The fashion show was quite a creative adventure for me. Being a model, I had to perfect my walk, poses and finishing touches on my outfits. I attended a handful of lunch and after school meetings to go over how to walk (kinda funny… but necessary) in order to look like a Victoria Secret Model (just kidding, but still goals). Okay, so maybe we weren’t VS Angels, but we sure did try.
Since I’ve walked in the fashion show all throughout high school, I was used as a walking mentor. I demonstrated and helped others with their walks. My partners, Lily and Seung Min, and I, came up with cute poses to do at the end of the walks. This was harder than we thought! Over the course of a few weeks, we finally figured out what to do.
When my clothing arrived, Dain and I went shopping for accessories. We also had to buy a top. I must have grabbed 10 items to bring into the Forever 21 changing room, and it was FUN! We found a cute, metal flower crown and a necklace to use as well.
My other designer, Paisley, was a different story. She was quite behind on informing me of what needed to be done before the show. Two days before the show, she had nothing. In the end, she figured it out and we got our stuff together. This was definitely a valuable experience for me. I was STRESSED. If she didn’t figure it out, I would have had to put together articles of clothing from my own closet and have the 80s walk look like a 2016 strut.
About a week before the show Hajira had asked me to sing. I went through a loooong process of choosing a song. I probably skipped back and forth between 5 songs. In the end, I chose Taylor Swift’s style because it’s fun, easy, and awesome for models to walk to. 🙂 I was also quite nervous to sing because it’s been quite a while since I have performed in front of an audience, now that I don’t have choir class. I got a few people to come on stage with me, which was actually quite a tedious process, but it definitely worked out!
When the night of the fashion show came, I was EXCITED. “Yay! Time to have fun! Don’t be nervous, Carly! All you gotta do is walk without looking like a fool,” I told myself. I had to privilege of walking first, which was really fun. The audience really lifted me up and helped me have fun on the stage. The Fashion Show is an excellent experience for anybody who needs a confident boost. Something that seems so scary is actually one of the most fun events of the year. 🙂
Thanks FS team!