In support of Cancer Relief Gibraltar, last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending/volunteering at the annual Fashion and Cocktails Show hosted at Boyds, King Bastion and organised by #GCGBA (Gibraltar Bartender Association) in Gibraltar & in La Linea. Designer, Rafael Freitas showcased his elegant collection of 20 wedding dress and 20 gala dresses.
Behind The Scenes
I arrived at 3 pm to help Luca (one of the organisers), I’d never been behind the scenes at a Fashion Event! I checked off the models as they arrived, whilst waiting we had some fun playing around on Instagram Stories. I was also able to integrate my love for beauty as I helped out with hair and makeup on several models.
The Designer, Rafael Freitas, definitely used his expertise when selecting dresses for each model. The dresses reflected the personalities of the individuals, and they all looked stunning.
The girls were in their first dresses and ready to walk the runway!
The Runway Begins...
Dress change, go, dress change...
Once the show had started, it was impossible for me to continue taking photos. I stood at the door telling the girls when to walk, then running into the back to help them change, then back to the door to send them out again. It was so stressful but at the same time so much fun. To see more photo’s of the girls in Rafael’s collection, check out Photographer, John Holmes album here: https://gibrock.smugmug.com/Other/Fashion-Cocktails-2018-Gibraltar/
An overview and more fun photo's of the night...
Time Table (Approximately)
|3:00pm||Arrived at the event|
|3:05pm||Helped out with hair and makeup|
|5:00pm||Ate snacks and took Instagram stories|
|5:30pm||Back to Hair and Makeup (Girls began dress fittings)|
|7:30pm||Pre Show Photos and Briefings|
|9:00pm||Runway Show Began|
|11:05pm||Gimme’ the Malibu & Pineapple|
The music, drinks, canapés, runway, cocktail show, all put together created an amazing evening. I can’t wait to go next year and would highly recommend attending an event hosted by the Gibraltar Bartender Association. In aid of Cancer Relief Gibraltar, the night was a blast. If you fancy helping out at the next event, check out the below Facebook links:
Fashion N Cocktails 2018 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/fashionNcocktails2018
Gibraltar Bartender Association: https://www.facebook.com/bar10dergib
Cancer Refief Gibraltar: https://www.facebook.com/CancerReliefGibraltar
Designer Rafael Freitas https://www.facebook.com/Rafael-Freitas-Atelier