30 September 2010

A Model for 5 Minutes

I can't believe I almost forget to mention my little modeling stint at Barneys last month with Shipley & Halmos.  By "modeling stint" I meant that I was fortunate enough to find out about their model call via Seattle Met Magazine's blog Wear What When.Turns out that designers Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos were in the midst of a road trip across America compiling photos for a book they're making titled "We're An American ______." The book is due out in December, I think.

After work, I headed over to Barneys, but not before sprucing myself up a little bit (nothing like a photo shoot after a long day of working hard and sweating, right?). The "models" were asked to fill out a little fill-in-the-blank questionnaire that included the question, "What's your favorite bone?" Being the cheeky girl I am I wanted to write, "My funny one." But alas, self-conscientiousness got the best of me, so I wrote "hip" instead. Looking back, I think I should have stuck with my first answer. sigh. Oh well.  I got my chance in front of the camera for a few minutes while Sam snapped a few photos of me and chatted me up. I tried to look as cool-but-nonchalant-cute-but-not-trying-too-hard as much as possible. I'm crossing my fingers that I'm one of the lucky few who get to be featured in the book. Although, I was informed ALL photos would be put up on their Facebook page before the book came out. Yes! For our "hard work" all the models were rewarded with Smart Water and fluffy yummy cupcakes. I also spotted Cam from Needle + Thread and bravely introduced myself to her and told her that I really enjoyed her blog. She was quite nice and answered a few questions I had about being burgeoning blogger. I also spotted Seattle Met Magazine fashion editor Laura Cassidy at the event too. Unfortunately, I was not brave enough to approach her. I'm still a bit of a wallflower when it comes to mingling with big fashion gurus randomly. But if I want to work in the industry I need to get over it, right? Hey, if I managed to get myself in front of a camera and put some of my old Barbizon Modeling School skills to some use, I could have managed to talk to a local Seattle fashion celebrity. Next time!

*Photos taken with my phone camera. So please excuse the blurriness.

The "photobooth." 

Laura Cassidy's photo session. Didn't want to get too close and seem like some kind of fashion stalker. haha.