Neither a supermodel nor a super model, but one does what one can.

A few months ago my friend Tisha (you might remember her amazing bags that I got to review last year) asked me if I would try on a skirt she had made and take pictures in it and give the pictures to her for a giveaway on her blog (the skirt was the item to give away, not the pictures {in case you had any doubts}).


I said I’d be happy to, and then I took the skirt and promptly ignored it for two months.

Well, it didn’t happen exactly that way… I wanted to take the photos outside because outside photos are the best, but it was effing cold here that week, and I just couldn’t muster the energy to stand outside in a skirt for any length of time.

And then the next week I went to Arizona and so I took the skirt with me there so I could do the pictures in some free time, but you all saw how much free time I actually got…  So that was a bust.

And by the time I came back to Canada, surprise, surprise—it was still effing cold here.

Finally, I just decided to take the photos inside and make do that way.  (Actually, Poor Kyle had to make do.  He’s the photographer for stuff like this.)


We took the pictures and then realised that, between the time since I had agreed to the project, and the time we actually did the project, we had given away our computer with the copy of Photoshop on it.  Smart.  So that was a bust, too.

We had to gimp along with The Gimp (go figure), and I’m sorry to say that the photos were not our best work, but two months to take a couple of pictures seemed ridiculous as it was, so we just called it quits.


In the end, the photos turned out just okay-ish, (and I’m sorry about that, Tisha; I know I failed you) but the real moral of this story is that you should enter the giveaway, like, seriously.

I feel like I shouldn’t enter the giveaway on account of my involvement with the project, but because one of my goals for the year is to enter every contest I can, I still want to win it in some way.  So instead of winning it myself, it has become my goal for one of my readers to win this skirt. But in order for that to happen, some of my readers have to enter the contest. At least then I’ll have a piece of the joy of success.  Greedy little me.


If you click on this link it will take you right to the post, and, as a bonus, you’ll get to learn my dress size.

Lucky you. (Or not. But really, you should channel all your luck, because the skirt is very cute, totally original, and THIS MAY BE THE ONLY CHANCE YOU’LL EVER HAVE TO OWN SOMETHING MY BUTT HAS TOUCHED. {Unless I auction off my toilet seat on e-bay, but I kinda need that on a daily basis, and besides, who in their right mind?})

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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10 Responses to Neither a supermodel nor a super model, but one does what one can.

  1. niki says:

    you look smashing!

    ps. did you see my babe at the desert schools in walmart when you were in town?? was pk with you?

    my babe could have sworn he saw you…

  2. Chloe says:

    You could be a supermodel!
    I LOVE the pictures!!!!!

  3. Spencer says:

    FYI, Superstition Review, a literary journal, is now accepting submissions. You should go to the website for submission entry.

  4. krystal says:

    that skirt is beautiful and beautiful on you!!!

  5. Geevz says:

    Beautiful! And I’m glad to find another GIMP user! You can do pretty much everything photoshop can do, but the learning curve is steep enough to be annoying.

    And you are a spectacular model :)

  6. GRANMAMA says:

    You look great in the skirt. I always thought that I could have gotten rich exploiting your body, but I didn’t want it to ruin you. I don’t like it when you say “effing” because we all know what that stands for and it isn’t the person that you really are. I will always love you, but I don’t like your language.

  7. Christal says:

    You are a beautiful model! what an awesome skirt she made! wow! and you should win it it looks great on you! nice and bright!! to cheer us up on this cold dreary dragging out winter!!! You are awesome!

  8. Molly says:

    you look so great in this skirt… you are so skinny and pretty, blows me away. Anyway..

    I know that skirt wouldn’t fit me.. and I know I couldnt hold onto it long enough for Scarlett to wear it, without it having many moth-holes which hardly seems fair to the skirt. But thank you for sharing the picture and experience!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Pretty skirt. I’ll go enter the contest now in honor of you, even though yellow is my fat color. As in fat, not phat.

  10. RatalieNose says:

    Camille, you are gorgeous.
    And have nice feet.

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