15.03.10

American Vogue March 2010 Bloggers Shoot

Back in November I received an email from Mark Holgate. The subject read, “American Vogue March 2010.” I nearly fell off my chair.

Mark asked me if I would be interested in participating in a fashion bloggers story the magazine was going to feature in it’s March 2010 ‘Power Issue’.

I was shocked that I was even on American Vogue’s radar, but incredibly honoured to be asked.

A few days before the shoot, I joking prayed that I was get a flu bug like Emily Blunt’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada”.

My mother always said be careful what you wish for, because 2 days before the shoot I got food poisoning and was so ill I couldn’t get out of bed.

I dragged myself out of bed 2 days later and finally made it to New York still quite ill, but determined not to miss this shoot.

All the bloggers who were invited to participate in the shoot met in the lobby of the Conde Nast building before we headed to the Bronx for the photo-shoot.

The bloggers included Bryanboy, Tommy Ton of Jak & Jill, Todd Selby of The Selby, Yvan Rodic of Facehunter, Garance Dore, Hanneli Mustaparta, Mary Tomer of Mrs O and Michelle Phan who has an amazing beauty tutorial YouTube page.

After being briefed about our shoot, we all went into hair and make-up.

The first dress I was given was a tan and beige Escada dress, but half way through the shoot, the stylist Kathryn Neale changed her mind about my look, and I was given a Akris Spring 2010 mint green dress which I instantly fell in love with.

Not thinking and still being hazing from being so ill, I pulled on my dress forgetting that the make-up artist had covered my legs in make-up.

I was horrified that I’d covered the dress in brown make-up, but the stylists wasn’t as worried. I did an Angelina by wearing the dress back-to-front and I continued with the shoot.

The next day I did another photo shoot. This time I was on my own. I tried on 3 looks. The one that made it onto page 518 of the magazine was me wearing a fuschia pink Juan Carlos Obando gown.

I met some really lovely people on the shoot, who I bumped into many times at New York, Milan and Paris Fashion week.

I feel very honoured to be part of the shoot. Not only was it amazing thing for us 9 bloggers, but also for fashion bloggers everywhere as it proves that we are being taken seriously as a new and exciting way of delivering fashion to readers like yourself.

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Here are behind the scenes pictures taken by Bryan Boy.

Credit: Vogue

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89 Responses to American Vogue March 2010 Bloggers Shoot

  1. ber March 15, 2010 at 13:33 #

    Congrats! What an achievement!

  2. Priscila March 15, 2010 at 13:36 #

    Congrats!You look so pretty. And omg those shoes!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 13:41 #

      thanks…I was in lust with every pair of those shoes.

  3. Vicky March 15, 2010 at 13:37 #

    WOW Congratulations! I think it’s well deserved and you all look amazing! :-D

    • Vicky March 15, 2010 at 13:38 #

      * P.S Did you get to keep any of the clothes á la Carrie Bradhsaw?!*

      • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 13:40 #

        I wish… ;)

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 13:40 #

      thanks Vicky x

  4. fashionbytes March 15, 2010 at 13:45 #

    Congrats, you look absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful opportunity…i’m literally green with envy!!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 13:51 #

      thanks fashionbytes xxx

  5. Cleopatra March 15, 2010 at 13:46 #

    thats just brilliant, you have to buy several copies of that vogue issue!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 13:51 #

      I got 4 in the US and another 2 when it came out in the UK.

  6. Jen March 15, 2010 at 13:51 #

    Congrats Catherine! You looked stunning in the dress, i really liked the one of you in bryanboys behind the scene shot too :)

    I’ve been reading your blog for at least 2 years now and i’m so happy for you. I love that you blog in an unpretentious passionate and honest manner about high fashion, offering positive criticism of celebs instead of the usual nasty bodysnarking that comes with other blogs. I’ve learnt so much from you fashion wise too, so i hope (and think) things are going to get even more massive for you in 2010. I’m really happy that the huge risk you took of going full time with RCFA is starting to pay off. xx

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:28 #

      It was a huge risk, but since I went full time nothing but great things have happened, which to me shows it was meant to be :)

      • christine March 15, 2010 at 16:42 #

        can you live out of blogging? You look sensational, you could have been a model!

  7. Lei March 15, 2010 at 14:03 #

    Congrats FC… You truly deserve it!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:27 #

      thanks Lei.

      Hard work does pay off :)

  8. Duck March 15, 2010 at 14:06 #

    Haha that’s amazing! You just need to get into French Vogue now…

    xxx

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:26 #

      That would be just as amazing.

  9. Stuti March 15, 2010 at 14:07 #

    THIS is how you look when you are ill?
    When you posted saying you are down with food poisoning, I was worried FC! Apparently, I shouldn’t have been. :P
    Kidding, you look seriously great!
    And my my my, stunning gown. :)

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:26 #

      LOL ;)

      I was determined not to let my illness show. Thankfully it didn’t

  10. mm March 15, 2010 at 14:10 #

    Honestly the March 2010 issue is one of the best in content I have read in a long time from Vogue. It is extra special because you were featured in it. I love your cite so this issue made it to my book shelf.

    I would’ve went crazy trying on all those shoes.

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:25 #

      Thanks MM:)

      I only just looked through the whole magazine last week and I’ve had it about 3 weeks. I was obsessed with my page :)

  11. robbie March 15, 2010 at 14:12 #

    you look absolutely beautiful! just wow and well done to all this success. love the escada dress it is gorgeous, but the mint dress looks amazing on you.

    a little shoe question, that shos are you wearing that the escada dress?

    i have got to find that issue on ebay!

    • robbie March 15, 2010 at 14:17 #

      i just remembered michelle phan is the girl who did the youtube video about putting ice packs in shoes to stretch them out. she is a legend!

      • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:19 #

        she’s an absolute legend and such a sweet girl.

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:22 #

      I can’t remember who the shoes were by sorry

  12. Jasmine March 15, 2010 at 14:14 #

    congratulations! is there any way you could put up a link to pg 518? for those of us who can’t access US Vogue? would love to see you in fuchsia…

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:21 #

      Sorry I only got this scan from Bryan Boy

  13. Mariana March 15, 2010 at 14:18 #

    I was waiting for you side of the story since I saw the magazine! I’m so happy for you!!! You deserve all the credit!!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:19 #

      thanks Mariana xxx

  14. f4fashion March 15, 2010 at 14:26 #

    congrats FC I’m so happy for you. By the way, the Akris dress looks amazing on, it shows how statuesque you are. let’s not start talking about the shoes…

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:36 #

      thanks so much. I would love to own a gown like that

  15. Amanda March 15, 2010 at 14:27 #

    Heyy u look amazing. Who was the photographer btw?

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:34 #

      Matthew Brooks

  16. Carrot March 15, 2010 at 14:29 #

    Congratulations! This is so huge!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:35 #

      thanks Carrot x

  17. audrwey March 15, 2010 at 14:33 #

    Bravoooo!!!

    Audrwey
    jeans-et-stilettos.com

  18. wilwarin March 15, 2010 at 14:40 #

    you look amazing and congrats once again, i thik you totally deserved it :) and you are definitely my favourite fashion blogger :)

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 14:52 #

      thanks..high praise indeed :)

  19. Erin March 15, 2010 at 14:57 #

    Congratulations! What an achievement :) Love your blog.

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 15:10 #

      thanks Erin

  20. Tania March 15, 2010 at 15:01 #

    congratulations x

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 15:10 #

      thanks Tania

  21. FF March 15, 2010 at 15:06 #

    Congratulations! I actually think this site has become invaluable for a lot of people. It’s good that it and your work have been recognised – and so highly.

  22. Marvel March 15, 2010 at 15:29 #

    Congrats and it shows that hard off does pay off :)

  23. nicole March 15, 2010 at 16:02 #

    so exciting!! you look amazing!! what a dream !
    it definitely does say something about the legitimacy of fashion blogs in todays world i think they are here to stay and makes fashion so much more accessible to the regular folk.
    great job! congrats again!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 16:24 #

      thanks nicole. xxx

  24. sujaya March 15, 2010 at 16:02 #

    congrats fc..and wow.. that dress was made for u…! u look like a goddess in that..

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 16:24 #

      thanks sujaya

  25. WendyB March 15, 2010 at 16:06 #

    This is great!

  26. suzy March 15, 2010 at 16:20 #

    well done,things can only get better from now.

  27. AHOT March 15, 2010 at 17:16 #

    CONGRATS! YOU STOOD OUT IMAO. I WILL GET A COPY WHEN IT COMES OUT IN GERMANY..

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 17:43 #

      thanks Ahot. xxx

  28. Vania March 15, 2010 at 17:19 #

    Congratulations FC!!! I’m really happy for you!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 17:45 #

      thanks Vania

  29. Jeremy March 15, 2010 at 18:06 #

    Oh my God. I read the piece and you were outstanding in it. And damn, you have good legs (I didn’t know you like Tom Binns too).

    PS: that geeky Todd Selby is absolutely adorable.

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 18:14 #

      thanks Jeremy *blushes* ;)

  30. ThatGirl39 March 15, 2010 at 18:26 #

    Fantastic and well deserved! You look absolutely stunning – it must have been an amazing experience! And I too can’t take my eyes off those shoes! x

  31. Anna March 15, 2010 at 18:27 #

    Huge congrats but you do deserve it! I’ve told everyone about this blog and I echo Jen earlier, I love that you’re only ever critical about clothes and styling and not about the way people look. Definitely refreshing in this day and age. And of course you give great advice to the stars! Is styling next for you? :)

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 18:36 #

      Thanks Anna.

      I don’t see myself as a stylist, just a critical observer :D

  32. Crazyfashionaddict March 15, 2010 at 18:55 #

    You Go Girl !!!!! So proud of you

  33. shalini March 15, 2010 at 18:59 #

    wow…FC u look the best…congratulations

  34. shalini March 15, 2010 at 19:01 #

    wow..FC u look the best..congratulations

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 19:19 #

      thank you :)

  35. Lou March 15, 2010 at 19:03 #

    Well done FC – this looks great!!!

  36. Laura March 15, 2010 at 19:07 #

    The choice of blousson was great for you. It places an emphasis on your height and great figure. And it was styled beautifully.

    Congrats. You really deserve this. And keep up the great blogging!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2010 at 19:18 #

      thanks Laura…will do :)

  37. Beatrice March 15, 2010 at 19:26 #

    Great job and well deserve!

  38. Print March 15, 2010 at 23:09 #

    Congratulations – you all look gorgeous!

  39. Katie March 15, 2010 at 23:33 #

    You look so beautiful!! Congrats sweetie, you look amazing as always.

    • Fashion Critic March 16, 2010 at 10:33 #

      thanks ;)

  40. Ally March 15, 2010 at 23:53 #

    You look so amazing! How fun to get to meet everyone. :-) Congrats again, Catherine!

  41. Bubumatic! March 16, 2010 at 05:50 #

    Hey FC!!!
    I meant to write u yesterday but I got way too busy.. but this post is perfect for my krazy story about this month’s VOGUE issue;
    About 2 weeks ago I was in the Max Azria store shopping for potential bridesmaids dresses for my sister and ended up shoe shopping.. while waiting for the sales girl to bring me a pair of shoes in my size, I picked up the IN STYLE mag (the one with Anne Hathaway).. the other magazine fell to the floor and the page opened to this gorgeous woman in Fuschia.. I started to curse her out for having ridiculously endless legs as I picked it up.. Imagine my suprise when I discovered that the long legged babe clad in fuschia was YOOUUU!!
    So the girl and my shoes show up just when I’m sinking into the article.. I quickly try on the shoes so I can finish my article.. I was gone for maybe 2 seconds.. I get back to the couch an this bored dude is browsing thru.. of AALLL magazines the VOGUE one.. probably hoping to spot a few models in bikinis.. *MY WIRES! This dude wasn’t even trying to do the quick browse.. he was taking his sweet time.. Aaarrrgh! Anyhoo, Instead of buying the shoes (I blame you for that btw) I ran to COLES bookstore b4 they closed and I begged, I threatened, pouted, offered to pay double the price of the magazine until they gave me the March issue b4 they put it on the stands..
    CONGRATS GIRL :) :) :)

    P.S
    Sorry for the essay.. :)

    • Fashion Critic March 16, 2010 at 10:01 #

      That is such a great story. :D

      My fave pick is the fuchsia dress

      I hope you go back to buy the shoes ;)

  42. julie March 16, 2010 at 06:55 #

    I’m so, so glad for you!!!!!!Yours and Garance Dore’s are my favourite blogs, I couldn’t believe it when I saw you together :-)fashion magazines are a universe of fantasy and industry, since blogs are getting stronger I feel like all that fantasy trully interacts with the rest of us.
    You look stunnig, an total red carpet lady!
    xxx

    • Fashion Critic March 16, 2010 at 10:00 #

      I love Garance’s blog too.

      Thanks Julie

  43. ImanLover March 16, 2010 at 08:06 #

    Wowza…you look just wow!!!
    This is really great…I’ve been logging onto RCFA for a year now and everyday I find your opinions enlightening…
    NEVER STOP BLOGGING!!!
    Congrats…(:

    • Fashion Critic March 16, 2010 at 10:00 #

      I won’t ;)

  44. shubby doo March 16, 2010 at 09:00 #

    You look so statuesque…love it…so glad the bad food bug didn’t keep you down…everybody needs to know about the good work that you guys do…I sing your praises to everybody with a fashion pulse that’ll listen…love the site…cos it absolutely fabulous darling!!!

    • Fashion Critic March 16, 2010 at 09:59 #

      thanks Shubby.

      And thanks for spreading the word ;)

  45. Sue Jin March 17, 2010 at 01:21 #

    Congratulations!!! I hope we get to congratulate you and all these other wonderful bloggers more in the future!

    That Akris dress is heavenly! Simple and gorgeous!
    The two photos of the heels made me stop and stare for soo long. I would love to have all of them!

    • Fashion Critic March 17, 2010 at 01:22 #

      thanks Sue

  46. Courteney March 17, 2010 at 03:16 #

    congrats!!! I love your blog! You have educated me so much about fashion and have challenged me to look at trends differently. I love this site! Keep up the fantastic work!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Courteney March 17, 2010 at 03:16 #

    congrats!!! I love your blog! You have educated me so much about fashion and have challenged me to look at trends differently. I love this site! Keep up the fantastic work!!!!!!!!!!

    • Fashion Critic March 17, 2010 at 08:17 #

      thanks Courteney xxx

  48. candice March 17, 2010 at 05:57 #

    GIRL, CONGRATULATIONS!! u soooo deserve it!! thanks for representing fashion bloggers all over. u are one of the hardest working bloggers i know. u update constantly.

    keep up the great work!! i have this magazine at home, and it was great fun seeing ur style picks in the article

    CC

    • Fashion Critic March 17, 2010 at 08:10 #

      thanks CC x

      I have about 5 copies :)

  49. ~abi~ March 17, 2010 at 16:33 #

    i bought the issue JUST because you were in it, so vogue was smart to feature you! :)

    • Fashion Critic March 17, 2010 at 16:45 #

      Awww thanks Abi. So nice you did that just to see my feature :)

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