I've been on a couple photo shoots in the past, but nothing as crazy-glamorous as yesterday's at Milk Studios. Not only did I get my makeup done and my hair blown out, but Rankin--yes, the Rankin--took my photo. You see, the legendary photographer has an exhibit opening at Milk today, as well as a new project where he's photographing 100 people for $100 a pop from June 1-5. As a nice little perk, Milk and Rankin's team invited editors over yesterday to get their portraits done.
Mr. Mickey went before me, so did Faran, and they both looked amazing. I loved the 60s look the hair stylists and makeup artists had given me--middle part, winged liner--so I was feeling quite confident when the photog sat me down in a chair. Soon enough, there were fans blowing my hair around! And Rankin told me to smile with my eyes! (I really wish he had literally said smize, but "smile with your eyes" was good, too.) I tend to pose exactly the same in every picture ever taken of me--it's fail safe, thus I try not to stray--so I was pleasantly surprised to see that I looked good in several of the pictures. I mean, you assume that a world class photographer can make anyone look good, but when it's you, and you're thrilled more than one shot, it's a pretty amazing feeling.
Check out Milk's exhibit, "Open Rankin," starting today at 450 West 15th Street. And make sure to peek the editor's corner.