“If I can actually pull this off, I’m genuinely going to be so surprised.”
She jokes that since last year’s prank, none of her viewers trust any of her content, unless it is pictures of her inside her house – but this doesn’t mean she is unwilling to take it further. Using Wikipedia as a resource, she begins her research and talks about how only the most prestigious people make the cover. “I’m not a model, I’m not a celebrity and I’m no one important for that matter,” she says – but she likes a challenge.
The first step is to find out as much about Vogue as she possibly can. Looking at colours, textures, themes and dates over the last six months, she concludes that within this period they have focused on very colourful photoshoots. As this is out of her comfort zone, she says it should benefit her when trying to get people to believe it, as usually in a shoot you don’t get to pick what you wear. She discusses her previous shoot experience with Cosmopolitan, explaining how she did get to choose her outfit, but the selection was limited. Showing the feature, she jokes, “Yes, I do have it framed. Don’t judge me.” As if we wouldn’t do the same!
Next up was online shopping. She goes to ASOS, as they usually have “interesting” clothing and she already has previous videos of her trying on the weirdest items. “This time the joke is on me, as I am actually going to have to wear them,” she says as she shows what she has chosen. With a giant hat and two dresses to pick between, she settles on a beige floral one, and then it is time for the photoshoot.
After a quick montage, she flicks through the convincing results and tries to limit them down to a final few pictures. She plays around with the shadows and highlights of the photos to make them look as close to the Vogue style as she can. Settled on one image, she adds the writing, barcodes, price and issue to make it look even more realistic. The hardest part was adding what her own feature would be about, as she felt “cheesy” writing it, but it was the only way to make it convincing.
She then posted a picture on her Instagram to see how people would react and, as it turned out, the majority of people believed her.
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I’ve been keeping this a secret for a few months now 🙈 I’m on next months issue of @britishvogue and it doesn’t even feel real! I’ve been such a huge fan of this magazine since I studied fashion and textiles at school! So happy I can show you guys a sneak peak of the cover before it’s released next month! 🥰
She was flooded with love and support, which made her feel a bit guilty. “Why would you guys believe I would be on the cover of Vogue?” She jokes in disbelief. She did get a few viewers become suspicious, but, overall, it seemed that she had pulled it off.
Hoping Vogue doesn’t sue her, it is the end of the video, and we can’t wait to see what we fall for next!
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