It’s funny isn’t it when you do something ahead of time and have to wait to see the finished results? Nowadays everything is so fast with the internet – my niece Emily had her wedding photographs on her phone the following day!!
But I didn’t get to see the photographs taken for Woman and Home magazine until the September issue was out, and I have to admit to being delighted with the result!
I was though a little nervous when I set off that morning for the photo shoot, as I thought I might have to undress in front of a number of strangers… Clothed – even in a bikini – I feel safe: uncovered I feel very vulnerable still, and different…
But my fears were foundless. The team couldn’t have been kinder, and having had a marvellous makeover, Laurence straightened my hair and made me look as I did all those years ago – I liked who was looking back at me from the mirror
The dress they chose was navy blue with a peplum at the waistline and fitted like a glove. I was able to keep my Ahh Bra on (phew!) and mercifully the hot flushes held off as I posed in the cashmere wrap I was given to drape around my shoulders.
I really love the article, and feel lucky that this experience is a kind of ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show on October 3rd this year, when it will be my turn to take to the catwalk as a model…
Last October I made a speech, which you can watch at the bottom of this blog, and talked about my treatment and how the cancer had significantly tilted my world… This year, thanks to all your love and support I will be up there with 23 other models – all of us cracking on with our lives inspite of this disease
And I’m sure they would agree with me, that this wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t have had the support from our families, friends, and in my case, YOU!
If you were able to book a seat for the afternoon or evening show that would be fabulous and you can find out how to book a ticket in QGossip.
But I appreciate it’s a big ask, so could I point you in the direction of my JustGiving page?
Any donation would be put to good use by Breast Cancer Care, so that people like me need never feel isolated or alone.
Thank you so much, with my love, Ali xx
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