Miss Lori was fit to be a model and you could be too for Lane Bryant
Posted Dec 06 2010 9:29pm
I have had a number of interesting jobs over the course of my life. That’s pretty typical for gypsy actors,( as I like to think of myself). I have been a morning attendant at Blockbuster in Milwaukee, Bingo the Clown at the Ground Round n Boston, and the choreographer at a gentleman’s club in Downer’s Grove. (I said choreographer, not dancer. No pole dancing on my resume. Sorry to disappoint) But one of my favorite out of the box jobs was as a fit model for Spiegel E Style here in Chicago. I didn’t fall into the job, I sized into it. I had the specs they were looking for, a car and flexibility in my schedule, so voila, I was a model… finally! (Okay the only photos taken were polaroids, and they never went farther than the design room floor, but let’s not quibble.) It was a great job.
I got to experience fashion from inception. I learned about fit, what different pulls and wrinkles really mean, and what styles would look best on me in real life. I couldn’t wear the fashions I was being fit for because though I was considered to be the right fit for the job I didn’t have the exact specs they needed. So we adjusted me a little to make it work. My waist was an inch too small, ( Ha! I haven’t heard that in a while!), so they built me a pad to wear to bring me up to spec. Then my hips were a half an inch too big so I wore girdle shorts, yes, this was pre Spanx), to bring me down to spec. They also had to constantly remind themselves that my arms reached a couple of inches longer than most of their female customers. Crazy, right? But it worked. For over a year actually, and I had a blast while it did.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because if you live in Columbus, Ohio you too could have a chance to live a models life just like I did. Lane Bryant recently posted a notice on their To fit this job you need to stand between 5’5 and 5’7 with good posture, have a bust size of 46″, (which is approximately a 40D bra), waist 40″, and low hips 48″. If the numbers add up you might be standing up in the design room at Lane Bryant having the latest fashions ideas draped over you. Not a bad day’s work huh?
Obviously many of you won’t be able to apply for this job, but I would sure love to hear about others you have held. It’s only fair, I told you mine.