“Clouds, Chu wants to features bloggers in YOU magazine. He needs us tomorrow at 1.” That was a call I received from Leigh one day, slap-bang in the middle of a work week.
“I can’t, Leigh. I’m working and I already took a days’ leave yesterday for admin,” I groaned as pains of sadness and desolation emitted from my heart. “B***S***,” she screeched. “It’s Chu! You cannot miss this. Call in sick and I’ll see you tomorrow.” Then silence. She’d hung up knowing me being there was a fait accompli.
Here’s the deal. Chu Suwannapha is the hottest style guru / fashion director in town. He’d just moved from Fair Lady magazine to take up reins at YOU. He’s first concept shoot was to feature one grey t-shirt styled five different ways by everyday women off the street.
Taking pity Having so much love and respect for unpaid, abused bloggers, he chose; Karisa from MyLoveAffairWithCapeTown, Kumari from StyleSociety, Leigh from LipglossIsMyLife, Carlinn from SuperficialGirls and me.
And that’s how we landed up on page 38 of YOU Magazine 30 August issue as fashion models. (I’ll pause for you to smile and shake your head in
awe disbelief) This is what I wore.
Thank you darling Chu, in-house photographer Megan Miller, hair & make-up stylist Algria for a fabulous day on set, and Janine from BeingBrazen who recommended us. I loved every minute of it.
Happy Women’s Month, fabulous ladies.
love & light
Photo credit: All pics my own. As soon as You Magazine releases the ‘official’ shots, I’ll update this post.
PS: If anyone from my previous job is reading this, I filled in a half days’ leave, ok:-)