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This post has been severely delayed, but I’m sharing it nonetheless! I only got the pictures recently. It was my first time to actually style for a fashion show last November, and it was for Shangri-La’s annual holiday collection called Razzle Dazzle. I was still under Luis Espiritu’s supervision, so he also edited some of the stuff that I prepared for him. I was actually pretty nervous when the whole styling class drew lots and I got Escada Sport.
Escada Sport was under the theme Brights for 2009′s Razzle Dazzle. It was a real challenge because personally, I thought they had so few items in their holiday collection. Lots of them were preppy t-shirts and jeans. And the colors were mostly aqua and bright pink! Suffice it to say, it wasn’t my personal style, but isn’t the whole point of being a stylist just that? To be able to deviate from your personal style and still create fashionable looks?
The sales representatives helped me calm down somewhat, though. They got me a clothes rack immediately, and began laying down the items from the collection on a table. I tried hard not to think about the mannequins on display, since it had a pre-arranged style already. At the same time, I was worried that maybe that kind of styling was the only way to deal with the limited pieces. After a while though, I got to work. Luis instructed us to style 6 looks, but only 4 were going to make it on the runway.
I had fun layering the clothes! I was adamant that none of my looks would replicate the store’s display (and I was so sure I’d do better than it, anyway, haha!). I ended up the first among my classmates to finish all 6 looks, and then called Luis to have him edit it. He helped me pull off some belts and gloves from the old collections and add it to the bunch.
When I checked out my other classmates working with the other stores, it was then that I realized how lucky I was to get a pretty limited holiday collection. With too many choices, you get really confused and you wouldn’t know where to start!
Anyway, here are the 4 looks I styled that made it to that runway:
Possibly my favorite of the lot. It had a chic, Parisian feel, as Luis said. He loved it, too!
I liked this one, too, but I don’t see this happening on Manila streets anytime. Haha!
Just had to have a skirt in there, after all the bright aqua and pink pants!
Casual and chic
All together now!
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