We found a fabulous new dance company, Pulse, who agreed to be our entertainment for the show. Pulse dancers will be dressed as the Queen of Heart's cards and will both open and conclude the show. Kristen and I found some great outfits for them to dance in and poured paint over them to create an exciting funky effect.
With much thought and consideration, the playlist is now finalized and has some spicy tracks on it. The show starts off with an urban feel with the accessory line, and slowly gets creepier and creepier, until the finale Queen of Hearts comes out to Marlyn Manson's "Beautiful People" and screams "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!". The dancers then go into their final dance number before the meet and greet with the designer, Kristen Grimes. This show will be quite the theatrical event and the hottest fashion show that Anchorage has ever seen.
The time is drawing closer and Kristen and I are starting to feel the pressure of this fashion show. Kristen has reverted to letting her genious flow through zero sleep and redbull in order to get these pieces done in time. I rest assured that when the fashion show rolls around the there will be completed pieces looking fierce on the runway.
There is a lot of buzz around Anchorage about this fashion show. A substantial amount of people know about Mesela, the Alaska designer who uses feathers, but few have actually seen her work. There are other fashion shows that are going on that night, but people are turning down invitations to the other shows to attend Mesela's Premier Fashion Show. It is so exciting!
The media loves Kristen and Mesela Studios. Kristen has been profiled by a newspaper, a television station wants to do a feature story on her, and on Friday May 21st Kristen and I will be guests on MOVIN 104.9 radio morning talk show.
We have been networking our buns off! Last week we attended the Teft.Punk grand opening. This is a new photography studio in Anchorage that features the talented Shalem Mathew of Shalem Mathew Photography and Mitch Kitter of Propaganda Photography. Watched Pulse Dance Company perform at the Laughing Lotus 3 year anniversary celebration. We have gone through bipolar meetings with local boutique to determine which Anchorage boutique will feature Mesela's designs. And telling anybody and everybody that we know to come to the fashion show!
Tonight, Kristen and I are attending the Variety Show at Mad Myrnas to promote our fashion show. Mad Myrnas is a famous gay bar here in Anchorage, and we would love to have members of our gay community know about our fabulous show and to show their support. So we are showing our support first by attending their weekly variety show. I've heard that it is a fantastic show and I am excited to see what the evening has instore for us.
This weekend will be quite busy for Mesela Studios. Not only is Kristen chugging away at her 2 collections that are being showcased, I am staying busy as well. On Saturday I am conducting a Model Runway Walk Bootcamp. Most of the girls have fabulous walks, but some models don't have a lot of runway experience, so I am giving them a quick bootcamp to teach them the essensials to having a FIERCE walk on the runway. Then on Sunday, we are having a runthrough of the entire show for everyone involved. It certainly is going to be a full weekend.
Mesela Studios is very excited for our premier fashion show in Alaska. Be sure to listen to us as we are the morning guests on MOVIN 104.9 at 8 am Friday, May 21st. And come to Midnight in Wonderland May 22nd at 6pm at Platinum Jaxx in downtown Anchorage. You'll hear ALL about the show on this blog. Stay tuned.