I haven’t exactly been blessed with the looks of a model, so no-one was more surprised than me to receive an offer to be photographed for a fashion catalogue. In fact, my first reaction may have been a snort.
But it all makes sense when you find out that the invitation came from Gudrun Sjoden. They regularly photograph their clothes on models who are “non-industry standard” — older, more characterful or larger than most brands would touch with a bargepole. (Makes perfect sense to me: their clothes are made for all ages and spread across a massive range of sizes, so why not reflect customers’ own looks?)
In this case, the shoot was to feature ‘friends of Gudrun’: bloggers, artists, novelists and other creative types. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with some events in Gudrun’s London store, and that’s what put me on the early plane to Stockholm for two of the most pleasurable days I’ve had in a long time!
Drawing this sketch diary allowed me to relive the whole 36 hours, bringing back all the enjoyment again. Massive thanks to Gudrun Sjoden for such a fun trip, and wonderful memories. Oh and by the way, the friend D you see in these pictures is http://www.ivyarch.co.uk. Visit her blog to see the amazing clothes she makes!
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86 thoughts on “How I experienced the life of a model, with Gudrun Sjoden”
really really unique! awesome, thank you for sharing and congrats!
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Owh, my good, navisme my carakter painting, i like
Love this story and your colorful sketches!
Great post. Creative people ROCK. Love the drawings, sending respect from Canada.
Loved reading your post. Cool!
I wish I could draw!
I love your style-writing and sketching! You’ve got a great mix of humility and loving yourself–if you have a minute would you please read my post, I think you’d have something valuable to add to it that may help sohttps://wordpress.com/post/61249218/62/meone– thank you for sharing your story!
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Ha! Love the comic to remember it by, that’s so awesome. :)
Some absolutely beautiful illustrations here, please publish! The world needs to see xx
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Yeah !!!!! Bravo to Gudrun Sjoden and real models !!!
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