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NK Fashion Week September 2019

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

This post should have happened a week ago, I have just been a busy bee organising some new exciting stuff.
Although, better later than never, am I right?
I was not planning to do a fashion show this time and I have done less in the past two years. The reason is because simply fashion shows don`t worth it that much anymore. For me, having a Pop up shop is more helpful and fruitful than a show which is, let`s face it, more for the ego. That`s sad, it can be fun, I just don`t have the need to do it many times in a year, especially that my business is ditching season trends and focusing more on sustainable, fashionable slow fashion pieces, which stay in fashion for many more seasons.
This specific show was organised by a designer, who supported me last year with my second Pop up at her high street, luxury shop.
I only joined the team of NK Fashion Week around 2 weeks before the exact show date, so I had many last-minute things to organise before and keep sewing my new ideas.
I could present 6 looks on the runway and 10 more in the showroom, where buyers were invited after the show.
It has been a long day, we started at 9 am at The Bentley hotel. It is a beautiful location for a show. We started the day with organising the clothes, ironing and just making them look good on the rails and on the models as well. We had fittings, rehearsals and a quick getting ready for the first show at 3pm. This show was closed for the organiser`s invited friends, and VIP-s. Sadly, this show was quite empty and slow at the outside but packed and hectic behind the curtains.
I never really like the mess what is usually going on in the background. It is crazy mad!!!!!! Clothes being thrown away to every direction, naked models running around trying to find their next outfits, trying to figure out how to put a 3 pieces clothing on a model within 30 seconds, it is all so hectic. After a show, I usually just sit down, trying to catch my breath again and just get back to reality as that is a lot of rush what is not seen by the audience. After a few minutes or so, I spend around half hour to find all my clothing, some of them are damaged with makeup, but with no time to clean, we must get ready for the next rush. Since we were in late with the first show, we had just a short break before the next one at 5pm. This one seemed more packed, people were patiently waiting outside, even an hour before it, while the other show was still on. This show luckily got more buzz with being more open to public. I wish it would have been the first show, as after my first show I got a bit dizzy, so I don`t remember much of the second one, but It was as hectic as the first one. I was literally running down the red carpet to finally have my well-deserved sit down after the show.

Green Goddess Gown SS

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My Story 2. My first Fashion Show

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

This Blog post is about my first ever individual fashion show. I had a few other fashion shows previously, but those ones were all during my NVQ studies with fellow students during school events and competitions. Therefore, I always had someone to support me, someone to organise it for me and tell me if I am doing something wrong and the supporters in the audience were all just family members and school mates. I also had a tiny 3 pieces show prior to this big event, but that one was quite irrelevant since it was only my family in the audience.

The Stage at Habitus Baltija 2013

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My story 1, Welcome to my world!

Monday, 09 September 2019

Dear fashion friends, I am Szimonetta, designer and founder of Simonetta Sabo.
I am over the moon to be the part of this amazing Marketplace and I can not wait to share all my new designs with you.
As a new seller on this platform, I just wanted to introduce myself and my brand through my first ever ASOS Marketplace Blog post.
In this blog post, I write about the beginings and how I started this beautiful but hard journey to become a fashion designer.

Fun clothing for the fun loving

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