Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not your typical day in the office

The last couple of days have been absolutely insane, mostly due to my current gig on a much awaited and extremely expectations-ridden movie. As usual on set, there is lack of sleep, constant foot pain, greasy food (that I am trying not to touch) and ridiculously long days - we clocked in at 6:30AM yesterday, left at midnight and are going back ASAP when the sun rises today.

On the upside, however, there is also fantastic makeup, wildly weird hairstyles and, above all, a plethora of the most amazing fashions. The wardrobe collection spans neon PVC dresses, horsehair headpieces, armour bustiers, sequined jumpsuits, prints that you can't stop staring at, flapper glitter fringes, architectural heels, classic designer stilettos and all kinds of funky accessories.... being on set feels like watching a kitschy runway show, with the pieces being "modeled" by cynical, meal penalty counting SAG actors on the one hand, and starry-eyed non-union first-timers on the other.

What we all have in common, though, is a complete lack of shame pairing our glittery, ruffled, beaded getups with mis-matched footwear such as flip-flops, UGGS or even fuzzy indoor slippers, whenever a 5-minute break is getting called. Yes, that includes me. But before you judge, try walking in my Manolos for 17 hours straight. I might go barefoot today!

Below: outfit extravaganza.

53 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking us along on this exciting adventure. I can't think of anything more fun than what you're doing! What does "meal penalty counting" mean? Are they penalized somehow for eating?

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  2. Wow, you are fast! Production has to pay extra fees to union members if the first meal of the day is being served later than 6 hours after call time. I always laugh at how people seem to be obsessed with counting meal penalties...! I'd rather have lunch on time than some extra dollars in my pocket, since I get so cranky when I don't eat! :)

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  3. Sounds like the ultimate dream job! What's more exciting than getting to play dress up all day. Go home and soak your feet in some Epsom salt lady!

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  4. ahah that is so funny, i agree with you though, id rather have everything think i was nice and pleasant thatn grouchy with a few extra notes in my pocket ;)

    i am way jealous of you, i hope you know that! you lucky lucky thing ;) awesome outfits

    sugar
    xoxo

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  5. Mmmmm I love that mutli coloured jacket!

    xoxo
    J

    P.S. DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY THE SITE I'M DOING A GIVEAWAY.

    www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks like some wild fashions and tons of fun. Make sure you tell us your part in it so we can look for you when it comes out. :O)

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  7. Sounds exciting nonetheless! I wouldn't mind wearing Manolos for 17 minutes, let alone 17 hours ;)

    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  8. sounds do fun-those pics are so colorful xxxx

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  9. To work in an office like yours would be so unbelievably thrilling. If only I didn't suffer from such severe stagefright I would have contemplated going into acting - it sounds so much more enjoyable than sitting behind a desk - unless you're blogging of course! Hope you're having a good time; don't work too hard! :)

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  10. Looks like fun! What kind of part do you have?

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  12. This is all so exciting, darling! Good for you!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. This all sounds so exciting! It was so interesting to read. Good luck with it all!

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  14. I love your life... I can't wait what the movie is all about.

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  15. I love heels and I love going barefoot of course, very exciting day, very tiring day, thanks for your comment darling a muaaaaa

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  16. ooohhh great post and fab blog x

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  17. You have such a fabulous job! It must be so fun going to work every day. :) And I love how you take us behind the scenes.

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  18. Hi, I love your story, and that show in the image is Wow ;)

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  19. Wow! How interesting! I have work in a couple of movies and in short films too. What is what you do? Are you a costume designer? I love being on set even if it is tiring sometimes...
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  20. Get some rest and work that booty on set!

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  21. What a long work day! But at the same time it sounds incredibly exciting. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  22. What a cool job!!! BTW I would go with some comfy shoes next time. :)

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  23. I'm not choosing what to wear... unfortunately! I would actually love to work in the costume department instead! They are all wearing flats...

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  24. I am loving the everyday update on set. It is absolutely exciting.

    You and me staying away from the greasy food, SO HARD, if I have strength so do you.

    Work it with those Manolos GIRL!

    xo ash

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  25. aww you poor thinggggg. an actres work isnt all that glamourous, true? I LURVE THE PINK BERET IN THE FIRST PICTURE!

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  26. Sounds hard,
    but is so amazing!

    The outfits are just lovely!

    love annie, xx

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  27. So beautiful!
    Love all the glitters!!

    Fab!

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  28. It so annoys me when paparazzi take pictures of someone on the set of a movie, and that someone is giving her feet a rest in Uggs, and people are like, "That's a terrible outfit!" I mean, obviously it's like you said. They're dressed in their wardrobe and taking a little break!

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  29. very nice blog! ;)
    u have gorgeous pics!!!!!

    big kiss from Spain so,
    xoxo

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  30. Can we trade puhhhhhhhhlease?? You come hang out with the dude and I'll rock out the Manolos. Sound good?

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  31. 17 hrs sounds in stilettos sounds like pure hell! i dont blame you for rocking uggs. Oh the things we do for the sake of fashion! :) loving reading about your experiences!

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  32. Wonder how you keep up such a highly energetic and edge-of-your-seat writing style amid all the noise and happy confusion. I envy your skill dear . . .

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  33. wow, well arent you a busy bee! still sounds fun anyways, jealz.

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

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  34. wow, that sounds very interesting. looks like a cool job

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  35. The pictures are beautiful !
    http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

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  36. Sounds glorious to be surrounded by ruffles, sequins and Manolos!
    -Tawney

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  37. That sounds really exciting! Busy, but fun. And those pictures are fantastic. I love all the colour!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    girlwiththebowtie.blogspot.com

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  38. wow! that glittery thing looks like SO MUCH FUn!!

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  39. oh jeez this sounds FANTASTIC
    tiring, but every girl`s dream. sighhhhhhhh

    lucky you, and sounds like you`re having a ball :)

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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  40. That sounds really exciting!! Love your post!
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  41. wow....love to have a job like yours!!!

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  42. Your job sounds so exciting darling!!! Enjoy it :)
    I wish you a lovely weekend bella!

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  43. Um, that is so awesome. What exactly are you doing? Do you get to meet any celebrities?

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  44. It sounds like so much fun, CC! And I can't wait to see more pics!

    And it's so true, I love Manolos, but I don't think I could stand to wear them 17 hours straight either!

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  45. Exhausting but exciting! There are some serious sequins going on there!

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  46. Finally done for this week! I got 10.5 hours of sleep between Monday 5AM and Friday 5PM... so not much time for blogging or reading other people's posts and comments. Sorry! :(

    I will catch up now!

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