Its prep up time! Rayane Lopes being dolled up minutes before the show.
Fashion show goers are used to witnessing the actual runway show – models’ face all polished and clothes hanging gracefully on their slender frame. Whether standing on the peanut gallery; or seating on the front, the back, or the media row, we managed to swing through the energy of the collection. However, a trip to a part of the behind-the-scenes would make you appreciate the amount of work that has been put to create a visually arousing show.
Sam Lewis (left) and Carla Humphries (right) with their off the runway moment.
This short but memorable trip leads us to the lower ground of the show venue. I and my bff Rowell (from stylebyrandomguy.wordpress.com) were given the opportunity by the lovely people from Art Personas team to take a sneak peek of the hair and make-up room. We immediately rush inside the assigned room and saw how they get down to business. Forgive my amazement cause it was my first time witnessing the whole backstage thing live. Models sat down on a glam station while the hair and make-up artist preps them up to look flawless. An effortless skin with the designer’s desired look is a serious obligation to the team. Uniformity is the key point and as much as possible, the face should be concealed from imperfections.
Talk about #brushgoals for the make-up savvy
From L-R: Jhen Maica Valencia (Art Personas) and Hye Won Jang (PMAP) with the team
Asia’s Next Top Model C4 alum Gwendolyn Ruais (PMAP) looking sharp and edgy
Its just her second season but Mariah Jowett (Art Personas) will always channel Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Model Maria Rivera showing us how to be dreamy and sultry. You better work girl!
While rooming around, some of models managed to say “hi with half eyes shut due to make-up application. With my camera flashing, they steadily gave that backstage bts look for my blog. We also manage to have small talks with them to check if how they are doing so far. My eyes tried not to blink seeing majority of my favourite models packed in one room. As they leave minutes before the show, I was lucky enough to snap some of them before they exit. It’s nice to see again some of the models whom I have established friendship through my blogging journey, as well as the new ones whom I’ve recently made friends with.
Since I was getting used to my new camera, I wasn’t able to take tons of after show moments like what we’ve been used to before. Then again, these few shots are really my favourite, especially the one I took with Julian Culas (in yellow)- the dude is super fierce you know! Cheers to them who are still cool to have their photos taken despite of their tiring day. Thanks also for the hugs! It was nice catchin’ up with you guys even for a short time. Till next show.
P.S. Big thanks to Sir Ronnie, Ms Sara Kae, Tito Jonel (Art Personas Management) and Sir Joshua (Yeoh Models).
Please credit me & my blog upon usage of the photos. All photos taken by Ben L. Ferrer
Bless the models!