I had an article written about me in Time Magazine and I received a lot of positive feed back. Three people reached out to me wanting to help me with clothes.
One woman generously donated gift cards for Nordstrom's and had me work with a "personal stylist." That was really cool. My goal was to get some casual wear that I could wear in London and fit in with all the cool kids on the team. I was worried from what I saw at the Ralph and Nike booth, that there would be few, if any, clothes that would fit that were provided to me for the Games.
She then referred me to a plus size clothing designer, Jill Alexander. We got a hold of each other and discussed fashion plans!
Before Jill came, I had a woman email me from Texas. Jenny Davis! She is a stylist from Texas. She was definitely welcomed in my house! We had several laughs and expressed our honest opinions about my fashion. We went through my closet and definitely got rid of stuff. I had clothes from high school in there. She also had some clothes and jewelry for me to have and borrow for London.
Jill came a week or two later. She brought a hair/make up girl named Tiffany and a photographer named Michelle. We tried on dresses that I got to keep, wear false eye lashes and have a photo shoot! It was a ton of fun.
Needless to say, I got some new clothes that match the point I am in life, are for my age, and fit well. As any larger woman knows, finding clothes is difficult. So it was nice to get a head start and to learn new things.
I am hoping my quest for fashion leads to future opportunities. I tried to get in with Under Armour to make a difference. I knew none of the gear would fit if I won so I was hoping that would be a way I could have them listen to me. Well, there wasn't anything I could do but, at least I tried.
I am hoping with having better fashion, learning how to properly apply make up, and having photo shoots will help get me out there for future clothing companies that could be willing to sponsor me.
If there is someone willing to sponsor me, I hope to get my input into the fashion industry and make the clothing world a better place.
Here are some pictures from my questisima!