The Style Show

 

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.

p10105571  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.

p10105701  The stage before the show, when we were preparing for a run-through.

  p1010591111   The “models” and the people who would be helping us get dressed.

p10105881    The dressing room. 

p10105891  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 …

 p10105901  … and shoes below.

 

p10105971   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!)

p10105922  Yes, Angel’s tall, but I still can’t believe I cut off the top of her cute hat!

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p10105961  p101059311   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.

p10105981  She was the only other model who was my contemporary.  What a cutie!

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p10106011 p10106071  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?)

p10106031   Every time I saw this outfit I thought of Woodstock.  But in a good way!  Cute hat.

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p10106101  The girl on the left is one of the three who helped us get dressed.  What a God-send they were!

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p10106131   I’m not sure “shiney” and “size 14″ are in my comfort zone, but, hey, I’m not a stylist.

p10106231   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! 

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p10106171  This was such a pretty dress but I got such a bad picture of it. 

p10105931  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?

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p10106201  This picture doesn’t do this suit justice.  It was a pale blue waffle-weaved material with metallic threads running through it.  Absolutely beautiful.

p10106211   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.

8 Responses to The Style Show

  1. Barb says:

    How cool!…modeling!!! You look very professional! What a fun idea to take the audience’s picture!

  2. Julie says:

    Looks like you all had a great time! I especially like the black and white outfit you had on with the red jacket. You always look so great Aunt Sandy!
    Have a great week! :-D

  3. Sandra says:

    Barb — Oh, yeah. You know us “models”! :) It really was fun, so I’m glad I did it.

    Julie — That was my favorite too. Thank you for thinking I “always” look good, Julie. Of course, that just means you have a bad memory, but in this case that’s a good thing! :) You have a great week too. Love, Aunt Sandy

  4. Hilary says:

    You look just beautiful, Sandra. And it sounds like you had a great time.

  5. Beth says:

    How fun!! We did one of these style shows as part of a Christmas Tea for our church several years ago. I was in it, and it was SO much fun! I’d love to do it again sometime. And the shirt you got is so pretty!

  6. Sandra says:

    Hilary — Thank you. I did have a great time. I was really glad I had the opportunity. :)

    Beth — It was fun, and I would NEVER have even tried that shirt on, if the stylist hadn’t picked it out. Just shows that it never hurts to try something on, even if you think, that won’t look good on me in a million years! :)

  7. Danielle says:

    Wow…that looks like a lot of fun. You looked a million dollars in the clothes….The red really suits you.
    Angel is just a beautiful…she looks like she belongs on the cover of a magazine..

    I was thinking about your beautiful little cakes that you made with one of your grandaughters ( many posts ago), the other day…
    I still have to find the time to try them…
    xoxoxo

  8. Sandra says:

    Danielle — Yes, Angel was BEAUTIFUL,and nice too.

    Re. the cake balls, I went to a friend’s house yesterday and we made ones with a yellow and green theme for a bridal shower she’s having this weekend for a niece. It was fun and they turned out great again! Wish you were closer. I’d come and make them with you! :)

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