Well, we’re back in Melbourne and boy, were we tired tall girls last night. Amazon Eve is on a blistering schedule and yesterday was no exception. First stop was K-Rock FM where Eve talked about her life at 6’8″. She pattered through two interviews in fifteen minutes but when we arrived ten minutes late (!) at shoe store No Small Feet, there was already an impatient crowd of folks waiting to meet the “World’s Tallest Model.” Here are some of the cutest:
And they were impressed! Even more so when they got to experience life on the tall side. I’m fairly sure this little girl has never walked around at eight feet tall before.
A few (um, many) more photo opportunities later, we stole Eve away and started to have fun dressing her up. Sally McKinnon is a 6’0″ tall stylist from Melbourne and such a sweet and lovely gal. She took my dresses, some gorgeous heels from No Small Feet, and this incredible, once in a lifetime model — and made some very special magic. How I love dressing up! Luckily, Eve does too…
Does it fit? Yes, I think so…
It was a huge and crazy day, topped off by waking up to a photo of Eve wearing Kenya in the Geelong Advertiser (do click through to the photo gallery. I personally love the shots there more than the one they ran with, but there you go, turns out I don’t run the world). There will be a longer piece on Saturday and I’ll post a link to that too!
Thanks MUST go to Sarah De Grandi from No Small Feet, who made the whole even possible. Basketball games on weekends meant 6’3″ Sarah had no time to travel to Melbourne large-shoe specialists, so she’s done something really smart for a small regional area, setting up a mini-store within a tall-friendly sporting goods shop. Now it’s a one stop shop for basketballers, rowers, netballers, volleyballers and everyone else too! Thanks also to David Smith of SunSetDigital who took a number of photos on the day. Here’s one he took of all of us — doesn’t Sarah rock the little black Audrey dress?
Sadly, now it’s goodbye to a lovely lady!
Eve is off next to Brisbane and I’ll post some links to her other media appearances. I was overwhelmed by her grace. Tall girls, you know how I go on and on about being nice, not rude to those who stare and make ill-thought-out comments? Being 6’8″ means there is absolutely no respite from the attention, and Eve has learned infinite kindness and patience. We were all sitting together in a cafe after the event, when I noticed a couple staring at us. I stared back. They kept staring. Seriously, these two were not going to stop looking and I was getting a bit angry on Eve’s behalf when she turned around and said sweetly, “6’8″, 6’1″, 6’0″ and 6’3″. She got a laugh, and then turned back to us and kept on talking.
Ladies, that is class!