He was like...What's going on?
I was thinking.."Damn, I need to work to pay this guy. I haven't had any photo shoots this week."
As soon as the thought came, the phone rang.
Diva was on the line. Diva is the hair stylist I work with on the magazine. She's Diva because she wears crazy weaves and her personality is larger than life.
"Listen, hunny...you know I do amazing make-up but I need you to do this girl for me today. Her make-up artist canceled on her last minute. I think she's going to pay you $50 for an hour's worth of work."
It was decent. The shoot is at 12. It was 10:30. I live 30 minutes away from the studio the shoot was taking place at.
And I wasn't showered.
When I tell you I got it together in the speed of light!
I got to the studio at 11:55. I call her. She wasn't there.
Let's just cut the boring part. I didn't get picked up til 1:30.
I'm used to it. Just mad that I threw my stuff in my kit when obviously, I could've taken my time...I like order.
Yadda yadda....she doesn't have any base make-up. She bought CoverGirl make-up in tan. Let me say this..the girl was a light skinned black girl. Whyyyyyyyyyy would you buy anything in tan. Honey, that stuff is not for us! I had to mix and match some stuff. There was a slight diff between her face and body. But the rest of the make-up was flawless. She raved about it! She loved it! Everyone on the team likes me.
Blah blah blah....
Its time for me to leave. I'm like...okay, gotta go...great working with you....she's like, yea, thank you soo much!
Umm, no money was exchanged.
She calls me later to thank me. No talk of money. So either, she lied to Diva or Diva lied to me. I doubt Diva would lie to me. She's up front and we do a LOT of work together. She wouldn't jeopardize that.
So, yea....can't wait for the pictures.
Let's just say from now on, I will have a contract pre-drawn with my rates so that I don't get stiffed again...
Did I mention I had $10 today. Now, I have $7 til Friday?! Jesus be a chicken wing because this starving artist thing is real!
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