As you might know, I started my own bikini brand in Vietnam, and last friday we had a beautiful bikini fashion show.
( You can see the brand Facebook and shop online right here! )
I want to share a little of the preparation with you and you and also the final result of course!
Well, Brazilica was born from the opportunity, I didn't had much to do when we moved here and well, brazilian bikinis are loved and known all over the world for being the best. So In one of my trips to Brazil I decided to bring some to my friends and test the water. Turned out everybody went crazy with the bikinis, so I decided to invest a little more into it.
Now Brazilica is growing and will go to other places in the world with me.
Last friday we had a Fashion Show at Intercontinental Hanoi, and it was simply beautiful! Of course I had a little help on the production from my husband's company Nightlife Entertainment with over 20 years experience in events... and I am very thankful!! ( Thanks Love ) But all the ideas, costumes, casting, guest list, etc... was all done by me and one assistant!
It was all done within a month, and I can tell you it was one busy month! Lol! Some days I cried cause I was too tired and some days as the costumes started to be ready I was over exited. But overall it was a lot of planning, dedication and focus, otherwise we couldn't had finish it in time.
I always try to balance time between work, Naomi and myself, but this last month everything got a little out of hand. I think I only went to the gym once and not once to the manicure. Some days, my time with Naomi was inside the workshop working with mommy.
I was very stressed in the begging but as the day approached I started to relax (weird me... lol!) ....I think maybe because everything was ready one week prior to the show. Good planning is crucial on these moments.
But one thing I did develop with this experience is the respect for FASHION SHOW BACK STAGE. Oh my god! It's madness! It's crazy! Specially in this kind of show where we had to change a lot of accessories for each costume.
When the first model arrived from the catwalk for the first change I was sure we couldn't make it. The changing room was too far from the show and we had too many things to change in 30 seconds.
Things would get tangled, lost, and then more models would arrive, the room as too small for the big costumes. Madness! Madness! Madness! BUT... WE MADE IT! And it was beautiful! It was fun! And it was glamouros! Exactly the way I wanted.
I didn't want a bikini show with only bikinis, I didn't want to turn it into a too sexy thing, I need it to be sutil and gentle, and cute.
The models did a great job even though the concept was a bit different then usual fashion shows, but they did a great job.
So, here is the result of the show!