|Me posing in Sittella Venice Dress by Althea Harper|
Back in December I had a very cool opportunity. Well, I didn't really realize it was going to be an opportunity until it happened. I guess sometimes life is that way.
|Model in Althea Harper and Sittella|
|Model in Althea Harper|
I had a BLAST!
|Althea prepping Sittella|
Next thing I know, the models had been styled and Althea was looking for garment ideas. She asked my opinion about putting pieces from different collections together - which I'm pretty sure she had decided upon ahead of time but she chose to include me in her decision (sneaky...). Happily, I started pairing tops with bottoms, and arranging pieces on the clothing rack by type, handing things off to models, giving nervous self-conscious models encouragement.
|Mandalynn Rae modeling for Clash Consignment|
At this point I realized no models were walking. It was pretty much Brandy Story taking pictures with Kidtee Hello
assisting. It was a fascinating process to watch, not only for Althea's clothing but also seeing how other Dayton businesses (like Clash Consignment for example) worked with the photographer and models. I was just soaking it all up and loving it.
Then the unthinkable happened.
Althea asked me what dress to show next from Sittella. I suggested a Venice dress in wine that I liked. The color is really gorgeous and I felt like she hadn't photographed enough of her color range for Sittella (personal opinion). Althea said "no... we can't do that one it's too big." My response: "I would do it!" Something I totally didn't mean. But guess what...
|Me in Sittella being posed by Kidtee Hello|
And just to prove how AWKWARD I was... VIDEO!
That video was taken by Althea. Look how silly I am! Yeah... I bought that outfit too! I think that was the point. Althea pulled the same trick on another friend of hers who walked away with one of the most beautiful skirts from the Fall 2011 collection. Very cleaver, Althea... I'm so on to you (but I don't mind your tricks). :)
|Althea And Tracy|
Overall it was an awesome night! I really hope I get the opportunity to do something like this again. It just goes to show you, it's not work if you think it's fun!
|Althea and Tracy (a second photo)|