I have recently started to use public transport a great deal more and one of the unexpected joys I am getting from doing so, is seeing and watching people in a whole new way that is not really possible from a car. Being on the train and tram, I am sitting next to and able to watch a bevy of lovely people reading, listening to music, staring out the window, thinking and talking. They are tall, short, older, younger, and for one woman I saw last night, working the wildest and most magnificent curly hair I’ve ever seen!
With all of the magazines, television and advertising we are subjected to in our modern lives, it can be easy to forget that people who are not glamorous movie stars or highly paid models, are beautiful, gorgeous human beings. They smile glorious smiles, have amazing style, warm eyes and so much more.
I love every opportunity I see for everyday people to celebrate their beauty and naturalness, which is why I think handbag label Junior Drake’s new ‘Face’ search is really great. Junior Drake have a great slogan – “Remember It’s The Girl, Not The Bag.” It’s all about recognising that YOU as a woman are the most important part of any ensemble. It’s not your bag, shoes or dress that is the most beautiful thing about you. It’s you! Please, please, always remember that.
Junior Drake are doing away with using professional models for their next campaign and instead turning to the street to look for everyday women to model their great bags. I have the inside word that they are looking for women who are incredibly diverse - tall, short, all different body shapes and sizes, ethnicities and abilities. This means beautiful women in wheelchairs, amputees and any other form of disability. It is so incredibly rare to hear of such an opportunity for disabled women, so if that is you or someone you know and love – please tell them to enter! This is such a wonderful opportunity to showcase diverse, beautiful women and I for one cannot wait to see the campaign in print. I think it’s going to be gorgeous.
If you are interested in being one of the 12 faces of Junior Drake, starring in their campaign and winning your own Junior Drake bag, you can register here. Call outs will be held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne next week. Please let me know if you enter or if you are chosen as one of the faces! I would love to see Beautiful You in print.