Bethany had the opportunity to participate in the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, in the South of France. There were 20 models, 10 designers and 5 days of “model summer camp” as Beth called it, due to the jerseys each group of girls had to wear so they could keep track of which group they were all in. The girls were all housed in the same hotel and transported by bus back and forth to the festival.
Beth and her friend Blake:
Bethy’s 2 looks:
While this picture is a little shocking for us conservative Americans it’s quite a bit more coverage than some of the sheer tops the other models are wearing. Beth applied the Swarovski crystal covering herself with double sided tape, lots of tape. You don’t want a wardrobe malfunction with something like that. I asked her if she was comfortable wearing that and she said she was, she liked the shocked look people had when they realized her breast was bedazzled.
Bethany’s designer Emilie Meldem won the special jury award for her women’s collection Odlhou. Beth’s dress was one of her signature pieces so Beth got to stand with her at the award ceremony.
Beth really liked this designer!
These are some crazy shoes she had to wear:
At the end of each show the models and anyone else that wanted to join in could walk or skip down the runway. Beth loved that part. Here someone caught her feet skipping down the runway:
I don’t know if this was once a live swan, but it was just so disturbing that I had to include it. How did he see where he was walking?
All the food was provided for the girls, doesn’t this massive pan of paella look divine? Beth liked the rice but she was not a fan of the whole squids that were hidden in the rice. She passed all the sea creatures on to Blake who was quite happy to take them.
Here are a few video where you can catch a glimpse of Beth and see how amazing the whole event was. They work better if you double click on them and watch them on the YouTube site.
This is the actual promo video for Hyeres, so no clips of Beth but I just love the narrators voice.