Life as a model for a day

This is a post-event entry and I have been receiving queries about my recent expedition of being a ‘model’. I added inverted commas because I don’t consider myself as one and the girls whom I’ve ‘modelled’ with aren’t professional models too.

I know this may come as a surprise to some of you guys because Model and Jean does not coincide and gel very well. LOL, I know I get it.

I have mentioned this before and I will say this again. At the end of the day, I’m not looking for a career in the modelling industry, even if I am, I guess I may most probably not cut out for it. I only wanted to challenge myself as well as to gain some insight and experience as a model. Of course, make new friends too! 😀

But anyway, I’m here to share about my experience of being a ‘model’ for a  day.

The fashion event was Fashvacation’s 2nd event Fashion in a City at The Co Singapore where the models were donned in gorgeous apparels by local brands and designers.

Here are the participating brands for this Fashion event : Fashion in a City at The Co Singapore!

kisslocke
Envet
Mint & Ooak
Dodt
Decemberxvii
Fabuloxo
Simplyprettiebags

Now for the experience…

First and foremost, I must say that it really isn’t easy being a model, what more for professional models. The event started officially at around 10am for media preview but we had to reach there by 8am for preparation, i.e. make up and hairdo. It was quite tiring because I bet most of us did not have sufficient rest the night before since it was TGIF! I cabbed down with my tired face and sleepy brain and waited for my turn to be ‘beautified’.

I wasn’t exactly very satisfied with the makeup and hairdo though, but I shan’t touch on them much.

Walking 3 shows could not be more taxing than those who walked like 5 or 6. Especially for those girls who modelled 1 brand after another consecutively can be very scary because you will have to change real fast. While most of them have more experience than me, there are a few who kept quite calm even when rushing. And because I was not walking for the 2 brands which they were, I stood there observing how things were done.

Walking the 1st time really made me all glittery…even when it was a small stage event kinda thing, my hands were reaaalllyyyyy cold and I was pacing around and freaking out.

3 things were on my mind :

1. What if I fall, especially when we had to stop and pose?

2. What if I did the wrong choreography? Because there were diff choreo for diff brands…and we had to remember where to pause and pose.

3. How should I smile? With or without teeth? I still have some issues smiling with my teeth even though I’ve removed my braces….I know right, it’s so sad. 😥

Sure, there were some hiccups and all….but I guess I did manage to snag some good experience from this event and here are the pictures!

Mandatory Group picture after the event!

My sister, bro-in-law, my niece (who was fast asleep after I was done) and my bf came down to support me! My colleague and her bf who are both awesome photographers were there too!

Thank you so much guys for taking the time and making the effort to sacrifice part of your precious Saturday to support me!!! Really really appreciate lotsssss!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!! ❤

My First Fashion Event as a Model

I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, I too am surprised myself that I actually agreed to take up this assignment. It is going to be a challenge indeed and those who know me well, would know that I love challenges. I like accepting challenges and giving my best to accomplish them because the sense of achievement is something which money can never buy.

I have been rather busy and packed for these 2 to 3 weeks as I have taken up extra assignments on my own (more on that soon!) and one of them is my first fashion event which I will be modelling for. I have attended a few fashion events before but as part of the audience and not as a model.

Before agreeing to participate for this event, I actually took some time to consider carefully because modelling wasn’t really my thang. It gives me a bad impression being a model, but yeah I guess I was just being biased. I usually shun assignments that depends heavily on beauty (oh the irony of being a beauty blogger?) because I never want to be looked upon as a bimbo. I guess I’ve gotta change my mentality on that now because taking up this modelling assignment actually allows me to learn several things which I believe would benefit me. Am trying to be positive here, haha. I will be blogging about the post-event filled with pretty pictures, hopefully! 😛

So yes, if you would like to see me strut officially for the very first time, please feel free to make it for the event!

Details as follow:-

Fashion In A City is BACK.

With an ecosystem of stylishly designed spaces, The Co is a community driven building located on 75 High Street, which offers flexibility in its use. Fashvacation will transform this classy office of theirs and revolutionise the traditional concept of an office space.

Who is Fashvacation ?

They are a new fashion marketing and management company based in Singapore which offers a platform that makes fashion lifestyle and fashion entertainment accessible to the everyday consumer. The goal is to create online and offline experiences that connect consumers with businesses, fostering a community inspired to create.

“Pursue happiness through this lifestyle.”

Consistent to Fashvacation’s people-centric core values, activities and brands are curated based on improving a person’s overall well-being.

Fashion shows putting spotlight on products by participating lifestyle brands, modelled by Fashvacation in-house models. Set the limelight on amazing local products!

Fashion and lifestyle booths showcasing GMDCAT, Rebec Rice, Mint & Ooak, DODT (Do or Die Trying), Dusk Till Dawn, Fabuloxo, Simply Prettie Bags, Etrican, Kisslocke, Decemberxvii and Envet. Grab the desired pieces you see on the runway!  

Beauty station by LASplash Cosmetics from Los Angeles, and winner of CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame 2013 Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin. Get your glitter eye makeover!

Food and party right in the heart of the city. Yes, it’s Fashion In A City! 

Fashion shows will be from 1 to 4 pm with lots of giveaways from brands!!

What could be a better girl’s day out than shopping, fashion shows, freebies and a chance to win a cool new outfit home?!?!

How to take part in a chance to win some Fashvacation Giveaways? Like Fashvacation and RSVP! http://fiactheco.eventbrite.com/

Venue :

The Co
75 High Street
Singapore 179435

Timing :

Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (SGT)