Congratulations! You booked the job and now you have to get ready. You have studied. You have practiced. You have shared the event with your friends, family and followers. Now all you have to do is prepare for the day of show.
Models and Actors both have to prepare for the day they get to make another dream a reality. Show up knowing you have done everything you can to enjoy your event without any unnecessary stress.
If there is one thing I learned in my early days in the industry, it was to always be prepared! Twenty years and a hundred shows (fashion and television) later I still pack my model bag.
It doesn’t matter if hair and makeup is being provided, I pack my hair and makeup products. I have been at the television studio waiting for my hairstylist or makeup artist only to find out they are running late or not coming at all. Because I packed my bag I was able to execute the look needed for my appearance.
Why do I continue to pack a bag? Why should you start packing a model bag?Here are the top three reasons why you need a model bag.1. Quick fix ninja.You will need a model bag because there may come a time when you have to correct your makeup, fix your shoe or assist with last minute wardrobe and styling changes.2. Designers, stylists and show producers will love you.Models who bring a model bag packed with the essentials are more likely to get booked for future jobs. Why? Show producers love it when models are prepared for the worst case scenario. If you have safety pins, nail file or an extra pair of shoes you will be looked upon as "one of the best models to work with"3. Better safe than sorry.You will be glad you packed a good bag. I recall a time when a group of us were waiting for hair and makeup and another model had a "lady" problem. Luckily I had extra supplies in my bag to help her get through the show. So when I say, "its better to have and not need then to need and not have"...it's true.
Understand, a good model bag will take time to build. Don't feel like you have to run out today and purchase all of the things you don't have. I have been modeling half of my life and I am constantly adding and replenishing.
The most important message I want you to receive is to be prepared. Even if the job is providing items on the list, bring yours just in case. Things happen backstage. Items magically get up and walk away. Producers forget to pick up snacks or secure a vendor for catering. Stylists and designers forget to bring your outfit. Yes, this has happened to me as well.
Just pack your bag and watch how much easier your job goes. Start packing by grabbing your copy of “The Ultimate Model Bag Ebook” now.
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