We had our first appointment with the bridal studio yesterday. Once we arrived, we were briefed on what to expect for the session. Then the make-up artist got right to work on my face. Before we started, we discussed the look I wanted and a few options for my hair. And as he made me up, he dished out lots of advice about skin care, hair care, and other beauty tips which I will be taking very seriously.
When I was all dolled up, complete with flowers in hair, the designer was called in to discuss my preferences. Once she got an idea of the look I wanted, she requested for various styles and materials to be brought out and had me try them on. I emerged from the dressing room in wedding gowns ranging from silk organza to taffeta, bustiers to off-shoulders, and with each one, we evaluated to see if it was a style I would be comfortable with and whether it was suitable for my frame. L sat through the three-hour long session reading business cases for school as I changed and gave his comments with each gown I tried.
I was most impressed by the designer’s professionalism and how she was genuinely concerned about my preferences. Prior to our appointment, I actually read enough about her to be starstruck when I met her. Haha. She reminds me very much of Edna Mode in The Incredibles – “No capes!” – who is incidentally, the fashion designer and creater of custom-made original outfits for superheroes.
Think I need to do some research and work on the make-up a little but all in all, it was a very productive and fun session. A little like playing dress-up, I totally enjoyed myself. And when we left, the designer was already sketching her ideas for me so I’m very excited about my second appointment next Thursday!