>> If I'm honest, I feel an inner pressure to monitor the 'Me Me Me' levels on the blog. For instance, if I scroll down and start seeing ten images of myself blurring into one, I'll know the 'Me Me Me' gauge-ometer has shot right up. During fashion week, this problem becomes even more loathesome, and hopefully I'll rectify it this time round by working round the clock and not dawdling about in a slovenly fashion.
However, despite the spider-y lashes, the sculpted hair and the slightly smug upwards gaze, the focus ISN'T on 'Me Me Me' and in fact on 'MiMiMi Missoni!', in reference to the resort 2011 dress and stacked necklaces I'm wearing in this portrait for the 'Blogger's Beat' story in the Vogue Nippon's February 2011 issue, photographed by Mark Seliger and styled by Sissy Vian.
Nope… it's definitely not my mug that's the subject of scrutiny but this weighty beaded beast of a dress that made me feel all the better for having an extra 1-2kg added on (no, it really was that heavy…). You can't see but my arms were loaded up with bangles too which made me feel like a rather extreme Christmas Tree. It's safe to say that stylist Sissy Vian instinctively knew that I was into the decorative.
Vian kept emphasising that they wanted the portraits to be 'iconic'. Any mere thought of myself touching that i word is a little bit bemusing but looking at the other portraits, I feel like Seliger has indeed shot some extremely potent and striking images of the other bloggers… (Todd Selby, Scott, Garance, Tommy Ton, Nadia, Tamu, Bryanboy, Denni, Hanneli – some are a little bit warped on that link I posted but I can't find any other scans out there…).
Big up to the assistants who had to research every single blogger coming up with little facts and tidbits to create a moodboard… the fact that I'm anything between the age of 22 to 28 out there on the internet must make researching a frustrating task.