I know I keep telling everyone, but you are going to hear it again: I'm modeling in this year's Humber College Fashion Arts grad class "Lost in Wonderland" fashion show this Thursday, April 16th (6:30pm @ The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St).
My nervous butterflies, which I honestly didn't count on having, have been increasingly fluttery the closer we get to the show this Thursday night. To prepare, I've been studiously observing cat-walk queens strut their stuff on YouTube videos. And by catwalk queens, I mean the mega-mean-strutting CANADIAN catwalk queens who dominate the industry: Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam,Stacey McKenzie, Amanda Laine, Irina Lazareanu, Andi Muise, Daria Werbowy, Heather Marks, the list goes on. And then of course, there are our Canadian goddesses, the stunningly beautiful and graceful likes of Shalom Harlow and Linda Evangelista. But don't you dare get me wrong - I'm neither delusional nor disillusioned - I know I'm not going to be able to copy or emulate someone like Coco Rocha's walk in any way, shape, or form. But hey, if I'm going to try, why not try to learn from the best?
A little pressure was taken off for moment while re-watching that clip of Kincardine, Ontario's doll-face Jessica Stam falling at a Chloe show in 2006. Woopsy, daisy. Down she goes - gets right back up - sheepishly adorable - she wipes her misplaced hair from her eyes. On with the show!
I have never walked in a fashion show, which I'm sure is apparent by now. I'm sure a few humble nerves are better than cocky overconfidence. Although, I have a feeling I'll need to somehow psychologically trick myself into thinking - correction - KNOWING - that I'm a cocky, catty, cat-walk diva come this Thursday evening.
Wish me luck.