The theme of the show was "hollywood" and reinventing old era's...and when they saw our clothes, they thought we were best suited for the 80's scene (wonder why?! lol).. so we went for old hollywood glamour..think Breakfast at Tiffanys meets pretty woman. We wanted some man candy in the scene lol..but we dont design mens clothes, so they were more like accessories for the ladies. Girl power! The women were strong powerful fabuously dressed ladies in control of their boytoys. SO we had the men in tiny little black panties and leather jackets lol. Leonard and Marcus were our poster boys, and they brought the sexy! lol...and if you heard the screams you'd know they served their purpose! We were very particular about this show, so we styled all the clothes down to the earrings. We wanted upbeat music, so we chose Crush on you, Kiss, and of course the Cranberry Anthem: GLAMOROUS. The models did an excellent job, and they really captured the persona that we wanted them to have. They LOVED modelling in the clothes and they had so much fun on the runway, some of them were even dancing lol.
After the show, we got a lot of positive feedback some OVER enthusiastic lol..but then again who is going to tell us that our show was bad? EHN? lol... but we have so many requests for dresses and pricing that I even started avoiding people. We were able to get our hands on some quality pictures courtesy of Bryan Jones (hopefully our future photographer cos he did an amazing job capturing the moments on the runway). Here are some of them:
Yes we play favorites...our fave model ..Naima..
Joan ripping the runway..our guest model
Gabrielle...LOVED her walk
Haha..Leonard the flyest...our man candy!
Fern & Nicole..
Our other fave model.. Monica..those legs!
Fallon...loved her energy!
He was supposed to be in his panties, but he messed up and left them home.. but he still worked it out in his jeans..
Latonya..lol stayed pulling her skirt down..
Naima & Monica..finale
Titi (the self stylist...peep the leggings under our DRESSES)
We don't have the pictures of the other clothes (YET!) but we caught em all on tape.
We obtained the video footage courtesy of our darling Abby and Sapna..who helped us backstage dressing up the girls (which was CRAZY believe me! we didnt even care what earring was supposed to go with what anymore, we were just throwing things on these girls so they could get out there.) We started off the show with a little video montage we made to introduce the cranberry scene, of 80's movies, album covers, Tv shows, and of course breakfast at Tiffanys... and then we kicked the show off with the girls dressed as vargas girls. This got a little butt-cheeky since none of the models came in their black sheers like they were supposed to (isn't it annoying when simple instructions are not carried out?? Ive modelled in shows before when the designers ask you to bring things like jeans, pants, skirts etc..all we asked were ur pumps and sheer tights (and ur underwear pls!)..and still some people were negligent). One of the models even wore black LEGGINGS under two of her dresses which we didn't notice till we were watching the video after, and we're like ?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!....noone asked her to add her personal touch?? How are you going to put black leggings under a cocktail dress? sheesh... well shes still a cutie so it didn't look like the disaster it was destined to be.
We're gonna give u guys 2 clips...the first is the montage which played on the big screens before the show began, and the second is the actual show itself. Its a bit choppy since we had to sort of "glue" it all together, but we did what we could to make it easy for you to view. Hope you enjoy!!
Cranberry Kisses x x x
Montage: It ends after the cranberry banner (so please press stop lol)