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we just want good times.

Us occupants at 17 Churchill Avenue always knew our first house party had to be an epic one, there was no question about it. So how exactly does one throw the ultimate uni house warming bash? Combine all the major celebratory events of the year of course!

Christmas decorations, Hanukkah candles, birthday cake and balloons, New Years eve countdown at midnight, Halloween decorations, and bonfire night fireworks and sparklers…


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Model Behaviour (II)

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Milan, day 12

Partied tres hard last night but felt surprisingly fresh and chirpy all day! Must still be the excitement of watching the McQueen show yesterday. ‘Chris Brown beat-em-down’ was sat a couple of tables away from us at the Just Cavalli club. Unfortunately my memory fails me on much of what went on last night so I don’t remember seeing him though I probably did. I’m still trying to find out how I actually made it home last night! Thankfully I did anyway and I’m alive so Hallelujah!

Today was the last day of the shows here in Milan and starting Thursday the shows continue in Paris. Very excited at the thought of doing both Paris and Milan next season… let’s just hope that Paris likes me a little more than Milan did! Luckily it’s not long to wait for next season as the castings start in June so I have just enough time to go back to university and get myself prepared to go through all this craziness again!

It’s been quite a sad day because most of the models are leaving for Paris so I have lost a couple of my flatmates. Waved David off on the train on his way to Berlin to do the Diesel show, then he is doing Paris (this kid’s unstoppable). Said bye to Zac also who is heading to Paris. Tomorrow Recep leaves to go back to Germany and soon enough I’ll be returning to England. I’ve gotten so used to living with these guys, we all get along so well that it will be strange not seeing them everyday. But we will all be back together in June for the Spring/Summer shows so I look forward to that.

I’m just looking down at my open suitcase on the floor – filled with loads of souvenirs from my trip… casting signs, party/show invitations, a Beatrice models diary, and the latest addition: a bag and t-shirt from the Armani show that all the models got given… David did both the Emporio show and the Georgio show so he got two lots and kindly gave me one 😀 But I have promised Ollie something so maybe I’ll donate the bag and tee to that dweeb!

Tonight I am going to go grab some takeaway pizza from the restaurant round the corner from us (4 euros for a massive pizza – it doesn’t get much better than that) and maybe watch a movie… I’m thinking The September Issue might be on the cards! Who can say no to a bit of Grace Coddington eh?! It’s not Anna Wintour’s movie – it’s Grace’s.

Trying desperately to upload the awesome vids I took at McQueen but Facebook doesn’t seem to like them. I’ll keep trying though so look out for them.

Ciao ragazzi


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Alexander McQueen…

Currently sat in bed nursing a nice little hangover so apologies for grammar/spelling mistakes! I plan on going back to sleep after writing this but I promised you a report on the McQueen show so here goes…

In the words of my brother – “Oh my sweet Jeremiah!”

So I arrived at the McQueen show fashionably late, naturally… I knew where it was as I had been to the casting a few days ago in the same place (and stolen the casting sign). It was dark and oh so very cold, and I ate a huge slice of pizza on my way there… glamorous, I know.

Even though Maria from the agency had rang and said she had got me on the list, I still wasn’t convinced, so was actually quite nervous when I arrived at the gates which were heavily guarded by security. However, to my amazement, they found my name under Beatrice models, stepped aside, and I walked into the courtyard with the biggest smile on my face (and wearing a gorgeous knew jacket I had bought that day)!

Of course I didn’t have a designated seat so I lingered at the back leaning against the wall for a while whilst all the fashion-rati mingled, air kissed and took to their seats. Then a lady who was working at the event walked up to me and asked if I wanted a seat as their were a few free and the show was about to start. So unquestionably I said yes please and she showed me to my seat, right at the front by the cameramen at the end of the runway…probably one of the best seats in the house! I thought to myself – this is not happening!

The lights dimmed. The music started. The show began.

I think my mouth must have been permanently open throughout. Every look that came out from behind the beautifully decorated screen was fashion perfection. The boys had been made to look pale and almost zombie-like with sharp futuristic hair cuts and of course dressed in nothing less than magnificent clothes as one would only expect from Mr McQueen. Dazzling clothes, dazzling show.

I took many many pictures and after the show I lingered around waiting for David (who looked incredible in the show) hoping that I could steal myself an invitation as a souvenir. Unfortunately no one left their invitations but David brought me one when he finally came out from backstage so I have it to keep forever! I have awesome videos as well but can’t put them on the blog without paying (I’m tight) so they will go on Facebook later.

After the show we went to the Just Cavalli club where all the models and bookers were partying from Beatrice agency which was beyond awesome! Such a lovely club and such a cool night – beautiful people, amazing venue and free drinks on the tables. Many famous male models that I recognised about the place also.

I’ve just had a phone call from Ciara from the agency telling me that the call time for my casting this morning has changed to this afternoon… Thank God! Maybe the casting people were at the party last night too!?! I’m also seeing the people from Wilhemina agency (New York) tonight at their hotel as they have requested to meet with me.

Will be flying home soon so last night was the perfect ending to my Milano trip. Still can’t believe I went to the McQueen show…next season I don’t want to be watching it, I want to be walking it!

A thought has just crossed my mind as to what is going to happen to the blog…? Hmmm. Maybe I’ll just pick up in June when the castings for next season start and I’m hopefully in both Paris and Milan…? Whatever I decide to do, this won’t be the last Milano blog.

Check in again tomorrow for the next installment.

Ciao xoxo

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