Friday, October 15, 2010
This week was way more awesome compared to last week. On Tuesday, I assisted an absolutely lovely stylist who specializes in the vintage world. Check out those vintage Prada loafers! I couldn't keep my eyes off of them. Wantwantwant! Hopefully I'll get photos from that shoot soon.
I also just wrapped up a job for The Vampire Diaries as a costume buyer. I spent like 14g's for two actresses for the upcoming season. I don't watch the show, but I guess I'll have to watch the one coming up. I was working with some fierce and fabulous bitches! One designed Entourage, and the other designed The Wrestler. They're totally down to earth, which was surprising b/c they're from LA. LOL.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
So last week I had the displeasure of working with a first timer, who I will now refer to as "The Idiot". She was absolutely hideous to me and to top things off, she was younger than me (this is valid since I'm under 30). The Idiot's motto for me for the entire shoot was "Um well this is my first gig ever, so you do it". It was for a large campaign and I am still dumbfounded as to how she landed that gig. This was my second time assisting a newbie and then it hit me: Production Companies are hiring girls fresh out of Fashion School for a lower rate and smaller budgets. This cannot continue. They're taking our key union gigs! Look, I'm all for progression in the field and young people being given opportunities, but there's an order to it all. Paying dues, interning, assisting, etc.
This doesn't just go for my department. SAG actors are dealing with this as well. Just because you have a pretty face doesn't mean you deserve roles/jobs meant for those who have worked so hard to get here.
My costume stock dressed the majority of the talent and I was never recognized or even thanked for that. Instead, the director praised The Idiot for her"genius".
I know you're sensing envy and bitterness but the truth of the matter is, if you can't fill out a timecard correctly, and you don't know what strobing and greeking mean, you probably aren't ready to be keying your own jobs yet. You will be at some point, but just not now. GO TRAIN and BE HUMBLE ABOUT IT.
There are 4 things wrong with this timecard...
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thank you, Star Magazine. You totally made my day. This was one of the outfits I was "against"...and it was her "fav". Hey, she wanted to look c*nt, and she certainly got what she wanted. In KLS's defense though, she did get us paid on time. Well played.
Caption: Sometimes less is more-and the Twilight hottie proves it! With a sleek updo, bare legs and sharp patent pumps, she lets the Hervé Léger by Max Azria mini speak for itself. Kimora's opaque tights and thigh-high boots drag the look down.