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.
Here are behind the scenes pictures taken by Bryan Boy.