When Vogue Australia’s Editor and Fashion Director, Kirstie Clements and Naomi Smith, casually contacted me during Paris Fashion week to meet up again, I never dreamed a 7 page story in Vogue would eventuate!!
Even after shooting images for a magazine, you never really know the size of the image published or where the images may end up in magazine (something that is really important!) or even if they will make the cut. So when I was sitting front row of Australian Fashion week with the whole Vogue team, thinking that it couldn’t really get much better than this, the June issue landed in my lap! I didn’t have time to flick through it and waited until a quick stop off back at the hotel, with my taxi waiting downstairs…
I started flicking through the pageS whilst trying madly to change outfits, my heart sinking just a little, as I flipped almost all the way through to no avail. I finally reached the main fashion section with a huge lump in my throat with fear – every photographers nightmare – that my images got dropped – as there was no way they would be in main fashion.
…so to my UTTER AMAZEMENT there were my images (all 7 PAGES of them) IN THE MAIN FASHION SECTION!
I literally nearly had a heart attack, then jumped A LOT on the big hotel bed, did a girly squeal (a la a 16 yr old girl meeting Justin Bieber) and raced back down to the taxi apologizing and attempting to explain to the driver why today had just turned into the best day ever to which he replied, “that’s nice honey, but it’s going to be $60 bucks for the waiting time.”
Ahhh well… couldn’t all be a fairy tale.