All my hard work gone to waste. ................ i feel like crying.
A few weeks ago i blogged about being asked to create a range of accessories for a friends Fashion show at Rosemount Fashion week. I was SUPER excited and flattered to be asked but had limited time to do it all and was going to be away for the show. I worked my little butt off trying to put together a bunch of stuff without much direction or briefing and got 17-20 pieces done and off to my friend by the end of a week with business cards i'd had made up and promises of my name on the flyer etc.
I knew they were still deciding on the style directions so i wasnt sure they would use allot of the pieces but i recieved really enthusiastic feedback so i was feeling positive about what i'd done and hoped they'd at least use a few pieces.
They didnt use a single piece i designed...........apparently the hair and make up artist just didnt want to use them.
I worked late nights, put off paying work, was totally disorganised for my trip away and got my hopes up all for NOTHING! Im just so sad that a friend would get my hopes up like this, get me all excited about the prospect of publicity and real design work, get me to make all these items and then not use them.
This will probably make me think twice before i offer my services for free next time.