I was given the opportunity to be part of a style show on Friday, and took lots of pictures (not all good!). I wasn’t sure you would be interested in seeing them, but the stylist/coordinator has now asked me to send my pictures to her and the only way I know to do that (because it’s the only way I know to make them fewer pixels) is to run them through here. Sooooo …
Here are pictures of my first, last and only style show participation. It was fun to see the preparation and how things are handled behind-the-scenes at a style show.
Note: I apologize in advance for the quality of these pictures. You’ll notice some are really dark (and I’ve even lightened them some), but it wasn’t very well lit backstage. And I’m sure nerves and rushing played a role too.
This is Wendy the stylist. We met at Macy’s to try on clothes for the show. It was interesting to have someone else pick out whole outfits for me to wear, right down to the jewelry, shoes and handbags.
The stage before the show, when we were preparing for a run-through.
The “models” and the people who would be helping us get dressed.
The dressing room.
On our racks each of our three outfits were hung together, with the jewelry in a bag over one of the hangers, purses and hats on the rack above …
… and shoes below.
I loved this outfit but I don’t feel like it photographed very well. There were big ruffles down the front of the blouse, and a nautical feel to the sweater with big brass buttons, cuffed sleeves and a hood. (And when I put the pointy-toed high heels on with it the pants did not drag the floor!)
Yes, Angel’s tall, but I still can’t believe I cut off the top of her cute hat!
The reason everyone is barefoot in this room is the tile floor. The shoes, which were on loan from the store of course, were only worn on carpet to avoid damaging them.
She was the only other model who was my contemporary. What a cutie!
Wendy liked both the black and white coat and the red jacket with this outfit, so she had me change from one to the other on-stage. (I did buy the black and white shirt. It was stretchy, gathered, fairly flattering and comfortable. What’s not to love?)
Every time I saw this outfit I thought of Woodstock. But in a good way! Cute hat.
The girl on the left is one of the three who helped us get dressed. What a God-send they were!
I’m not sure “shiney” and “size 14″ are in my comfort zone, but, hey, I’m not a stylist.
When I was getting ready to go out in my “shiney” dress, one of the helpers said, “You know, when you wear an evening dress alot of times you get your picture taken, so you ought to surprise the audience by taking their picture!” So she quickly took the stuffing out of the evening bag I would be carrying so that I could put my camera in it. Then when I got mid-stage, I stopped, told them I was turning the tables on them, and took their picture!
This was such a pretty dress but I got such a bad picture of it.
So, I went back and looked at the backgrounds of other pictures and found a shot of it hanging on the rack (albeit the back of it!) next to its model so that you could see a little better what a pretty dress it was (and the model too!). See it hanging on the end of the rack?
This picture doesn’t do this suit justice. It was a pale blue waffle-weaved material with metallic threads running through it. Absolutely beautiful.
Angel was definitely someone who had modeled before, and looked fabulous in everything she wore. But, this was my favorite outfit of hers. She was gorgeous.
This was a fun experience. Thank you Wendy and Macy’s for including me.