Guest Post for Campbell Crafts Blog
This week I wanted to talk about something incredibly exciting that's happened to me, I'm a finalist in the Miss Viva Las Vegas Pinup Contest at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend, in, yep you guessed it, Las Vegas! YAY! Not only is this an amazingly fun thing to be involved in, for me, it's actually a major accomplishment not just in my pinup career, but it's a major accomplishment for my own personal self belief and courage. Through my social media I've spoken many a time about my love of helping ladies find their own inner confidence and self expression, in whatever kind of style that might be. I've also talked a little about my own struggles with social anxiety and how I have built the confidence to style myself the way I do in spite of these feelings, so today I thought I'd speak a little about why it took me so long to enter this contest, and how effing incredible it feels to have finally done it!!
Overall I've been to Vegas 4 times now, and April will be my 5th visit over there. I went for my 21st birthday, to promote my business, as a celebration for successfully winning a copyright infringement case and the 4th time, I got engaged, so Vegas has a pretty special place in my heart! I don't know whether it's the shininess, the lights, the kitschness, or just the craziness of the place that I love more but I do know the way it makes me feel. I feel completely at ease in Vegas, I've had some quite awful experiences in the past with people who did not appreciate my look, which dramatically affected my anxiety and confidence which I'm still learning to overcome, but over there, they seem to melt away. I think it's because everything is so OTT there that I feel like I'm not the odd one out and I just feel so comfortable just being me...
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