Guess what? I feel SOOO happy! The other day I spoke to Gian Paolo Barbieri! We worked a lot for Italian Vogue together and also for Linea Italiana, another great Italian magazine. This, I think, is our first cover together. It has been many many years since we met or even spoke. After my last blog here, I got a strong urge and called his studio, spoke to his assistant who was totally thrilled talking to me, telling me about all the hundreds of pictures he has seen of me and how much he loves them. I was totally thrilled talking to HIM and a few moments later I got a call from Gian Paolo, very close by it seemed, very present, from his house in the Seychelles! How many years I have been longing for this! To connect back with him. And how easy it was in the right moment. Truly grateful! I remember this cover very well. How I loved the white garment and Gian Paolo`s way of working, first seeing to that all the details are perfect and then concentrating on the face expression. so totally sure of what he wanted. I experienced it as very relaxing, that I could relax into myself and trust his skill. He would show me polaroids as we went along creating the photo so that I would know what he saw. All of this taught me how to use the muscles in my face and get the facial expression. Both letting go, connecting to my Inner Source, Inner Nature and sort of control the expression. That part is much the same as acting. And it is part of what is interesting in modelling for me, to be both on the inside and the outside.