Today I met with Emily M., a fabulous plus-sized model, who will be wearing one of the pieces for my runway show on September 13. The dress needed to be tailored just a little more to accentuate her glorious curves. Once my tailor, Carl, had pinned the dress in all the pertinent places, I could visualize Emily setting my runway on fire. It's a shame that there are not many opportunities for curvy models to parade the catwalk. Luckily, Emily has a career doing hair and makeup on television shows like Royal Pains on USA and The Good Wife on CBS. The woman is multi-talented and I am very fortunate to have found an ally in her.
This afternoon I received a call from Matilda from the production company that is working on the as-yet-untitled reality show for the Lifetime network. She left a message on my voicemail while I was at the plantation congratulating me on getting to the next step in the process to being chosen for the show. YAY! When I called Matilda back she was eager to conduct a telephone interview with me. "Are you available at four o'clock today, Wilbur?" she asked in her proper British lilt. "It will take about forty-five minutes," she advised. "That would be great, Matilda," I answered. At almost 4:15, Matilda and I were deep into my interrogation, I mean, interview. I felt good afterwards when Matilda informed me that she would be sending an email with a release for my photographers to sign off the use of their images. She also told me that the powers-that-be would be making their final decision soon, as the series is set to begin shooting on August 9.
As I get close to the end of this reality show process, I cannot help believing that my chances are really good and this time I will finally make the cut. Persistence, I guess, really does pay off.
Peace & Fashion!