Blog 4

28 May — 30 June 2010

Fashion Show preparations

Tickets for tonight's Fashion Show on Events Square are rare as hen's teeth. This is the first such show put on by the graduating students of University College Falmouth's BA (Hons) courses in Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design, and the show has been totally sold out. That being so I was lucky to get a preview, of the preparations if not the clothes themselves; the latter being kept strictly under wraps until the show gets under way. The catwalk was set up, complete with instructions that feet should not walk it until the show got under way, and though there was still six hours to go before the show got under way, the make up tent was already working overtime. That's where I took my camera today.

Nerves and excitement were present in equal measure, the four make up artists working flat out as other models queued for their turn. I seem to remember an old show business adage of wishing the cast 'break a leg' before the show, but somehow I lacked the confidence to do that, and instead I took my photographs and slipped quietly away.


Model - Jennifer Armitage;  Make up - Nicki Palmer.

Model - Jennie Cheema; Make up Lauren Whittle.

Model - Maz Fentiman; Make up Sarah Pearse.