I always carry a gig bag with me. This contains a collection of things that I might need for a casting or a job, and might vary slightly depending on what I’m told is needed. Always constant are:
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- hairbrush and hair ties
- panties and bras in nude and black
- high heels in black and nude
- soap and deodorant
- selection of jewelery
- book to read and/or ipod with charged battery
Some of this is pretty self-explanatory. Shoes and underwear in two colors should provide options for whatever wardrobe is provided. Make up and hair supplies are for those occasions when I might be asked to provide my look. A book and music is always a necessity. There is a lot of “hurry up and wait” at any gig, and its invaluable to be able to keep yourself entertained.
Perhaps most important is my portfolio. This is my visual resume, showing samples of my previous work and my versatility. In here are also composition cards with my best selection of photos and information to leave with a client as reference for future jobs. I would never go without it.