March 24, 2008

she works hard for the money, finally!

i have a job! who would have thought that the day would come that i would be excited to say that? it has been a wild week. my friend, nancy cavallero is a costume designer and has worked on several movies and tv shows. (she is the gal i get all my hollywood dirt from!) well, she has been working as a stylist for valerie bertinelli.(new jenny craig spokesperson and was married to eddie vanhalen) anyway, she hired me as an assistant stylist! it has been madness, it all happened so fast. jenny craig is shooting a big commercial in hawaii this weekend, so all last week we were running around l.a. like crazies. i had to drive the wild freeways from torrance to rodondo beach to santa monica to malibu to hermosa to hollywood to studio city! and i got lost and lost and lost! bless brigham young's heart for creating the grid system in utah. these fluffy named streets are most confusing. but other than the panic attacks and several phone calls to my dad and colton to map quest my destinations it was really fun. i get paid to shop! we had a few fittings at valerie's house, which was cool. she lives right up on the hill with the best of them. she was very nice and i like her a lot. it was a fun fitting because we got to get surfer gear, wet suits and swimsuits. valerie has lost 40 lbs on jenny craig. so she looks great and feels great. it was fun to see her so excited to wear swimsuits. i have learned a ton. there are so many things to think about. lining her shorts, covering logos, making sure her colors compliment whoever she is next too and a lot of paperwork. one adventure i had was on a deadline run to target for fabric paint, i practically ran into this girl, i looked up and swore it was britney spears. she was dressed in the classic garb of a juicy couture tube dress with cowboy boots and a straw hat. but, no one was really noticing her so i figured it was a wannabe. but, then the store began to freak out. little boy's taking pictures of her with their cell phones and employees calling their friends. it was a stitch! only on the job in la.

13 comments:

The Funderburks said...

Hilarious! Tara, that is the perfect job for you! Have fun.

Chelsea said...

Sounds like a fun job...so exciting! Tara- I was laughing so hard when you said you were calling Colton and your Dad to give you directions..I cant tell you how many times I have done that in the past 3 years! California freeways/roads are ridiculous! Enjoy your hollywood lifestyle! Oh- and you should post some of that Hollywood dirt, I would love to hear!!!

Wendy said...

What a perfect job for you Tara--YAHOO! Valerie is such a lucky gal to have you around! I can't wait to hear more! We missed you guys so much yesterday...but heard that you were having dinner with friends (always a good thing). Thanks for the cute comments you've posted about the baby-rays--they are big fans of yours . I never told you that at 6:30am the morning after you guys visited us, we heard Brenley get out of bed and run through the house in tears saying, "where are my friends?!". It was seriously heartbreaking. Ry, Thane and I got up and joined her. We LOVE you guys!!

clegger said...

I'm so excited you got a job--and one that you like! It sounds so awesome. I can't wait to hear all the updates about it. You are really livin' the life girl! Call me if you ever need some directions on map quest ;)

Loves!

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Kelly and Stacey said...

Tara, that job is so you I can't even stand it. You are going to do so great! I can't believe you saw BRITNEY!

Tanner said...

Oh my! Your first, and hopefully not last encounter with the BRITNEY!

corrine said...

Tara I love it that you have this amazing job! how exciting! i am a little jealous. next time you are lost you can call me and ask for directions as I sit in my cube all day long!!! haha. seriously, lets get together SOON! maybe you can invite britney too!

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness! Your job sounds fabulous!!! I'm totally jealous of your life!!

Bethers said...

So now we need daily blogs from you to let us know what is happenin. This is so fun to read and they don't even have a clue what a find they have in you!

Carly said...

Congrats Tara! How fun, we are sooo happy for you!

nicole said...

tara - you are too good to be true! i can't believe your new job - it sounds amazing!

katie said...

Hahah, just another person to add to the list of comments, but that sounds so unbelievable! Do you have a nice budget to work with? I am super jealous, and I have to admit it sounds a lot cooler than IT auditor...she need any more assistants? Oh, how close are you to Newport Beach? Kevin and I are flying out there to stay for a week in May and would love to get together!! Maybe some Disneyland...