Vancouver Fashion Wave


“Does anyone have a lint roller? Sweet fashion Gods… ANYONE?!”


Despite my pre-planning and waking up at 8am for a 2pm call time, I managed to forget a lint roller. Seriously.. what kind of stylists leaves home without a lint roller?!  Designer Drew Williams saved my backside! 

The back stage scene was pretty organized when you take into consideration how many models, hair and makeup, photographers, designers all had to squeeze into this room.  Within 4 hours, I’m pretty sure I inhaled the equivalent to a full bottle of hairspray which may have something to do with how scatter brained I felt. Here are some more backstage pics thanks to shutterdreams for the pics!

Ponytail Pain

The look on the girls faces say it all! They had these enormous ponytails held in place with industrial hair ties, followed by close to 30 minutes of back teasing, hairspray and after all that, I sadly had to say … “Girls, those tails are not high enough..” and they’d redo.  This is why people say pain is beauty!  I am so proud of my hair team!!

Porscia's Girls

Little Miss Perfectionist

Linsay, Alisha and Porscia

This weekend was such a rollercoaster of highs and lows.  It’s a cliché metaphor I know but it was definately a ride.  I have a love-hate relationship with rollercoasters.  Not many people believe me when I tell them how my nerves always get the best of me to the point where after every dance competition (waaaay back when) I was known for throwing up seconds after a performance due to the overwhelming surge of nerves and excitement. “Hahaha no no no I’m fine! Happens all the time!!”  No joke.  Same thing goes for rollercoasters.  The funny thing is, I’d be first cutting the line and sitting in the front minutes later.

I felt that same anxious excitement during my interview backstage and again watching the girls strut on the catwalk.  The past weeks for a few minutes.. it’s an interesting concept.  Over in a camera flash, I raced backstage with Jenna Zedel my partner in crime, changed into a fierce outfit, business cards in hand I made my way through the crowds mingling mingling mingling!!

Bianca, Jenna Zedel, Moi

Today is all about re-connecting with the people I met, sending out thank-u emails and following up with my team.  This last step in networking, I find is often forgotten and probably the most crucial. 

 To make my point, consider this: I snagged a handful of cards that represent my future business relationships. I have but a few days to remind them of who I am and why they gave me their card and asked for mine.  That’s a big deal if you consider that to make it in this industry, it’s so much more about WHO YOU KNOW than what you know.  Don’t believe me?  Try it.

Also, I have a major crush on a designer… I will reveal in due time 🙂

Ride the wave people,

~Frank Fierce

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