On Facebook yesterday I shared a link to a flashmob organized by teachers and faculty to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. It was one of those things that was happy, fun and uplifting– and made me cry like a baby.
I’m that girl. I cry if something is really funny, OR really sad, OR really happy. Kristen Bell explained it to Ellen perfectly. If being sad is 0 and being happy is a 10, anything less than 3 or greater than an 8 makes me cry. (I saw you just shake your head at my crazy.)
BlogHer’12 was crazy. 5000 women in one location– the New York City Hilton. It was everything you would expect from having 5,000 women together. There were lots of amazing women to laugh and share with and their was a smattering of mean girls who only treated you like you were worth talking to once they saw your name badge and realized how “important” you were.
Friday night BlogHer hosted a fashion show featuring a handful of bloggers. I went to support my roommate Pauline Campos but wasn’t expecting a whole lot. It was clothes. And I mean YAY! Fancy designer clothes! Pretty! Sparkly! I cannot afford you! But I got a whole lot more than I expected.
The show started with blogger, Laurita Tellado rolling herself in her wheelchair onto the stage. As the music started pumping she STOOD UP out of her chair and walked the runway with a confidence that gave me chills.
By the time Pauline made her way to the catwalk, I had crabwalked to the very front of the runway to take her picture like a proud Momma. (Yes I did crabwalk at a fashion show.) I sat in the floor, with tears rolling down my cheeks as blogger after blogger WORKED IT down the runway.
Pauline working the runway.
No one was a size ‘zero’. No one was what the mainstream media tells us in beautiful, but every one of those women was stunning. Gorgeous. Their confidence literally took my breath away.
I’m not a size ‘0’ nor do I want to be. But there are times, like every other woman on the planet that I wish my body was different or my clothes fit me in a different way. And this may sound ridiculous to you but this is why I LOVE me some accessories. Regardless of how tight my jeans are or if I can actually zip the dress I wanted to wear, a new pair of shoes or a sassy purse can be enough to give me more confidence.
This is why I was SO excited when my friend, Annsley Popov, sent me a clutch from her designer line of handbags and accessories, Presmer. She sent me the natural Marie clutch, which I had sort of been drooling over for awhile.
I loved seeing women with bodies like mine on the runway. I loved seeing them in designer clothes that I would have assumed weren’t made any larger than a size 4. And I love that Presmer’s bangles and purses can add a little designer punch to even the most simple wardrobe.
Disclaimer: In exchange for this post I was given a Presmer clutch for review. HOWEVER, I only review or promote items I genuinely think my audience will enjoy. I hope you do!