Thursday, February 25, 2010

Be my friend?


I have decided to start a post once a month about someone that I would die to be friends with, today's wonderful woman? Grace Coddington. Since The September Issue just was released on DVD, I watched it for the second time and really loved Grace in the movie, her humor, style, creativity and the way she can put an idea together into a photo shoot truly amazes me. In the movie they show pictures of her when she modeled for Vogue, she's gorgeous. Oh and it doesn't hurt that she's from Whales (the British accent wins it all).






credit; google

In August 2008 Vogue did a shoot based off their own Creative Director Grace, the shoot even showed Grace's uncontrollable hair and love for cats:


Vogue also has an interview with her online, here are some of my favorite questions and answers on being in The September Issue:
"What was your reaction the first time you saw the movie?
Shock! Shock that I was in it as much as I was. I thought I would end up on the cutting-room floor. . . . It has happened before.

What’s it like watching yourself on-screen?
I’d much rather see myself in a still photograph than a moving one, because a still is more controlled and they can get rid of the double chins. I really thought I looked younger than that.

What’s the secret of surviving for 27 years in fashion?
Twenty-seven! Are you kidding? Do I look that young? Try 50!
There is no secret—just by absolutely loving what you do. Maybe it looks easy in the film to get great pictures. But there’s a lot more lead up, which you wouldn’t want to film because it’s boring. There’s all the wheeling and dealing to get the people to do the picture. There’s making sure you get the best clothes first, getting the right photographer and model, hair and makeup. The precise team is all-important. I do not accept second best. That’s my strength and my downfall, at the same time. Because I’m so stubborn I often do end up getting what I want. Even at school. On my reports it used to say, “Grace has a sweet way of getting her will.” I mean, I AM aware that sometimes I can be very annoying."
credit; voguedaily
Read the rest of the interview here


Grace Coddington, be my friend?
lovelove, M.

18 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

oh my goodness.....all of those cats!!! amazing!

Julianne said...

She is so chic and elegant!I had no idea she was a model!

http://juliannetheoctopus.blogspot.com/

louise or valentine said...

i so want to grow up and be her. not even kidding. except, you know, a photographer and not a stylist. but the sentiment is still just the same. i have tee shirt of her face on it from deerdana.

sarah said...

the second photo, the black and white one, is probably my favourite image in a long time. i have just always adored that photo.
s.

gracie takes fashion so seriously it can turn ugly said...

i loved her too . and her clumsy walk . x

daisychain said...

what an incredible idea for a series of posts.

OliviaDias said...

I love The September Issue and Grace MAKES that movie, she's a legend.

Soooali said...

She is God!

SomedayNewYorker said...

Her Vogue covers are gorgeous and i love the ode to her in the August 2008 Vogue.

LiLi said...

this post inspires me. :)

April said...

Good post.

kat said...

ich liebe die vogue fotoreihe mit den kätzchen! Und dein blog, der gefällt mir nun auch sehr sehr gut!

Catarina said...

I loved this post!
I also saw The September Issue and my impression is that she has such a stong personality, the way she battles with Anna and the way her precision and, as she mentioned, stubborness result in such beautiful photographs.
I love the 1st Vogue cover, she looks amazing!

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

Beautiful lady!She's a genius.

Christen said...

I want to be her. She is so amazing.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

god, that vogue cover with the false eyelashes and big hair is so awesome! she's gorgeous. i need red hair..

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

eliza said...

Yes i loved Grace in the September issue too, she came across really well & shes clearly a very creative & intelligent woman. I love her modelling pictures from the sixties...i was reading Pattie Boyd's biography recently & she was mentioned in it. I adore the vogue editorial too with all the cats, brilliant!

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