Amanda Talbot - My First Encounter With Australian Network Channel 9

I thought I would share a little story regarding the glasses I'm wearing. I don't know if you guys know but last year I dipped my big toe into Television. Not cable but free to air in Australia. The whole experience was insane in a good way. I had so much fun. It started out me sitting at my desk in my beach side apartment in Hove, UK. It was snowing and I was so homesick for Australia. Out of the blue I was offered a potential spot on a reality design show as a judge and mentor. Free flight home was my first thought and second thought was I would finally get to go home. Anyway to cut a long story short I was asked by Granada Television to do a "test" at ITV studios in London. I kinda freaked out and thought what does one wear for Channel 9 to win over their hearts to like me.

Living in London and Hove for 10 years I didn't really know what was going on in Aussie fashion but I thought I should perhaps look a little designer authoritative like. I don't know why but I had the fashion madam from the Incredibles in my head when I got ready to go down to London. I decided to wear some oversize frames. I thought 'Yes the nerdy glasses make me look like I know what I'm talking about'. 

Well I did the test and waited to hear back from Granada. The next day I had THE phone call "Umm hi Amanda, listen we love you but the guys at Channel 9 are not sure about you because of the glasses. Can you go back to ITV tomorrow and do another test umm without them". OMG, my heart sank. The stupid thing is I don't even wear glasses.  Well second time lucky I got the gig without the eye wear.

I found them in a box while I was unpacking the other day in my new apartment and decided to finally wear them out in Australia. I have to say I still kinda like them even if Channel 9 doesn't. :-)