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Wednesday, May 30, 2001

The 'formal' (ballgown) shoot with Brian is this afternoon, after I've been to the gym and spent 3/4 of an hour on my hair!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001

I've been trawling Canterbury's charity shops looking for stringy, lacy, satiny or interesting items of clothing to add to my modelling wardrobe. There's nothing wildly exciting, but I've managed to find a couple of bargains so far. And of course their stock is ever-changing, so hopefully I'll be able to add more garments over time.
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Yay, I got my CD of images from Patrick in the post this morning! These photos and others have been added to my online portfolio.

   
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Monday, May 28, 2001

need to do some research into makeup artists.
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Still no word from Len...
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Grr! Due to the postal strike, the film that Mike (Crawley) sent off to be developed has been delayed. It'll take a while to clear the backlog, but when the post office gets back on its feet I ought to get my photos soon after.
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In addition to regular workouts at the gym, my new daily fitness regime consists of some buttock exercises recommended by Patrick and a routine of stomach crunches (basically a cut-down version of the 'abs blast' fitness class at the sports centre). I'm working on extending my gym workout to target my chest muscles more. I'm also going to get myself some arnica gel, to help firm up my breast tissue - well that's the idea anyway. Plus, I'm trying to increase my fluid intake - the recommended amount is something like 8 glasses of water a day, so I'm aiming for around that.
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Unfortunately, Brian has had to cancel our shoot this afternoon - and after I spent so long doing my hair nicely and all... Still, it's all practice I suppose. Hopefully we'll be able to reschedule for Wednesday.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001

The ukmodel.net bulletin boards are now operational - I extend an invitation to all UK models, photographers, agents, etc. to register and start posting (registration is not obligatory, but it prevents others from impersonating you and posting prank messages).
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Saturday, May 26, 2001

Gino Cox Photography Online Fashion and Glamour Magazine articles containing advice and information mainly aimed at photographers, but useful and interesting for models and photographers alike. I found particularly interesting the articles on Covering Your Downside and Wardrobe.
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Friday, May 25, 2001

I also got my new photos from Brian today :-)
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Today was my shoot with Patrick Anderson, international photographer. It was good fun, and I'm greatly looking forward to seeing the pictures! He said I was a very good model, and gave me some pointers on posing and general modelling advice. He was also extremely supportive of my goals in modelling, and with his various worldwide contacts in the fashion business may well go some way to helping me achieve one or two of my dreams!
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Monday, May 21, 2001

Tony Dodd had to cancel our shoot for Friday. But I just arranged a second shoot with John Keedwell for tomorrow! We're going to experiment with figure work, possibly using some liquid latex.
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Sunday, May 20, 2001

Well, my portfolio is growing! I got some really nice shots out of my shoot with Brian the other day (he'll do me some prints up, he's very prompt). I also received some prints from John Keedwell today.
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Well, the weather turned out reasonable for my shoot with Mike yesterday! It was a bit cloudy, but that meant lots of diffused rather than direct light, so no bad thing. We did several locations around Canterbury: The Westgate Gardens; the Dane John Gardens; the Cathedral cloisters. I think that we got some good shots, and should find out pretty soon - he'll get a contact sheet to me within a week, I think.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2001

I've ordered fabric samples for my ball dress. I hope to get it made by Friday evening, and then hopefully I can get some pictures done of it during the shoot on Saturday. The weather'd better be good this weekend!
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I have a PFT shoot arranged with Tony Dodd for Friday 25th. Hopefully that should be interesting...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2001

I've got an appointment to get my hair (roots) dyed on Thursday, and a shoot with Brian on Friday morning. Then on Saturday I'm getting a hair cut and blow-dry for the shoot with Mike Crawley and the ball that evening.
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Monday, May 14, 2001

I've got a shoot with Mike Crawley on Saturday. It's also the day of the university's Summer Ball, so I can get my hair and makeup done and kill two birds with one stone! ;-) We'll hopefully be able to do a location shoot in some places around Canterbury, but if it looks as though the weather won't be good we'll do a studio shoot.
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Sunday, May 13, 2001

ukmodel.net is now live!
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Friday, May 11, 2001

Hurrah, I got my CD of images from Simon Coe this morning. There are some fab images - I'm going to get some photos printed up for my portfolio.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2001

Exams are almost over - nearly time to start getting back into the modelling. One of the first things I'm going to do is get a real pro photoshoot and get listed with Cameo Models in London (when I went to see them a while back I was told to come back with a proper portfolio). And then, with a bit of luck, I'll start getting some work.
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Wonder if Mark Cleghorn does PFT ;-) He's quite local to me at my mother's.
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Monday, May 07, 2001

According to Miss Selfrige clothing (that which I tried on the other day), I'm now an easy (UK) size 10. So hopefully an 8 isn't too unrealistic - although I'm never going to be an 8 on top!
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I bought Slimming World magazine on Saturday and it's got information about an interesting concept of 'food optimisation' - eating different combinations of food on different days. The testimonials seem to give it a glowing report, and it looks absolutely brilliant (there are loads of really tasty-looking recipes etc.). Anyway, it seems a lot more fun (and filling!) than the Weight Watchers diet plan, which despite being marketed as being oh-so-liberal, is actually about deprivation as much as any other plan.
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Saturday, May 05, 2001

I'm now an official contestant for Miss Internet :-)
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Friday, May 04, 2001

I've decided to try entering a few beauty pageants, just out of interest to see how I get on. I've put myself down for Miss Internet, and I'm thinking I'll have a go at Miss WWW too sometime.
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I'm getting a bit fed up of this dieting lark now, to be honest. I haven't weighed myself in a while, I wonder if I've lost weight. I'm going to go shopping tomorrow and hopefully trying on and buying new clothes will cheer me up!
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Wednesday, May 02, 2001

My ultimate goal in modelling (after fame and fortune, of course!) is the promotion of naturally big breasts. If I ever actually do make it into any high-prestige magazines, that'll be my aim - I'm fed up of seeing artificial-looking silicone-enhanced lovelies stealing the limelight in glamour modelling, and devaluing my own natural assets.
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Yay, my first set of physical prints for my portfolio - from Brian. Have to start looking into getting a portfolio case now!
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