Hi, dear readers! My name’s Natalia, 21. I live in Moscow. Here I want to share my day at the Moscow Fashion Week in April, 5th. I am happy to reveal what happens backstage.
This year I was invited to the Fashion Week by my friend Alexander – one of the designers who presented his collection there. I happily agreed to help him and joined the team of assistants. It’s a very important and responsible day for each designer so he wouldn’t manage himself.
The presentation of Alexander was final in the second day so I could afford myself to have a good sleep.
Sorry, some photos were shot with a mobile phone.
So, getting up at 1:03 pm
Open my laptop, check my mailbox, RSS and have a substantial breakfast, today I will hardly find time to have a snack.
Jolly wants a pancake too
Few preparations, shower, white shirt, jeans shorts and I am ready to go!
This is Sasha, whom I gonna help. He meets me at the entrance and takes to the showroom.
I start looking around and take photos. In the showroom I see rails with clothes from previous collections. They are for sale. Everything here is so cosy and beautiful.
Besides I notice a new collection of clay things created by Sasha’s father specially for this day.
This is me. Behind me are other showrooms of different designers – famous and not much. Crowded and hot is here. What I am dreaming about is changing my clothes!
Me and Sasha
I want to see and touch each dress, they are made from natural Italian silk, of the highest quality. Each seam, each stitch are ideal. Accessories are very interesting, probably they will be for sale in the internet shop soon.
Many people came to see the event, try on clothes, photograph or exchange business cards. My husband did away with his work, dropped in our flat to take lighter outfit for me and arrived to us. But I was so hungry and offered him to have dinner in the closest cafe. It was nourishing and tasty.
It is one of few places in Ilyinka where price is comparable with quality.
Steak of husband
Sasha called and asked to come immediately. The most important moment was coming.
I rushed to help Sasha in distribution of outfits and numbers to models.
In the dressing-room
The collection is in a mess. One style should smoothly go after another. Two similar looks should never go together. An evening dress can’t go between a coat and a one-piece suit. The collection has 29 looks with similar details, materials, styles, colors. When you have only 7 looks, for example, it’s not hard to distribute them. But when 29!… It takes time.
The show is about to start. Girls models go for makeup and hairstyle. Make up artists and stylists work perfectly.
While Sasha is being interviewed I dress the models and line them up behind the scenes.
Suitcase with shoes
Need to take my seat in the first row
Here they are! I can’t show you all, so I have chosen only 5.
Due to some technical problems on TV the show was over a bit later than it was planned.
I got acquainted with one of the models, she’s from my native city. There are some people we both know. It was nice to meet her in Moscow.
Masha is very tall, here she is standing barefoot, I am standing on heels. And I am not short either! But she’s perfect!
New collection is offered for sale now too!
I changed my clothes and we started celebrating Sasha’s success
Fun is on. The workday is over. I took my shoes on heels off. Put on comfortable clothes, made a ponytail.
Ready for the after-party
We were literally turned out of the hotel. It was time to dance!
We were the first to leave the party. I was so tired. In 10 minutes more I was already asleep.
What are you waiting for? Make photos of your day and send them in!