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.