Style Blog + Ben Barry Models

“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”

Right Said Fred – Too Sexy

Don’t laugh, but I’m super-excited to share with you guys that I am now part of Ben Barry Agency’s amazing roster of models. Ben Barry Models represent fashion models of all ages, sizes, backgrounds, and abilities. Their goal? To create an inclusive and empowering fashion industry by helping brands authentically represent their consumers. We all know that consumers aren’t one size/age/ethnicity fit all. Every woman is beautiful in her own unique way, and it is imperative to have that beautiful diversity represented in the media. Ben Barry Models strive to do just that.

Last week, I finally got to have my test shoot, and I had THE.BEST.TIME! I got to style myself for the photoshoot, and I really enjoyed pulling the clothes for my outfits. I finally got to wear my Lanvin for H&M yellow dress, and boy, did I love wearing it!

And though, of course, I had a lot of fun being my own stylist/model for the day, I had a ton of help from other people…all props go to the amazing Liis Windischmann, who brought yummy snacks to keep us from passing out, provided valuable advice, and was there throughout the shoot to put me at ease, the brilliant photographer sisters Lily and Lilac, who guided me through the shoot with lots of encouragement, and of course, the beautiful make-up artist Boriana, who transformed me from blah to wa-wa-wee-wa. Thank you all for making this photoshoot an unforgettable experience! Can’t wait to see the final results of all the hard work.

As for what’s next? Not knowing is the exciting part. But if something cool happens, you’ll be sure to find out first, right here on Style Blog. Stay tuned?

I Wore: Alex Moto Jacket – Club Monaco; Striped Dress – Zara; Yellow Dress – Lanvin for H&M; Necklace – Forever21


    • says

      Ahh Sharon, you’re so sweet! Truth be told, I was super happy to be able to style myself :) I really enjoyed it.

      And yeah, I can’t wait either :) Thanks for the support!

  1. says

    OMG Nelia, that’s so awesome!!! Now I can tell everyone that I know a model 😉 I love the yellow dress on you and the green eye makeup :)

  2. Trina M. says

    Hey Nelia! You look absolutely stunning. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the rest of your pics. I am in love with your yellow dress too! Your whole look is HOT!!!

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