Wow I was shocked to see this picture at Mara Desipris‘ site, which I had almost forgotten- but not the story behind it, which goes like this: back in 2007 me, Mara and Michael Pandos with the rest of the team travelled to Sri Lanka to shoot a couple of summer stories for Vogue Hellas. One of them included some pictures taken downtown at Colombo, where we found an enormous golden statue of Buddha and we all thought “Aahhh that would be an amazing picture!”. Unfortunately the natives didn’t actually appreciate the beauty of the Chanel hot pants, were fret in the beginning and got really furious after five minutes and before we know it they were yelling at fluent Ceylonese and we rushed into the cars right in the moment when some of them started picking rocks from the ground.. Don’t even want to think what would have happened but every time i recall the scene I feel the terror down my spine. huge mistake but who would have known? the picture was never published after the strict request of the hotel owners that were having us as guests on the island.


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