Y’all, yesterday was SO fun!
I was named a Role Model by GHWCC (one of my favorite recognitions ever, because that’s really all we want to be – a good role model for those coming up!), but they didn’t tell me before I accepted the award the Role Models have to actually model.
Ballroom. Runway. Spotlights. Music thumping out a beat.
I am a particularly uncoordinated gal, so you can imagine my visions of catapulting off the stage into someone’s lunch plate. Nonetheless, onward I went.
It was such a blast. So you’ll have to indulge this Fashion Friday as I blog a little about my fun fashion experience!
My best friend went with me to my fitting a week ago. Three boutiques sponsored the show (which raised money for girls scholarships in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields), and the models were randomly assigned a shop. So in we went to this small boutique in upscale Houston and I fell in love with the first thing I tried on – a gorgeous cobalt blue Hugo Boss dress with Etro hand dyed scarf.
I tried on a couple of back up outfits, but the dress was the ticket. (Mary snapped pictures the whole time as we adjusted scarves and decided which look worked.) While I was offered a discount on the clothing I modeled, there was NO WAY I could afford the dress or scarf.
I did learn a couple of cool new tricks on how to tie scarves effectively. For example, on those long scarves, hold one corner up high, grab it in the middle, put the middle at your neck and throw each end over your shoulder, cross it in back and bring it back over the opposite folder, adjust and VOILA! It’s the way I ended up wearing it in the show. Plus, they had the coolest (pricey) jackets with zippered insets in the blazer. So the photo shows a cool black leather inset but they also had them in sweater materials and other interesting two tone looks – super chic and simple. Hoping someone comes up with a cheaper version of this.
Yesterday was the show and I arrived early for hair and makeup. Despite my misgivings, I loved the way the look turned out. If you had told me blue eye shadow and curls, I would have thought of Miss Texas circa 1988. But it was more subtle than that, and the biggest upside was that it shaved 5 or 6 years off me!
The time came for the show and we lined up according to our style section (I was in leadership style – fun little twist). They played great music with a bold beat easy to keep time with on the catwalk. Out I went, a little trepidatiously at first. But then my ostentatious table of girlfriends went WILD and I completely hammed it up.
You can see how seriously I took the walk. I even responded to their “work it” hollers by shaking my tookus. I love these girls.
So I had to share my first, and last, ever fashion runway show. I have no idea what they said the trends were, something about sparkle and fur which I don’t really tout for the workplace, so sadly I have no new nuggets for you. However, next Fashion Friday is full of helpful nuggets so it should offset today’s little fashion update.
Have a great weekend girls. And to Tracy, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jana, Stacy, Amanda, Mary, Paige, Natalie, Laura, Marianne, mmmmwahhhh.
(And then girls, with my hair and make up already done, I got to go to opening night of the ballet because a friend had tickets! Isn’t that just a golden girly kind of a day!?!?!)