Friday, October 19, 2012

project runway

we have mentioned numerous times in the past two weeks that we had the opportunity to help style a fabulous runway show last saturday. there were plenty of beautiful womenswear designers, but they didn't have anyone to style a menswear line – and that's where we came in...tada! we were so excited when they asked us to help, and we immediately knew we wanted to use the clothing from b. (a resale shop). so we emailed the owner and she answered almost immediately with a resounding yes!!

the show was on saturday, and with our crazy busy lives, we didn't have a ton of time to style the outfits. we were told there would be eight models and we were given measurements/sizes/pictures, but we never actually met the men before the show. off we went to b. where we spent the entire morning picking out fabulous (if we do say so ourselves) outfits. the show was kind of going for an alexander wang sporty vibe, so we wanted to make it sporty and casual, but still super trendy and fun. we picked out about 10 outfits, including a few pieces from our own men's closets.

the night of the show, we were so excited. we showed up with our rack of clothes, a basket of shoes and accessories, and our take-charge attitudes. we met all the models – well, not all of them right away, one was late and one didn't show up – and they were all so nice. they all listened to what we had to say, and put their clothes on without complaint. ok, one guy complained, but we looked at him, told him we were in charge and then told him how handsome he looked, and he was just fine after that! we made all necessary adjustments, added our finishing touches, and then sat and waited until the show started. we got to watch all the behind the scenes make-up and hair. it was amazing what those artists can do with a face and head of hair. seriously!!

at the time of the show, we put the guys in order, and then they asked us if we wanted to walk before or after them. that was when we really freaked out. of course we were both wearing uber-high heels, and of course the runway started with three steps. we decided to walk after, so that if we did trip and fall, we at least wouldn't have a huge man pile-up after us!

as we all waited backstage for the men to walk, we kind of got into our mother-hen modes. we could tell the men were a little nervous, so we did our best to make them laugh, make them feel handsome and confident (because they were), and make them feel at ease. but half of that was for our benefit, too...neither of us prefer to be in the public spotlight!

the men walked separately (like champs), then they walked together, and then nora and i walked (hand-in-hand) down the runway ourselves. we figured that if one of us fell, it would be way more entertaining if both of us did. but we didn't.

we had fun. a lot of fun. and it was a great show...we hope you enjoy the pictures!

first up- our handsome models...

and a few shots from backstage in the tent...

they would make a good looking boy band, am i right?

and because the runway photos didn't show you the full ensembles, we put together this little collage of all the guys (except darnell...he had gone missing) posing in front of a brick wall (like good little fashion bloggers).

we hope you enjoyed the photos!

xoxo, two birds

*all runway photos are courtesy of POV HAUM STUDIO


  1. how fun!! those guys looked great!

  2. That is awesome! You gals did a fabulous job!

    Pearls & Paws

  3. How fun!! And yes, they could definitely be in a boy band :D I bet you guys had such a blast.

  4. One word: WOW! They look great!! You all did a fantastic job!


  5. I love these looks. That must have been a blast!

    <3 Melissa

  6. That's so fun! Congrats on a successful event.:)

  7. You guys did a fabulous job with these boys - not that I'd have any doubts about that! How very fun! And I love that you both got to walk the runway too!! Congrats on a wonderful event!!

  8. Cute! Did Chris get a pic of you two on the runway? I would love to see it!

  9. How fun! What a great experience! The guys all look great. Did you guys get a picture of the two of you walking down the runway?

  10. What an experience!!! How cool!!! Wish I could have been part of something so amazing.

    <3 Cambria

    Check out my GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

  11. Okay, they looked amazing first of all. Second of all, thank you for the eye candy on a stressful Friday morning (almost afternoon, yay!) And you both did amazing work! Looks like so much fun, yay!!!!!

  12. Great job! I would do a double take if some of those guys walked past me. I hope you can do more stuff like this in the future. Sounds like so much fun!

  13. how much fun!!! you guys did a great job and i really love how it turned out - and so cool sounding

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  14. totally awesome two birds! hooray. :)

  15. What a fun night, and great looks you two put together! Doesn't hurt to have some gorgeous guys to work with!

  16. They look great, but I'm not surprised since you two styled them.

  17. Oh it looks like it was so much fun! Yay, great job you guys! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. That is so awesome. You two did an amazing job! And to style men? So impressive. I think I like Bryan's look the best, but that's probably just because I covet that belt.

  19. How fun! Love the photos of the guys by the brick wall. They have the blogger poses down :) Have a wonderful weekend ladies!

  20. That's so cool! You did a great job, well done!!! I bet it was exciting!!!

  21. Wow - you two put together a great show, love all the scarves and accessories, all the guys are so handsome too

  22. You guys did an amazing job with your stylings...though I would have loved to see a man pile-up!

  23. That sounded like great fun! Good job you both :) And yes, they would make one helluva good lookin band!!

  24. This event looks like so much fun, I love the styling!

  25. Great styling! That's so awesome you two did this event!

    <3 Josephine