As some of you may have realized, this past weekend I was invited to be a part of College Fashion Week Chicago! The event was hosted by Her Campus, and held at The Revel Downtown and featured clothing from Boohoo, an online fashion store based in the U.K. All the models were chosen via Instagram. Her Campus put out a casting call for girls to post a #selfie to enter their model search (mine), which really added to the show because it featured real girls of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.
The first event of the weekend was a ‘Primping Party’ hosted by Bare Minerals at which we got our makeup done, saw the outfit we’d be modeling, and practiced strutting our stuff.
The next day, we arrived at The Revel for fittings, more practice, hair by TRESemmé , and fashion show makeup by Bare Minerals. Though the outfit I modeled wasn’t really my style, I loved getting a sneak peek into what life as a model would be like. Plus, sometimes it’s fun to get outside your comfort zone a little
The show featured 3 ‘scenes’, Imperial, Brooklyn Princess (mine), and Woodlanders. Between the shows, local performers entertained the audience – I didn’t get to see this part, but from what I heard, the audience loved it!
Overall it was an awesome experience. Got to see Chicago, meet a bunch of lovely ladies (including a fellow blogger, Morgan, of Mostly Morgan – she’s adorable), and got to not only attend, but participate in a fashion show (take that 30 Before 30!)
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