Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Maude the Model. HA.

I was recently asked by my friend who is a designer to walk in her upcoming fashion parade for label Master/Slave. I agreed, having done it last year with a bunch of other friends who also fell into the 'I'm-in-TV-but-will-give-this-a-go' category. Faux-modeling is fun when you have a wingman.

Alas, that was not the case for this show. It was me...along with 9 other fresh-faced sixteen-year-olds who were officially with an agency. As I was busy pushing buttons into my iPhone trying to make deadline for my gaming column for teen girl mag 'Dolly', I was listening to these girls loudly talk about school and driving lessons. This - I was afraid to realise - was going to be a long afternoon.

I wore two incredibly gorgeous outfits - the first consisted of a two piece psychedelic pink, yellow and white spotty print; the first piece being the waist high swishy A-line skirt, the second being a creative long sleeved top that was short at the front (when I say short, I mean just covering my boobs) and long at the back, flowing all the way to the floor. The second dress was such a stand out. Designer Eleni really used the most gorgeous colour palette for her collection. This dress was a one shoulder floor length silk gown of deep blues, royal purples and black. The shoulder piece in itself was a feature; it was made completely of hand-sewn black and purple rose-like flowers which asymmetrically wrapped its way around my neck.

So, I was in love with the clothes. The shoes, however, hated me. They were easily 7 inches high - something a near 6ft girl would never dream of sliding on her foot, let alone wearing them, let alone strutting in them in the public view of critics. Sigh. I practiced walking in them for a few laps of the runway only to discover my ankles kept twisting in every 4 or so steps. Great.

After realising that not only was I geriatric compared to the other models, but they could in fact backflip in these shoes - I turned to twitter to mock my position in life. Trust me, it made the experience bearable. Here are the tweets (for more, follow me -

Reason why I make a terrible model #1 - I can't walk a step in the 8 inch heels they've provided. It's a catwalk show, all I do is walk. Hmm

Reason why I make a terrible model #2 - I'm 7 years OLDER than the others. Overhearing 'totes babes, probs defs'. Looking for sharp object

Reasons why i make a terrible model #3 - only one old enough to drink... Lots of filled champagne glasses...#trolliedinfivemins

Reasons why I make a terrible model #4 - writing a column in before deadline on my iPhone. Yeah, I have more than 1 job. Modeling isn't one

Reason #5 - apparently if you trip, u have to pretend it didn't happen. I will pretend I'm an evil monster that oozes acid from it's mouth.

Reason why I'm a terrible model #6 - my hairdresser is prettier than me. My hairdresser is a man.

Reason #7 - I have a pimple on my neck. Can't even blame it on a vampire bite cox there's only one puncture mark. #udontmakefriendswithacne

Reason why i make a terrible model #8 - because she is.

Here are some pics of me backstage with my friend Monique:
Check out the hair!
Here are some pics of me in action!
My first dress
My 2nd dress

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Confessions of a Gamer

I've already dropped the bomb about me having a headset to wear while playing my Xbox online.

That is nothing compared to this next confession.

I've been really, obscenely hooked on Pokemon Diamond on the DSi. I'm talking 7 hours a day. I can hear the music circling through my head when I'm not even playing the game; when the console is shut off and put away. I dream about Psyducks and Ponyta's. I gotta freaking catch them all!

Nintendo released 3 Pokemon games at around the same time - Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - all with subtle differences (Platinum having the more noticeable differences). They have a handful of different Pokemon that you can only get in that particular game. I bought the only friend who would be semi excited to play Pokemon the Platinum edition, while I opted for the Diamond. Turns out he's a freak for the game, even more so than I am. This comes in handy when we want to trade Pokemon that can only evolve through said process, to catch the rare Pokemon for each other to have and to keep a 'friendly' competitive nature between us so neither slackens off for even a day.

I have 7 Gym badges after only 33 hours of play. Not sure if this is something to brag about or not - but I find the game a little easy. Every Pokemon is strong against some types, but weak against others. When you battle a Gym leader, you're told what type of Pokemon they use, whether it's grass or electric. So you go in armed with all your Pokemon that destroy that type with one move. It's pretty fun wiping them out - even if they only ever just 'faint'. Trust me, if I was getting stomped, fire burned and high kicked by a Pokemon I'd wanna hope I only fainted too.

I'm about to battle the 'Elite Four' in the game - who are pretty much the final boss's. The funny thing is - for a Pokemon game, I don't even have a Pikachu. ?!?