>> I haven't physically gotten hold of the issue yet so don't ask me loaded questions such as "How do you feel about an issue of a magazine dedicated to China when every issue should feature Chinese women?" – the inevitable thingamajig of a question that comes up whenever any ethnicity that's not caucasian is given their shining time in fashion. I can only judge by the quick 60 second video flick but 10 seem to have a genuinely insightful mix of content that highlights China's stratospheric and curious rise in the world, not just in the diversity in a model line-up but behind the scenes in amongst editors and designers, buyers, artists and well erm… fashion bloggers.
I've got a whooping ten page spread in a mag which you can roughly get the gist of on the 10 blog. As part of the feature, I got quizzed about my upbringing as a British Born Chinese and my various culture clashes whilst growing up, that I could harp on about here for hours and hours. I would except it would bore most of you who AREN'T British Born Chinese peeps to tears because the *slaps hands* issues are so terribly specific. I am ever grateful to 10 though that I've now done an interview that didn't ask the omnipresent "Where do you think social media is going?" question.
Best of all, I got to go through Catwalking, call in a bunch of things and play dress-up for a day and at the end get credited as *cringe* Fashion Editor. Double cringe. Messing around with clothes in the way that I do ain't fashion editing to the degree that the styling greats do it but as it's a one-off opportunity, I'll take it and run.
Thanks Skye Sherwin for the words, Frederike Helwig for taking me out of my comfort zone and the resulting images and Sophia Neophitou for the opportunity to touch/wear current season Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Miu Miu and Dries Van Noten all on one day.
10 is available to buy in single issues on Magma, none of that committing to subscription stuff.