The last time I stopped in I was just about to give myself a sanity check by entering a model casting for Full Figured Fashion Week (FFF). Well I did it rocking this look and it felt so GREAT. The entire process was such a journey in self-care and self-love.
I heard about the FFF week casting call a month before they would arrive in my city, surprisingly I talked myself into attending. I contacted photographers, consulted my friends, and contemplated outfit options. Still, I was a bit apprehensive. I decided to ignore my apprehension and schedule a photo shoot with one of my favorite photographers, Amy Hendy of the Hendy image. As always the shoot was fun, I was super comfortable in front of her camera. That night, I cried looking through the amazing shots she captured of little ol’ me.
I cried for all the times I was told I was ugly, for all the times I was teased about my lips, my natural hair, my hips and dear Lord my lips! That cry was therapeutic, it didn’t heal all but it was a good start.
A good enough to start to help me strut my stuff at the casting the next day! The only thing I knew about model casting was to wear something that flatters my shape. My sexy jumper/cat suit did just that. You know this girl has a BAWDY!! In my cat suit, a comfortably pump, and gold belt I was ready to make a statement. Although I wasn’t selected in for the fashion show the experience taught me more about taking time to care for myself and loving myself. Cheers to that!
Jumper- Fashion to Figure (Sample sale)
Shoes- Payless s/o
belt- vintage (mom)