Monday, February 12, 2007

It's just me and the dazzler in the mirror

ALAS!!! A conclusion was reached, that would of course be of mutual benefit; The article being published in exchange of her modeling in an editorial feature in HauTe.

This wasn't actually a problem, she's quite the "hottie" 6ft and everything! Also, her "connections" should do well for the magazine and even make work easier for me *mysterious grin*, as she volunteered to set up the whole shoot and have her photographer friend {who has shot like every ANTM model you can think of} do us the honour ...set up this pretty studio, makeup artist, stylist, EVERYTHING!! all I had to do was, hook her up with the designers. Weeeeeee, excited me - could have been 1st professional shoot i'd be directly involved with *sigh*. Everything went jolly for like 3days!!...I mean she called me E - VERY - DAY. I know it's not her business, but i'm not really a "talking" person....BUT hey, I did love this ladys persona. She was fun and cool to talk to, no denying. It just seemed like our conversations started becoming repetitive - talking about the shoot and what needed to be done and all that, not only on the phone, but in emails too {she writes LOOOOOONG emails...Okay, maybe I'm not much of a reader too, have I confessed? LoL}

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Finally, everything was in place, everyone involved with the shoot knew the roles they were playing, and i'm sure were certain of the deadlines. The designers only had to make 6 - 8 pieces, and had a week to let us know what the colours and styles would be. Lady Unique, seriously commited to the cause had to URGENTLY {I'm guessing} let the stylist know what colours the designers were looking at, to co-ordinate with the ensemble. ERRR, One thing - Designers were not available {They already knew their deadline, and were nowhere near missing it, only that, they didn't want their creative juices interrupted} I Understood, and just left MSGes for them to get to me as soon as they could, leaving me to deal with Ms. Unique *sigh*

Thursday and Friday came, and I told Lady Unique what was going on and as soon as I hear from them I'll let her know what their colour picks are. I was sure they'd get intouch at least after the holiday {Labor day weekend}, Yet she kept calling and emailing, this time I had run out of things to say, and decided I did not need to talk to her, until atleast something came up, Good or bad!

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The designers finally called!!!! Telling me Lady Unique had been calling, and leaving threats about cancelling the shoot because I was not picking up or replying her emails {This was the darn weekend, PEOPLE!!}. Relieved to hear from the designers, I told them to just give her a call and let her know what the colours they picked were, so she could immediately contact the stylist! Silly me, I told them to give her a MSG {Obviously i'm not much of a liar} to tell her that neither my phone or internet is working {LIE, well half lie - my internet wasn't working}, but they were able to get intouch with me through a mutual friend and I will get intouch with her as soon as I could {I just thought it was courteous, and will calm her down to know everything is fine, we were still VERY MUCH on schedule!! no need for the pan!cs}...OHHH did I regret that!!!!...Next thing I go out and check my email....and it's this LOOONGGG email of how unprofessional am being, talking about my internet is not working, but I was able to comment on a certain blog, YES U READ RIGHT, she was keeping tabs on me on the internet!!!.....that I did not only comment on the blog, once but TWICE.....Haaaaa, I first of all thought WTHH....AHHHHHHHHHHHH, then I got a bit worried, Like why is she being impatient!!! {I guess she was just upset I tried to play with her intelligence, but then again maybe if she had relaxed till mondayy, anyhoo} I refused to reply such an email, not just for the fact that I was speechless, but who replies that kind of ranting email? {LoL}


I wake up the next morning and it's ANOTHER email {LONGGGG}, WARNING ME that If I don't get intouch with whatever by Tuesday {which was the day I intended to get intouch - holiday was over} she'll cancel the shoot. Then, I realised I must have given her the impression that this was a life or death matter for me, and she must have really thought so, because HRS later, she wrote an email CC'in the designers insulting my life and looking for every possible way for them to think I was a fraud {I'd love to share emails - but feel free to walk in my office, they are now posted on the wall as my inspiration}.


Fortunately, the designers found her just as irrational, and we agreed to postpone the shoot and have her not be involved in anyway. I couldn't have been more devastated, this was definately a 1st for me, coming across such a character, I was quite drastic too, I changed my phone #, LoL If I could change my email I would have, went into shock for a bit, and realised that I better becareful and know that the sanest person I could ever trust ...is the dazzler in the mirror!

16 comments:

GRegwar's Revenge said...

Haha Dammie, she sounds like you. Remember when you'd ask me to do stuff and then try to call me and I wouldn't get back to you? then you'd go on fbook and check my wall to see if I've been online or call Tolu's phone. Infact, i think you stalked me; hence, my writing this post at 6:00 am.

PS: I keep having nightmares of me refusing to do a certain webbie for a certain someone, and she's guilting me into doing it. Kind of like a fat person swiming in Chocolate syrup. The soundtrack of the dream is my annoying 'Hellomoto' ring tone. Don't worry, I shan't change my number or fbook profile, just the shitty ringtone.

Wale said...

wow...*speechless*

Dammie said...

LoL @ Greg. She actually reminds me of myself in someways.....I think she just let her pride get the best of her that weekend!

Anyhoo who is calling u talking about a webbie?...and I like that ringtone!!

Oh Wale *sigh*

Bella Naija said...

I have missed u this babe.
Where the **** r u?

Dammie said...

Can you imagine!....I ACTUALLY JUST CALLED YOU!!! before I checked the blog!

Where the hell are you!!..So much news *hiss*..Call me, I'm back in MD...or Blackberry me.

XxKizzesxX
D.

NaijaBabe said...

lol, wow madness! we all have our days!

dezhare said...

DANg!!!!!!!! this is too long...loll..am coming back to read

Bolaji said...

are you sure this woman ever existed? cz i agree she sounds like you. Maybe you went crazy Dammie, and your alter ego took over. You know, the editor one we're afraid of.

tobi said...

hunnie this shudn't surprise u...it is the fashion industry....nd as i sed..it's a loooooong way to the top....

Dammie said...

We sure do @ NaijaBabe

Ebunoluwa!

No Bolaji, she's a cartoon *hiss* and U and Greg r losing ur minds! Infact the 2 of u r unprofessional anyways. How won't I sound like her, when u ppl NEVER meet the deadline!...NEVER!

Hey Tobi, it's a long way...and that's Y it should be about the journey not the end!...I love the journey!

Anonymous said...

part of it seems like the kind of thing I was feeling at work the other

Dammie said...

Okay Anon. I'm guessing they nabbed you before you could finish your sentence!!!!LoL

Bella Naija said...

Bloody crackberry addict! lol...
we need to get u to rehab stat!

Yeah yeah as other people, that's what happens when u run a business especially in fashion. All the egos and stuff, but it doesnt make the person u r talking about a bad person! she is fab! I guess u guys just had a bit of miscommunication

Dammie said...

LoL...Hater!!

and Yeahh she's definately darling, she's very funny...I love her persona...she's kewl...As NaijaBabe said...we all have our days!!.....LoL, it was her day, now my story.

TaureanMinx said...

I may have just passed out. I find it very hard to keep talking about the same issues and planning and over planning. I'd much rather go with the flow, which of course has its own problems too.

Dammie said...

LoL, You would have died in this situation then. I perosnally think going with the flow is the best thing!!...coz you can't regret anything. That's my philosophy now!!