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On the Catwalk

Posted: 22/11/2009 by Toby in News, Pictures
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I’m a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I do my little turn on the catwalk

I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts…

‘Cos I’m a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I shake my little tush on the catwalk

Anyone recognize this song? It’s from I’m too Sexy by Right Said Fred a one hit wonder band. It was a unforgettable tune and lyrics for me. It’s amazing how many neat songs in the world have been the only known song from a singer or group.

Anyway I diverse. Recently I had the opportunity to go to my first Catwalk Fashion Show. I had asked my niece what she’d like to do for her birthday and that was what she chose. I did a search on the internet and before long I had found a show and booked the tickets via Ticketek.

November 12th was our outing. Brooke and I ventured off to the city, for a girls night out. We only took a slight detour on the way there near the end, there was a new tunnel, and some roads I’d not been on before, but we course corrected (there may have been one illegal turn oops…), parked and headed inside.

There were around 120 stores represented, many of which I’d never heard, most of which Brooke had, some nice things and some garbage, and, some really good prices. There were huge discounts from the original prices, up to like 70%.

We managed to see all 4 catwalk presentations. They used the same models for each segment. They were 30minute shows (2 hours all up). Brooke was familiar with several of the models some from a TV show called “Australia’s next top model (?). Funnily enough whilst getting my hair cut on Saturday and flipping through the magazines one the models we saw, was in Cosmopolitan.


My observations:

* I had just assumed that all the models are taught to walk the exact same way, all these models had definite differences to their walks. Some were slouchy (bad posture), another had this kick up out the back. I started to see how some become more well known and supermodels than others.

* I had assumed they always had just about nothing in the bust department. There was actually a variety of sizes, from nothing to a full C cup. All wearing no bra’s, some were heading south quite fast.

* One of the models had a large scar down her leg and it hadn’t ended her carrier. Good to see :)

* Most were spray tanned from head to toe, but one model had only her chest up spray tanned.

* My favourite was as we sat in the front seats for the catwalk shows (3 out of 4 were great odds, we thought). I could see lots of stretch marks and in a variety of places. Granted none on their tummies (YET) but legs, butt, arms etc…. yes…. it was nice to see that they too are human and are susceptible to each of our gene pools and life.

* With the large screens visible on their walk back, most of the time they spent it looking at themselves.

* It was mostly women in the place (spectators and shoppers). I wondered if the Models were thinking these women are probably picking us apart.

*I’d never really thought about their hair that much. I noticed that each segment had it’s own hair style where all the models had the same do. We noticed they all had long hair and similar lengths also.

* Some of the models definitely seemed to enjoy their job more than others, some looked so miserable with their grumpy face on, it was as if you could tell which ones seemed to have nice personalities and which ones didn’t! Some really played up to the camera’s at the front of the catwalk, it added to the experience I thought.

* I wonder why the walk means that feet, legs, body then shoulders and head come last, how does that enhance the clothes?

* The shoes they were wearing were mainly so tall and looked so hard to walk in I could see the stiletto backs slide , by the end of the night I could see red marks and rub marks etc… on all of their feet, some shoes didn’t fit so their toes were hanging off the front and others, were too big. The walkway is so smooth and shiny that I was surprised with those massive high heels that someone didn’t slip. You’d want to soak your feet after for sure I felt, ouch….

4.5 hours later we were done and the event was over. We headed home. Brooke got a manicure and painted nails, I got a large arm bag and Gigi yep Gigi got a designer summer dress at a major bargain ($10).

I’d definitely go again. It was so nice to get out of the house and get some special time with Brooke (my niece). It was a new experience, a 1st for us both.

A great night was had :)