Fashion Show.

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Last night was one of the most spectacular nights of my life. I wish I could relive every moment. Even the stressful times. I felt alive for once. I knew last night why life was so beautiful. Why this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. That having passion and drive for something is the most special thing in the world.

Right after school yesterday my mom, grandmother and I left for Cleveland. I arrived a little before five and started getting all of my clothes out of suitcases to hang up and get ready for my models. A local cosmetology school did the hair and make up for 75 models including my own which were honestly the sweetest gals ever. They were all from a college in Cleveland and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. They were so kind to me, and if the girls in college are this nice I won't have any problem making friends! For my hair and makeup inspiration I did a very 1960's cat eye with rosy cheeks and a nude lip. For hair I did very soft, romantic Lana Del Rey curls. I was especially pleased with how the hair turned out; exactly how I wanted!

I did my portion of the show after intermission and was SO nervous to get up and talk in front of all of those people...everyone else had been reading off of paper and I hadn't even practiced. I just got up there, spoke from my heart, and told my story though and ended up doing good for me. I started tearing up because I was so emotional and so thankful to have such an incredible opportunity. Hopefully no body noticed though! I specially picked out my runway song to match my collection; a pretty 1960's song by France Gall called Poupée de cire, poupée de son and it was so incredible to see my collection come to life after working on it for so many months.

After the show was done I got surprisingly super emotional. I was so overwhelmed and...happy for once. I felt like I finally came to the realization that this is what I'm meant to do. I had to go outside to the gardens to collect myself and just sit and think. I thanked God and took time to pray to him for giving me such an incredible life and the gift of passion; I'm forever thankful.

I had so many beautiful people come up to me at the end of the show to congratulate me. I've never really been one to feel proud of myself, but at that moment I did. Hearing people say that I inspired them to follow their dreams, go back to their passions, be themselves...It was incredible that I had that kind of effect on people. Not to mention I was so flattered to have multiple people want to buy my clothes from the show; golly! And again, I was a bawling, crying, emotional mess and probably scared half the people with my makeup smeared face, haha. What can I say, I am a sensitive gal.

Riding home late last night I was the most content with my life than I have been in the longest time. I finally feel like I belong somewhere and that I'm good at something. I can't tell you how excited I am for the future

With much love, Lauren.
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Anonymous said...

your collection is beautiful

Aliya said...

Aw, Lauren this is so lovely! Congratulations! The collection is beautiful and you looked gorgeous!

x Aliya
www.hillsidestory.net

Shady Del Knight said...

I am elated to read this, Lauren! "Anchor" yourself to this wonderful experience. Draw upon these powerful, positive feelings whenever doubt creeps in. You are a superstar. Please remember that!

Laura said...

The collection is so very lovely! I love how it is all tied together and just perfect! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and realized your passion!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

bridget anne said...

you did such a gorgeous, amazing job. but hey, i think we all knew you would. you can style me any day.

Immortality Passion said...

This is such a nice story. I want you a lot of runways a lot of great clothes, cus this is perfect. Oh I want to have it all.

Marie Danielle said...

Oh Lauren! Your outfits are so beautiful! You did a lovely job and should be so proud. :-)

Katie Q. said...

wow, it really sounds like you had an amazing time and congradulations on your collection, it is fabulous and is so you! (just looking at the models I can tell you styled them, it is such vintage and sweet looking collection.) :)

Demy said...

Oh Lauren...This is so moving. I teared up while reading your post. I just can't explain how happy I am for you! You're an idol, a person to imitate.. Oh my Gosh, I'm sooo soo happy for you and I wish that everything will come as you want in your life. Also, the collection is incredible and the song you chose was the most appropriate. I SO wish I could be there to admire you and give a round of applause for you and only you <3 Keep on inspiring us, beautiful girl :*

Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem said...

Oh darling, I'm so glad for you! This really looks like a dream came true, and you deserve to be this happy.
You look amazing by the way, and the models too :)

Life is a romantic poem

Britney said...

Congratulations Lauren!!! That is so so amazing for you :P

Jodie said...

Well Done Lauren! You have such an inspirational style and a lovely smile, i love reading your blog!
Jodie

wardrobeexperience said...

awesome photos! great dresses....

Marcia said...

Lauren, this is so beautiful! and you are so beautiful!

Teddi said...

so absolutely thrilled for you dear lauren! i knew you would do well. i'm glad you know now too. :)

Natasha Atkerson said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! (no better accessory than a genuine smile!)
Lovely collection as well!
Natasha
A Modest Fashion Blog:
www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

CarleeJ said...

This is awesome! So glad you got to experience this. It is wonderful when you find your love and passion.

Carlee

http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

Everything in this post is so lovely Lauren! The collection, the photos, and your description makes me really want to pursue a career in some sort of fashion/photography path! I cannot tell you how happy I am that this was a huge success for you, it sounds amazing!

I actually went to my very first fashion show on Friday at my school, the Fashion Design and Merchandising class put it on in the audiotorium and it was so cool. Just the energy of it was amazing!

<3

Mila said...

Oh my goodness, Lauren, I remember when you just started blogging, right around the same time that I did. You have come so far as a person and a blogger, and you are such an inspiration for style, going after dreams, and so much more. This collection is proof that you are absolutely amazing, and you deserved every little bit of what you got to experience through the fashion show. Congratulations, and your collection looks absolutely beautiful! :)

xoxo

Ann Koehler said...

Lauren, it was such a pleasure to work with you at the show. You really do have so much passion for what you do and it will take you far! Best of luck in the future!

Dina's Days said...

You did such a wonderful job! I was so nervous too! Your collection was beautiful!

Taylormarie said...

Congrats on getting this amazing opportunity! You looked amazing, along with all your models <3

Xoxo-Taylor

Claire said...

you were amazing at the fashion show! and your collection was by far my favorite! and it was so nice meeting you! xx

Kezzie said...

Congratulations Lauren! What an achievement! I am so pleased for your success!

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