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Old Hollywood Glam..

 

So the advice to every model before a shoot goes something like this..

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Have an early night and lots of sleep
  • Practice a good skin care routine
  • Plan and pack your shoot bag in plenty of time

As usual, i didn’t follow any of the above. At 6am on the morning of the shoot, i had just finished a block of 2 days & three nights. Those five shifts consisted of copious amounts of tea, several ham & cheese toasties, maybe 3 cups of water and hardly one decent night/days sleep. I did however manage to cut down to two bars of chocolate and one bag of popcorn, which is a big deal for me, i have basically starved myself.

I rocked up to the studio after having only four hours sleep, which were interrupted by my smoke alarm being set off thanks to the builders of the flat below mine, smoking away.

The shoot actually went really well, even with the added threat of a bloody big spot appearing, i knew i should have followed pre-shoot advice. Thankfully the MUA worked her magic and made it disappear!

Thankfully the shoot went really well and we did manage to get some fab images in the look we were going for!

The studio itself was in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool in Make, a building full of all kinds of creatives including photographers, musicians and lots of local businesses. I could instantly feel my creative side slowly coming back to life, it made me miss being in a creative environment, time to get my ass into gear again.

So, my first shoot in a few months was a success.. now i have three more to plan for and a studio day to sort out.

Its a good job i’m a massive geek with a passion for planning, organization and a spreadsheet!

Model: https://www.instagram.com/rubywildepinup/

Images: https://www.instagram.com/chrisevophoto/

MUA: https://www.instagram.com/ameliagillartistry/

 

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11:11

Last night while in work I made the decision to pack in the whole pin up modelling thing, I got sick of looking at my own face and trying to promote my pages, thinking it’s going no where and essentially feeling like a dick promoting myself, which has always made me feel uncomfortable!

I woke up today ready to get rid of my pages, save my pictures and put it all down to experience. Then I started to see little signs. I woke to check my clock at 11.11, my car miles on the way to the gym were 111, my heart rate on the devils cross trainer was 111, then I looked at 11.11 mins left, then 1.11 mins to go and 1.11 mins on the rower.

I’m a huge believer in the whole 11.11 thing, that it is a sign that your doing everything the way you should be at that very minute. 

The first time I had ever seen it was after I had packed up my life and returned home, after crying at my wheel for 10 mins and my lovely Mum coming out to hug me,I looked at the clock on my car..11.11..it has since been everywhere,especially around when I’m making a decision, like the day I viewed my flat..which turned out to be my best decision yet.

Fast forward to this afternoon..as I was walking out of the gym, I had a phone call from a studio to tell me that I had won a Facebook competition for a burlesque style shoot, which is exactly how I got in to pin up, winning a facebook comp! Tonight, I have also been offered 3 more shoots. Time to quit doubting myself and stay positive..I could always blag a PA to sort my promotions out 😂