At 5'1" I consider myself more of a mascot than a model, but when Polyvore approached me to be in their first ever blogger runway show I didn't really know how to say no. Polyvore Live was an all-blogger runway show featuring four different emerging designers from FIT. Walking the runway was an experience I won't ever forget, although I doubt I will repeat it!
We arrived at 12:30 and then I spent the next 3 hours getting my hair done--it's no easy task turning a pixie cut into fishtail braids (although the people with Sarah Potema were absolute geniuses to make it happen). Once hair and make-up was done (a smoky eye by Cover Girl) I didn't really look or feel like myself! I even had a dresser who helped me into a glam sequined and gold outfit by Celestino. It wasn't long after that we were all lined up and waiting for our time to walk down the runway.
Even with all the help and glamour I was a nervous mess most of the day, so my favorite part was the rush after the runway was over and everyone was passing champagne around. At that point I could just look back on the day with relief that I didn't fall and excitement that I got to be involved in the project. So a big thank you to everyone who participated and Polyvore for inviting me to "model."