Do you guys remember back in November when I was down in NYC?
Well, the latest issue of FITNESS Magazine is out now, and guess whose mug is currently blasted on one of the advertisement pages?
Thanks Renee, for sharing the pic!
Lands’ End had asked me to help them launch their new Performance collection, and now that their site is up and running with their new Lands’ End Performance page, I’m able to share it with you all!
The site and the ad both came out so, so good, but if I’m being honest (what else would you expect?), it’s totally weird for me to look at and/or listen to it! I mean, you’re always your own worst critic, right? As someone who does my own hair and makeup every day, I have a hard time totally loving how someone else does those things on me (although I DO love the process of getting them done!).
And hearing your voice on a video and/or audio is always kind of awkward, right? I feel like I should also briefly touch on my thoughts on body image, so here goes…I had just had a baby 3-1/2 months prior to that photo shoot. Was I (or am I) in the best shape? No, definitely not. But hey, whatever. I love the fact that Lands’ End still wanted to use me to be their “model” (I use quotes, because it’s still weird to say it seriously, haha) at what is most likely a fairly average size for many other women out there. I’m not perfect, I am who I am, and that’s that. (Funny enough, the first time I saw the pictures from the shoot, my first thoughts had nothing to do with body image at all…I thought I looked like my eyes were super squinty and my eye makeup looked weird. )
But really…silly, honest little thoughts aside, this opportunity was just incredible and the whole thing is just way too cool. Never would I have thought I’d see my face blasted in an ad of a magazine I’ve been reading for years. Just crazy.
And for those of you who may be interested, I’m going to be co-hosting a Twitter party with Lands’ End tomorrow, January 8th, from 7:30-8:30pm EST. There’s going to be some great giveaways involved, so if you want to join in, we’d love to have you! Just be sure to follow @LandsEndPR (and me, @SweetToothCourt, of course!) and use the hashtag #GetActive.
Alright, I’m off for today…I’ll catch you cool cats tomorrow!