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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Answering a Reader Question #311

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi Dania!

Love the blog! I hope this isn't s too awkward of a question for you.

Recently I just got my first period, and as you know, irregular periods can happen. Well say like I am in a pretty dress/outfit for a fashion show and my surprise period stains the dress? Then what do I do?

It would be really helpful if you could answer this, thanks in advance. 

Hi, Anonymous! Don't worry, it's not an awkward question for me at all--I've seen the gamut in my years as a model so not much surprises me anymore, lol. If you find yourself in that type of situation, the first thing to do is take the dress off immediately--there's no way they're going to let you on stage to show off the dress if it is stained. Notify one of the backstage dressers of the issue and they'll help you do damage control (the dressers will be female so they'll be okay with handling this type of situation).

They'll end up either finding you a new outfit to go out in or if there isn't anything available, you'll just have to skip your turn on the runway and the other models will be bumped up.

Since you know your periods will be irregular, the key is to prevent this from happening in the first place if at all possible. To err on the side of caution, always carry tampons and/or pads with you whenever you head to a fashion show or photoshoot. I personally prefer tampons because you don't have to worry about the outline of the pad showing through, possible leakage or feeling awkward because of the extra padding. I don't know if you're comfortable with tampons yet but they are great for preventing such accidents from occurring. But if you aren't cool with those or don't have much practice, having pads handy will still get the job done.

Hope that helps!

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