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 :)