When I learned that I won the contest to meet my favorite fashion blogger, Susan Street, I was thrilled. But when I realized that I would also be a guest model for Covered Perfectly, I panicked. Fashion model has never been a possibility for me as I am the perfect storm of my Scotch-Irish heritage- short, plump and freckled. Every insecurity I ever had about my body burst to the surface, every rotten photo I have ever taken haunted me. And then there was the Bad Haircut I had in February. Yeah, I was seriously uneasy about the whole thing.
But I reminded myself that this was to be a professional photo shoot with good lighting, expertly applied make-up and a photographer who had likely seen it all and hopefully would apply a liberal dose of Photo Shop. And the Covered Perfectly clothes are designed for Real Women over 40. Check. Check. So I stepped out of my comfort zone, grabbed some Spanx and high heels and headed to LA.