We’ve heard of quirky media practices, but we’ve never actually encountered anything quite so peculiar as the way model Arizona Muse interacts with reporters. Last night at David Yurman, we found ourselves on the receiving end of the way Muse controls her image. Other journalists, bloggers and reporters, take heed: You’re gonna have to be prepared.
The conversation went a little something like this.
Styleite: Hi, Arizona. We’d love to ask you just a few quick questions!
Arizona: OK. But before you record (we were already recording) would you mind telling me what questions you’re going to ask me?
Styleite: Um (stops recording). Sure! We were going to ask you about your plans for the rest of Fashion’s Night Out, what your plans are for Fashion Week and what shows you’re walking in. Then I was going to ask about what it was like working with David Yurman and what your favorite past campaigns are. And then maybe what you like about New York. Is that OK?
Arizona: OK. Could you pick two of them so there … aren’t so many questions?
Styleite: Yeah, sure! How about your plans for FNO, the week and working with Yurman? (starts recording again).
We’ve encountered guarded celebrities, shy celebrities, even ones who flat out refused to talk to us (cough, Terry Richardson, cough cough, Emmanuelle Alt). We’ve also had public relations people ask us ahead of time to send them sample questions so they can prep the famous people attending their events. But Muse’s method takes the cake in terms of celebrity strangeness — in fact, it’s more interesting that any of the responses she actually gave.