At the end of November I was invited to be a model for the Marisota Christmas campaign. I have to say that I read the email over and over in disbelief, not quite believing that they wanted me to be included. But it was an offer I could not refuse, so I could a trip to the JD Williams offices in Manchester in order to take part in a festive fashion shoot that I can honestly say was one of the best experiences of my life.
A fashion shoot isn’t all glamour. There is an awful lot of sitting around waiting for things to happen, and each chosen photograph has probably consisted of at least 20 other images until the perfect one was arrived at. But…a fashion shoot also means Prosecco very early in the day, and being pampered by hair and make-up, and, of course, the opportunity to play dress up with rails and rails of beautiful clothes and accessories, and a table full of shoes, all from Marisota’s Christmas range, which is rather fabulous to say the least.
For my first look I went for a super sparkly dress from Nightingales (click here to view – it’s now reduced in the sale). I loved this dress because it had sequins, sparkle and sleeves. I also loved the length too. I teamed it with a fur stole and fluffy, Maribou feathered bag, and a pair of silver sandals that were actually a size too big – something else that sometimes happens in fashion shoots apparently.
My second look was built around a fantastic Joanna Hope faux leather skirt, and the rock chick hair that I had requested. I added a sequined camisole top and the fur that I was a little bit besotted. I love the separates in this look because they are so versatile, the cami would look great with skinny jeans, while I have worn the skirt with a chunky knit for a daytime look.
I had the most amazing day with my fellow bloggers and the team from Marisota. I love the final results – I think everyone should get to be a model for at least one day.