The hold was for Wednesday. That is all I knew, no time or location. Being the mom of three, this presents a little challenge. I have to arrange a babysitter for my other two for any time during the day. Fortunately, I have family who is retired near by that can usually help out.
At 4:15 pm on Tuesday, I got an email from my daughter's agent saying she still hadn't heard anything & was calling the client. At 4:45, I got a call from the agent. Vivienne was now on hold for THURSDAY, not Wednesday (tomorrow). Again, no time or location. This is a prime example of how flexible you have to be! A reason that you need to think twice before getting your child into modeling. Do you have this flexibility?
Wednesday evening, 4:30 pm I find out the hold has become an actual booking! It is for Thursday, 3:00 PM in San Francisco. This is on of those times I am grateful I have lived in "The City" as I know a lot of people who get nervous navigating their way once inside. The only challenge: 3:00 is getting close to massive traffic trying to leave SF. If you can get out by 4:30 it's not too bad (still a mess) but after that, gridlock city. I have taken Vivienne to shoots that have lasted 15 minutes, to 3 1/2 hours. I was also nervous because my babysitter had to be somewhere at 7.
Then I read the details of the shoot. It is for a children's furnishings & accessories company. On the paper it said, "Please bring: play clothes: light layers, sweaters, skinny jeans, cropped light pants, ballet flats. Colors: pink, lavenders, pinks, and light blues." Now, this is where panic sets in. The agent said not to worry too much about the clothes, but I freak out inside. Vivienne doesn't have anything like this! She wears: dresses, skirts and leggings. As far as sweaters, I have nothing yet in her size now & her shoes are dark purple! Jeans never fit her as she is a little stick!
|Vivienne put this outfit together ....|
|Waiting for the shoot to begin. Snacking on crakers & Orangina.|
We got inside & guess what? There was an adorable outfit all ready to go, ballet flats and all. Vivienne started warming up a bit, but was still a bit "shy" when the stylist came down to do her hair. Then we went to the shoot.
This was the cool "behind the scenes pat for me! They had taken a part of this persons house & repainted it in a beautiful mural to create a bedroom scene. They said after the shoot, they put the house back together just as it was before they came. I never knew.
They had a music box on the floor and wanted Vivienne to "just play". Well, you don't need to tell her twice. She loves jewelry. After a little while, some joking with the people on set & teasing by the studio teacher (and me leaving the area) Vivienne did great.
It will be out around February / March!