I have some really, crazy, exciting news to share with you guys. It’s not like I’ve really kept this secret, but I haven’t really PUBLICLY shared it with y’all and I wanted you guys to know! Especially those of you who live in or around the Raleigh, North Carolina area (aka: the Triangle region of N.C.).
Next week (April 24th-26th), I am going to be a SPECIAL GUEST at the Southern Women’s Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. WHAT?! Crazy. I know! I still sort of am in disbelief. I mean, my name is on the same page as RANDY FENOLI from Say Yes to the Dress and Peter Facinelli (!!) from Twilight, Nurse Jackie, and American Odyssey! I mean, sure, I’m DEFINITELY not even close to being a celeb like those guys, but I’m seriously so humbled to even be included in something with them!
Now, if you’re not from the south, you probably are wondering what the Southern Women’s Show is. If you’re from the south, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The Southern Women’s Show is basically a HUGE three day showcase featuring ALL KINDS of special guests, music, food, vendors, shopping, beauty, health stuff, etc. On average, 24,000-30,000 women attend it every year! It’s HUGE. And this year is the 30th anniversary of the Southern Women’s Show… so you KNOW this year is going to be insane and a show of epic proportions. Haha!
Well, I am hosting and emceeing a FASHION SHOW on the main fashion stage all three days of the Southern Women’s Show. But, this is not like any other fashion show that you’ve ever been to. This fashion show is featuring REAL women (not that models aren’t real women… but I hope you hear what I’m saying…). The models range in size from 0-18 and ages 28-67.
I’m going to be showing women how to dress for YOUR age and body type for certain occasions AND talking about what pieces to look for when you are shopping that can help to flatter your figure while still being trendy and age-appropriate. It’s going to be very interactive and something that, hopefully, everyone can walk away from feeling like they learned something that they can apply in their own lives and in their own closets.
We’ve got clothing from LulaRoe and Peachy Keen Boutique being featured along with shoes from The Root Collective, accessories from Noonday Collection and Linda Mendible Designs… plus hair by Blown Away dry bar and photography by my girl Em Grey.
I have been working like crazy behind the scenes for the last three months planning this fashion show and I’m feeling a lot of the feelings right about now… nervous / excited / anxious / pumped… you name it.
Yep, we’re hosting an awesome triFABB meetup on Thursday night (during the fashion show rehearsal). It’s from 6-8pm and there’s going to be food, drinks, awesome swag bags, and so much more! Check out the details on the triFABB blog and below (just make sure to RSVP asap if you want to come to the meetup and show preview!!)
I’m giving away two tickets / passes to the Southern Women’s Show to two lucky people! If you would like to enter to win them, please leave a comment on this post with what you’re most excited about seeing at the Southern Women’s Show this year! Entries close this Sunday, April 19th at 11:59pm EST. Tickets will be mailed.
And thank you guys SO much for reading and supporting this blog… I would NOT have this opportunity if it weren’t for y’all. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!! <3