I wasn't a backstage photographer, it just happened that my friend knows someone who was working backstage and they needed dressers urgently for the models so of course I said yes! Dressers, you get to help the models to dress and experience the hectic moments before they step out being glamorous! Well that was what I thought, but it was so much more than that. Show was gonna start at 8.30pm but we all had to gather at 10am to prepare, get the clothes from different brands, tape all the bottoms of the shoes to protect them, make sure all the clothes/shoes/bags are there, steam the clothes, make sure your models are all present, etc...
I brought my camera along because I was sure I couldn't resist it. 170 models! Isn't that a heaven for a photographer?! So whenever I had free time, I took out my camera to take some photos, and hoped that other workers wouldn't scold me for doing so. However I only brought a lens so it was a little limited.
|my fav pic of all! :)|
My friend and I were assigned to be the dressers of Coach, there were 6 female models and 9 male models. I know it founds a little funny but I felt like a mom! They would come and ask if they could go to the toilets or smoke, sometimes I had to be squeezed between all the models to look for them and ask them to be in place (some are really playful, walking here and there like kids!), make sure they looked good... before they went out I got so excited and nervous, and when I saw people's photos of them in instagram I felt so proud. Doesn't it make me sound like a mom?!
I honestly felt really lucky to be working backstage, enjoyed it so much, I managed to see a different side of the models, a more fun and playful side of them, see them taking selfca with other models, you suddenly realise these gorgeous people you see from the magazines are humans too, not very much different from you and I. (except that they are so much taller and prettier and slimmer hehe)