So now its showtime! I am extremely nervous because we barely had time to rehearse or see the flow of the show. I watch from the backstage screen as Kevin, the show’s coordinator, starts the introduction. The show commences with an amazing dance performance which gets everyone, including the designers and models, pumped! We were all just having fun and the previous stress and anxiety melted away. When it was time for my set, I was just happy at that point. Fortunately, every model was dressed in time for my line-up and I was able to relax and get photos and video of the girls. That moment right before runway time is always the greatest, Its a time when I reflect on what it took to get to that point and see how my hard wok has payed off. I can’t wait to share the final photos from the show!
The HUHC Fashion Show was amazing! At first I was worried about my models not being able to walk in the order I selected or the clothing not being properly fitted before they walked out. Backstage was so hectic but I made sure I kept calm. It was astounding seeing my designs going down the runway and hearing roars from the crowd at each look. I also was able to successfully debut my website that night. After all the nerves, anxiety, and angst…everything went exactly how I dreamed!
UM WHERE IS MY FABRIC?? 3 days ago, I ordered my fabric for my designs for the HU Homecoming Fashion Show; it’s 3 days later…AND MY ORDER HAS NOT SHIPPED YET! I had ordered from my usual site because they are normally really fast in processing orders, I usually get my fabric within a week. I called this morning and they said that they were out of stock of one of my fabrics and had to ship it from their other warehouse. Unfortunately, this had delayed the process and I would probably not get my fabric until THE WEEK OF THE SHOW. Of course, I feel like there is a cloud of worry hanging above my head but I decided to relax. I am not letting things that are out of my control worry me anymore. I am speaking positive affirmations that everything will come out smoothly. Luckily, I still have fabric left over if all else fails. Stay tuned.
Last week, the Howard Homecoming Fashion Show team reached out to me and asked for my brand to participate in this year’s show. During my time at Howard I have heard about how phenomenal the annual show is and I have always wanted to be a part of it; unfortunately, I have always felt that my brand was not ready. This year, I am extremely grateful for the growth and evolution of my designs with introducing myself as a real designer at Howard and showcasing my talents. I felt that for my first two years at Howard I really feared showing my passion and overtime, after witnessing others be fearless, I became more confident. I am at a place now where, humbly, I know what I can bring and others know it too. I have proven my dedication and my talents to this community and I know I will only grow from here. Please stay tuned to witness my journey of creating for the show- there’s going to be blood, sweat, and tears!