Of course my life wouldn’t be as fabulous as it is without the occasional ‘odd job’ offer.
Now first off I should mention that I am a huge fan of POP art, Warhol and Lichtenstien being my favorite. So when I was approached to be painted as a famous work of art, I couldn’t resist!
What I wasn’t prepared for was the 3 hours of make up that were to follow.
This was a major corporate holiday party being produced by one of the biggest and best party planners in the city.
I had worked for them before and was happy to have been called back, for working with them meant you were in for a real surprise!
I arrived with my skin prepped and ready to go:
The idea was to be modeled me after a famous piece that Lichtenstein had done;
The detailing was amazing, but the hair wasn’t quite right.
Now a wig may have been a good option but when you’re working with the best, a wig is just a cop-out. So they painted my hair too!
However, had I known then that I would be spending 2 hours in the shower after the event, I would have insisted on a wig. Thank goodness I remembered the commercial where they use Dawn Dishwashing Soap to remove grease from baby ducks after oil spills… because without it, I would have had to permently change the color of my hair on my driver’s licence!
With a few more details added I thought I was complete.
That was my mistake! Because anything that wasn’t going to be covered up by clothing had to be painted.
3+ hours later I was dried and ready to party… but what was I actually there to do? Was going to be walking around, mingling with the guest? Surely there had to be more to it…
And there was!
Suddenly a team swirled around me and within minutes I was encased in a table and covered with hundreds of mini desserts…
Yes this monstrosity was on casters and as a side-show ‘pop art’ freak I rolled my way through thousands of hungry party goers.
What I won’t do to keep my ‘fabulous’ edge!
Mr. Fab tenstien