Yes. We know how to go big.
Turquoise Ball Sat. night – gorgeous – the models that represented Unabashed apparel did so with poise, grace, and righteous charm.
Jenn was my model date. We were home by 10:30 -sadly, in order to be fresh for our 7am call.
The next day we got up and out with our caravan of models, stylists, makeup artists, and captain of logistics.
I come from talented folk. My godsister and my godmother came along to add their experience and wiles to the shoot. They have worked professionally on fashion shoots and shows for decades. They are certainly one of the driving reasons I got this obsession of fiber, thread and magical fabric art in my blood.
We arrived and set to work. I could wax on about all the dangerous & reckless things we saw people doing: jumping from 60 feet into water, carrying wee babes in one arm with dogs on leashes in the other hand, rock jumping, etc. oh there were some death defying acts. We shook our heads and remained reserved and cautious.
Our models were beauty, our makeup artist inspired, our photographer in the utter groove and our stylists choices – pitch perfect. The nymphs and dryads were completely with us, dancing and singing and twining vines about our enchanted day.
And then one nymph went wicked and my godsister fell in ankle deep water onto a pile of angry looking rocks.
And when the gal does something – there’s no half assed way to it. The wrist was thoroughly and completely broken. A lot.
But let me tell you – she is my all star hero. She was utterly composed, calm, practical and a downright trooper.
The whole group pitched in and did their part to turn our hard moment into the right action. I am blessed with capable, powerful and wise women folk.
As our white faced, tough-as-nails gal walked her way out of the forest, she said, “Sb – finish the shoot.” And we did. Epic.
Her spirit is the stuff of legends. I’ve never met a more gracious, talented lady. Such strength, such spirit. She is absolutely Unabashed. (And you know she had her own fashion shoot waiting in the ER – iphone in hand, because her sense of humor is wickedly wonderful.)
There’s always more to the tale, but we’ll leave it there for now. I’ve learned a great deal about courage and grace this weekend.