The Original T-Payne

Ramblings of a Young Female Entrepreneur

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Fashion show gist and pictures

I attended the Oni Ent fashion show this past weekend and I had a lot of fun. Well first of all, the best part of the show was working with the models. They were all so down to earth, helpful, fun girls.

I spend the most of my time on my feet doing makeup so I did not get to watch the show till the end. In all honesty, I did not think I would even have the time to walk after my showcase. lol. Anyhoo 20 minutes before we were supposed to go on I just had to drop the brushes and change. Thats what I get for trying to be superwoman.

I kept asking myself, "Toni, how are you going to showcase and do makeup for the same show" needless to say I pulled it off, and did so with flying colors. The show was a great success, the ladies looked great and I heard my showcase was the talk of the show. Hooraaaaaaaaay for me!. lol So, I got to work some beautiful ladies for the show but the lady above had such great bone structure I wish I could have spent all day on her. lol.. I kept the makeup subtle and higlighted her lids with wonderful mellow shade of blue.

This lady here was just really pretty in person and she sorta reminded me of a black barbie doll. I went for the fun, funky, barbie doll look based on her outfits. Great smile too huh? YUP!..

The picture above is of a model rocking the Toni Payne signature tee.. A must have, I heard!. I did not get to take any personal pictures because I was backstage but Oni promised to send me more photos. When he does they will be available on the Toni Payne Online website events page.

The models above did the "behave" routine from the JT sexy back song. At this point I was wishing I had a video camera because they were sooooooo on point. He is rocking the signature tee and looked mighty hot in it. She was rocking the Signature Sexy Tank & TP Shorts. Seeing as it is almost midnight and Im kind of sleepy I will have to explain the cool thing about the outfit she has on later.

I had fun in Houston, met a lot fo great people at the show and after party. I am still wondering about the mystery guy that was looking for me. lol. I am looking forward to the show I have this weekend. Someone asked me if I was willing to do weddings on short notice. The answer was " I wish I could but I get sooooo busy you will definitely need advance booking, sorry"

FYI: I will be visiting Lagos for a few events in October. I have a few gaps between my schedule so I may decide to do some work in the makeover department. Advance notice is a must. :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Special Appearance - AN UPSCALE FASHION SHOW.

I absolutely loooooooooove fashions how. They are always so much fun and allow you to be very creative. I think the person that inspires me the most is Betsy Johnson. She is fun, wild, crazy and her shows are always something to look forward to , never conventional and never boring.

So, I will be showcasing my Trendy Casu-ndi line at the show. All the ladies will have on tank tops and boy shorts. and the fellas will be rocking Trendi-shirts in all kinds of hot colors. Sexy huh? Yeah if you ask me I reckon it is. I really want it to be fun, live and really keep the crowd glued to the show. The theme I choose is "Toni Payne Brings Sexy Back" hehehe I couldnt help it. If you are in houston this weekend, trust me you DO NOT want to miss it. It is going to feature some really hot, fun designers and of course yours truely will be providing and doing the makeup. :)

Oni Entertainment is organizing the show and my friend Steve and his crew are known to put together a good show. So I am definitely looking forward to it. I like it when people make my job easy. He has this fab event coordinator called Ngozi. She is sooooo attentive, I like her. lol.

Side note: Yeah, its true that I discriminate against events that are not organized properly. I do not do the events if I know the folks putting it together are not on point. Most times I will talk to the organizers just to get an idea how "organized" they really are. I will also access their reputation, and how past events went. Pictures work well for me if I wasnt in attendance. I love quality in everything I do and associate with so if its looks like it will be crap, I'll decline. I beleive its not by force to put together an event if you do not know how or if you cannot afford to get the proper folks to do it for you. So in other words, if I am attending or most importantly showcasing at an event, Its because I know it will be a quality, well put together event. Hooooraaaaaaaaay for me! :)

I am a huge Flavor of Love fan. lol. My two fav girls were sent home back to back so now I really dont care who wins. Goodbye Nibbilz and Buckeeey.. hehehe. ill be blogging about that some other time. Its funny gross yet interesting the show is. lol