Sunday, July 21, 2013

An extra-ordinary experience

Although I adore accessories, I think there's something lovely about an un-accessorized outfit. 
Simple and clean. 
Blouse: Generously contributed by Lalamagic, more styles here          
Skirt: Ann Taylor            
Shoes: Ferragamo              
Bag: Prada Gaufre

An EXTRA-ordinary experience

This weekend we made a last minute visit to spend time with family in Chicago. The Grandparents really missed Grace.

I found out (through Facebook of all places) that Transformers 4 was having a casting call for extras in Chicago. They were looking specifically for FBI and military looking professionals. I freaked out… this is perfect!!! If I can’t be a government official, at least I can pretend to be one!!! Have no idea what I’m talking about? See previous post here.

They were also looking for extras who are Asian for a HongKong scene- women, men and children. I’ve never been to a casting call before and was so excited that I dragged the whole family to this crazy event. Poor family. It was crazy alright! Over 2000 people showed up on the first day in 100 degree smoldering hot weather to be in this movie. Many braved the scorching sun dressed head to toe in military wear and sunglasses, looking like Men in Black. They weren’t joking around I tell ya... it was the whole nine yards! Women wore 5 inch stiletto’s and suits, equipped with headshots and photos to hand out to the casting directors.
I wore jeans and a random polka-dotted T-shirt. I forgot my writing utensil.
Clearly I didn’t know what to do for a casting call.

The first day, we drove past the area twice just to see if it would be possible to go in. Negatory. Just the thought of standing in the heat for more than 10 minutes gave me a mental heat stroke, not to mention putting Grace through that torture. However, the next morning we went a little bit early. On our way to the building, we ran into one of the assistant casting directors and she asked if we were here for extras casting. She then led us to a smaller, shorter line where we actually were able to see the main casting coordinator. She gave us directions to contact her through email and essentially bypassed the entire process. What a relief, we were able to do this without going through such an exhaustive process. I don’t know if we’ll get a call back, but that sure would be so cool. I can cross this off my life bucket list- To be an extra in a movie :)

This experience has given me a whole new appreciation for people who do this for a living. To get a part in a film is so much work! Kudo’s to those who have done this for a living, it really isn’t easy!


In other news, I'm featured on the homepage of Modcloth.com! :)                         Right there! ^

54 comments:

  1. Did you give her the link to your blog specifically the agent and apocalypse posts. You are talented and would be great as an extra in the movies. And if you get the call and make it in the movie footage, you would be able add actress on your CV.

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  2. Hope you get a call back:
    You look really sweet here! Love this unaccessorized outfit!

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a lovely outfit! I really like the heart print shirt with that skirt!


    It would be great if you got to be in the movie! Good luck :)


    Away From Blue

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  4. You look so charming sweety, love the pretty heart print blouse, looks amazing with the skirt.

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  5. Hope you get that crossed out of your bucket list! Good luck on the getting a part! :)

    BTW, I love this simple very classy feminine look. Totally suits you.


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  6. Haha love ur title for this post! Lookin' lovely~ Can't get enough of those Ferragamo shoes, been wanting the black ones for a long time now. And I 100% agree on being simple & clean at times, definitely my style ;)
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  7. Waaaoo, that is awesome!!! I hope you get called back, it would be AMAZING to be an extra in a film like that!!! Good for you! You look incredibly cute in this outfit btw, I just love the sweet top and the pretty color of your skirt :)

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  8. What a fun experience that would be if it all worked out! Keep us updated :) :)
    Also - I love this outfit, your blouse is adorable and looks so great with that bright skirt!
    Have a lovely day!
    -Carley
    xx

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  9. I love this look! I've been on the hunt for the perfect bright pencil skirt and the one you are wearing is perfect!

    xo, Jessica

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  10. What a great experience! I hope they call you and you post behind the scenes pictures and all! you'll make a terrific agent! :D

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  11. Wow that's crazy! Good luck! I bet you'll get picked :) You and your family are so cute!
    I love this skirt! The little ruffle at the bottom is so cute and I love the color and texture. Darling top too!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. Cute outfit! I like to go accessory free sometimes too. And I hope you get to be an extra in Transformers 4!!

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  13. Wow that is awesome and would totally be SO perfect for you! Who even knew they were making a Transformers 4, haha.

    Love your heart blouse and this skirt, you look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. So pretty! I love the color of the skirt and the ruffle hemline. The heart patterned blouse is so cute as well! Very girly and pretty outfit : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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  15. Good luck! That's so exciting! I love this look too. I think subtle accessories can work quite well.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  16. I hope you get the call! I agree, minimal accessories is sometimes just what an outfit needs. Love the location, and your lovely teal skirt :)

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  17. You're so cute! That's so fun, I would love to be a part of a movie! My sister was an extra recently and she said it was so fun.

    sherriamour.blogspot.com

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  18. christy, you are a girl after my own heart!!! i've always wanted to do the same thing. they make a lot of movies in new orleans, because it's cheap. i am praying that you and your cute family get the part. i think that would be so awesome. if it's meant, it's meant! i love how you guys got to bypass that long line. secondly, i don't wear many accessories either. i just don't like to be bogged down with a lot of stuff. i'm no fuss. so i love your style. very pretty skirt (love the color) and the hearts on your top are so cute. love! have a great week!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. I love the simplicity of your outfit. Looks great on you! Wow that is so cool, I remember when they were filming Transformers 2? or 3? they were looking for extras for the chinatown scene, unfortunately I had to be at work otherwise I would have tried too. Hope you get that call back and check that off your list :) Good luck! - Eva

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  20. Ahh, that's so exciting! It'd be so cool just to say that you were in a big movie like that. Anyway, you look adorable in the heart print!
    Following you on bloglovin' more and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  21. Good luck! Love these photos.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  22. How adorable are you?! I love the heart print and the drop waist skirt :) I totally saw the filming this weekend as Audie and I drove by...I was like...what are they filming here?

    I also have a story dealing with the Transformers franchise. 3 years ago when they were taping #3, the hotel we were staying at for my bachelorette party was ON the street they were filming! So we watched from the hotel room as they were taping scenes, blowing things up, etc etc. It was so much fun!! Patrick Dempsey even waved at us since our windows were eye level with him. Hahaha...that was an extraordinary experience :P

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  23. love that skirt color! it's a great pop

    issa
    wewearthings.com

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  24. Congrats on being on ModCloth!!! And your polka dot top and pretty skirt are so lovely!

    Elena

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  25. nice outfit, love the skirt so much! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. Cute blouse! That's great that you were able to go through the process without waiting in a crazy long line... hope you get that call back! Congrats on the ModCloth feature!

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  27. Cannot imagine paining through another Transformers movie. The last two were horrible. But then again, the first one was so good.

    Lovely outfit. I like the combinations of black, white and turquoise.

    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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  28. Hi dear...I appreciate your kind visit :)

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  29. i'm soo happy that you got featured! congrats!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  30. You are very beautiful.
    What about following each other?
    just let me know
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  31. I adore that heart shirt, it's too cute.

    And good luck with your casting call!

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  32. Being an extra in a movie is definitely on my bucket list! I realllllly hope you get a call back - I think that would be such an amazing experience!

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  33. Cute outfit! I love your sense of style :) Good luck with your casting call too!

    A Splash Of Tan

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  34. Wow, so cool! It would be amazing if you got to be an extra in a movie! Cute outfit too =)
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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  35. such an adorable and sweet ensemble!! love the heart prints!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  36. Lovely outfit! Love these pictures.
    xoxo

    www.cakeandcouture.com

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  37. I am already obsessed with polka dots, but heart dots... too much cute!
    xx
    Here&Now
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  38. Good luck on the call back! I love that teal skirt and your bow flats =O I LOVE bows! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love your style :)

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  40. I'm loving your sweet blouse! Such a great look and that skirt provides the perfect pop of color! You look so lovely! And I absolutely agree with you about accessories :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  41. Thank you for such a kind, thoughtful comment!
    I must say, for the past hour, I've been addicted to reading your older posts haha!
    I love that you incorporate your family life into your posts~ your daughter is so adorable i wish I could come through the screen and give her a cookie~ :)

    On another note, I love the color of the skirt and the way the bag's leather is cinched in really makes it look more fanciful.

    xx Dooree Park

    http://thegoldpalette.blogspot.com

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  42. This type of beautiful attire! I enjoy the guts printing tank top your blouse!


    It is good in case you have got to be in the film! All the best . :)rs gold
    WOW Gold Kaufen

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  43. Nice post sweets.....
    may be we can follow each other..!!
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  44. How cool to be an extra in a movie! Hopefully you will get a callback. Love the heart print blouse and it looks great with the skirt!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  45. when the outfit is as outstanding as this one is then i agree - no need to accessorize it up...it speaks for itself and is all kinds of awesome. oh how i hope you get in on that movie, sounds like a heck of a lot of competition which i'm sure you were a stand-out in. best of lucks lades!!! happiness about you being featured on their homepage though, so cool!!!!! congrats Christy. ♥

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  46. Well with the hear print the pop of color and the white belt you really don't need accessories.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  47. cutest outfit ever! LOVE the hearts, and the teal skirt and the cute flow on the skirt! darling!

    kelseybang.com

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  48. I absolutely LOVE your outfit! The blouse looks darling w/your pretty skirt.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  49. That's SOO cool that you auditioned for an extra in the film. How exciting is that? It would be a dream come true for me because I'm such a film buff. I need to visit Chicago and NYC more often, because there's always castings going on. Anyway, I love your outfit. I agree, sometimes accessories detract from a look and sometimes, the best look is the simplicity. Love this combination, it has so much charm to it. Super cute!

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  50. that was so cool and fun! cant wait to hear about the result! would be really proud to see you in a movie!!! haha...

    i always think that pretty ladies.. like y ou, dont need so much accessories ... your simplicity is one of the things i admire in you :)

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  51. Congratulations!! That's amazing!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  52. Just WOW all around! You just happened to run by the right person? Maybe it's meant to be! And on the front page of ModCloth? Congrats - what a coup! Loved reading this post - all happy news. And that shirt is adorable. Love it!
    xo ~kim & chloe

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    I´m following you :)
    maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too,
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