Every now and then an opportunity comes along that you want to try but you just aren't sure about it. This is what happened to me when I saw a post asking for a model for a body painting competition.
Some of you may be wondering what the big deal is. Well this competition was to take place at the Philadelphia tattoo convention in front of hundreds of people. This was a live event! As in people could watch me be painted! Kind of scary right?
Anyway, I decided that I was going to give this a shot. I mean what was the worse that could happen, right? I finally got to meet with my artist the night before. She is from NY so we only had one night to practice together. Let me tell you she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. So full of energy! Her husband was wonderful as well, helping keep her on task and giving encouragement.
Needless to say she was nervous. I mean this was a huge deal for her! Right then and there I put on my brave face. I made sure to keep her confidence up which was easy because she is very talented. I would not let her know that I myself was a little anxious at the thought of what I was about to do.
When the day of the event came we were both all smiles and jitters! We wanted to win but there were so many talented people there. As I looked around everyone looked wonderful in their artwork but we had something special. I could just feel it in my gut. I had no clue what the judges were looking for but I knew they would find it as soon as they saw me, a walking, breathing piece of true art
We ended up coming in 2nd place and won the peoples choice award. It was wonderful and I felt accomplished for doing something that was out of the norm for me. I would say that this time it was totally worth it to step outside of the box.
I am sure you have guessed by now that this entry is all about shoes. I love shoes! Seriously I have so many that they take over my closet. It is almost like a love affair. My boyfriend knows to steer me away from them when we are out unless I have had a bad day, in which case he will bring me into a shoe store.
Now I am not one to spend a lot of money on shoes. I try to always buy them on sale or I ask for them as Christmas gifts.
Shoes are such an important part of your wadrobe that it is almost insane! And finding the perfect pair might drive you to the brink. The perfect heel could turn your normal day outfit into the perfect thing to party in at night.
Lets get down to the basics. There are certain shoes that every woman should own.
The black heel,
The knee high boot,
and of course The fashionable flat.
Now that we have covered the basics I will go a step further. As a model it is so important to have shoes to match the outfit. Even when the outfit is provided it is very rare that the shoes are. The good thing is that you probably already have what you need in your closet.
If you are shooting pin up think peep toe, polka dots, heeled and most colors if they match your outfit. Although I am personally partial to black and red.
Are you going a little more gothic? Then anything edgy and black of course! Think anything studded and shiny.
So you have a bathing suit shot lined up? Try something with lots of straps or just go barefoot!
If you are unsure then all you have to do is research. Simple right?!?!? If you have to buy a new pair don't worry to much. Even the shoes I have bought with something specific in mind I have worn more then once.
Here is one of the pictures from Valley Forge. Hope you enjoy it. I figured since it was raining we could all just look at pictures of the nice weather :)
This Saturday I will have the pleasure of walking in the fashion show at Dorian's Parlor for non other then Steam Works! Dorian's Parlor was the first fashion show I ever had the pleasure to partake in and I am very excited to return! For more information on Dorian's Parlor please visit doriansparlor.com . I hope to see you all there!