Wednesday, July 22, 2015

STYLIN' 2015

Well.... it happened once again. I was asked to be a model in an annual luncheon and fashion show and while each year I sorta decide not to do it again, boom. I said okay for yet another time. As in: today. And, as per usual, I actually had a pretty good time modeling the fashions. Besides... this year the clothing came from Chico's so the trending styles were in fact quite decent, if I say so myself.

I remember each summer when I'd come here to visit my Mother, and she and I always went to this luncheon together. Thus I am just so sorry she couldn't have been here for the past eight years to see me modeling. She would have totally been beside herself with sheer delight. Besides... the fashions from today's show are way better than those of when she was still around.  

Last week I had to meet up with the 5 other models at Chico's so each of us could select the outfits we wanted to wear. Well wait. I mean what the salesladies wanted us to wear. Granted I played a big part in nixing some of the items chosen for me but whatever. Regardless... I very seldom shop in Chico's so I was willing to go with the flow. In the meantime, if you think for one minute that putting together a complete look for 3 separate outfits is easy, uh... think again. Man. I must have been there almost three hours. Talk about feeling spent.

I had to gather 3 different looks. One casual. One dressy. One sort of easy-chic. Everything from clothing, tanks, jewelry, whatever. The dressy one was maybe my favorite but I do have to say... the casual chic scarf hemmed skirt was an excellent look on me and I definitely bought it. Besides, everything was 40% off. Oh yeah. I also bought a wonderful big, bold, white ring that I wore with the outfit up above. Which reminds me:

The shot up above is pretty crappy, but it gives you the idea of what my casual outfit looked like. The picture was taken just seconds before I was to walk out amongst all the ladies sitting at their dining tables, to model the clothes. Which in turn is supposed to make them want to run right smack out to Chico's to spend hordes of money on everything they saw. This is my favorite part of the fashion show btw, because it's definitely so much fun walking out from the make shift dressing room, talking to everyone while they're oohing and ahhing over how excellent you look. Even if you don't. 

Although I will say... that wasn't a problem for me given I did look somewhat decent thus I believed them all. On the other hand... I knew everyone there... 120 ladies I'd say... so it was like being with a whole bunch of friends. Sorta like being in your house with lots of girlfriends over and quickly saying: OH WAIT. I HAVE TO SHOW YOU WHAT I BOUGHT TODAY! LET ME GO GRAB IT FOR YOU. So bottom line: I had a wonderful time. As did the other models, too, and trust me... they looked fabulous.

Whether or not I am asked next year to again be a part of the modeling, I don't know. I do know however that they asked me back this year because according to the chairwoman, who told me at a recent BBQ, they think I dress with fantastic taste great styling. Shows what they know, btw. You should only SEE me as we speak, wearing the crappiest dress ever in which to hang around the house. Were someone to ring my doorbell right now, I'd so be humiliated. The dress doesn't even have sleeves and I'd NEVER in a million years go out in public with a sleeveless top or dress. Oh yeah...

In closing let me just say that down below is another shot of me from today. Naturally, getting my food from the buffet. You can even see the steam rising from the absolutely DELICIOUS rice I had on my plate with some even better cream sauce upon it. I'd kill to be eating this right now, in fact. In the meantime, the photographer wanted a pict of me so I obliged. But what I really love about this shot is the fact you can see my slitted long skirt. One which I MADE I might add. I soooo love this skirt. Actually... it has two slits. One in front of each thigh. I know. I think I'm still 35. If only.

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