I walk into the audition room and am invited to sit across the desk from the casting director.  They look me up and down, lean in and out. “Ooooooooooooo.  You’re interesting.  You look like you could have just come straight out of Middle Earth.”

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Stopwatch 4

12:00 – I plan my escape.  I’m at work on a sunny afternoon.

Two days before I submit to a casting call.  The next day they reply with the offer of an audition.  The casting session is the following day from 12-2.  I have to work, but it just so happens that my lunch break is from 12:15-1.  Perfect!  Time is tight, and the location is several major blocks away, but I love a good challenge.  I decide to go for it.

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Oscars 2014

Pizza, selfies, and statuettes; the 86th Annual Academy Awards lived up to its reputation as Hollywood’s biggest party.  Pharrell Williams’s dance-inducing performance of “Happy” has been stuck in my head ever since.  The evening was magical, but before all of the cheering, crying, and winning, there was the red carpet posing.  Here is my list of this year’s best dressed at the 2014 Oscars.

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Easy come easy go

I open my facebook at 11:32am.  There is a message from a casting director I’ve worked with several times before.  It was sent at 2am.  She has a music video gig for me in 36 hours.  They got it on short notice and need to fill out the cast.  She has two roles that I would be good for, and she wants to hire me, now.  No audition necessary.  They know me, they like me, they trust me, and they’ll pay me x-amount of money.  I take 3 seconds to consider.  I’ll have to reschedule a dentist appointment, which will probably cost me $75, and find someone to cover my shift at work the next day, which will probably be impossible.  I’m in.

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85th-annual-posters The 85th Annual Academy Awards were held on February 24th, 2013.  This is a show I usually never miss, but this year I only caught the tail end of them; just in time to see Ben Affleck take home Best Picture for Argo.  While I missed most of the celebrity action, I was indulging in a little limelight myself; I was out on the catwalk modeling two bridal party wear collections at the Exclusive Bridal Show.  Yes, on Oscar night I was busy having my hair and makeup done, putting on beautiful gowns and having lots of photos taken as I strolled down the (black) carpet.  I like to think of it as practicing for the real thing.  😉

Here’s my list of this year’s best dressed ladies on the red carpet (in random order).  Be sure to vote for your favorites in the poll below.  You can choose as many as you like.

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Eri Watanabe, Ashley Sawh, Julia Cosby, Anita Chan, and Holly Sarchfield
Gowns by Ashter Fashions
Photo by Bobby Ramlagan

As the new year rolled over, I was itching to do some modelling.  With my fingers crossed, I submitted to a casting call looking for runway models for an upcoming bridal show.  A few days later, they replied.  I was offered a spot walking in the Lady Tais fashion show, one of three runway showcases at the Exclusive Bridal Show.  I happily accepted.

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2013 has been very good for me.  I wanted to update you all on what I’ve been working on.  This February I had the incredible opportunity to play a starring role in a new sci-fi / post-Apocalypse web series called Darkest Times.  It was a bit of a roller coaster ride, and definitely an experience I’ll never forget.  It was a LOT of hard work and dedication by a number of talented and creative cast and crew members.  It was not an easy shoot, but nothing good comes easily.  🙂

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