It was another day in paradise, when you were chosen as one of the representatives of UK's 1000 Faces by Rankin (http://www.rankinlive.com).
Yeah. He was doing his own portrait by taking pictures of 1000 UK People which considered having strong and very own individual characters. Those who were interested had to send a motivation essay plus anything that relates to their individual character expression, and also a portrait. He then chose those faces, and took their pictures as 'his own portrait' as the photographer; those pictures united as one, is Rankin himself.
But instead of wondering how he would feel like, I'd rather think about my other day in paradise ; having myself dressed up and shot by Rankin (http://www.rankin.co.uk).
I was first really confused about the styling and the mood for the picture. Rankin did the pictures of Heidi Klum to Kate Moss. Lily Cole to Kylie Minogue--he had seen so many gorgeous women, and I couldn't really compete with that in person! So I told myself, I need to do the best styling! They were selling out my character, so I was the one who was urged to do all the concept and essentials. I was out of ideas, until the moment of truth finally came out and inspired :
"Most people say if you have no idea what to wear, you should go for the 'less-is-more' thing--but I totally disagree. For me, going for a classic designer piece is the total rescue. It never lies--it just never did, and never will. What if you don't have it? Find an up-to-date personality that best defines you in a luxurious way. You would know that much better than I do!"
They might call me snob, but still, I totally agree that the rule that you can never ignore in fashion is 'never look cheap!'
I chose "Vamp" as my theme of the day! It was on the two most wanted personality this season; Vamp and Tomboy, and it went out with my wardrobe perfectly. So this was what I got :)
It was a Jennifer Behr on my head, Shu Uemura lashes, vintage sheer gloves, and a vintage McQueen dress.
What a moment I had back there :)
Definitely, definitely another day in paradise.
Always go to any opportunities that passes by any side of you. Come on, you'll never know :)
PS : BIG thanks to Febrina Wahab and Dwiko Arie Nugroho as the good good company :)