Saturday, April 5, 2014. The fashion show pretty much took my entire day away. Though the doors opened at 6:30 PM, I had to arrive to the location at 2 PM just to do make-up, hair, clothes, and practice walking on the runway. Given the fact that all of the other models had to do the same thing, 4.5 hours is not that much time to practice. I somehow managed to pull it off though, despite feeling bloated from eating a big bowl of ramen beforehand. I didn’t know when I would be able to eat during the show, so pigging out on a big meal beforehand was super important. I even packed 2 sandwiches, 3 grand-sized rice krispie bars, and a bag of Kit Kats. I WILL GET MY NOM NOMS DONE DESPITE THE ODDS.
I wish I was able to take more behind-the-scenes pictures of the make-up room, because it made the whole modeling experience seem so legit. My hair stylist was from Paul Mitchell and she gave me awesome curls that stayed intact the whole day. My make-up artist gave me a pin-up doll look. I asked her to make me look as dramatic as possible so that when I fall on the runway no one would recognize me. *thumbs up*
Here are the other ladies I modeled with. Of course my outfit would be the craziest of the bunch. We were part of the Heart Boutique clothing line, which would be the third group to walk the runway first, so yeah no pressure or anything amirite?
My group and I constantly practiced walking the runway because we wanted to get this shit right! I was kind of nervous because I had to trade in my heels for taller ones (I have never worn any heels taller than 1 inch) and also walk without my glasses (WHICH MEANS I AM LITERALLY HANDICAPPED LOL). I don’t know how good my walk actually was, but I think it should be a miracle in and of itself that I did not fall or trip.
I was SOOOO HUNGRY by the time my first walk was done! Had to go to the changing room to switch into my second outfit, since I was modeling for two clothing lines, but I did not hesitate to tackle the pizza box that someone brought and get my NOMS on. Pizza has never tasted so delicious until now. Sadly I couldn’t even finish my ONE slice before they pulled me out again to go out on stage. I’m now convinced that the “starving model” stereotype is only true in the sense that we have no time to eat if we’re walking more than once.
Selfies from the changing room while we’re eating pizza. Multi-tasking with the 2 deadly sins, gluttony and vanity~
The second clothing line I modeled for was Sugar Shack, and we had a much smaller group of models this time (only 4 girls). Which means we had to walk eeeeextra slow. I’m glad I could walk with these ladies because they are awesome. ^_^
Some snippets of me walking on the runway that I stole from Facebook. There are actually more pictures of me on the runway that are floating around somewhere but I am too embarrassed to post them on my blog. K THANX BYE.
Me dressed up at the show vs. me dressed down at home! I arrived back at my apartment around 11 PM. Couldn’t tell if I was exhausted or still excited from the show. I procrastinated on taking off my make-up because I knew I would never look this good again *sobs*. I slept with my curls still intact so when I had to wake up at 7 AM the next morning for AggieTV, my hair still looked cool!! Unfortunately, there are societal norms I had to do such as “showering” so I couldn’t keep the curls for very long.
Thus concludes my noob adventures with modeling and fashion. I’m glad I agreed to model for this show because it was a really unique experience for me. I got to wear make-up and style my hair and wear expensive outfits that I would never be able to pull off otherwise. This is probably going to be the peak of my prettiness before I go back to being plain again, so I gotta enjoy it while it lasts haha!