These photos are from over a week ago, maybe even two? Whenever the casting for Rachel Roy's lookbook was (I can hardly keep my days straight anymore and I keep forgetting to post outfits as they happen). I was equally nervous and flattered when I was approached about attending the casting; they were looking for "normal" girls as opposed to models. Hey, I'm a normal girl! I can do that! It's actually something that 2008 me would have turned down merely out of cowardice, but this year has been about working on my self confidence and kicking myself in the pants. Last January I made a resolution that I have actually kept and intend to keep forever - to stop turning things down just because I'm a little scaredy cat!
So, off to the casting I went. When I got there, I saw a huge list of names before my own, most with agencies. Where were the normal girls? Half tempted to lie about my measurements on the form (I didn't), I started to get a little flustered and became extremely aware of myself and just how normal I really am in comparison. I started babbling and smiling a lot when my pictures were being taken. Let's just say I won't be in the pages of a lookbook anytime soon. It was never meant to be! I may be a little too normal, a little too fidgety and a little too smiley, but the fact that they even considered me makes me feel pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
little boy's blazer - thrifted
vintage sweater - estate sale in Fellsmere
Merrylegs skirt prototype - coming soon to Postlapsaria
navy tights - h&m
navy platforms - 80%20
unicorn tote - courtesy of Coach; illustration by the lovely and talented Kiersten Essenpreis
EDIT: Kiersten Essenpreis is the illustrator behind the magical unicorn girls on my tote. She is a Brooklyn based artist and this is the best way to explain her art: it's like she took all of my dreams and brought them to life. She has a blog, which you can see here.