This has been one of the most exhausting weeks of my life. I feel like I say that a lot but this time it’s for REAL. We’ve had to report every day to the PR people for Lands’ End between four and five am. Do you know what time that is in Los Angeles? ONE OR TWO AM. Basically, about an hour before I normally go to bed. So it should surprise no one that I am practically falling over exhausted.
Upon arriving on Monday we went to the Lands’ End offices where we were fit for clothing and swim suits. I spent half the day in a room marked: “Sample Closet.” It was amazing! Since we are promoting Swimsuit Confidence Week, we all needed to look our best. Other than my wedding dress, it was the first time I’d been professionally fit for anything. I could get used to it.
After we were fit for clothing, we went through media training which told us all about what we could expect during the interviews as well as the different suits, styles, and what each offered.
On Tuesday we appeared on Connecticut Style!
There was a slight problem with the transportation, so we were running late and ended up with a driver who had NO IDEA where he was going. He kept turning around and saying, “Connecticut, right?” He really made me feel like I was in good hands. NOT.
Being on Connecticut Style was a cool experience. It was very relaxed, so we were able to practice saying what we’d learned about everyone’s suits while getting used to the cameras. That was priceless practice because Wednesday was insane. We did 26 interviews in a four and a half hour span.
Yes, twenty six. An interview for every letter in the alphabet.
A satellite media tour is bizarre because you can’t see the people you’re talking to. You just wear a little ear piece, and the interviewers ask questions while you smile at the camera and pretend you’re looking at, say, Bob from Timbuktu. And sometimes Bob from Timbuktu makes really inappropriate jokes and you have to roll with him.
Meanwhile, the writers/models had NO IDEA what was happening. They couldn’t hear the reporters from the other stations, so they had to go by our cues, and sometimes we’d have a reporter go off on a tangent about being in a Speedo. I wish I was making that part up.
Yesterday we stood outside at Good Morning America.
We were supposed to be interviewed, but things went all kooky and we ended up just “extras” in the crowd. That was fine by me after the craziness of the day before. I was also wearing my bathing suit for the first time, and was glad because it was super hot and humid. Bonus! One of the guests on Good Morning America was the chef Emeril, and I got a plate of his food to sample. Yeah, I’m a swimsuit model that eats.
Today we are wrapping up and flying home. I’ve been gone for over a week and I cannot WAIT to go home and snuggle Annie and get hugs from Mike and kisses from Rigby. It’s been so amazing, but I miss my family!!
It sounds madly fun and thoroughly exhausting.
It’s so amazing to see people who have worked so hard get the recognition they deserve. Congratulations! xoxo
Hey you!! Wow!! You always get to do such AMAZING, COOL things!!! As I’ve told you only about a 1000 000 times, I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!!!!’ So being in the city PLUS getting to do all of that stuff equals….ENVY… BIG TIME!!! (But, only in a good way b/c I’m so happy you got to experience such an amazing week). Thanks for sharing your amazing stories!! I love every one of them and I could NOT think of a more deserving person to do such AMAZING adventures than YOU!!! Happy Home Coming!!! Enjoy you snugs, hugs & kisses and get some sleep….Cuz afterall…You Never Know When The Next AMAZING Adventure Might Be!!!
P L says:
Congrats! and Phew!
Twenty-six interviews? No wonder you’re exhausted. So glad you ladies are getting the attention, yet, so icked by the speedo image…
Congratulations on a successful week. I wish you a safe trip home and an easy bedtime for Miss Annie so that you both can get all the snuggling you need and still get to sleep easily.
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
This is so neat, Heather! Safe travels home!
Wow! Just wow! What an amazing trip. I saw video of some of your interviews and you all looked like pros!
Adventures In Babywearing says:
I saw you all on GMA. So exciting. Everyone looked fabulous!
Sounds so amazing! I need to find interview clips
I saw you!!!!! I wondered if you were going to get to eat Emeril’s food
You all are AMAZING!!!! So excited that you had this opportunity.
Because of you going on and on and on and on about Lands End, I went to their website and found something I might purchase as soon as I have the money (hopefully by October cause that’s when we go on Joey’s ‘wish trip’). I’ll need a swimsuit cause we’re going to Florida and I want to take the kids to the pool. Assuming the pools are still open in October in Florida. Anyway, I picked out a top and a bottom that will suit me very nicely. I had NO idea that type of stuff existed. So thanks for introducing me to Lands End!
Connecticut Style interview was great–well done! Love the suits, too.
Trisha Vargas says:
Nicely done ladies! Safe travels back home for all.
(((HUGS))) from Florida
I watched GMA specifically to see yall, and yall looked amazing! I am so envious that you got to do that!
you all look GREAT and it’s so awesome that you did this! I hope you have a snuggly, relaxing weekend back at home.
Expat Mom says:
I love that you ate while being a swimsuit model . . . that’s just awesome. And you all look great!
What a great trip! It sounds like a lot of fun. Now you just need a vacation to recuperate from it.
Amazing!!! Enjoy your weekend with Mike, Annie and Rigby!
So cool. You girls all looked great!
Such an amazing week! So glad to have shared the experience with you!! Miss your face already!
It sounds exhausting but fun.
Congratulations, you look great, and this is a great idea for a campaign, and I hate to be negative, but it would be even better if a woman of color had been included. There’s not even someone with dark hair! I realize you had nothing to do with that, but I just had to say something. Sorry.
On the curvy girl site we have women of color. And, Greis is Cuban (she’d kill me if I didn’t tell you that).
Sounds very cool – but very tiring. Safe travels home.
I like your humor. So how is Bob from Timbuktu now? (Instead of feeling awkward during your satellite media tour, you sailed along with flying colors! Hope you got numerous hugs and kisses when you arrived home!
So much fun! I went to their site and bought 2 suits. lol Can’t wait to get them!
I LOVE the dress you’re wearing in the photo with all of you in the studio. Mind sharing where I can find it? My email is above.
You all look amazing!