It was perfect timing that at this stressful time in her life, DD was recently invited to be a model in a fashion show co-presented by a women’s fashion store and a hair salon. It made it even more fun for her that her friend, Sue, did it too.
And she invited her dad and me to come up there that weekend, so that “Papa” could stay with the girls and I could go to the “do” with her.
About a week before, the models had had their hair cut and colored, a manicure and pedicure done, their eyebrows waxed and a trial run done of the make-up that would be done on “the day”.
On that day, DD had to be at the salon where the style show would be held a couple hours early and I tagged along to take some pictures.
It was a very nice salon, but not exactly designed for hosting a fashion show. When the fashion show began, many of the guests stood in this lobby area, but there were people standing anywhere they could find. The models came down a wide hall on the right (with people standing along both sides), did a couple of turns in the middle of this area, and then they went down the aisle straight ahead, doing one more twirl about half-way down. On the left of the aisle are areas that each have three stylists’ work stations. All of those areas were packed with people. I was very fortunate that Madison, who styled DD’s hair, had the first station right behind that green wall. So when she was done doing DD’s hair, she offered me her chair to sit in for the show — rock star seating! And I was one of the few who even had a seat! (Although I found out that sitting there had a down-side — not conducive to getting good pictures. People who were standing without realizing it would naturally step into my line of vision to get a better look.)
Anyway when we arrived, I didn’t have any idea why the models had to be there so early. But it quickly became obvious why —
Who knew that big rollers were still being used?! When I was a teenager I spent many nights sleeping on rollers just a little smaller than these. It gave real meaning to the saying, “You have to suffer to be beautiful.”
I wanted a picture of the eyelashes and DD’s friend Sue, who had already had hers applied, was sitting on a sofa next to me watching Kylie work on DD, so I asked Sue to let me take a picture of her lashes. I just love how this picture turned out.
After Kylie was done, we made one last trip back to Madison. All the going back and forth was making me a little dizzy, but that’s just me. Who knew “hair and make-up” that sounds so simple, would take a couple hours. No wonder we had to be there so early!
Then the models went back to get dressed in their first of three outfits. They then circulated and greeted attendees until the show began.
It was so much fun to see DD participate in something like this. This is an up-in-the-air time in her life, and I think playing the grown-up version of dress-up for an afternoon was just what the doctor ordered.
Well done, Babe. Thanks for taking me along. It was fun for me too.