Friday, 9 December 2011

The Models1 Finalist Day in LDN!


As most of you know, on Tuesday I went down to London for the Models1 / Style 369 / Evans Plus Size Model Competition!


It was awesome.


Even my love / hate relationship with the capital city couldn't deter me from how good the day was. AND, I didn't get lost! For the first time, in the whole 4 times I've been to London, I didn't get lost & start crying. Pretty great feeling!


Anyway.



8.45am Tuesday. Without any real make-up on & in a simple black vest top as required; I caught the train to Kings Cross.


The whole zero make-up thing was a little 'unsettling,' and actually the first time I've ever done something like that - which in itself is a pretty weird thing to admit. So, to make myself feel a little better I applied Johnsons Daily Essentials Face Cream (£4.07) as per usual, plus NARS Multi Protect Primer (£24); just to give some kind of glow to my skin, a smidgen of 17 Clear Definition mascara (£4.69) for my lashes and 'brows & Vaseline (£1.99) for my lips - and I was off!


I arrived in London for 11am, I instantly became nervous with the whole 'I don't know where I am meant to go' situation, but I soon caught the tube and arrived at Holborn station.


Once I found Models1 HQ I was greeted by the receptionist and met Ashley, Holly & Jessica (lovely girls!); who were also in my 'category' for the day. We chatted, signed forms, got measured, asked to change into leggings and heels & waited for hair and make-up.


In the mean time I got to speak to women from Evans, who were super friendly, although I was quite nervous! I'm normally not nervous I guess, but I think I had a mini - realisation of how much I wanted this, making it quite an important conversation - leading to me getting nervous & probably blushing!


I also got 'interviewed' & filmed for what I guess, may go on a website at some point, about how I felt about the event, what it would mean to me to win, etc!



Hair and make- up time!


I've never had someone else do that for me, so it was quite a nice, relaxing experience! My hair was straightened, and I had some pretty natural looking make-up applied; neutral eyeshadows & a slight lip tint & I was good to go!


Photoshoot.


12.30, I got asked to go for the photo - shoot. It was a great, friendly environment and the photographer really made me comfortable. I had a full shot taken with my number '15' and then on with some portrait, head on & body shots! There were a lot of "perfect, perfect!"'s being said, but maybe he was just being nice! :)


I wont deny, I was more nervous than I thought I would be! But, hopefully that didn't show & I got some good pictures (Oh, and you know I tried to use all my Tyra Banks knowledge of 'smizing' - if you don't know, you should!)


After that, it was home time! And I got to check out my goody bag, which was another nice surprise.


In it was:


January's Cosmopolitan, St. Tropez Instant Tan, Body Shop Blusher in Heather Pink (which I LOVE) & Lip Liner in Mauve Berry (also, great) a Models1 lanyard, Evans new AW catalogue, plus info on up & coming clothes lines AND some earrings from Daisy & Eve.


Spoilt much?


All in all, a great day, a nice change from everything I've been doing at the moment, and a cool little experience to add to the Bank of Life. So, a big 'thank you!' to Models1/Evans/Style 369 for organising it all.


What will come of it?


I'm not too sure!


As far as I know, I think the results are within this month, there are five winners - one for every shape (apple, pear, curvy & busty) plus one new face of Style369!


There were a lot of beautiful girls there, [read. fierce competition!] but thank you all for the support I had leading up to this! And of course, I will keep you updated on the outcome ;)



[EDIT] I received an email yesterday unfortunately saying I didn't get to the finals, however it doesn't change anything I wrote & the great time I had :)... Thanks everyone for the support! It's been fun!
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5 comments

  1. Amazing! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  2. hope you win your perfect plus size model.

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  3. Thanks Sam. I'm glad you had a nice time and you have also gained experience of a photo shoot.

    Did they give you any of the photos to take away?

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  4. ahhhh I wish I'd seen your 2 blog posts on this 3 weeks ago! Style369 posted on facebook they were announcing the finalists on Friday (and then today). It was all done and dusted 3 weeks ago!

    Sorry you didn't get through to the final - you're a stunner! You should apply to modelling agencies :)

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  5. [...] I paired it with Bubblegum scrub (£4.95) before applying (made of sugar, I tend to just end up eating it) and lined with Body Shop Lip Liner in Mauve Berry which I got in my Models1 goodie bag. [...]

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