Friday, September 12, 2008

The Devil Wears Prada

This is Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue and one of the most influential people in US fashion. She has a reputation of being a tough boss who insisted that junior staffers not speak to her unless they are spoken to first. The book and movie, The Devil Wears Prada was written by one of Anna Wintour's former junior assistant and the plot was (allegedly) based on author's experience working at Vogue.

If you were to write a memoir or a novel, what would it be about?

NB: Sorry for the cut-off-at-the knee photo of Anna Wintour. She came out of the tent at Bryant Park and dashed into a waiting Mercedes. I was lucky to get this photo because she DOES NOT stop for photos.

31 comments:

USelaine said...

Oh Ming! This is a total Score! You did very well capturing this. I love that white coat...

Novel or memoir? So many possibilities, so little time. One would be the motley crew of apartment dwellers who fight City Hall. Might make good musical theater too. No wait. I guess it's been done.

Olivier said...

superbe photo de reporteur , bravo. J'ai vu le film, j'espere qu'elle n'est pas comme cela dans la vraie vie ;o)

superb photo reporter, bravo. I saw the film, I hope it's not like that in real life ;o)

Jilly said...

I could see this was Ms. Wintour even in the portal shot. Brilliant, Ming. Love the movement in her clothes as she walks.

Sally said...

Good catch! I ove her outfit....so nice to see someone wearing something other than black!

How do you spend your lunchtime? Sydney Daily Photo

valeria said...

This photo is absolutely stunning, Ming. I like it, like a paparazzi's.
I might write about a mummy in Italy who has memories of classic boats from her "previous life"!!!

valeria said...

There is a photo for you on my blog.

Peter said...

You made very good paparazzi photo - even we cannot check what kind of shoes she is wearing (Prada?)!

Don't expect me to write a novel.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your efforts and the nicest thing about it is that her hair shines. I like my portrait better though.

missy said...

Good photo! Yes the legendary Anna Wintour, bit of info, she is actually british!!!
But as I said when the fella and I were watching the film, 'she gets the job done and does it very well indeed'.

Re SATC Movie 2. At some Movie Awards here in the UK this week, Chris North was presenting an award and when being interviewed after he said, ' London is a great city and you can see why they want to film the next movie here!' Talk about letting the cat out of the bag!

Anonymous said...

Ming
You had to take care: the body- guard was ferocely looking at you

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow Ming, a big kudos to you for the stunning shot. Great story as well.
I think of my blogs as a bit of a memoir, I guess...

Lily Hydrangea said...

that bodyguard reminds me of spiderman.

JM said...

That is a great capture! Surely Anna Wintour is very good at what she does (if not the best) and her look is allways fantastic, but I am glad I don't have to deal with her at any level... No matter what part of the world they are from, 'Anna Wintours' definatelly are not my cup of tea! I KNOW it would not have a happy end! lol!

Paz said...

Great job with her photo.

Paz

Mame said...

Ming - this is fantastic - it's like getting a shot of the elusive Tasmanian devil.

Re: Ms. Wintour: Fresh flowers on her desk twice a week - no leaves on the rose stems, if you please. Wears dark glasses inside. I am not a fan.

Virginia said...

Dang Ming,
You have found your niche this week my friend. This is great. Love her outfit. It must be very satisfying to be rich, thin, powerful, successful and referred to as the devil herself.

ken mac said...

the security guy in the background wants to eat your lunch.

alex said...

Here is for real the terrible woman described in the movie....

It's hard to believe that this little woman who would look like anyone without her Prada's dress is so tough...

Maybe wearing fashion clothes is not so good for your mind ?!!!

Very nice shot.

Alexa said...

Way to have that camera ever at the ready, Ming!
Great shot.
The shoes are probably Chanel. Anna's kids went to the same small elementary school as mine back when, and I saw her every day (yes, she brought them herself, & the driver waited while she took them in). She was often in head-to-toe Chanel (paid for by the publisher of Vogue, I believe). Almost always looked stunning, although she lost me the day she wore black tights with white heels!
My book is definitely about the years I (mis)spent in Paris.

Lori said...

How cool! You got a great shot of her!! The outfit she's wearing is beautiful. I'd love to work with her for one day and see what it's really like. She does look intimidating! (I saw her once at Madison Square garden but only from very far away. I don't know how she can see inside with the glasses!)

Strangetastes said...

She does look quite self-absorbed in that get-up. I think she needs a heart-to-heart chat with the Dalai Lama about the impermanence and meaninglessness of material things.

Me write a memoir? The story of a boy from the streets of New York City making his way to the Midwest and becoming obsessed with a big stainless steel wicket.

Ming the Merciless said...

HA! I didn't even notice the bodyguard until I got home and downloaded the photos onto my computer. Phew!

• Eliane • said...

What a scoop!! You could moonlight as a papparazzi. ;) She does look like Victoria Abril.

That (handsome) security guard is looking right at you. A good thing that you were fast.

Isadora said...

You did much better than I with the author. Actually, that young man in the suit is far more interesting to me - just my type. :)

my memoirs? hmmm, but we would have to wait with the publication until all written about were buried. :)

Anonymous said...

Ming, you are always in the right place and with camera!

Great shot.

Doris

Kitty said...

I'm surprised how thin she is. I thought there was more meat to her!

great that you snapped this!

L.Shaw said...

I would probably write about my experiences working for the Department of Education. I swore to myself I would keep a journal and once retired would write an expose on the politics and corruption behind this organization.

btw.... is that a wig or the real deal?

babooshka said...

Don't apologise for the cut off just below the knee. Take a look at newspaper shots they are just like this. You have done an excellent job on such an elusive woman.

As for the book. No way. Somethings should stay secret.

Mary Hilton said...

Wow. Double wow. Wowowow. Excellent photos, half legged or whole. Excellent work.

Chris said...

don't apologize! I like the photo. She should be cut off at the knees!! ;-)

Memoir is my business these days. . . .Augh.

PJ said...

It's a great photo, especially with the menacing guy in the background while she smiles with amusement. I wonder what she was thinking about?
If I'm to believe what I've read about her she's made up professionally each day. I like to think that every now and then she slips out al naturale, eats ice cream from a street vendor, gawks at things, just normal everday stuff.