and she always gets the best editorials

In today’s installment of #SundayStories - why Steven Meisel once stopped a Vogue shoot to have me watch a DVD. 💿💋

I’ve always believed that models should be like actresses from the silent era of motion pictures - able to convey a story or emotion with just their face and pose. For me the best shoots are always the ones that have a theme or story behind them, where the model gets to play a real character that both she and the camera enjoy. The picture you see here is from one of the editorials I shot for Vogue while they were filming their documentary “The September Issue” back in 2007. For this particular shot Steven Meisel told me that I would be playing a version of Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film ‘Funny Face’. The only problem was, I’d never seen that movie. Back in those days we didn’t all have smart phones with access to YouTube so Steven sent a producer out to go find the DVD and bring a laptop for me to watch it on. He could have just shown me a still from the movie but he knew I was a huge musical fan so he let me watch the whole movie on set. I remember sitting in Pat McGrath’s makeup chair watching the movie with headphones on while the other models like Sasha, Gemma Ward and Caroline Trentini came in and out of their shots. Finally, I finished the movie and was ready for my close up… 💁