FASHION / #runwaymodelrespect + the Steve Harvey Show

This past Tuesday I was part of the Steve Harvey Show's full-figured spring style segment.  It was glamorous, fun and exciting, but also really exhausting!  All I can say to the models who wear insane shoes and have to walk on slippery runways, I bow down to your fearlessness and give you beaucoup respect!  Thus the title of this post.  :) I found out about the opportunity on Wednesday, went to a fitting on Friday and was picked to do the show on Tuesday.  Such a whirlwind!

Steve Harvey noted at the beginning of the segment that his mother was plus sized and was always complimented for her bold style.  He has featured plus-size women on his show previously and I consider him an advocate for all around body-positivity and confidence!  Thank you Steve for all you're doing for the plus size community.

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Now on to the day!

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Arrived at NBC Studios at 7am!  Fresh and clean with product-free hair (which was really weird for me BTW, as I've been a product junkie since age 16)

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Hair and makeup in a conference room of the studio.  The makeup look was bright and fresh, to reflect the spring style focus.  Some of the girls had on bright green and lavender.  Very pretty!

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My classic bob merited only one hairstyle option with my outfit... a classic bob.  They teased and curled it to perfection and gave me mauvey-pink shimmer eyes and a bright pink lip.

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Rehearsal time.  Before we went through wardrobe, they had us wear the shoes they chose and run through a rehearsal.  Well, I am not the heel-wearing diva that I was 8 years ago, so the first pair of BEAUTIFUL Cole Haan purple peep toe pumps they put me in were just too much.  I couldn't control the muscles in my legs that were freaking out, but luckily the stylist had chosen a second pair of red Via Spiga's ahead of time and they worked perfectly.  Definitely not as sexy as the Cole Haan's, but walking is sexier than shuffling I think.  :)

Also, we found out at this time that the segment was going to be taped outside.  In Chicago.  In 29 degree weather.  Brrrrr...  At least I was the one who got to wear a coat!

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The full look!  The fabulous stylist Earl and his team put me in a dark fuschia London Times a-line dress and a Kristin Miles floral coat with gold accessories.

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Now to the taping and runway show!

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The celebrity stylist, Daisy Lewellyn, had broken us up into four types of spring looks: bolds, florals, prints and pastels.  We each walked the runway and showcased our fashion-forward styles!

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BOLD

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FLORALS (that's me!)

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PRINTS (I loved the Cut for Evans pants she's wearing!)

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PASTELS

(These photos on the runway were taken, provided and copy written by the Steve Harvey Show and are not property of muselola.com)

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Afterward, Daisy came backstage and took photos with all of us.  She is ADORABLE!!

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Then we returned our wardrobe and were done.  So much prep for something that was over so quickly!

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This segment featured models of all sizes, shapes and ethnicities, so I hope every woman watching found their spring style inspiration.  I was very honored to represent the tall, super-pale, size 26/28's among us!

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that I will never forget.  Again, #runwaymodelrespect and thank you Steve Harvey Show! <3

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