Designers showing on Sat. night March 24th OFW 2012 Fall/Winter - Christian Shuster for ChristianMICHEAL, Just Because by Kate Walz, Terri Jen Bucker for NueVintage Apparel & Accessories, Amanda Clark for I Design with Love, and Bertiher De La Cruz Trinidad. Doors opened to the public at 7pm and shows started at 8pm. I was 4th to show of the 6 designers and around 7:15 pm we started getting the men dressed, thank you to all my backstage hands for all the help and putting up with me and my craziness during 0 hour. The time came for us to hit the runway, the lights dropped, music hit and we were on stage! My first model hits to the runway and the crowd bursts into applause, crowd applause is the only way I can judge response of my collection bc as a designer I don’t actually get to watch my own show L All 11 of my models are done and we line back up for our collection precession, I lead my men back out on the runway for the precession and again the crowd bursts into applause. I make my way half way down the runway to see Jerell from Project runway on his feet giving me a standing ovation and 2 thumbs up………pretty cool. Back off the stage and the moment is complete, so much work for 8 minutes on the runway but so is the life of a fashion designer. Post show we get all the looks back on to hangers and all show designers roll garment racks out onto the floor for show patrons to come by and check out our work. Shook hands with many great folks and got a great response from all those who came to see me after the show. Great job to all designers, all models, all support staff, all interns, and everyone involved. It was a hell of a night and defiantly the biggest moment in my design career to date. NOW IT’S TIME FOR A DRINK!!!