February 8, 2013

Featured In Glamour Magazine

I am SO excited to announce that I am featured in the March issue of Glamour Magazine! I've had the issue in my hand for a few days now, but I'm still in a bit of a state of awe over the whole thing. I've known for a few months that the feature was coming, but holding the issue in my hand just makes everything that much more real and exciting!

Back in October my sweet friend, Courtney, asked me if I wanted to go with her to have my picture taken by a freelance photographer for Glamour that was in town - there on business for the magazine to take photos of girls wearing printed skirts for an upcoming issue. Of course I said yes, donned my favorite printed skirt (which is from LuLu*s and has since sold out!), and headed down to Tempe to meet Courtney and the photographer + his crew in front of a local Starbucks.

When it came to be my turn to have my photo taken, I was so nervous. Yes, I have photos taken of me often, and yes, I should probably be used to it now, but I was still SO nervous as the professional photographer snapped away. In total,  he must of have taken 50 shots as we walked back and forth through the street and onto the sidewalk on the other side of the road. The photo that they ended up choosing was one of the first ones that he took. Want to know how I remember? See my hair tie on my right hand? Well, only after a few shots in he told me to hand the hair tie to him because having hair ties on wrist in fashion photos was a fashion no, no - oops! Guess they didn't mind that much though!

After we were done with the photos, Courtney and I both went our separate ways for the morning and I continued to cross my fingers and just hope that they would use my photo in the magazine! Much to my amazement, a little over a month later I received a very cool email from a gal from Glamour Magazine saying they wanted to feature me and interview me about how I would describe my body shape, and what I love about it! After sending a few emails back and forth, I got an amazing call from NY, NY from Glamour Magazine while I was in a meeting with a few fellow grad students. So I slyly stepped out and gave the interview right there in front of my classroom - nervous, excited, and jittery all at once!

The interview itself was very cool and I found myself describing my body and exactly how I felt about it to a T. I've always seen myself as having an hourglass body shape, but was surprised to hear that although the writer of the feature could see it, her and her colleagues saw me as having a bit of a different shape (what do you think?). Needless to say, they went with how I feel about my body shape for the feature and I couldn't be more happy about it!

I truly feel so honored to be featured in such an amazing magazine, and will certainly cherish my copy for a long time to come. If you're near a magazine stand this weekend, be sure to check me in the March issue of Glamour Magazine on pages 156 and 158!

-Chelsea xo

12 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Congrats!!

    xxx Sabrina
    http://bbutterflybrain.blogspot.com/

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  2. congratulations! that's incredible, friend! now i need to get to my nearest barnes and nobles and get a look at this. woohoo!

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  3. Eeekkk that is amazing!!!! Congratulations babe.

    Great blog
    Nafisah

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. i bought this and got to that page and was like NO WAY I FOLLOW HER BLOG! lol! congrats!

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  5. I think you have a pear shape, which is defined by larger hips and a smaller upper body. I have a pear shape, too, and I like your outfits because I can see in your body type how I might look in them. - Leah, wisestyle.wordpress.com

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  6. this is so awesome chelsea! way to go. and you look so cute.
    xo,
    andrea >>hecallsmewifey

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  7. How cool! Congrats, Chelsea! :D

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  8. So excited for you! Big big congrats! xo

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  9. Congratulations Chelsea! How exciting!

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  10. This is so exciting! I might have to go pick up an issue now. YOu are too cute for words!

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  11. How amazing! Congrats!

    Holly
    hollydollyblog.com

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