Coordinating with designers, no problem.
Backstage day-of - I was so nervous!
Imagine walking into Union Station, around the pipe & drape and the check-in table, and then seeing this.
This red carpet & runway was nothing like the Grand Hall setup in the spring. I snapped a few photos and then headed backstage for hair and makeup.
On Tuesday, the show was Chiefs Style Lounge. I walked for Natasha Shangari wearing her line Shangari and jewelry by Cydney Ross. Hair for all the girls was slick braids with a cute cross-over in the back and makeup involved gold freckles - which I loved.
Hair and makeup didn't take long at all so I had hours to kill waiting for showtime. I had taken my laptop & charger expecting I'd be able to get some work done, but there wasn't any wi-fi so that was extremely frustrating. But there's an upside! I actually had to talk to other people - models, designers, hair stylists, mua, you name it.
Another fun upside - In the 5 hours we waited backstage before showtime we had a photoshoot. The two photos below are my favorite from the behind-the-scenes action.
Photographer: Chase, instagram
Photographer: Ryan Swartzlander, website
Photographer: Tou Yang, website
All smiles at the end of the night as we took a pose on the red carpet!
Thank you, Natasha! I loved walking for you at Kansas City Fashion Week!