We have just returned from spring break and now it is full speed ahead. You would think that after a break I would take it easy but in fact it is the complete opposite. March 2014 is going to be the busiest month of my life. The one thing that keeps me sane is my planner and I’m literally hanging on to it for dear life in order to keep up with everything in my schedule. However, it is exciting and fun to see that eventually all my hard work will pay off in the end.
Everyone can probably guess what I’m preparing for and yes it is the BSA Fashion show on March 28, 2014. It has been a huge ride of hard work and innovative ideas to put together the fashion show this year. This year I am part of a scene called “Strange Fruit” with my scene directors Teeni Sanchez and Alisha Talley who choreograph the scene. Along with our scene there will be three other scenes and each scene will be modeling one or two designers. The fashion show is always amazing and satisfying because the entire show is student-run. Everything is thought out and planned months in advance and the end product is amazing.
I am personally so excited because I love fashion. I love the outfits and I love the aesthetic and feel that my scene “Strange Fruit” gives. The music is also great and lends to the atmosphere of the scene. Another update in my life is that the BSA Fashion show is not the only fashion show I will be participating in this month. Recently, I have been given the opportunity by my good friend to model under his company in Baltimore Fashion Week.
Baltimore fashion week will be taking place on March 23. Practicing for Baltimore Fashion week has been a great learning experience and I have found that at rehearsals the BSA Fashion show has helped me tremendously with my walk and how to pose. However, Fashion week practices have also showed me the things that I would need to improve on such as having a ready portfolio with head shot images and dealing with designers. I have also learned the importance of keeping a positive attitude and exuding confidence. These are the qualities designers look for and cherish in their shows.
It is definitely important to branch out and I am so happy that I’m not just branching out at Loyola but I am also branching out into the Baltimore area, exploring the city and getting to know different people and cultures.
Until next time enjoy this selfie