Last week during New York Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of being a part of the Sally LaPointe runway show! Walking in a show is always a thrill, and I wanted to take you through the whole process—from fittings to makeup to the actual show—and share what it’s like to be a model during fashion week.
The first step to any runway show is the fitting. This is where the designer decides what each model will wear during the show. I was actually the first model to see the full collection, which was really exciting! Sally and her team had me try on 7 different looks, including a few white and red outfits, but when I saw this gorgeous camel color, I just had to try it on, and it ended up being the look I wore during the show!
Here are a few other looks I tried on during the fitting:
The show began at 11am, so I arrived at 9am in order get full glam done and do a run-through of the show. The beauty look for the show was simple with a bold lip. All the models had pin straight, slicked back hair and bright red or pink lipstick.
After hair and makeup, we did a quick walkthrough to practice exactly how to walk, turn, and where we would be walking. All the models were still in their street clothes but practiced in the shoes we would wear for the show so we could get used to them. Once we ran through the show, it was time to change into our runway looks and get final hair and makeup touches.
Photographers came backstage to snap a few photos, and then it was time for the show to start!
You might be surprised to learn that runway shows are not incredibly long—this show was about 12 minutes long, and I walked halfway through. It is always such a rush to step out on the catwalk and help to show off an amazing collection.
Once the show finished, we talked to press backstage and said thank you to Sally and her incredible team. And just like that it was over, and I headed off to my hotel with my team to relax a bit before the rest of my busy day of fashion week activities!