Monday, March 16, 2009
How To Sneak Into A Fashion Show…
Actually I have no idea how you sneak into a fashion show! Here is what I tried though…
1) Contact the event organizer – I did actually do this. This is Dunedin so it is reasonable to know quite a few people here and I have had coffee with the organizer in the past. I sent her a lovely yet subtle email asking her about the show but she didn’t bite the bullet so I moved onto step two.
2) Know someone actually working at the show – this meant knowing the sound people, which I do. They do a lot of the sound for our big events and other big events around the place and we happened to get lucky scoring two crew passes. This did mean we had to sit on sound crates at the back of the sound desk, but the desk is raised and in the front row which meant we had an amazing view of the cat walk. If this doesn’t work try…
3) It’s very busy and crowded at a fashion show – I recommend dressing in black (seriously, I thought that was only in New York people!!), get there just before it starts (cues, cues, cues), look very busy and important and rush past flashing something that resembles a ticket. Find yourself a hidey hole near the back where people can’t see you, scour the area for spare seats and if there are any, take them during the interval for a breezy second half of the show.
If you ever do try number three, let me know! Now I’m going to stop encouraging you all :)
It seems that summer is still trying to show its little head at the moment – the whole week is supposed to be lovely and sunny! And after Casey made her beautiful dress, she inspired me to throw on my very similar one although I didn’t make mine – it’s vintage and also made from baby blue broiderie anglaise. I paired it with a very cool 70’s collard cardi that I got a while ago, it is very long and I do need to alter the length of it, but here I just rolled it up.
Roll on up Monday,