Over the past few weeks I have done a couple of interviews about my experiences of depression for the Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine and the Daily Mail, neither of which has yet been published as there are clearly far more interesting and worthy news stories around.
The latest scheduled date for Stella is Sunday 21 October, but I’m not holding my breath. The Daily Mail is clearly holding us all in suspense but it will be worth waiting for 🙂
One of the benefits of the Daily Mail adventure was having a make-up artist and photographer come to my house and do a photo shoot. Normally I hate my photo being taken but they both made me feel very relaxed, to the extent that the make-up guy (can’t remember his name 😦 ) drank the bottle of wine that I’d bought to calm ME down and I didn’t notice until he fell out of my front door on his way to his car!
After my make-up was complete and I looked more like Elvira Munster than I cared to, I had a couple of arguments with the guy about what I should wear for the photos;
- “No black”- “But my whole wardrobe is black!”
- “Nothing jazzy”-” You are telling me that my M&S Per Una cardigans are too jazzy?”
- “No low-cut tops showing vast amounts of cleavage”- “I don’t do low-cut tops showing vast amounts of cleavage”
- Me; “That dress is too tight”
- Him; “Caroline it only has to look good from the front!”
and so it went on until we agreed to disagree and I bowed to his greater experience in these matters.
I guess he was right 🙂
Thank you! Even I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
He really isn’t being difficult about not wearing black. Cameras are limited and the extreme black against light skin is too much of a difference either the skin or the black clothes will look off. I love my camera but I have learned to work with its limits. The picture looks awesome.
Hi-thanks very much and I appreciate it must be difficult but I do like my black! It is however, the “easy” way out and I’m very lazy when it comes to clothes, hair and make-up. Note to oneself-you need to try harder!
Wow, love the colours, you look great! Makes me want to wear more colours and less black:)
Thanks! Stuff I’ve had in the wardrobe and haven’t worn for ages and I’ve never worn the long waistcoat at all! Just goes to show what an expert eye can teach you. I’m tempted to go and have my “colours” done just to see what suits me and what I should avoid as I may be tempted to leave the black on the rails too! 😀
Wow very glamorous!
Thanks! Not sure about glamorous but it was more fun than I expected!
Great outfit.I wouldn’t normally be seen anywhere near the Daily Mail – but who can resisit such a sassy picture?!
Ha! ha! “Sassy” now there’s a word I have heard for years. Normally I wouldn’t entertain the DM either but it was too tempting to get just a lttle of my own back after Janet Street-Porter’s article from 2010! 😀