Seeing a sign like that, is so crazy to me.
Like there’s my face. And then there is the Disney logo!
For those who don’t know, Cakeworthy is a Disney licensed clothing brand that (without sounding too unprofessional) makes the COOLEST SHIT.
They are a fashion lifestyle brand that features clothing and accessories from popular culture (and Disney of course).
I had been following Cakeworthy forever and stalked their insanely creative owner, Brandon for the better half of 2016.
I messaged him a couple times just letting him know that I loved his brand, and if he was ever looking for someone to help him with LITERALLY anything, that I would be his girl.
It wasn’t until 2017, that he finally found all my messages and responded. He was one of the nicest people I’d ever met, and think at this point I’ve told him I’m jealous of his life at least 12 times. Then, by the end of 2017 he was asking me to model for clothing shoots.
My very first clothing shoot was for their Signature Princess Flannels, and when I arrived at the photoshoot I found myself shaking hands with Leslie Kay.
Leslie Kay (who at this point I have now realized also works for Cakeworthy), is the creator and curator of THE DISNEY BOUND.
Like you know the whole Disney bounding concept? Yep. Created by her.
The conversation went a little like this:
Leslie: Hi, I’m Leslie. Nice to meet you.
Me: Wait… like Disneybound Leslie?
Leslie: Haha, yes.
Me: OMG CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LIFE.
Mortifying, I know. But I meant every word.
I spent the entirety of that shoot, changing into different plaids, and spewing out questions every time the camera wasn’t flashing…
desperately hoping she didn’t find me too insane.
I couldn’t stop asking questions, she had a job some of us Disney fans only dream of and I felt like a plaid sponge not wanting anything to drip out.
The best part? She was NICE. Like really really nice, and answered every question I gave her very genuinely.
Once this photoshoot was over, I told them to let me know if they ever needed me again.
‘I’m available every day for the rest of my life’, was the phrase I used, I believe.
Sure enough, a few weeks later, Brandon had asked me back for their Spring Line.
All I can really say, is that it was a dream come true. I know for them, they just needed someone to wear the clothes and take pictures.
But for a girl who has been so obsessed with Disney for this long, and has worked tirelessly to build a following in this beautiful Disney community of ours… it was truly a moment I will never forget.
I remember walking into the Cakeworthy factory and thinking to myself, ‘Holy shit. I wish this was my life.’
So on behalf of myself, and the inner disney-obsessed child that lives inside my soul… I’d like to thank both Brandon and Leslie for the opportunity.
Not just for letting me wear your clothes, but for letting me pick your brains, and letting me annoy the shit out of you both with questions.
I wanted to make sure the entire time I talked to them, that they knew I wanted nothing from them other than to talk and learn what it’s like to work in the Disney community and get up for a job every day they can be proud of. I spent a lot 2017 struggling with what my life is going to be ABOUT, and what I’m DOING with it.
So at the end of the year, hovering Christmas time… this photoshoot couldn’t have come at a better time.
It gave me the motivation I needed to continue writing, and posting, and sharing my love of Disney with all of you.
I could talk all day with people who turn their dreams into reality.
It was an amazing day, and I really hope to continue to take these opportunities in the future.
And if you haven’t checked out Cakeworthy yet- do it.
Their shit is the bomb.