Hi all and happy Tuesday!

As the holidays are ending and it’s time head back to the regular grind of school, crunch time for my next season of Omaha Fashion Week is beginning. I thought it would be kinda fun to talk about what it’s like to prepare for a fashion show, especially one as big as Omaha Fashion Week (we’re the fifth largest in America, believe it or not!).

There’s a ton of work that goes into getting ready. It started back in October for a show that happens in March.

I started out by getting ready to apply for my spot in the show. That involves brainstorming my concept, which this season happens to be “if Lorde went to a dinner party in the 1950s.” It’s an edgy, darker take on the flattering styles of the 50s, and I am soooo excited to present it!

Once I got my concept, I acquired my fabrics, sketched out my ideas for others to visualize, and pitched it to the Omaha Fashion Week crew. I got accepted, and the real work began.

I decided on my model lineup, and then assigned the sketches of the looks to each of my beautiful models (I’m still looking for a couple!).

So that’s where I am now. I’ve got just over a month to sew my 8 plus-size looks, and then I’ll take to Pinterest to find my Lorde-inspired hair and makeup looks, and I’ll search for the perfect Lorde song to set the atmosphere for my show. I’ll pick out shoes for my models, complete a super-cool photo shoot with the amazingly talented Randy Edwards, and the night before the show, I’ll make an outfit for myself to wear.

Time, money, and many, many late nights go into each and every season, as well as a piece of my heart and my vision. But it’s all worth it when my models walk out on the runway and make their statement, that fashion is no longer just for one set of sizes. Fashion is for all of us, I can’t wait to show that again in March!

If you’re interested in purchasing tickets to see HCC at Omaha Fashion Week, please head over to Omaha Fashion Week. If you purchase between February 1-12, 2015, you can get 15% off with code HANNAH, and it also sends a small kickback to me to help with materials and other expenses! The show is on Thursday, March 12, 2015. See you all there!

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