Last week – from Thursday to Sunday – it was time for Fashion Week San Diego! Finally the time I’d waited for ever since I first contacted them in May had come: I was about to volunteer during a couple of fashion filled days. And these days were really days of my dreams!
Schedule for the first two days
And for the last two days
The photowall behind all of the amazing guests of the night
Making sure to get our shot before the guests arrive – with Emily!
The beautiful location for FWSD Art & Beauty Night
Models about to enter the scene
So the first night – Thursday – was dedicated to all of the “extra” things that compliement and enhance the runway experience, namely all of the work that goes into the beauty and hair! The looks this night were truly incredible, too bad I couldn’t get that many pictures. I was at work after all, not a guest!
Location of the main two days; The Broadway Pier in Downtown San Diego
Picture time with Marusya
Models backstage in hair and makeup
Friday was the first of the two days filled with fashion shows from 10 amazing designers. The day started at 9.30AM and ended around 11.00PM – and I loved every second of it! Although I was exhausted at the end of it, I didn’t feel anything until I hit my bed. The day began with us transforming an undistinctive seaport-like location into an impressive venue suitable for a fashion week. It did take a lot of work from a lot of people, but the result was incredible! The shows started around 6PM and I got to the highpoint of my work – being in front of house and greeting all of the fashionable ladies and gentlemen coming to be entertained and inspired for the night. I loved my position, having the opportunity to be the first impression people get when arriving!
This year also marked the 10th anniversary of FWSD!
Some of the incredible crew of FWSD
Super cute and pretty setup by one of the collaborators inside the venue
Let the second night begin!
Saturday started a bit later, around 10.30AM and ended around 12.30AM (middle of the night). But of course it didn’t end there, because we haf an afterparty to get to! However, first we haf the day of Saturday, where most of the day was once again spent setting up all the final decorations and other preparations that needed to be done. And then the doors opened again at 6PM and it was showtime! I had the same position as yesterday, which I was really happy about! This night we got to see another 10 incredible designers and their magnificent creations, ending the night with BAZA Couture! After the shows were over, it was cleaning time, which took us about 2-3 hours, because we needed to get everything down and out and leave the location basically exactly as we found it. But then, it was party time!
Trunk show at the Hotel Del Coronado
Best B winning an award for best backstage volunteer ❤
Ordered some great stuff from the beautiful ladies behind I Am Sublime
Caught on camera checking out the good stuff
Tiaras for days
If I ever had a red carpet event, I’d wear that… How beautiful?! ❤
The masterminds behind FWSD: Samantha DeWarf and Allison Andrews – such inspiring women!
Sunday was entirely for enjoying and man did we do just that! We got to the annual Trunk Show around 12 and walked around admiring all of the incredible stuff we’d seen glimpses of from the runway the past couple of days. I fell in love with one of the designer’s jumpsuits, so I ordered one. Ooops! No but I can’t wait to get it so that I can show you guys, it’s perfect for fall and in some of my absolute favorite colors! There was also an award ceremony where different kinds of awards were given out. My new bestie B got the award for best backstage volunteer, which I’m so happy that he got because he definitely deserved it the most!
After it all ended I was feeling really sad, but also increedibly grateful for having gotten the opportunity to be part of this creative madness that is fashion week. I’m so happy I got to learn from some of the best and I hope to do more things like this in the future!
Until next time! xx