Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Being camera shy since like forever I decided to take on the reins and do something about it. This year I plan on making lots of new positive changes in my life. One of them was to overcome my shyness (with the camera!) and so I decided to go for a casting at a modelling agency. I am happy (and extremely surprised) that I got the job.

Here are some photos from my photoshoot.

this last picture means a huge deal for me and I cannot believe I am posting this up for all to see. I was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis since I was a baby and have never had the pleasure of having a full head of hair. All my life I've had low self esteem because of it although I think I hide it pretty well because everyone seems to think I am really confident (it's all a lie, I act this way because I hate being pitied) but now at the ripe old age of 30 something I decided it's time to face my fears and show my true self. When I mentioned to the modelling agency that I have alopecia they were excited because it meant I had a unique look. 

So now the secret is out, my hair is only a wig which I only started wearing properly a few months ago. All this while I would only wear a scarf because wearing a wig felt too weird for me. But I love it now! I wish I could afford to buy more. It's so much fun!

Wow, I still cannot believe I am doing this but like I said it's time to face my fears and I would like the public to be more aware of Alopecia. 

If you know anyone with this condition and need someone to talk to please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to help. You can find my email on the sidebar.

Thanks for listening xxx


  1. Bald or not, girl you are beautiful!!!

  2. these are beautiful I had cancer when I was 12 going through chemo for 2 years I had no hair so I completely understand how hard this can be you go girl!!!!!!

  3. Sal, you are so beautiful with or without hair!

  4. girl, it's been a long while since i've commented here and i have to say that this post is beyond deserving of one (not that the others aren't, i'm just not very good at commenting since i read all of my blogs through google reader)...anyway, i just had to stop by to tell you that you've always been so so beautiful and i can't believe you're camera shy...look at those photos! high fives for overcoming your fear and letting some confidence shine through! i hope this experience has given you a little boost...hair or no hair, you are beautiful...you have to know that. rise up sister, you got this! xo.

  5. Gyah, you are so gorgeous with or without hair! And big kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone!

  6. Congratulations! Way to face your fears. You're a beauty either way.

  7. You are a BABE, Sal! Seriously!

    I'm so proud of you for posting that photo! I'm glad that you are able to share it with us on your blog & help raise awareness and help others with Alopecia.

    These are SUCH great photos! Be proud! :)

  8. Wow, firstly I love the first image and secondly you're so brave! I feel happy that you're starting to feel more comfortable with yourself that's brilliant!

    As for the Charity shop issue I'm honestly surprised that Manchester don't seem to have many good ones as I thought it was quite good there for fashion and vintage etc...I don;t even remember why I thought this. But I think the best way to find vintage or good pieces second hand is to shop around in the charity shops of rich areas!!


  9. Amazing pics dear :D soo pretty and SWEET! <333

  10. I think this is my favourite post from you! Showing who you really are is something beautiful and I truly respect that. Especially in the blogosfera where everybody seem to want to picture the perfect life, look, status. Ever since I've visited your blog I thought you were beautiful and this hasn't change at all. xx

  11. Hi Sal, no looking back now! You are a natural and your self confidence will grow and grow...I take it I am out of a job now you have turned pro.
    Having spoken to you also helped me bare my soul ever so slightly, and was asked to write a short article, in which you are featured.

    I don't know if this will work as a link...http://pentaxslr.eu/Pro_News/aid=22/approaching_strangers__an_idiots_guide/ paste it or click my name maybe.

    xNigel & Deb

  12. You are a gorgeous young lady.
    I love the bald look on beautiful feminine women.
    My wife has alopecia universalis, and like yourself she is a very beautiful lady.

    Gerald in Minneapolis, U.S.A.


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