There comes a moment, when its time to drown out all the BS and plug in your head phones, and pump up the volume! That’s right. All that pointless chitter- chatter buzzing in your ears, just as annoying and nerve wrenching as the clanging of the stainless steel vessels in your kitchen. ANNOYING!
*8am call time. YAWN. Traveling half way across the city just to get there; DOUBLE YAWN. Glancing around the make up room in absolute awe, WOW! The amazing black and whites hanging on the walls left me awe struck. The silhouettes of slender beauties and portraits of great men and women of our times, left me memorized… not for long. ‘Ouchhhh!!!’ Yes it was time for hair and make- up; the prodding of brushes against my sleepy eyes, and ‘ooowwww!!!’, yes that’s my hair , and incase you were wondering, it is in fact attached to … I don’t know… my scalp? Easy now!
‘ Soooo honey, do you have a boyfriend??? Or do you free- lance? Hahahhahahahaha’.
Ummm what? I chose not to reply.
‘Looks like she’s sleeping! Okay so anyways Lila, is that the new MAC pallet you were telling me about? Gorgeous colours darling.. Absolutely gorgeous, just stunning!’
‘ Thanks yah Ricky, are those hair extensions? Oh my God, they look fabulous babes, just so so so so dam fabulous! Amazing! Wow! Oh are those for us? Give me one na! Hello, honey? You want a sandwich?’
‘ Arey? Why are you even offering her? You know these models don’t even eat na, besides this one looks like she’s on the water diet! Haahahahhaha!’
*Ummm I know my eyes are shut, but I aint deaf luv! I half smile sleepily in response. I’ll pass on the sandwich…. Coffee perhaps? You know caffeine? That beverage people usually consume in the morning to feel more awake and … alive? No? Okay…!
‘ Okay sweety babes, get up we have to change you ! Okay now Lils watch the hair darling, pleeeezzzz!!!’
‘ Oh ho, baby your soo bloated ya, what ya ! You need to lose some weight on your tummy babes, like come on! Ricky you turn around! Let me change her, what are you staring at?’
* Ummm what? Coming from the big wobbly woman….. Right! No comment.
‘ Lila what are you saying? She’s so skinny hon ! Look at these ribs popping out! Not attracted, here babes, have a sandwich!!’
*I had two options, I could either let myself sink into an emotional hole so deep, that only the Channing Tatum (topless, of course ) or perhaps Brad Pitt on one knee could lure me out or I could take the high road. Because nothing anyone else says or does should have the power to make me feel less than adequate, shake my confidence or determine how I feel about myself. With that, I slip on my beautiful strappy stiletto, toss my hair back while pouting and winking at myself in the mirror. Swiftly plugging in my head phones, pump – pumping it up, give them both a quick glance and giggle softly, spin around on my heel and strut out of the door!
I hope you’d do the same! ;) xoxo