This was the first year running for the show, and it was designed to help support and be a fundraising event to help maintain the nurturing and preservation of the gardens for future years to come-as well as show off four of the world's finest designers (Akira Isogawa, Martin Grant, Aurelio Costarella and Collette Dinnigan). Basically it was a gathering for audiences who were passinoate about the environment, fashion ,arts and philanthropy. Helping out backstage was an incredible honour (to be picked out of over 100 applicants, I was told.), I got to meet many beautiful models and of course Akira Isogawa himself! (He was the sole reason I took the chance to help out, actually.) I spent a good five hours prior to the show just fawning over the garments from the designer's F/W 2014 collection and running around trying to get make-up and hair done. I think the highlight of being there was that I was able to meet many people- mainly important people in the industry who would become my connections and help me out within my career path. I was able to meet one of my heroes, Akira, who was overall exactly what people make of him- modest, humble, understanding and kind. I felt like his collection (without being bias) really reflected nature. I was lucky enough to be spending the afternoon talking to him and the floral designer Wona Bae, who decided to give me one of the headpieces to take home since I was so devotedly hovering over his collection. (I would only dress models wearing his pieces LMAO.)
There's so much I want to say and fawn over but I still can't grasp the feeling that I actually got to meet such amazing people, I'm sitting on the floor eating ice-cream at 10 in the morning trying to piece together exactly what happened yesterday because it was such a blur. All I can really say is that I have never felt so honoured and blessed to be in the position I am today.
Also to people online and offline have been really supportive of me in the path I'm working towards, thankyou so much for your kindness and love. I appreciate it so much ♡
|The headpiece I was given ;w;|