2 Works in Funny Face (1957)
01 Jul 2020
Setting his camera down on one shelf, Ben pushed aside the ladder on wheels with a rather forceful arm, and for a moment he wondered why it required such. He received his answer when a horrified scream cut through the room and everyone’s eyes darted up to the source.
A young woman in a full-length black leotard and a boxy grey pinafore hurtled towards the wall from her perch on the ladder. Her arms had been full of books, but they all tumbled to the floor in her sudden scare. She held out an arm cautiously but yanked it away when she came to a violent halt at the end of the track.
“I’m so sorry, forgive me,” Ben called up to her. “I didn’t see you up there.”
He’d never felt more like a world class idiot. His entire livelihood was seeing women and presenting them to be seen. No woman would favour hearing that she was invisible.
Except, perhaps, this one.
Fandoms: Funny Face (1957), Good Omens (TV)
31 May 2020
Anthony J. Crowley is the best editorial fashion photographer in the biz, and has made Quality Magazine a national best-seller. When the magazine decides to close, he needs one last Big Idea to send the publication out with a bang. But where will he find a model willing to help recreate several centuries worth of fashion in only one week?
Aziraphale Z. Fell owns a bookshop, and has never looked at a fashion magazine in his life. He wants nothing more than to meet his philosophical celebrity idol, Gabriel, who has published a series of books about becoming a better person through empathy. But he can't just jet off to Pairs whenever he likes. Or can he?
Crowley makes him an offer: One week of modeling in exchange for a free trip to Pairs. Aziraphale will have to put his assumptions about modeling aside, and Crowley will have to learn to be more empathetic if they're going to work together and, just maybe, fall in love.
This is Funny Face but with Crowley as Fred Astaire and Aziraphale as Audrey Hepburn. Because there's a bookshop, and I wanted them to kiss on the ladder. And I've been thinking about this for a solid year and it's my birthday present to myself.