Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just Call Me Gisele

Model{via Pinterest}

So last week I alluded to some good news round these parts, and today, I am so excited to finally share my news!

As many of you know, I have been working retail part time over the past year as I've been trying to finish up my dissertation.  Overall, I have had a really positive experience; I've been so blessed to work at a store I believe in, with people I adore, and clients that now know my name and keep coming back to see me.  Next week, our store is hosting its national conference, where all the store managers from across the country, along with the folks at corporate, gather together to talk about the brand, connecting with clients, and continuing to make an imprint on the world of fashion.  In addition to talking business, they reveal the new fall line in all its glory.

This year, the company selected 12 associates from across the country to model in the fashion show, walking in this fall's latest and greatest.  And to my total surprise and delight, I was one of the 12 associates selected!  So next Monday, I am flying to New York to model in the Ann Taylor fashion show!  I am so excited, its unreal.  Monday is full of fittings, while Tuesday is about hair, makeup, rehearsal, and then, the big show.  I feel so blessed to have this opportunity, and I can't wait to see what next week brings.  Eeek!

PS: Wouldn't it be great if the show's makeup artists could make me look as pretty as the model above?  I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

24 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

wow - congrats!! that is super exciting. what a fun experience!

Natalie said...

Wowww, that sounds amazing! Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures and hear about it. Ann Taylor seems like a fun place to work. :)

Luisa said...

omgsh, that is wonderful news!! congratulations!!! rock it out, and tell us all about it when you get back!!

Kirsten said...

that's so exciting! I cant wait to see all the pictures!

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Lex C. said...

Awww!! Congratulations!!!! You're gorgeous. You could totally be Gisele. No doubt ;)

Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Nicole Marie said...

so exciting!!

Chloe said...

How awesome for you and CONGRATS! What a fun honor- you're going to rock it. :)

RAW said...

That's really exciting! Congratulations. I'm sure it'll be a great experience. Are they allowing you to keep any of the clothes you model? ;)

Andi said...

How exciting, congratulations!! What a cool gig-post lots of pics :)

Jax+Puzzle said...

Congratulations Allison, that's awesome! You will definitely be as beautiful as the model above :). Have a wonderful time!

Alexandria said...

Congrats! That sounds uh-mazing! I adore so much from Ann Taylor, and I can't wait to see some pictures from the event :)

Lindsay said...

OMG that is so freaking cool!!! Have fun! I can't wait to see pictures!

Jenny said...

wow what an amazing opportunity!!! Congrats, Allison!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Alivia said...

WEEEE!!! I am so, so excited for you! You completely deserve it, love. And, dear, they (make-up artists) are going to fall head over heels in love with you when they see what a pretty person they have to work with!
xoxox

Erin said...

How exciting!!

Paula said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news :) Can't wait to hear about it!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

YAY congrats, can't wait to see photos :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

oh.my.gosh Allison!!!! that's insane! you must be so honored/flattered to be 1 of 12. you're so gorgeous though, it's no surprise to me that they picked you! what a cool experience! can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! You already look like a model, they won't have to do much!

caknitter said...

OMG! You're going to look gorgeous! Congrats on getting picked and have an awesome time!

MJ said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

LaLa's in the Land of Enchantment said...

That's AMAZING!! Congrats! Please take tons of pictures!! (I know you will) I loved it when you visited New York earlier, but now you have to show your Modeling!! So awesome!!

Glitterista said...

Super behind on my blog reading, but CONGRATS! That is so so exciting! I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job. XOXO

PursuitOfLLT said...

amazing!!! how fun! can't wait to hear all about it!