Thanks to guest writer Jacqueline Ryan for her great behind the scenes article on what it was like to be a part of VALT!
Monday, the morning after my two sensational nights modeling in the VALT fashion shows aptly themed Decadence and Delight, my facebook status read: “Surprising things you don't expect to hear yourself say: My eyelashes are still painted white, but there was no problem getting the glue stick off of my eyebrows." I love my life!
|Photo by Kat Eye Imaging|
|Shiverz Designs -|
Photo by Kat Eye Imaging
|Aafel Designs - image by CogitoErgoShoot//mel buenaventura|
|Silverwolf girls wearing House Gallery - Photographer Patrick Parenteau.|
|SilentKay (left) and Sans Scoucie (right) - Photo by Kat Eye Imaging|
|Pixie- Photo by Kat Eye Imaging|
|In the cramped dressing room!|
(Image from the Ironworks website)
What does one talk about behind-the-scenes? Oh, you know, the usual...I had a conversation with someone special who confided in me that she is in a relationship with a man she absolutely adores, who happens to be polyamorous; Pin Up Girls talked about where to get the best Elvis and Marilyn Monroe tattoos; a boy that one girl met at the fitting showed up just to give her a bottle of white wine, which she was
kind enough to share with yours truly; I asked burlesque queen Diamond Minx, "Where exactly do you keep all of your costumes, anyway?" (The answer was, “One whole bedroom, at my parent’s house and yes, I have storage as well...”) Ah, a girl after my own heart. One absolutely beautiful girl told me about her struggles with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and how she wishes she could see herself like everyone else sees her, yet she was one of the most physically flawless models there... Not to worry, she and all the rest of us devoured the mountains of pizza provided for us with an abundance of lemon infused water to keep us hydrated and fed for the seven to ten hours we spent there every day.
|Valt Directors Kat Ferneyhough and Kat Kozak|
Image by Lucho Bersek
(Editor's Note - VALT would like to acknowledge the amazing official behind the scenes team recording this event - Photographers Kat Eye Imaging, Mel Buenaventura and Laurent Danis along with videographer Parya Pourkarimi.)