I did it. I walked the catwalk at the Village of Rochester La Femme Fashion Show in my denim and suede fringe ensemble by Chico’s. I won’t lie: I was extremely nervous. Walking and standing seem simple enough, but when you add music and the photographers at the end of the runway, it suddenly seems like the most awkward task imaginable.
My one and only measure of success was not to become “fashion road kill” a la Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City, so by that account, I was victorious!. The icing on the cake was making new friends with my fellow Chico’s models. (And one of them had some very sage-like and gave me tons of tips like how to pose and hit my mark. Thanks so much, Linda!) Also, as someone who’s background is education, it was very interesting to see how a whole different industry event is organized. Not to mention, I got to see some super awesome clothes that I will be going out to buy in the very near future.
|Me and my fellow Chico's models. |
We had so much fun together!
I am totally grateful for this experience. Getting out there and doing the unpredictable can be scary, but I did it. And I even had fun doing it.
In the end my take away from La Femme Fashion show is this: if you are open to the unexpected possibilities and refuse to let fear be your guiding force, the journey becomes more exciting than you can ever imagine.
How about you? I’d love to hear how your journey has taken an unexpected turn!
Also, if you are interested in reading about a great, local company called Alex and Jane Shapemakers, check it out here at my Detroit News MichMoms post!