Through blogging, I have been able to meet some of the most amazing people and experience the coolest things. Both combined about a month ago when Full Beauty invited me and several other bloggers and models to be part of a fall fashion campaign.
Full Beauty is a marketplace of over 300 fashion brands in sizes 12+. This campaign featured the brands Ellos, Roaman's, Woman Within, and Jessica London with each of us influencers representing one of them. I was chosen to represent Jessica London.
I'm wearing the Jessica London Open Front Suede Topper (16), Leather and Ponte Knit Skirt (16), Jacquard Three-Quarter Sleeve Boatneck Tunic (14/16), and the booties I'm wearing don't seem to be online but these are similar. This was the first shoot of the day. The concept was that I was the lady of the manor, the owner of the estate and all the horses. It was hard to look proud and elegant instead of cheesy smiling like I usually am but I tried to smize!
I've never considered myself a model; while I do outfit posts I'm not terribly comfortable in front of the camera. Having Karl as my photographer is what puts me at ease, he knows me, knows my personality and my best angles. Also that he hands me the memory card after shoots to have full control over what images see the light of day makes things easier. This was an opportunity where I was putting it all in another's hands – what I was wearing, where were shooting, how I would look, and which images would make the cut.
I'm wearing the Jessica London Cable Knit Sweater Dress (14/16), Roderick Boot by Comfortview, and Extra Long Scarf. This was the last shoot of the day where we were celebrating the end of a great day with apple pie and cider from the apple orchard. From left to right it's blogger Dani Sauter, model and chef Carine Calixte, model Shay Neary, model and blogger Alex LaRosa, and yours truly.
Full Beauty brought me (and fellow DC fashion blogger Dani) up to New York the day before the shoot and put us up in an adorable Airbnb in Brooklyn. Dani and I requested earlier train tickets so we could spend the whole day beforehand enjoying NYC. We even booked a photographer for some outfit shots in the afternoon (you can see the results in this post and this post). The day was rainy and long, but we had a great time.
I'm wearing the Jessica London Faux Shearling Vest (14/16), Refined Boatneck Tunic (14/16), Leggings by Ellos, and Roderick Boot by Comfortview. For this shoot, we were at an apple orchard and the vibe was relaxed and fun. It actually was the most fun shoot of the entire day!