I have been waiting to do this post until I managed to collate a few photographs together of me on the catwalk for Plus North. I only have a few here which I have managed to grab from other people, but I love them all. If I get more at a later stage I will add them on.
|Courtesy of Becca Simmons
Image Courtesy of Yours Clothing
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life walking down the catwalk for Yours Clothing, Curvissa and Evans and is certainly something I will never forgot.
There is one thing that I have been waiting for to happen since Plus North ended which hasn’t happened yet. I hope it never does. The come down.
Plus North has boosted me so much, in so many ways that I feel like one person walked into Plus North and another walked out.
For one thing; getting changed. I had four outfits to model on the day. There was a side room to get changed in with all the other models, or the disabled toilet if you wanted more privacy. I hadn’t got changed in front of people like that, even my best friends for more years than I can even count.
Inspired by the other girls who were just happily getting changed all around me, I threw off my inhibitions and by the second outfit (changed into a millisecond as I was number 12 and 14 on the catwalk!) I didn’t give it a second thought.
The other thing that I have kept with me since Plus North is that I no longer worry about what strangers think of me. I am me, this is the way that I look and if people don’t like it, they can go to hell. The first thing my best friend asked me when I called up after the day event was “Please tell me that you were yourself?” She knows only too well the front that I normally put up in public.
I am so used to being judged, silently or verbally by strangers about the way that I look that when in public there is always a self preservation wall that I put up. That wall was torn down within the first ten minutes of being at Plus North. All thanks to the AMAZING people there.
The sparkle that I felt when modelling has stayed with me. I even smiled at the cute guy walking down the street this morning. Unheard of for the girl who always looks down at the floor.
I cannot wait for next year.