And there I go again, taking quite some time to upload the photos :-) Such is me. I actually took a little break from work and life, and feeling much recharged and inspired. Tomorrow Deer and I will be going home and we can't to hold the begotten son in our arms again.
But enough talk! Let us tackle the coronation night of Ms. Oroquieta City Tourism 2010! The grand finale of everyones hard work. Councilwoman Alay had rounded up quite a team, and we were all focused on doing our jobs when the moment came. For Team 'Nao/Bummer&Bummer (STYLING/WARDROBE), we were joined by our Make-up Artist Angela Montalvan-Manuel (who does happen to be my lovely lil sister), Hairstylist Angel, Chief Seamstress Evelyn, SuperStylist Paula Calingin, and you have met Dirkee and Burpee from the previous shoot.
We have all known each other for a looooong time and it is always fun to be able to work together. For this project, the logistics we had to deal with seemed hectic on paper, but we eventually found out that the actual was a breeze. We had two dressing rooms and 13 girls. The girls were divided into two groups and cued their entrances/exits on each side of the stage. That was perfect for us cause we just divided into two groups as well. We set up the dressing rooms with the "kits" (accessories, bathing suits, hairpins, facial tissue and double-sided tape) before the girls arrived. These lovely "kits" are actually made from recycled boxes (Burpee's specialty) and the girls get to bring home everything inside, not to mention, the clothes and the shoes! :-)
The normal practice of pageants is that on the night itself, each candidate brings their make-up artist/PA to assist them in changing backstage for the whole duration of the show. Due to the size of the dressing rooms and the short time-frame of the actual show, we asked that they enjoy the show instead and entrust their girls to our team.
During our Technical Rehearsal the night before, there was much tension regarding this matter, as this was something that they were not used to. Resistance on their part was of course expected as once again, this was something new for them. The make-up artists have used the pageant circuit as their outlet for creativity all these years, which has resulted in hair-show worthy hair and make-up that showcases freedom of expression above all. The true beauty of their contestant was struggling to burst thru.
With much fairness to these artists, on pageant night itself, they followed the new rules (and kept the hair to a minimum) and, we hope, sat down to enjoy the show.
And a big thank you! to my ever-reliable friend, Dos Quong, who got us these shoes in record time! Really :-) they arrived during technical rehearsal! And as the saying goes..if the shoe fits...then great.
And thus, here ends the production number. Swimsuit followed, but had no photos of that part as we were rushing a bit :-) I thought I'd be able to post everything tonight, but guess tomorrow is another blogging day. And this time I will try not to be gone too long.
Peace. Love. Dream. Laugh. Goodnight world.