The second show I walked during Amsterdam Fashion Week was the Smaranda Almasan Show on January 25th. I had looked up the latest collections of Smaranda Almasan and I was so excited to walk her show. Her designs were full of colour, and the small video clips of her collections were filled with exotic music and objects such as pineapples. Something that definitely catches the eye!
The day of the show I had to be present at 5 p.m. at the Transformatorhuis. They had a very tight schedule. After I walked in with the other girls, we were sent to the hairdressers immediately. My hair was styled with a hair straightener, combed to the back, and put in a ponytail. The final step was to put hair gel on top of my hair. The hairdresser that did my hair was done really quick so I was the first model that had to go get makeup done.
For the show they used a nude makeup look: blush, nude eye shadow, and mascara. When the foundation on my face was half done, and the clock was showing that it was 17:45, I was called to come to the fitting.
With a half face of makeup, I finally got to see which clothes I was going to wear. There were twelve outfits and seven models, so five models where going to show two outfits. I was one of those lucky girls that was going to walk two times. I had already predicted what the looks would look like since I already had watched the small clips of Smaranda’s previous collections, and just like the others, this collection was very colourful.
My first outfit consisted of a purple wool tank top, a blue wide skirt with mint green leggings, and a big orange/red coat. I wore basic nude pumps with yellow socks. Now that’s what you call a colourful outfit! Just what you need in the cold and plain winter days: Colour!
The second outfit also contained a lot of colour but it was more warm and dark than the first outfit. The outfit consisted of a blue turtleneck shirt, soft yellow leggings, and a big dark purple dress. A dark marine blue coat with sparkles of yellow finished the outfit.
After the fitting I was sent to the makeup artists again. They finished the half layer of foundation on my face and started with the nude colours of eye shadow.
There wasn’t a lot of time to sit down because when the makeup artists were done with the models, we had to go to the rehearsal.
Once the show started, the audience saw a small video clip with a preview of the collection. Then, at the beginning of the catwalk, the lights were turned on. The first girl started to walk to the beginning of the catwalk, and when she reached it, she followed the lights to the end. When she walked back, I got the sign to start walking. Walking that catwalk was amazing, I felt nervous and excited at the same time.
In this show I had the honour of getting to walk twice, so when I came back from the catwalk in the first design, I ran to my dresser while taking off my coat. She quickly helped me into the second outfit. When I looked at the models that stood in line to walk, only one model waited to walk. That meant that I was supposed to walk right after her. The outfit was ready just in time, a quick touch up by the hairdresser and makeup artist was done, and for the second time I was given the sign to start walking.
The show was amazing and all the comments I heard from the audience were positive. Backstage, the dressers, makeup artists, and hairdressers were applauding. Smaranda smiled and wanted everyone to pose for the final picture. Thank you team for this amazing day!
Photo’s are made by Team Peter Stigter, Y-PHOTO and the team from L’oreal Professionnel blog.