Thursday, May 24, 2007

Prima Photo Shoot!

Now then....

Some time ago I got a comment on one of my posts: this one

To be honest, I didn't expect anything to come of it, but I did drop her an email back saying that yes, I'd do an interview. Sure enough, a few days later I got a call from Ruth and did the interview. It seemed to go ok, but again, I didn't think I would nessearily hear anything else after that. That's nothing against Ruth or Prima you understand, I just didn't think I was intresting enough to feature in a magazine.

BUT!

Again, a few days later I got another call from the magazine asking to arrange a photoshoot day, and as I had mentioned that I was trying to lose weight for the wedding (and more importantly to fit into thie £1,250 wedding dress that already been made and paid for) how would I feel about having the photos taken in my wedding dress!!

A few problems with this though,
  • I was not due to have a fitting until June 13th and they needed it as soon as possible.
  • I don't fit in the dress!
  • The magazine comes out 2 days before the wedding! Therefore people will be able to see the dress before the big day (just)
However: Juvy was great about getting my an appointment with her and the seamstress on Tuesday this week. Not fitting in the dress actually worked better, as clearly the blog and the diet are on-going and writting about a feautre which had finished would not be as good as one which is still going, and as for the publishing date... well, so long as Yorkie dosen't see the dress before the wedding, I don't mind who does. After all, I am more than happy to show people the sample photos and dress design when ever I can!

So on Tuesday morning I drove over to mums and Sally-Ann came round to do my wedding hair, and then me and mum drove over to Leeds to see Juvy. Shortly after we arrived, Jo (hair & make-up) and Claire (photographer) arrived and set up in Juvy's fitting room. I had my make up done and then got into my dress (well, tried to. I have shrunk again so now I need higher heeled shoes - damn my closed pilaties class! - and it was settled that I DO need a panel in the back of the bustier so that my massive boobs will actually FIT into it!). The took loads of photos of me trying it on, and of Stella (Seamstress) making down the alterations. Then they did my hair again into a 'casual' style (which I loved and will try to re-create at home) and took photos of my in my normal clothes (bought for the occasion as I couldn't wear black, white, or logos - so my entire wardrobe was out!) tolding the dress up to show the world.

It was loads of fun - and took over 2 and a half hours to do - although I am a little worried about the 'funny' face I had to pull to show concern about not fitting in the dress yet (chewing lip, paniced expression, pulled up eyebrows) and I now have the fake laugh face down to a tee!

Sadly I didn't get to see any of the photographs afterwards, but that might be a good thing as I would only fret about looking like a prat if I didn't like them! And I never like any photos of me!

BUT

Please do keep an eye out for the August edition of the UK Prima magazine, due out in July. I'll get few copies myself (hee hee) and might even scan in a photo or two for you all to see!
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