I'm a passionate fashion designer, dramatic actor, model and beauty devotee. This blog is published to document my journey, keep myself entertained, and ALSO for the inquiring minds who want to know more about me. For starters, I'm Raelene :)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK/MONTH: “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” - Og Mandino

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My First SAG waiver

Okay, previous posts shows you that I have been aggressively working on the acting aspect of my journey, holding off modeling and designing for a bit. So I've been doing the resume dazzling background work on some indies and features and such. So I wonder when I can move to the next level.

And then last Thursday, it HAPPENS!
I was placed on the cancellation list for ABC's Ugly Betty starring America Ferrera, and what do ya know, a SAG actor cancels, and his benefits were bestowed upon me!

I have earned my first, long awaited, SAG waiver!

:::OOoouwwah OOoowwah:::

Okay, this isn't entirely the next level, but it is a turn in the right direction. All I need is two more of this "bad boys" and to cough up a little over 2k and BAM!! SAG ELIGIBILITY


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Step Up 3D

So I booked some background duty in July.
It was For Step Up 3D (yes, 3D)
Directed by Jon Chu & Starring Adam G. Sevani
( co-founders of ACDC)

The first week was only two, very long, days!

After doing a simple mobile shoot with Cellfish in May, I got called in for a mobile texting commercial with them in July, a speaking gig and all. Too bad it wasn't a SAG commerical ... I'm still not eligible!!!

... Followed by more filming at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for SU3D, this time it was fours days straight, for about twelves hours each day!!
In a massive crowd with Dust, Smoke, and Achy Feet ...

... ALL that and NO SAG WAIVERS :-(

... well at least I met Adam Sevani!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

For Starters ...

This is a blog about
who I am,
what's important to me,
where I see my life heading,
and the steps that will take me there.

ME? I am an aspiring fashion designer. I model, act, and go to school full time for fashion marketing.

I ... VALUE my relationships more than anything in this life. I respect those who do to. I'd like to think I am a positive being ... willing to brush off the negativity and adversity life throws in my direction in order to pursue what I want to become of me.

MY life ... will be, if my calculations are correct, more than acceptable! I see myself as a DRAMATIC actress, and a FASHION designer.

I've whipped up a few prototypes and sketches of my fashions. I have a couple of high school plays and a few background gigs under my belt. However I am aggressively seeking, well, MORE! No worries ...
... my journey is just beginning!


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