My work bag always has a few standard basic model essentials packed in it. A few of these things vary, depending on whether I’m shooting or doing a show.
If I’m shooting a catalogue, I pack a pair of nude heels and a pair of black heels. If I'm shooting Indian wear, then I take a pair of gold heels as well as my nude and black heels. For shows, nine times out of ten I end up wearing my gold heels; but I take all my options to fittings and see what I will need to bring on the day of the show.
For every job I do, especially shows, I pack something warm to wear.
This could be either a throw or a cardigan and sometimes both,
because there is always an air conditioner blasting,
giving everyone a taste of the Arctic.
On occasion, I pack a book to read. Although, generally when I do, I don't get a moment to read a single word of it.
I never take large sums of money to jobs, I take enough to get to and from location.
In India it is advised, no matter what job you are going to,
to always pack silicones and wear flesh coloured underwear.
A phone charger is a must, especially for models like me who use their phone a lot.
MASCARA AND EYE PENCILS
Having sensitive eyes, and for hygiene reasons, I always take my own mascara and eye pencils to jobs.
I always have this in my bag, especially when I’m working.
Some makeup artists don't have their own, so I make sure
that they sanitise their hands, using my hand sanitiser,
before touching my face.
I have a little bottle of perfume that was a gift from one of my best friends,
which I keep in my model bag. I call this my “work perfume”.
During fashion weeks, because we are inside all day, day after day, having so much makeup applied; I apply rosehip oil on my face in the morning before going to work. Rosehip oil hydrates my skin and prevents the makeup from drying out my face.
A SMALL BOTTLE OF MOISTURISER
I always take a little bottle of moisturiser to work.
My skin looks so much better in shows and in
pictures if it is soft and hydrated.
MY 'JUST IN CASE' POUCH
A few other things I always have in my workbag include:
Written by- Phoebe Lawson
- Face wash
- Heat protection spray for my hair
- And other basic makeup, like foundation