The Pro’s Guide to Avoiding Front Row Photos

February 11, 2016 - photo frame


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You don’t know a feeling of “dispirited” until you’ve been photographed subsequent to Helen Mirren. At 70, she embodies some-more magnificence and cold than any of us could ever wish to; we can’t consider of any willowy 20-something starlet who could upstage her. And so it was, seated subsequent to Dame H. during Spring’s Badgley Mischka show, that we motionless with new solve to equivocate any random cameos. It’s one thing if a photographer wants to take your photo; it’s utterly another to be a bit of ill-placed view to some of a world’s some-more photogenic people. The stakes are too high, and it’s a loser’s diversion (albeit maybe a peak of a first-world problem). Consider a steam of Fashion Week in September, when you’re fundamentally slicked with grease, or February, when gale-force gusts off a Hudson have smashed us all into somewhat some-more chapped, wind-burned versions of ourselves. So what to do? Crane, acrobatically, out of a frame? Study your phone with friar intensity? We’ve tapped Vogue staffers to share their pro tips for avoiding any random cameos.

“Bodyguards are your friends. Ducking behind them will always get we out of a picture, and deliberation that they’re about 7 feet tall, they can censor a accumulation of sins. we once hid behind Beyoncé’s bodyguard—I trust his name is Julius—while she was mobbed by photographers, and yet we substantially seemed like only another member of a BeyHive, it was comforting to know that we wouldn’t breeze adult in any of a 10 billion images of her that were combined in those 5 minutes. we know my miss of appearance in selfie enlightenment will fundamentally punch me in a ass, though it’s good to be means to disappear.”
Janelle Okwodu, Fashion News Writer

“I hatred being photographed and tend to wear neutral colors to equivocate a travel character cameras. When a camera is nearby, we snap into Cousin Itt mode and censor behind my hair and representation my conduct brazen to demeanour during my phone. If I’m feeling generally bashful or bleary-eyed, I’ll also wear my complicated Céline glasses.”
Eviana Hartman, Contributing Editor


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“I once sat right behind David Beckham and his kids during Victoria’s show. It was flattering unfit to hide.”
Jenna Rennert, Beauty Assistant

“I demeanour down and to a left or right, or speak to whomever is subsequent to me. Basically, equivocate eye hit with a camera.”
Brooke Ely Danielson, Accessories Editor

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brooke edward

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“My tactic is to keep my nose in a book. Which has a combined advantage of operative as product chain for whatever I’m reading—or, realistically, sanctimonious to review while a flashbulbs go off. This season, my literary appendage of choice is Tony Tulathimutte’s Private Citizens.”
Maya Singer, Contributor

“If we find yourself subsequent to an A-lister, my order of ride is to demeanour during my phone—there is always time to record one some-more story—or discuss with my seatmates. That way, a flashbulbs won’t blind your eyes when a uncover begins.”
Edward Barsamian, Style Editor

“I don’t know if this relates to a situation, though if asked [by photographers], we always give an conscious misspelling of my name! Shelby.”
—Selby Drummond, Vogue Senior Accessories Editor

nicole phelps
nicole phelps

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“Avoiding a front quarrel cameo isn’t hard—just get yourself seated in a second row! When Rihanna is on a guest list, it’s generally easy.”
Nicole Phelps, Vogue Runway Director

“I adore being in a picture! Why shouldn’t we be in a design too?”
Lynn Yaeger, Vogue Contributing Editor

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