SKIRT BY CHASE.DAKOTA, SHOES BY CONVERSE
I attended the Calico Brides Design Awards last night, equip with my abnormally tanned model (i swear I'm not that pale standing next to a normal person!!), my dress i whipped up last minute (not a good idea), and a little bit of excitement and anticipation.
We arrived backstage mid morning to see all the professional bridal designers dress rehearsal ... and i will admit, seeing the quality of their dresses, i didn't even want to pull mine out of it's garment bag haha. Intimidation aside, the rest of the student designers started to rock up, and then i was a bit excited to see what everyone else had done. The detail and construction of some of the student designer dresses were absolutely amazing... and back goes my dress into it's garment bag lol... kidding!
The day was long, with walk-throughs, pre-judging, photographs, and then the final parade for the audience, and a lot of waiting around in between.
At the end of the day, i didn't end up winning an award, but it was a really good experience, and a good day (long day... but good). However a big congratulations to Liezl, who did take home a highly commended award!!
Just wanted to say a big thanks to my model Taryn, to Liezl for making the day so enjoyable, and to Mat, Dan, Kt, Kate, Chris and little Ty for coming along to support.
# note to self for next time - start on dress early, don't change the design last minute, and get a tan haha