A LITTLE ‘CHARMER’
and conquer the world.
I think this may be how her most recent ‘iconic’ images were made. (Made, not taken— candids are taken, artifice is created*).
THE FINAL PRODUCT—
—our worldwide icon (use freely, with mad rapturous abandonment).
Simple enough: a basic idea, some range-finders, a wee bit of fine tuning and an obviously too indulgent education system.
First, find your lone martyr—
“No, Gertie! You’re a lone voice, remember? Too many people!”
“Oops … okay … how about now?”
“No … lone voice! Solo. That means just YOU … understand?”
“Awww … gee, already this is getting hard … now?”
“Looking better, Kid. The book bit is a nice touch. Too much pink though—makes you look like a bit girlie—and keep working on that frown, it’s coming along nicely.”
“And perhaps like I’m not really sacrificing my education—?”
“Exactly. Try again, Miss.”
“A bit better. Needs more pathetic. And that bottle means comfort—we want you to project suffering. And we’ll have to try lots, and choose the most effective.”
“We’re getting there, Kid. How about some colour—you know, something that will make you stand out, something that might even become your brand?”
“This one? If not then go find yourself another martyr, I’m getting a sore butt here …”
“Perfect! That’s it! Now we’re gonna rock ’em in the aisles all over the world.”
“… and can I get on with my education, please?”
“Not just yet, Kid. You’re hot property—we need you!”
“Give it time, Babe … you’re currently hot stuff! Yeah**”
* Sometimes. (If you get away with it.)
** Transit gloria …