all, I have to apologise for not taking any pictures. Sorry! I tend to forget
that, but everyone else was busy with their phones so I think I can borrow a
bunch of pictures from other people. I did get a single picture though. It was
the first thing I did when I got to our designated changing room. Well, first
thing was to crack up.
Yep, in the
glamorous modelling world, this is a changing room and storage room for your
personal stuff for a grand total of 6 people:
A corner in
a freezing cold staircase.
is really not for the shy people!
I was sent
down to makeup done by student makeup artists. I’ve never tried that before and
found it completely uncomfortable. I don’t think I could ever get used to
having a stranger so close to my face that I can feel her breath on my skin. Plus
it tickled terribly when she applied eye liner and mascara!
I found the
makeup very unflattering but then again, I’m that kind of boring girl who
prefers the “polished” but natural look above all. However I think the simple eyeliner
with a short wing she applied might be something I could copy quickly and wear
almost daily. Hmm?
Friend was very pleased with the result though.
station on the other hand really scared me. I generally keep my mouth shut
about hair care and advice unless asked directly, and even then I try to keep it short
and not preach, but wow, that one was a torture chamber for hair!
walked past there, the air was noticeably hotter from the heating appliances
(Which was extra scary since it was just a couple of tables in the middle of
the big main hall where the runway would be!) and the air was heavy with stink from
sprays and chemicals. Yikes!
It made me
quite sad inside to see the finished results and knowing I could easy have
recreated their sock buns and fishtail braids with just a comb and a handful of
leave in conditioner.
I try not
to push advice on other because I don’t like when people push unwanted advice
on me. And I keep it very short when asked directly because I personally
dislike it when people go on a long monologue when you’re just being polite and
not genuinely interested.
But it was
still hard to keep my tone neutral when I had to decline an eager stylist who
asked me if “Do you want me to do something to your hair?” several times.
My hair was
quite the icebreaker though. I must have received comments from almost every
single person behind the scenes. I really need to get better at receiving comments!
I tend to
get completely shy and stuttering when someone compliments me.
the whole modelling experience wasn’t as much fun as it was fun to have
long, long waits interrupted by short periods of hectic activity.
walks were terrifying. The first round I could feel my heartbeat all the way up
my ears! Yikes.
presentations and speeches for more people than were at the show, but that was
in school or at work. As in: Things I actually am good at.
Friend asked me to “walk proudly” but I think what I showed was “pissed off”,
They had a
professional photographer and I know there were videos too, so I wonder what
they will turn out like…