Friday, 8 November 2013

Model Behaviour

A few months ago the most exciting email popped up in my inbox. I think i might have done a little squeak of excitement and maybe a bit of a happy dance too! The email was from the lovely Charlotte from Simply Be asking if i wanted to be involved in a photo shoot along with a few other bloggers.


It didn't take me long to reply with a big fat yes! I honestly never thought anything like this could ever happen to me when i stated my blog 18 months ago. I couldn't wait to find out which other bloggers were going to be involved in the shoot so when Charlotte emailed to say that i would be joining BettyRosieAllie and Nancy on the shoot i was super excited. I already knew Betty, Rosie and Nancy so i was happy to have some familiar faces around me and meet new ones too. 

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Over the next few weeks i got more and more excited about the shoot, it was hard to keep it a secret as i was bursting with excitement but i managed to keep it to myself, so I'm sure i could now be trusted with national secrets right?!
Charlotte was so lovely throughout the whole process and made sure we were all organised and had everything that we needed for the day. The night before the shoot i met with Nancy in the hotel and we had a few drinks and a lovely chat, it was the first time i had spoken to Nancy apart from the few moments at Plus North when i told her how beautiful she looked, but it was like we had known each other for years. Later on we were joined by Rosie and before we knew it it was time to get some sleep.


The next morning we got up super early and headed over to Thornton Manor which was so beautiful it was like something from a postcard. I was up first for hair and make up, which was done by the lovely Paula. Paula did a fabulous job on my hair and make up and i really loved what she did, Paula was really nice to talk to as well and we shared our love of cats while she was adding rollers to my hair.


After hair and make up i got into my outfit which i really loved i don't think the Simply Be team could have picked a more perfect dress for me. They did a great job of picking out outfits that were perfect for each of us and everyone looked amazing. I was first up to have my photos done and as i was walking down the stairs i started to get nervous, what if i did my crazy smile or even worse bitch face?! I didn't need to worry the photographer Evan Danks was great and put me at ease straight away. Here are a few shots of me from the day.

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Once i had finished it gave me chance to relax and chat to the others while they had hair and make up done. Everyone looked amazing as I'm sure you will agree! The hair and make up from Sam and Paula was fabulous and everyone wore something that reflected them. One by one Rosie,Nancy,Allie and Betty went down to have their shoots, then it was time for the group shots.We all had a giggle in between and during some of the shots and i really had such a great time with the girls and the whole team involved. 

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I wish i could do it everyday, it was something that i can never forget and for that i am very thankful to Simply Be. Check out the Simply Be website and Facebook page and blog for more pictures, where you can see everyone in their individual shots.
I want to say again a massive thank you to everyone involved and for Simply Be for giving me the opportunity to be involved in such a fun and amazing day! 
XOXO



27 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! You all look gorgeous xx

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  2. How exciting! You all look fab and I love the dress you wore xx

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    1. It's a lovely dress and really comfy I wore it all day and didn't want to take it off! Thanks lovely xx

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  3. Whoo, you look amazeballs. You all do! Love the clothes, hair and makeup. So glam! Xx

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    1. I've never felt so fancy in all my life I'm so greatful to simply be xx

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  4. You look amazing and so so confident! Love it! :)
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    1. Thank you I'm so glad everyone loves it xx

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  5. This is so fantastic Rachel, such an amazing day and you all look stunning in your party outfits x

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  6. Look stunning and beautifull. Love all of you. Love the cloth also. Please check out my blog Plus size models

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  7. You all look stunning, such lovely photos. x

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  8. You are glowing with joy and confidence in these photos. The outfits just seemed to suit each woman's personality. So lovely to see simply be using "ordinary" superwomen, instead of professional models :)

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    1. They do don't they the team were fab and picked the clothes for us they were perfect. I think it's great they have chosen women of different heights and shapes xx

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  9. What an amazing experience! You look absolutely stunning in all of the shots, as does everyone! I love the dress you were in (gorgeous!), and your hair just looks fabulous! So excited for you :) xx

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    1. It was amazing Louise I had the best day ever I'll remember it with a smile in my face forever xx

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  10. You all look so amazing! I find this truly inspirational!

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    1. Aww thank you that's so lovely to hear xx

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  11. Girl you look stunning!! that must have been a fabulous thing to get to do(Jel much haha) and that dress just look fabulous on you :) WOW look at the color of your hair, suits you really well <3 xoxox

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    1. It was the best day ever so much fun !! Thank you lovely I do love this colour xx

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  12. Girl you look stunning and it must have been an amazing chance to do that(Jel much haha) The dress looks fab on you and WOW look at the color of your hair definitely suits you!! xoxox

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  13. You all look soooo beautiful! I want every single one of your outfits. Also your hair is perfection, as we have already discussed haha! x

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  14. Such a fabulous thing to be involved in and the end result is absolutely stunning. It's a great and well thought out shoot in every aspect, I love it. you look gorgeous (and taller than you look on your blog!), loving the purple hair too.

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    1. thank you lovely it was deff the super high heels that i was in I'm only 5 4'' a proper shorty lol xx

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