Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A business professional attire and Transformers 4 update

When choosing work outfits, I look for combinations that are simple and conservative. 


Suit top & Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Macy's
Heels: Prada
Bag: Prada Saffiano

Some of you have been asking about what has happened since the Transformers 4 casting call. Well, last Thursday I was notified that I did get a part as an extra in the movie! You bet I was pretty excited! They gave me a role as a bridesmaid in a wedding that takes place in Hong Kong. Of course, this will not be shot IN Hong Kong. The background is set up in Detroit, Michigan and filming actually takes place later this week. The main leads are Mark Wahlberg and two of China's leading actors, Li Bing Bing and Han Geng.

I was totally stoked and ready to take part in the action! However, they asked me to come in for a fitting the next day (Friday) to try on my attire just in case alterations needed to be made. Unfortunately I couldn't just drop work, ditch my patients and drive 10 hours to Detroit on such short notice. They couldn't do the fitting any other time, so the role was quickly handed to someone else. The casting director said that she would keep me posted about anything else that would come up on set, but as of now I highly doubt it will. 

Once again, I have major appreciation for people who do this for a living. You have to be available, on call, and ready to go at a moment's notice. If you are unable to take the opportunity, it is easily handed off to the next person. From my limited experience, the film industry is surprisingly ruthless, cut-throat and competitive, where rejection and being ignored is almost expected. My brother in law is actually a professional actor (and now also a talented entrepreneur), so I've seen what he had to go through before.  

Ah well, there goes my big break. haha just kidding. It was still an interesting experience, and super exciting to know that I could've had a chance to do this. So, if any of you guys go see Transformers 4 being released on July 27th, 2014 and you notice the background bridesmaids... one of them should've been me!! 
Alas, life goes on :) Hope everyone has a great week!




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54 comments:

  1. This is such a classic and beautiful look! You look amazing! I especially love your jacket and the pretty color of your skirt. Sophisticated and stylish :) So very lovely!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  3. For a brief moment I thought you were going to be in that movie! So awesome you got an opportunity! I am sure you will get another opportunity if you so choose. That's how Brad Pitt was discovered!

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  4. Aw that is so fun! Sorry it didn't work out! I'll keep that in mind when I watch the movie ;)

    p.s. Grace is adorable!

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  5. How exciting though!!! And when you go see the movie, you'll be like..."that was MY part!!" hahaha :) Loving the structure of the white blazer...so flattering :)

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  6. What a pretty and classic outfit! Such a bummer about the movie role but a great story nonetheless. Your daughter looks so happy in that photo!

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  7. its a classy business attire. i like your white blazer <3
    and that little girl was so cute! she looks adorable :)

    xoxo,
    SHERLAINE
    .never settle for less.

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  8. Cute jacket!! Too bad you couldn't make the fitting but how cool you could have been a bridesmaid with some seriously awesome ppl!! Well, at least you were picked.

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  9. Hi Christy! I love your outfit today ~ especially the white blazer. Did you get that recently? The whole look is very sharp and I am definitely pinning that for inspiration down the road (and maybe to search for a similar jacket). Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love that white jacket you have on, and the colour of that skirt looks great as well! Oh wow!! It would have been awesome if you had the chance to be one of those bridesmaids! But don't worry, I'm sure another chance will pop up again! Dropping everything an driving 10 hours to Detroit would have been difficult to do!

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  11. Chic & sophisticated! Lovin' the jacket, so polished :) Congratz on getting the part but too bad they needed u to go to Detroit so last min! But still so exciting tho!! Love the daily dose of Grace, she's precious~
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  12. You look so chic in this outfit! Very professional yet still feminine.

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  13. Aw man too bad the part didn't work out, it would have been SO cool to see you in that movie! Love the white jacket and purple skirt, you look so gorgeous. And of course, Grace is adorable as ever!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. You look so polished! And that's so crazy about the movie role! It's too bad that the movie industry isn't more understanding. I'm sure you would've been great!

    xo, Jessica

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  15. Hi! I love that suit jacket on you! It's so crisp and fits you perfectly. Your story about the casting call is pretty exciting! It sucks that the timing didn't work out, but at least you were able to say you "almost" got to be in a movie, hehe! You look beautiful and Grace is so precious!! Have a wonderful day :)

    xx,
    Christine
    thefashionpledge.com

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  16. I LOVE the outfit!! So simple but very elegant, professional!!! Too bad you couldn't make it to the fitting, it would have been an awesome experience. At least you got the part! :)

    Allison
    reaches the sky

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  17. Mannnnn Christy! I'm totally bummed out over this. You had an awesome part in the movie. Some extra's just stand in a crowd. You were going to be a bridesmaid! Well if nothing else you should be extremely flattered. You're a beautiful girl. That's why they wanted you to be a bridesmaid. Your career however is definitely more important. I was hoping to see inside pics of Li Bing Bing and Han Geng. HAHAHA Oh my wishes are shattered now! HAHAHA I've got to see the movie now. They should've held everything up for you to be in it. LET'S PROTEST!!!!!!!!!! LOL Love your outfit. That jacket is so pretty.

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  18. Wow congrats Christy!!! That's so exciting!! I hope you get to meet Mark Wahlberg! Love the outfit. It's so crisp and clean. Love the contrast with the rich color of the skirt and the white jacket. I love how structured and fitted the jacket is. Very classy and sophisticated look! : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the conservative and simple outfit! you are definitely very professional looking - way to go dressing up for your patients :)

    I am as bummed as you! I wish they let u keep the part.

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  20. You look great!! And someone has to be an adult and not running around with those actor folk! :) Better luck next time!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. I bet you will get another call soon. They make a TON of movies where I live in Louisiana. After I lost my job right after I got married, I thought extra work would be fun. It was kind of fun to see how movies were made and I got to have a one on one scene with Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac (right before he died!) It was fun but man, exhausting. And the pay was pretty minimal. If you get a chance you should go for it when you can. I love this jacket by the way. You look so polished and pretty!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  22. Love this look! Especially the plum colored skirt. Congratulations on the extra-role, crossing my fingers that you'll be able to participate in another movie :) Grace looks beautiful!

    xoxo,
    Genie

    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

    P.S. Thank you for the welcome back!

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  23. Aw, T4 sounded like a fun to-do, but you've got life priorities! You look great in this outfit!

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  24. What a bummer about the movie role! But that's so awesome that you were chosen! Next time will work out!
    I love that jacket. It is adorable, crisp and clean!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  25. Aww!! You would've been a great bridesmaid in that movie! ;) But it's okay.. there's plenty of time for more upcoming roles for you! You will look like a natural. ;)

    Love the deep hue of purple of your skirt and Grace is adorable!!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  26. That is so exciting that you've been casted as an extra in Transformers 4!!! Congratulations! You look beautiful in these photos - I love the top and jacket!

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  27. Hi what a cute nice blog honey you have.....My name si Marie I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wandering if we could follow each other GFC bloglovin
    Let me know I will ollow back as always! Love Marie.
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    Marie

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  28. Thats such thrilling news hun, pity about the fitting though but at least this is a step inane they will always be a next time! You look so sophisticated, love the cropped jacket. Grace is so precious!

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  29. Lovely post!!love both the suit top n the purple skirt!! :)
    visit my blog too and let me know if you would like to follow each other :)
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  30. You look absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE how classic your look is, and your daughter is so cute! =D

    PS. I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog with Bitchy Gypsy! You could win a fierce statement necklace just by liking their FB page! I'd really love it if you could enter!

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  31. grace is sooo cute!!!!!! lovely outfit too! great for work indeed!

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  32. I'm so sad that it didn't work out - but you can definitely still count it as your big break haha!

    You look so gorgeous - that jacket is so pretty!

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  33. Ohhhh that's too bad it didn't work out but take comfort in the fact that they wanted you first :) You look so sophisticated here - love that skirt! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  34. So exciting JUST to be called and wanted for the movie! In the meantime, I LOVE your office clothes. I will now be looking around your blog to see more great things!

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  35. Wonderful post; I loved it!xo
    Follow me on GFC and Bloglovin’ and I'll follow back! Let me know when you’re done over on my blog:)x
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  36. WOW! Good for you for getting selected for the role even if the timing was off. That's amazing! Your baby girl is so adorable. I'm so glad you popped by my blog so I could stop by yours! Love everything you have here.

    Blessings,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.com
    shopsparklesandprays.storenvy.com

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  37. Hi Christy, I just stumbled onto your blog. It's so cool to be offered a small role in a blockbuster like Transformer 4. Sad that the part went to another person due to your commitment. However, you were right in making that decision totally. You can't just ditch work like that. It's still a nice memory though and some stories to tell to people about how you got the part but had to forgo it due to your responsibility.

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  38. Oh how disappointing. Yeah my sister has some friends that work as extras on a fairly regular basis. But they are wealthy stay at home house wives sooo....


    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  39. Holu cow, girl, that's awesome about being an extra! AND IN AN AWESOME MOVIE, TOO! Don't forget the blogging world when you're famous, heehehee. ;)

    Your outfit is so business chic indeed! I love that purple skirt, and the buttons on your jacket are too pretty!

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  40. Lovely, smart outfit! And sorry to hear your role got given away, but it's awesome you got offered the role of a bridesmaid, and not just a regular guest! You obviously have lots of talent as an extra :)!

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  41. I love this jacket - it's so crisp and fresh! And super cute skirt, it's perfect for fall especially! Stylish and professional :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  42. You look very elegant. I really love your tailored jacket. I just discovered your blog and I really love your style.

    Keep in touch!

    Bex
    Personal Style Blog

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  43. I love this outfit! It looks so nice on you! Bummer about the casting call :( ...stopping by from Plane Pretty

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  44. Congrats on being featured on Plane Pretty! I love this look and agree she made a great choice. I am still loving the white blazer and thinking I really need to find one for myself. :)

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  45. I love the color of this skirt and can see it as a great transition item for fall. And it's too bad about not getting cast as an extra. That would've been so cool!

    cute & little

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  46. Prada's Saffiano can DO NO WRONG!! Goodness the structure of it is beautiful! Good choice of color~ i like the neutral, subtle hue

    xx Dooree Park

    http://thegoldpalette.blogspot.com

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  47. Love this look, it's so chic and professional!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  48. That's the sweetest picture of Grace! well, maybe I take that back because she has so many :) I'm sure she'll appreciate having these pictures in the future as I'm sure you already do.

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  49. Well congrats on being offered the role! That's awesome! I could not imagine being in that industry, so I definitely admire those that are cut out for it! I love this look! It looks like an ad out of a magazine:)

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  50. You look lovely!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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