The making of our Runway Show at Fashion Week Panama! I wanted to give you guys an exclusive look at some of the behind the scenes and picture diary of the making of our runway show. From the planning, to arriving at the airport, to trials of hair at 4 am, to interviews, to the fittings with the models. You’ll get to see a little of it all, and all the hard work a runway show takes. Read the captions!
(Before leaving to Panama)
Here was our Production and Organization Board
We got to pin any ideas we had, pictures of the models, designs, hair and makeup ideas, sketches by our amazing illustrator Giovely Ulloa.
(It was so nice to wake up every morning and find this giant board in my living room) so motivating!
Finally at the airport after packing 8 suitcases all night! Yes, 8 suitcases full of hair, shoes, dresses, accessories. You could only imagine how much it weighed. We had to transport it in 2 different cars and to 2 different hotels, the Toscana Inn, and the Intercontinetal Miramar.
2 Days after my arrival at TVN news station waiting to be interviewed on their show “Buenos Dias”!
Got to hang out with this beautiful snake at their studio
At the casting choosing the models with the rest of the designers like Vergara and Vergara and Project Runway Winner Dmitry Sholokhov. So many beautiful girls to choose from, all from Physical Modeling Agency, Wilhemina Panama, and so many other agencies.
Compcards all over the place
Here’s were the real fun began. The ultimate step! Fittings and trials of clothes with the girls. It was really great having had an idea of who was going to wear what and finding out the garment fit them perfectly! Luckily with most of the girls the clothes fit them great so little adjustments had to be done. We were up super late trying on and off clothes on our girls.
More fittings. Doing tests to decide who wears what..
Kaka from Wilhemina trying on an outfit
Tabatha & Denalyn from Optima Management in Puerto Rico doing a fitting in the pastels
Measuring and doing some adjustments
(Measuring the lenght of the tail and deciding who will wear this outfit) We went through 5 different models trying to find the right girl
So me, Axel, and Maqui from Hander Salon got together a 2 days before the show and we decided to pre brush all of our wigs for the models before. We brushed maybe like 20 wigs in one night at 4 am in the morning on my head! Lol what it takes to make the magic happen. They did an amazing job and are so dedicated to making it all happen. I think I smelled like their hair spray for a few days!.. Then the next night we did it again and they finalized brushing more wigs.
(Before cutting the lace off) You can tell how exhausted I was.. It was tons of fun trying on every color in the rainbow.
Then the big day came! The day we worked for 3 months and waited so long for! Showtime. I was running around doing a million things at once, interviews, finding the models, dressing the girls. I also became a part time makeup artist for my show and helped assist the makeup artists do my makeup on the models. It was such a beautiful experience, so much craziness going on the day of the show. I can’t explain it! Some things go right, some things go wrong. You have to be prepared to take on any challenge, and all done with my team of amazing people.
Madness Backstage! Doing makeup on Model Anastasia Lagune from MC2 Model Management in NY, showing the boys.
The end result! A great snapshot from our runway show! It is so beautiful seeing your creation come together after having a vision for it. I remember sitting at my atelier with my friends and assitants cutting flower by flower, sewing each little flower, to see it come together was incredible.