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Friday, 21 March 2014

They shall dance

Hello everyone!

Here I am again after a couple of pretty crazy weeks.
I remember when at the beginning of last week I told myself: "If you survive the next one, you can do anything".
Now I am here, still alive, still pretty much sane and quite calm as well, but it doesn't mean I feel that much empowered for surviving the last very eventful days.

Since I wrote the last post in my beloved blog:
-I've been planning two ginormous shootings which are going to take place in the next two months and for which every single person involved has been giving me to much drama (aka crap…) that I sometimes wished I could give everything up and start selling flowers. 
But no way, never give up and that's why I simply decided to cut all the drama and with it all the people that seem to bring extra worries (most of the time unnecessary ones) into my life. Guess what? That works! 

-I've been hosting my beloved beautiful amazing friend Anna for a week and together we have enjoyed St. Paddy's week end and its craziness, despite me being working all the time we were not partying or hanging out (sounds tiring? Meh…!) and despite the fact that on St. Paddy's day I had to fly out to London for 24h in order to attend the both the final interviews for my MAs, which I somehow managed to squeeze in the same day so that I could be gone from home just for 24h.

-In the 24h I've spent in London I managed to: have both interviews in the two colleges which happen to be at the opposite parts of central London; interview Alessandra Steinherr, lovely Beauty Editor of Glamour Magazine in the offices of the magazine which was like a dream come true; meet with Clive Arrowsmith that after out chat at the Ivy Club brought me to eat Chinese food in a fantastic (and very Chinese) restaurant in Chinatown and ordered so many different dumplings I don't even know what I ate; interview Mathilde, lovely French girl who is probably going to jump on board and start working for Flawless magazine as a PR.

-Do course work

-Do work for the magazine

-Fix my applications for a couple of competitions I am taking part to, which meant additional writing and additional nights in bed with my laptop working.

That's pretty much what I've been doing, plus trying to catch up with my social life and honestly I think that if I hadn't have my friends with me, who are basically like my family, and the preference call on my phone set with my mum's number I probably would have gone to the hospital and bag them to keep me there for a couple of week at least…

But I must say: I am happy.
I am happy about how everything is going, about the fact that I am training myself to take everything step by step and I am also satisfied of how much I am learning in this period of my life, and I'm not only talking about what I learn in college.

Most of all: I am proud of everything that I am taking part to, every new challenge, every new experience and I think I will just keep going as much as possible until I have the energy, because that makes me feel so alive.
Still, I will need a holiday sooner or later, but I am sure calm times are about to come and I will enjoy them even more because of the memory of these incredibly busy period…

Today I want to show you another new experience I did which made me so happy.
In the last post I was showing you the rehearsal Alex and Caitriona were doing for the music video they were asked to shoot by director Aidan Farrelly.
Well, a couple of days after the rehearsal, on a moody Sunday morning, we all drove to county Meath (well, Caitriona drove) and we ended up in this quite random but very nice studio inside of a farm for the actual shooting.
It was such a fantastic day which flew by so fast, despite the many hours we spent in that room photographing, recording, dancing.

My lovely Clemente came by to give me a hand as I was carrying my professional camera to take some shots which I am hopefully going to be able to use for my final exhibition in college, as it's going to be about backstage.

One of the reasons why we all enjoyed it so much was probably the fact that the atmosphere on set was so chilled and fun.
Something I particularly liked as it brought me back to the beginning of my second year of college, when I was still assisting Sami and doing make up and hair when we had shootings, was the Caitriona asking me to do her make up for the video as she remembered the one I did to her last year.

Once again, she looked just gorgeous.

The song they were dancing on was to nice and catchy that by the end of the day we couldn't stop singing it…
The choreography was simply perfect for that and I felt so proud of them not only because of how they performed it but also thinking of the fact that they build it up in just a few days.

I mean, I know when I smell talent and since I met these two I had no doubts they were a clear example of it.
What I wouldn't expect was how good they work together and how much of a chemistry they are able to create when dancing as partners.

This really made me want to do something more with them, and that's why some days later, thanks to a hind given me by my friend Matea, I got and idea that I cannot wait to put into practise and which will involve them both.

Well, what can I say, that's all I am going to tell you for now but I promise you'll find out more about this new project very soon.
Don't forget: stay tuned!

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