Tuesday, 12 February 2008
January 2nd 2008
I went out last night to a party in Leeds. Actually I’m lying, it was the night before. I felt so rough that I stayed in bed all day yesterday and didn’t move. If I have a big night I try to eat and drink really healthily the next day, and try and get all the vitamins and minerals I need to recover by eating loads of fruit and veg and drinking lots of water. I stayed in on New Year’s Eve to save myself because I knew it was going to be a really big night. I went with Rhian Sugden, a friend and fellow Page 3 model. It was fancy dress with a Wild West theme but I’d bought this gorgeous D&G leopard print dress in the sales and ended up wearing that. I hate shopping for clothes in sales because I can’t deal with rummaging. This year though my mum said she’d buy me a bag. I came up with the genius idea of waiting until after Xmas to get a designer one in the sales. I knew nice bags would sell out quick so I decided to get up extra early and go to the opening of the sales at Selfridges and Harvey Nickson Boxing Day. I know what you’re thinking, ‘Crazy woman!’ My mum had the same thought, but I just about managed to drag her out of bed at 7 to get there for the opening at 8. She wasn’t the happiest and we ended up having quite a few arguments on the way. Hung over, racing down the motorway to the sales! As you can imagine we felt great! We got there five minutes before the doors opened and I have to say it was one hell of an experience. The women were very serious about the whole thing and pushed each other as they ran towards the bags on the first floor. Everyone had about 10 designer bags on their arms! I was thinking, “God, these women are really rich to be able to afford all those bags.” Then I clocked onto what they were actually doing! You grab as many bags as you can and then go to a quiet corner and decide which one you want and dump the rest. So here was me and my mum both with 10 bags on each arm and a few round our necks. We were true professional sales folk now! So I picked my bag and went to see the clothes upstairs. I won’t tell you how much I spent, but I haven’t been able to eat since! Only joking, but I did get a bit carried away. I now know why I’ve always hated sales. Every time I used to go, all I’d find was last season’s crap! The trick is to get there as soon as the sales start because after around 2 hours all the good stuff goes. Me and my Mum got some really good stuff. I got a Juicy Couturetracksuit. I always try and buy one in the sales because they’re so useful. I nearly always wear them to photoshoots. They’re comfortable and always look pretty good, even on days that you don’t. As a model, they’re good for not leaving marks around your waist like jeans do. They’re also great for wearing when you’re clothes shopping because they’re easy to whip on and off in the changing rooms. Oh, and they wash well. I’ve just made them sound like wonder clothes! I know they’re quite expensive but if you get one in the sales it’s not too bad.