I put down the microphone and picked up..well, nothing. All I had to do was walk! I was a model in the 2014 HCC Annual Fashion Show on May 2 at the Central Campus Learning Hub. After the event was over, I didn’t want to leave the runway!
This year’s theme was “Masters of Design,” which featured 12 collections by HCC fashion students. The students create their garments in a year-long course (the collections class) and those selected from there participate in the show. Being in the class does NOT guarantee a spot in the show, so as they might say in the fashion world, the competition was fierce *cue finger snap.*
Normally, I interview the designers backstage as part of my coverage for HCCTV, but this time I thought, why not get involved? After attending one of three casting calls held by the HCC fashion department, I found out I was chosen and the next stop was attending a fitting to find out who I’d be modeling for.
I modeled for three designers: Stephanie Ku – Integral Terrain, Rahill Abdur-Raheem – The New India, Mckenzie Twitty- Classique.
As a fan of America’s Next Top Model, a piece of my little catwalk dreams finally came true! And yes, it really is crazy backstage. Everyone is running around all over the place quick changing outfits, lining up models and touching up makeup and hair. The latter was provided by Visible Changes and my PERFECT makeup was thanks to Alaina of Color Du Jour.
All models scored goodie bags and one of the treats inside was a necklace from Charming Charlie. Plus, a professional photog snapped pics of the collections backstage.
Here’s the complete show: