I found an email in my Junk Box. It was from a Grace Ng and about a possible job.
I wrote back, hoping she hadn’t given up or found another mature model. I wanted the assignment: a shoot fulfilling her wish to redress her beloved grandmother’s lack of a childhood. This was intriguing – I am a grandmother and my childhood has informed my life.
Vogue was running a feature on ‘real’ women which apparently includes me. I am relieved that being real doesn’t require an interest in fashion. The Fitting: This is a job in itself. It takes place in a room the size of a barn with rack after rack of dresses, skirts, coats, tops and bottoms, stretching … Read more