From what I know about Tori Amos she's a hugely popular private person, our in house make up artist Norah Nona spent some time with Tori on a shoot photographed by Victor de Mello for the cover of WHAT? magazine. And here we have an exclusive scoop on the laws of attraction with Tori Amos... In Nora's own illustrious words..
"Hi its Nora Nonah, make up artist to the fabulous.. with hair and make-up done Tori looks at Victor and says “are we ready? lets go” Fully aware that he's addressing a music legend, in a boyish voice Victor asks her “what kind of music do you like?”.. “ Rolling Stones” she says.
She tucks her head into her chest, slowly lifts her arms in the air like an eagle before raising her fiery mane of red hair a even more slowly reveals dark dirty smoky eyes and looks straight at the camera.
It seems that Victor and Tori had yet to be introduced, here's an introduction the Mello way.. "please allow me to introduce myself he says, I am a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long long year stolen many man’s soul and faith. Pleased you meet you I hope you guessed my name?" That’s what I love about Victor! he can so read a situation. He was letting Tori introduce herself to him through music. The Devil by the rolling stones could not have been a more appropriate start to the shoot with the daughter of a preacher.
Quick change of looks styled by Karen Binns who’s been working with Tori since she was in her 20s and she’s back in front of the camera. With the song Miss You now playing Tori, wearing a black tasselled top and tight white jeans moves to the music which wraps itself around her and we're all tuned into Tori's sensuality that suddenly enveloped the room. In that moment she owned that song and we where the lucky ones able to see this beautiful side of Tori up close and personal.
I thank Karen Binns Publisher & Editor of What? Magazine for making it happen.
Victor De Mello for understanding women
Kavita Kaul for always being there for me
Barry for loving Tori and great hair
Tori Amos for sharing yourself with us, showing us another side of her.
images courtesy What? Magazine