Tuesday, March 6, 2012

El Paso Designs:Couture Challenge review

Ok so I'll just come straight out and say it.

Ahem... :D  The day of the show I was finished up the little things on the dress, hem zipper, etc..  Dropped off the kiddo at his grandparents and went off to meet my model and my favorite hair stylist at the club.
   The weather was absolutely horrible, it was windy and very cold outside, and we were told we couldn't get ready in the bathroom and that everyone had to get ready outside in this little patio the club had.  We decided to decline on that and got ready at another place that my stylist Jessica suggested. 

So we get the model ready, Jessica ends up doing this sick Geisha style hair do with a fan stuck in the models hair.  Also did I mention my model is Jenna Doddridge who is the current title holder of NM runway teen? :D :D

We only had like an hour and fifteen minutes to do hair and makeup. So we got her ready, sped off back to the club and again we arrived to the back patio where everyone was getting ready in the darl, litterally.  There had been no heaters outside set up and everyone were freezing their butts off. Especially the models I felt so bad for them as most of them were in very revealing low cut dresses, and I don't think anyone anticipated it being so cold outside.   So, no lights, shelter, heaters or refreshments for us until about 20 minutes till the show started :|

But everyone looked great, I was surprised and proud to see so many talented people in one spot doing what they like to do.  It was a fierce compeition, I was especially jealous of this design. As I wish my brain had thought of this, my hats off to you Mr. Correa!

Adrian Correa for Two Movements/photo A. Vela
 SO the show started it was really cool because ealier before we had gotten our design challenge, we had a video interview and while each designer piece went on stage, their interview video played in the screens above.

Photo: Gabriel Gurrola

There were 12 designers and only 8 got to move on forward, I was actually scared and not expecting my name to be called, I guess I didn't feel worthy or something, lol.  But they did my name was the 3rd person called and I must say it felt great!

My design: Tea Party at the Geisha house

my model Jenna/photo: Gabriel Gurrola
Everybody during the end of the judging/photo: Gabriel Gurrola

I think the look I was going for was "Goth country".. Yeah thats it
photo: Gabriel Gurrola

So now its back to work on our second challenge which is "Color Block". Oh lord, I honestly have never liked that style, so its kinda hard to make my brain come up with such an outfit.  But I'll pull through, I always do. Till next time!