I'm off to Barbados!
|Bognor on a good day. Or Barbados?|
(Picture © barbados.org)
These are the things that you work so hard for. Years as an assistant who no one talks to or cares about, a million Devil Wears Prada moments ("You're going to the Polo with your husband this weekend? How lovely. Yes of COURSE I can get him an outfit in half an hour!"), late nights, freelancing on desks where they don't bother to learn your name ("Fashion, where is your copy?"), working for peanuts... it all pays off when you get to do a trip like this.
So I'm off to Barbados in a last minute decision by the magazine I am working for to shoot 6 main fashion stories.
Usually a Fashion Editor would have about eight weeks to plan something like this. I have about one. Cue eye twitches and sitting bolt upright in the middle of the night, heart pounding.
So prep is underway. Photographers have been found, flights booked, clothes are being sourced and locations scouted.
As much as it is exciting, it's equally stressful.
And the weather? My enemy at the moment. Let's just keep our fingers crossed!
So stay tuned to see how it all goes...