As usual, different girls comment on how hard the competition is, what are their weaknesses, etc. I’m tired of that. Let’s skip to action. Well, before we do, let’s mention that there is super-modern-girl (Norelle) who would like to have super-plus-size-girl’s confidence in herself and a flatter tummy. Geez! She doesn’t have a flabby tummy at all! She doesn’t know what flabby is! Pfou!
A very sleepy super-African-girl (Yaya) answers the phone. It is Tyra. She says that they need to be ready by a certain time and to bring comfortable shoes and high heels. They get to a certain location and they learn that they have go-sees. Not only do they have go-sees but it is during the New York Fashion Week and it is with five top designers (I don’t know any of the names but then again I’m not a fashion guru or anything): Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore, Marc Bouwer, Cynthia Rowley, and Nicole Miller. The girls receive their portfolios… they shrill… they learn that it will be a challenge… they shrill some more… the winner will get a rack of clothes from the designer… incredible shrill. I didn’t think that they could shrill louder and at a more high-pitched tone but they did in that last shrill. Some girls are excited, others not so much. Super-dependent-girl (Ann) is a bit disappointed by her portfolio because she knows that she is not really good in pictures but she consoles herself in the knowledge that the judges told her time and time again that she is so pretty in person… so she hopes that the go-sees will be the best thing for her since she is in person instead of in pictures. Oh, I forgot to mention the criteria that they will be judged on (which are the normal criteria for go-sees anyway): overall looks, walk, and personality.
Their first stop is at Nicole Miller. Some girls get good praises; others, not so much. Super-plus-size-girl (Toccara) liked the clothes that she had to try on. Super-modern-girl (Norelle) was scared by the whole experience of go-sees because she knows that her walk isn’t that great. Her fears came very true when Nicole Miller stopped her while walking, saying “no, no, no!” Something interesting happened: super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) had forgotten her high heels home. Talk about a bad thing! Super-modern-girl was the only nice girl who volunteered to let super-cute-eyes-girl borrow her shoes. It helped… only slightly. The problem was that super-modern-girl’s feet are like 1.5 sizes smaller than super-cute-eyes-girl’s. So, of course, super-cute-eyes-girl walked really weird with those shoes and Nicole didn’t like it at all.
So, what’s a girl to do if she doesn’t have high heels and needs to do go-sees in New York? Well, she goes shopping, of course! So super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda), along with everyone except super-African-girl (Yaya), super-punk-girl (Nicole), and super-modern-girl (Norelle), goes shopping. Immediately, you can think: this is going to be a problem! And of course it was! They had only 15 minutes that they could spare. For anyone who has gone shopping once in his or her life (which should be everyone), you know that only 15 minutes means you need to pick-pay-go in a heartbeat because that’s really no time at all. (As a side note here, I have to say that the last pair of shoes that I bought took about 15 minutes because I knew exactly what I wanted, having seen it on the internet beforehand, I knew my size, and it was a perfect fit and love at first try. But that was the only time… and it might have taken like 20 minutes!)
Anyway, I believe that the big mistake in this whole thing was that more than one person went to the store. Other girls beside super-cute-eyes-girl bought shoes. And super-cute-eyes-girl tried on a few pairs so that was another mistake. Now, I wasn’t in her shoes (pun intended) but if I was in a similar situation, I would have just looked at the first pair of high heels (most probably black), asked for my size, tried it on to make sure it actually fit, and just paid and left. Who cares about the style of the shoes as long as they fit? Anyway, you have no idea what the designer is going to put on you so the chances of it looking good with the outfit are slim anyway but you might have a better chance if the shoes are all black… but that’s my opinion on this.
Well, they took more than 15 minutes. Heck, super-girl (Eva) had an iced coffee drink in her hand when they were outside! They came with two vehicles and they both had left. The three smart girls were on their way to the go-sees. The frantic shopping girls didn’t know exactly what to do next. They went back to Nicole Miller’s and tried to find their itinerary. There was a very reluctant lady who said, incredulously, “You expect us to help you?” They didn’t focus on that nor did they even caption the words, which they normally do when something interesting like that would happen. I felt like that lady, though. Like I thought that it was a bit ridiculous that they would expect the Nicole Miller people a) to know where they were going next, b) help clueless debutante models, and c) be nice to obnoxious models who barged in demanding to know where they were going next (because that’s what happened). What looked to be an administrative assistant gave them the address of their next meeting.