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Branding, Conventions, and Best Of - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-06-30 06:06
Subject: Branding, Conventions, and Best Of
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Getting up at 5:30 in the morning is over-rated. It's rare that I work on set 4 days in one week, so as much as I'm grateful, I'm looking forward to not having any days on set next week (although, actually, I do have a partial day...).

Working for Target today and tomorrow for the NEA Conference at the McCormick Center. I didn't read the packet of info until yesterday, but it turns out that the stuff contained inside is actually a really good resource for some of the branding stuff I've been adjusting in my own company, lately. It's like a perfect example of how they set expectations for even a subcontractor like myself. For example, I have to wear khakis. (Granted, I don't own khakis because I find them slightly repulsive, so they're going to have to take khaki-colored dress pants.) What's a "Target experience" without khakis?

A lot of the stuff in the packet is the kind of stuff that I have in my info sheet for Vixens. One expectation kinda made me laugh out loud - something along the lines of "come with a full stomach and be sure to be well caffienated, or whatever gets you through the day" - I laughed, thinking of all the Conventions I've worked with other models, where we're getting paid $40-50/hour and they are total slackers about just standing there and waving "hi!" to people because they are 'hungry' or 'tired.'

I also ate a particularly big breakfast and had two cups of coffee - so putting that expectation into writing helped!

I think this is going to be a great experience - I love doing makeup on people, I get to use new products (everything has to be something you can purchase at Target), and I might even learn a thing or two about how to make the most of a convention/street fest, or other group appearance.

The Chicago Reader Best of party was really fun last night - we definitely made the most of it. We're a gorgeous crew, I have to say! http://vaudezilla.com

See you next week!
xo

Annie
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