First off let me start by saying - AHH!! I.Love.Blogging.
Last night I was invited to a private event at Wilhelmina Fashion Studio, Rochester. It was the studio opening and there were models, artists, a DJ, everything. I was honored to be invited and when I signed in I even got a "press kit" and a glass of chardonnay!
But I digress - let me start at the beginning. First I pulled up to the curb. Exciting stuff. My anticipation was growing; then my sister pulled in behind me. My go-to for my "fashion events". We walk up to the building which turned out to be a house of sorts (in my area, downtown businesses are mostly in old, renovated houses that are just stunning). I was wearing sky-high heels and so was my sister, and we were trying to peak into the windows to see if we were "overdressed" (solely based on our shoes). We saw a few men in polos and khaki shorts, and some lady with crazy hair. I started panicking - was I overdressed??? I always believe in being "over rather than under" (Dressed, that is) but regardless I was walking into a house of people I had never met. I didn't want all eyes on me up front. So we did a smooth, quick walk around the perimeter of the building and finally decided to go back to the car and change into flats. I'm not one for flats at a party, I like to rock my heels, but this was an exception.
We decide to walk in and everyone at the front of the house (who we had been stalking) was yes in jeans and polos. But it was mostly men. What we DIDN'T see was that at the back, where everyone was and in the actual studio, everyone was dressed up! Dresses, heels, galore - man! Why hadn't they been standing near the door when I first looked???? The rest of the night all I could think about was how better I would have felt with my heels on. Isn't that crazy - a pair of shoes can do that to a girl??
Moral of the story: Wear the shoes you want, when you want, and don't give a hoot or holler about what anyone else thinks!!
Digressing back: we sign in, we walk around/mingle, there's a DJ playing and models lined up around the studio. And we're talking models - like 6-7 foot models, they were gorgeous but man were they tall. And in heels. Adding Insult to Injury. So we took a picture with them, and I ended up meeting with the woman who invited me to the event in the first place. We had a blast talking, and she introduced me to the President/Agency Director (Billy Powell) of the Wilhelmina Rochester branch. Again, more pictures.
Ladies I met models, PR agents, photographers...the works! It was truly a great time and I felt like Carrie Bradshaw. Next thing you know I'll have my picture plastered on the side of some bus and I'll be standing on a corner in a tutu.
Here are some pictures from the night:
|Keirsten and I, the PR associate who invited me!|
|us with the models - aren't they beautiful/tall??? (I hate this picture of me. And I hate all pictures of my hair from this night. It had gotten wet in the rain and was all down hill from there)|
Billy (black/white striped shirt), PR exec, and local photographer.
Pink Blazer: Thrifted
Black/White Top: Forever 21 (Old)
Bottoms: Old Navy
Overall it was a fantastic night - thank you Keirsten for the opportunity! If you're in the Rochester area, Wilhelmina Evolve Fashion Arts Studio now has a studio space available for castings, photo shoots, video projects, art showings, and project rentals. For more information you can contact www.wilhelminarochester.com
Thanks for reading everyone!
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