Another intriguing look designed by Yin Lee for A La Disposition, which was launched in 2005 by husband and wife designer team Lynda Cohen Kinne and Daniel Kinne. This collection was influenced by The Utopian Aviary, so the hair and makeup together created a bird-like theme, like birds enclosed within cages. I loved the enormous hair, fully backcombed and done up, and the makeup was captivating with shades of browns to bring out the eye colour of each model, which made the preparation for this show more interesting than usual because each model had contact lenses to put on. Each had a different colour to suit their unique outfits. This was not easy because many of the models have never worn contact lenses before and they needed a little help. So timing was crucial.
In the end, I don’t know how I managed to complete the makeup for a second model, but I was glad my timing had improved a little. Perhaps Yin Lee’s fast pace, directness and clear anticipation rubbed off on me. Each show I have contributed in had an entirely different atmosphere and team spirit, which meant I have gained valuable experiences from each one. Valentina Creti’s brought calmness and a clear mind to the team whereas Maria Papadopoulou brought enthusiasm and fun. With Yin Lee – it was focus and speed.
So there I was, completely focussed more than ever, with the clear mind and calmness which I picked up from two days before, and the enthusiasm from yesterday. Even my tiredness and hunger did not affect me at the very last minute of the show. And guess what? We had another show to run to straight after…(where was my lunch??? Sniff sniff)
Photography by Stuart Cox>