Friday, February 3, 2017

Model Me

My first modeling experience took place in preschool. I was 4 years old. I don't remember all the details but I'm glad that my mom captured me strutting across the stage in my canary yellow 2 piece skirt and jacket. I also had the yarn ribbons and ruffled socks to match. I think that at this moment, I knew I had it in me.


As women of height I am sure that there are two careers that people who approach us automatically place us in. We are either models or basketball players. I've never been interested in playing sports. As much as I have tried to like it, I just can't get into it. Modeling is more my speed. I love to play in hair, makeup, shoes, accessories, and clothing. I have always wanted to be a model. I never acted on the thought until I was asked to participate in a fashion show that was being hosted by the church that I attended at the time. It was a great opportunity to scratch modeling off of my bucket list. It also gave me the chance to step out of my comfort zone.

We practiced walking the runway which was way more difficult than I had assumed. Who knew walking a straight line mattered? I was all over the place. My motto was "Walk tall, don't fall". Falling was my biggest fear. There were some skilled models on hand to assist us with walking and stage presence. The clothes were provided by a local consignment shop and a designer/seamstress who both attended the church.



It was amazing watching the whole show unfold. Our hair and makeup were done by professional cosmetologists and make up artists who all attended the church. They also had professional photographers to take our photos and film the event. All in all it was a beautiful experience. I wouldn't mind doing it again. My next bucket list item is to have some of my very own creations modeled in shows and magazines.