Thursday, February 22, 2007

A fitting Nightmare

I had to blog about this today because yesterday i would have been a lot harsher in my synopsis of what went down. Infact honestly i wasn't even half as upset yesterday as i was this morning.....you know like when u start turning fitfully in ur sleep and wake up like 3 hrs before u are meant to??...yeah im talking about morning ANGER.....i just woke up angry with the world and yeah im upset that my sleep was interrupted!


Anyway so yesterday was our fitting for the Huasa show of which i dragged my flat(:() but still really cute butt (lol) from Philadelphia to make it in time for their model practice......meaning i left Philly mad early( carrying ozzy's stuff) in the morning...got back home.....stitched up some stuff....babysat my niece and packed up the clothes in a bag....and hurriedly drove (well my cousin drove hee hee) to HU....so yes in a way...i was breaking my back to come down for this thingy thang....I missed out on meeting up with this Philadelphia chic who wants us to do a show and also missed out on hitting Boston to talk with some show pple too....i just gave up my 2 weeks filled with business prospects of which being paid was an option to come down for their practice.......and honestly i was HAPPY and EXCITED to do that....happy with our purchases in Philly.......happy to fit the models we picked lovingly...just happy in general....



Till i got to the practice and realised that the models we picked originally had been put in other scenes....so the models we had for OUR scene were TOTALLY different looking chicas who had different body sizes than what we had created.......talk about being thrown out of loop??!......
I cannot deny that i wasn't told that some models were cut from the show but this was different....they are not cut from the show...oh no....just from cranberry's scene.....i mean i am looking at the models i picked and i am being told that they cannot be used in my scene because of some reasons that have nothing to do with me......


Now that could have been said to me in a better way......or that could have been said to me PERIOD...but no...i had to figure it out myself....and so i decided to have a lil talk with the chic in charge to find out what happened.....i mean if people ask you to pick your models.....you are entitled to have those models you picked in your scene...no matter what....unless they are cut from the show or are in the scene right before yours....understandable reasons....


So i go up to find out wassup and my dears i must assume that she have had a ROUGH ass day because the amount of flippancy and attitude that this lady used to give me this totally bizarre MSG was ridiculous....we were Totally taken aback....i mean she was straight up in our faces telling us "I'm sorry, You have to use the models you see, regardless of if it is the ones you chose because ur original models cannot do this scene"......I'm like why????....and she is giving me this blank face like" i already told u because of blah blah blah reason"......I'm like what does that reason have to do with cranberry???...(and trust me the reason is so ridiculously silly).....i don't understand how some models bad behavior affects cranberry...if you are upset at the girls why don't you remove them from the show period....why am i suffering for their mistakes?....please waste another designers time and not mine...hisss.....i was so irritated...she had that whole air of IVE SAID WHAT IVE SAID and PLEASE GET OUT MY FACE thing going on....like after she finished talking, she just looked away and continued what she was doing.....so i calmly explained to her that if clothes are made for a 5 11 chic with a size 26 waist...there isn't anyway its going to fit some 5 6 chic with a size 24 waist....DUH.....i mean how do you inconvenience a designer for your show....how do you spring that up on someone....i was told that the names of the girls taken out would be forwarded to my inbox...i NEVER GOT IT...was i supposed to be running after them to give me the list???.....hiss.....so why oh why do you tell me this bullshit a week before the show...after the clothes have already been finished.....

see now THAT is the reason why i don't do school shows...esp with Africans.....because there is this whole "abuse of power"thing ....like when you are in charge of WHATEVER you can talk to anybody anyhow you feel fit....because u r in charge.... i firmly believe that if i come at u with respect i too should be treated with respect....and lawd knows i try to work with this girl but nooooooooo she had to be so peremptory and ish....Since we started cranberry ...this has been my first time feeling like i am a js3 girl talking to a senior....infact this is the first time ive been talked to like that PERIOD....at least in this America because you know in nija, peeps you meet on the road/ bank/ restaurant can just disrespect you anyhow...after all they are your ELDER.....disrespect is everywhere....just like depression lol.....anyway Americans at least appreciate peoples creativity and time.....and this lady was just talking with so much authority and ish ...in front of the models and the world...with that whole attitude like WE are doing you the favor....?????????....oh helllll naw.....okay she didn't actually say the last part but it was IMPLIED.....I KNOW she wasn't talking to some of the other designers like that....this was plainly because we both know each other and because we are young and upcoming designers and she clearly thinks we are eager and hoping for some exposure.


oh honey please

like i am so pressed to do the show......*rolling eyes*.....infact if not for the fact that we hate being effups.....cranberry would be so OUT of the lineup....i mean ive been part of HUASA way before this young lady and she will not stop me from giving back to my school's ASA period ....

Anyway i will just put it down to maybe she was having a really bad day...cus she is usually an okay chica.......

I did get all my models back tho.....of course...after a Little talk we had LOL....rubbish.....but the exchange just left a sour taste in my mouth....i was just uninterested in everything!...how can u just destroy comfort level i had with the show....and make me feel a bit insignificant...like we have no say in the matter....anyway Ill put all that evil behind me and move on......so about the fitting...err...it went okay....some of the models looked GREAT in the clothes....some just looked ALL WRONG....GAWD i began to doubt myself....dang those Americans and their ample hips....i mean how can ur waist size be smaller than mine and ur hips be way bigger.....it created a problem.....sigh....after flipping through the pictures i know what fits who now...so on Saturday we are refitting.....hopefully this time there would be no fitting problems AND most importantly no communication problems......


On a BRIGHTER NOTE...we got our hair did this weekend by abbylicious abby.....she did like four heads this weekend, mine, ozzy's, joan and juliette's hair....I'm so happy i am in her "i'll do your hair for free circle"......so a big HA HA to all them wannabeIN friends of mine trying to force themselves into that circle....my job is to make sure it never happens ....y'all know who you are....yes larrries...im talking about Y'all!...


2 comments:

Jaja said...

I heard you guys wil be showing in HU's spring fashion show--hopefully that'll be a better experience. I had a similar thing happen to me while producing swimsuits for VCU's African Student Union's Annual Fashion Show. And this model with a stank attitude and a ridiculously BIG ass started crying and creating a scene backstage because she ould not fit into the bottoms I designer. Everyone was coming to me like I was the villain! I shrugged and said--"its not my fault she's shaped like a cow." But, you use what you got. She ended up wearing the top with a wrap on the bottom!

Cranberry said...

LOL!....