Thursday, April 14, 2011

You better work

I have some exciting news. I got asked to be the female model for the Value Village Halloween marketing campaign. For those of you poor souls who don't have this magical store in your area, Value Village is chain of super awesome thrift stores. I did some research and found out that it also goes by the name "Savers" in some parts of the U.S. and Canada.

Anyways, Value Village headquarters is here in Washington and one of the women involved in the marketing division also happens to be the stage manager for the show I'm choreographing, proving once again that it really is all about who you know. Anyways, the reason they're asking me to do this is because they have no budget to hire real models. Which basically is just lucky for me. I don't think I could make a professional modeling career work for me, but I am more than happy to be the budget-friendly, recession-version model for the odd bike catalog and thrift store advertisements.

I'm actually really excited about this. The theme is "Alter Your Ego" and they're shooting four different models (Man, Woman, Boy, Girl) in about ten costumes each to represent the many sides of a persons ego. Plus the photos will be used in advertising, print, and internet and in stores across the US and Canada (international!). PLUS I get a $50 gift certificate, which if you use on a 50% off day is actually like $100. So, basically really exciting.


The shoot is in May, so more on this when it actually happens.