I’m in this fashion show tomorrow for the Ikea Sew Me What You Got competition. It features 15 local designers who purchased Ikea fabric to make a unique garment. It’s kind of like Project Runway.
Check out the designs here: www.fashioniconsonline.com/ smwyg.html
And the Baltimore Sun feature here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ae.li.sew28may28,0,2609066.story
At first I was a little worried because the make-up artist was rushing, and my eyeliner looked like it was put on by a 4-year-old. She didn’t even want to give me foundation! I have raccoon eyes! I need concealer lol.
I was excited to see my ol’ college buddy Candice (http://www.modelmayhem.com/374133) at the show, she’s another fabulous model on the rise living in Baltimore. I was also excited to see this sexy male model (pictured above)! and was even more excited when he took his shirt off lol.
We all got changed and fitted by our designers and headed up stairs to the show room a.k.a. the ikea sofa display section. There, one by one, we strutted our stuff on the makeshift runway smack dab in the middle of the show room. After everyone went, ballots were passed out and people voted for their favorite designs. The top 5 designs (and hopefully the top 5 models as well) will move on to be featured at this years Artscape festival in July. The winning design will get $1,000!! The winning model will get a contract with CoverGirl, and a photoshoot with Gilles Bensimon lol JK!! I wish, but this isn’t ANTM or Project Runway, but I still had a blast.
After playing maniquin for 20 minutes my sister Jessica and I went to redeem my free ikea lunch coupon (yes that was the payment, that and exposure, neither of which pay the rent). And who do we see in the lunch room…sexy male model! Now, if i was by myself I would’ve sat 4 tables away and just hope that he looked at me. But super-bold Jessica suggested we sit with him, which we did!
He turned out to be quite nice, and we all traded numbers 😉 Jess and I wrapped up the day with some Coldstone treats with Tasha, our sister-in-law. Then I headed to a birthday party in the city, and later to a night out of drinks and dancing with guy, yes, a date lol, but I’ll save that story for another blog.