que sería egocentrico, dado que es tu blog, pero bueno, jajajajaja!
    Debe ser genial estar en un desfile, delante o detras!

  5. Really very nice post, these handmade shoes looks so cute! ^_^

  6. gorgeous photos!! u look very pretty in that photo :D

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

  7. Aunque fuera egocentrico, hubieras puesto fotos tuyas!

    Pero que bonito parece ser too, la ropa, la gente apurandose para el maquillage, peinado y ropa, los ajustes de ultimo momento… suena muuuy interesante 8D

  8. I actually really love your look without your hair done! :)
    The show looks magnificent!

  9. Being backstage is so much fun. It’s great to see the craziness that goes on before they hit the runway. I LOVE the make-up and the sequin pants. You look beautiful with your hair up and relaxed looking. Great shots!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

  10. oooh! que suerte :) estás guapisima y los zapatos hechos a mano son preciosos!

    estoy haciendo demasiados autoregalos estos dias deberia de poner en una caja fuerte mi tarjeta hasta que se pase estas fiestas jajaja

    xx

  11. This is so wonderful. I always love knowing about the magic that goes on behind – anything, really! :)