I've always enjoyed going backstage. I experience the clothes on a more personal level. I can run my hands through textures and feel how it goes against skin. I can flip over hems and peer into inner constructions. It's like meeting a new and yet old friend. It's an emotion that's totally different from watching it glide down the runway, although both hold almost the same fascination for me. I'd like to say that I want to do that to all the designers that I review, but again, I'm always against time. So whatever chance that's given to me, I pack camera, hit fittings and just ogle, touch, take notes and be amazed.