Fix a hair here, a strap there, hold a light/shade or camera, make the model laugh, prevent the model from dying of thirst by providing a straw for her/him to drink from, and adjusting or enhancing wardrobe ...some would say that this should be the job of the stylist, but if someone asks me to pick a piece of jewelry for the shoot I would not say no...that would be silly and not very professional.
After so many "I do not have any, sorry" I got tired of feeling unprepared!
So aside from an emergency nail kit (no, I am not a manicurist), hairspray, brushes and curler (I am not a hairstylist) I also carry some "decorations" for the model to wear, just a small baggy with some decorations that can be used during a shoot.
Decoration Kit Must have:
- Some pieces of Fabrics (this is especially useful for nude shoot)
- a pair Scissors
- a box of Safety pins
- a few "fake" flowers
- A variety of Jewelry (not the expensive stuff your grandma gave you...unless you want to)
One of my favorite spots for jewelry is Johanna Gatdula Designs, here I can have custom made pieces, re-enhance old pieces, buy new styles, and all without breaking my bank!
So there I am now prepared for anything!!!