I know I missed posting last month but I had some unexpected business hit my plate that needed immediate attention. I'm back in full force with a fun post this month.
Have you ever done something you thought you'd never do? Earlier this month I had just such an opportunity. My best friend (pinup model, Pamela Marie) is the creator and organizer of a retro fashion show in my area with proceeds benefiting a local charity. This was the second year of her brain child and it was fantastic! I was supposed to participate last year but due to recovery from my medical crises, it was not meant to be. This year's fashion show benefited Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and was held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial.
When Pam approached me to help out, I told her I'd be happy to help however she needed, even if it was just behind the scenes. But, she also encouraged me to fill out a model application and throw my name in the hat. What a surprise when I found out I'd also be walking in the show! She also asked me to sing between the two portions of the evening. Of course, I said yes, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. The whole thing positively petrified me.
I modeled three looks not counting what I changed into to sing. First, I was honored to model a vintage confection that made me look and feel like Disney's Cinderella from Modest May Boutique, a local retro/vintage clothing boutique. Next, I modeled Pam's fashion line, PMdesigns by Pamela Marie. I actually wore the dirndl she made me for one of our adventures last summer. The last look I modeled was one of my own vintage dresses paired with an amazing hat from The Hen House. I literally gasped when I saw it.
After intermission, and before the second half began, I came out in another of my vintage outfits and sang "Til There Was You" from The Music Man. I sang the same song at Pam's wedding a few years ago, and it was great fun to pull it out again.
I had an absolutely amazing time. The models were very welcoming and kind. It was a pleasure getting to know them. I was also thrilled to have The Revolution Hair Studio do my hair again (they did my hair for Pam's wedding). And, I finally got meet the owner behind Bomber Betty Custom Cosmetics. I'd used her products and heard a ton about her, but never had the pleasure of meeting her. Many thanks to Bonnie Holly and her Crew at Revolution and to Jessica at Bomber Betty for all their hard work!
Best of all, Pam raised over $3,000 for SSHF, which will allow 7 more veterans to take their Honor Flight. It was a great night!
So, I guess the question is, would I do it again? I'd have to say a big resounding YES! The whole thing was a blast, and Pam was right. It was a very body positive experience. I loved every minute of it.
I'll leave you with a picture of me with my best friend and best bombshell at the end of the show. Until next time....
Have you ever done something out of your comfort zone? What was it and how did you feel after you accomplished it? Let me know in the comments below.
I'll be seeing you!
P.S. Unless otherwise noted, all pictures were taken by Cardinal White Photo.
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