Monday, May 16, 2011

AFF Perspective no.1

I have signed up as a volunteer at AFF! I was down at the Tent @ Orchard on 19 (opening night!!) and 21st night so far. Volunteering as usher/packer wasn't easy, for several reasons:

1. Had to wear black the whole day.

All ushers were dressed in long-sleeved black shirt and formal black got really hot after a while, doing the packing of heavy stacks of magazines and carry the heavy AFF bags to every seat.

2. Strict rules!

Strict rules were a must of course, given that the organizers wanted to portray a professional image, so photography was not allowed!!

3. Appreciated or not?

Sometimes, I felt quite unappreciated as an usher, or quite insignificant in other words. The space between the front row and the runway was so narrow, so standing right in the middle of that narrow passageway shoo ing people off the runway was really weird, especially since i was standing over a switch right in front of David Gan before The Inspiring World of Redken show commenced.
Below: Guest star creating a hairstyle live during the show.

Follow this link to find out more about David Gan's interview with Fashforward. The cameraman blocked the entire narrow passageway, thank God they didn't take too long for the interview!

Of course, the perks of being a volunteer should be recognized as well. I definitely made new friends in the short 2 days, and apart from that, I got to watch the shows for free =)

The Missoni AW show was great, with Tao Okamoto opening the show. She was a stunner on the catwalk!

The LASALLE graduate show was a show to remember as well. There were many gorgeous outfits, and what I loved about the show was te wearable yet creative designs. Not many groundbreaking and OTT creations like in overseas grad shows, but it was great nonetheless.

My two favourite looks are as above. I simply love the well-draped cyan maxi. It is something different from the other maxis in high street stores!

Stay in tuned for perspective no.2 of AFF...

images: zimbio