Went last Saturday in Calibre studio for a styling gig.
Open shoots are "in" nowadays. They come up with a themed photo shoot (for this, it's Runway Ready), collaborate with photographers, hair and make up artists, and stylists for the job, and then invite interested participants who want to have their beautiful photos taken for their modeling portfolios or just for fun (or for Facebook primary photo ;p). Open shoots usually have all-inclusive fees at around P500-1000.
Jear doing his magic in styling the pretty participant.
The Stylist Team! :)
Pax, Jear, Melai, Moi!
I am in love with Melai's powerful combat boots! :D
In the middle of the day, Pax and Jear dared me and Melai to handle one client each. Parang test/exam ba! :)
- welcome them as they enter
- ask what clothes/accessories/shoes they bought for the shoot
- come up with a complete look for the client: from how to put-together the available clothes, to how the make up and hair would look like, what accessories and shoes they need to wear, etc.
The hair and make up team with Rachelle, the girl I solo-styled!
I was anxious at first that Rachelle's denim dress isn't "runway ready". But after going through the HMUA's magic wands, look at her:
Pretty boho girl! :) Nailove ako, haha!
Pax brought her whole house with her:
The make up area:
Inside the dressing room, trying out Pax's cute blazer! ;p
(Sabi ko kanwari pang outfit post, haha!)
Melai said it's Kookie's! :) Ganda!
I went to the studio a bit late than the rest, coz I had issues with my sleep (I think too much, so although tired, I still can't sleep!). I am not sure if it's the lack of rest, or pressures of all the things piling up, or my disorganized life (in short, sabog)...But that day I realized I wasn't meant to be a stylist. I know it's too early to say, and I can learn more from exposure and experience. But based on that day, I found out that a true stylist isn't only stylish, but also someone who is in-the-know of all styles and not just her own.
And I am the complete opposite. I love fashion to death, and I value my personal style, but that's it. I realized I can't dress up another person coz I don't know her personality, or the theme runway ready isn't "me" and I can't do anything about it. And also because I only know one style which is my own.
|photo from pax|
These statements surely bruised my dear ego (haha), but at least I know what I am now and I am brave enough to admit them. I may not be meant for this what seem to be like the "it" job right now, but I know that I loved what I did those times because I was with my friends. The day I realized what I am not meant for is also the day I realized how I value friendship, helping out, and pakikisama.
I guess the big realization of not having "the criteria of being a stylist" made me sad/confused that I was so frustrated when we left the studio (thank you JR and Melai for the ride to Ayala Station <3). I was sorting my head while texting and waiting for my sister Cea in the terminal, when I bumped into a girl na nananadya (hehe), who turned out to be Tamems! :) She has to go somewhere though, but she made me happy just to be there! I spent the rest of my waiting time on a food stalls food trip:
Tell me what you think about my thoughts. :) All the love to everyone, and hope things will fall into place. ;)