Today’s #TBT is MBFW Miami Swim Week which I had the chance to go to 3 years ago in 2011. As some of you know I do backstage model dressing during fashion week and so I had the chance to go down to Miami in 2011 and work the shows. It was a crazy experience like any fashion week BUT there were definitely more things I had to think about that I never had to before. For instance since it’s swim they want all the models to be nice and tanned so they spray tan them before the show. While this seems like a good idea, let me tell you, it SUCKS. Since they get sprayed literally minutes before a show, the tan doesn’t have time to set and so it comes off very easily on the clothes as well as on the dressers (that would be me) 🙁
Another issue is the fact that these are swimsuits (aka barely any clothes) that they are wearing and so having to be sure that nothing indecent is showing is a challenge especially when you are dressing someone in less than 30 seconds flat! Then there was the time when we had crazy thunderstorms and rain coming down and for some reason someone had the smart idea of having the hair/makeup tent be separate from the dressing tent! The girls had to literally walk OUTSIDE in the rain in order to get from one tent to another. So after just having their hair and makeup done and spray tan, it was all ruined by the storm- yeah great idea! So you can see, it’s CRAZY! But in the end we managed to somehow get it all done as usual and I even got to grab a seat at some of the shows as well.
This year is the 10 year anniversary of swim week and it’s definitely gaining momentum as a bigger show each year! Maybe one day you will get to see Multi Chic down the runway!
Here are some shots I took from my travels, hope you enjoy! Let me know if you’d like to hear more crazy chaos stories from my backstage adventures like what happened backstage at Sonia Rykiel Resort show! Comment below and please share on social!
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