Louise on Cucumber
When Nancy Zeffman, a fellow team member of the ‘Badabings' an all ladies Basketball team for the over 30’s with whom I play with each week, asked me to help out with her new venture it sounded fun. 'A revolutionary fabric that moves moisture up and away leaving you dry.’ Being in my 50’s and suffering from menopausal night sweats I jumped at the chance to help with the project.
A typical day working for Cucumber Clothing starts around 9.30am (a lie in after working in film and commercials where the normal start is at 6am). The first hour while the photographer sets up is getting hair and make-up ready. Once this ground work is done and the client is happy, it is a matter of tweaking the make-up and hair to work with each clothes change. That is the fun bit, 'the fiddling’!
Eileen and Nancy will have at least 15 shots to do, that is a lot in one day for a fashion shoot, so it is a miracle to finish on time 6pm, which we regularly do! This is why I go back for more!