There was a large crown there that day, people lined up for the VIP section ( seats and swag ) and then all along the upper levels, and of course all the surrounding floor space. People ranged from older ladies that have not worn such fashions in a very long time, to beauty queens in crowns, curious on lookers and future fashionistas and of course friends and relatives to the models with cameras ready. I was early, so was able to get right next to the judges stand and the gentleman filming the show...OH ! He was such a looker...wish I could have gotten a shot of him ( later heard he was a model) .
I guarded my spot for an hour waiting...YES! Just for ya'all I stood for an hour to photograph this and they they put up a video! Oh well, anything for you my readers! The few models that mingled before the show passed out Vitamin Water and the swag bags ( I later got one of the left over bags and well they were not the best swag, I have had better!) and all the while the music pumping and more people gathered. Then it began....
So here is the video...ENJOY!!
I was happy to see models of all sizes, shapes and even ages!
This guy really worked the crowd before throwing the purses and hats out!
Love this outfit!!!! And the store it came from Banana Republic...This model was one of the most beautiful there and I found myself loving and hating her at the same time! This next one, really was enjoying herself, dancing and working the crowd every time she hit the runway!
The one in the middle was the lucky winner, and got a years contract with the modeling agency and a great swag bag full of goodies. The cute gal on the left was runner up, and the one on the right came in third...personally I think the two little girls should have won...wish I had been able to get photos...they really worked the crowd...with Mom and Dad coaching from the side lines...I am thinking maybe some pageant experience was coming through in their runway walk.
After the show was over I stuck around for just a few snap shots of what NOT to wear ...EVER, over the age of say 25 ...... Now I would say that she must have been in her 60's, just a guess...and I am all for being fashionable, and even fashion forward , if you do it age appropriate, cause let's face it we are not Cher. We can not pull off outfits that are really meant for the younger set on an every day, or for some an ANY day basis.Here she has taken off her white blazer..and I will give props, her choker that is beaded with jet black beads was beautiful and oh so chic. She was very willowy, and I am green with envy over that...but I could spot her from across the crowds before she was able to sit in the VIP area that there was some no-no's going on....bubble dress....leggings and if I remember, wedge or some kind of sandals. Ok now are you seeing what I am seeing, besides far too much skin for her age and it not being pool side?? YES! It is her bra...the entire back side strap and shoulder straps on display.....
Dear Lord! I know I have made some fashion blunders, and well yes my straps often slide out from under my tank if I am not careful, but full on back bra exposure???!!! Now here is the thing, she realized it. She tried to fix it even, asking her friend if it looked bad and was showing??!! Her friend, said no it is fine, so the women settled in for the model search.....after it was over I was able to get a couple final shots so maybe , hopefully none of us over 40 set that read this will even consider doing this.....
I will give her more props though for the hair and the specs... LOVE those...ALSO love the black and white combo...a classic!
I just hope if somehow she is reading, rather doubtful , but IF...she will only just fine tune her look, cause she could really be rather chic and reminds me of a Parisian woman out for a day of shopping....I also hope she forgives me, but I just could not help but take pictures and share.... I normally keep my judgmental Fashion Police commentary between me and my daughters...do not even get me started about a gal that was in the grocery store in nothing but a long tunic top , worn as a dress and well even tugging could not make it cover the bum.....anyway, I am sorry I was just drawn in like bees to the bad fashion honey on this one and had to share!
So till next time......buzz buzz , I am off!