V-mail Mystery

So I've been getting some strange emails on my KidViskous account from subject: vmail from people just saying, "hey, cute picture", and "hope your jewelry's doing well!" Relatively inert messages. One person finally asks "What jewelry do you design?" and I take this as an opportunity to question him where/what this Vmail thing is? Turns out I completely forgot I submitted my photo to V-Magazine for the back page Vmail feature:



I wonder if I made to the actual print version, I think it's a good bet since they used my photo for the icon leading to the Vmail page.

Any crap, this guy reveals this mystery and I find my photo on the website and yay happy day whatever whatever. So who are these guys emailing me? Umar? Bradley? Kevin Johnn?

Oh



Well, Mr. Johnn had a proper email signature so the powers of Google reveal to me that he was a competitor on the first season of Project Runway, the guy who purportedly drew the mustache on the bitchy evil old lady's daughter's photo (it said that in Wikipedia, that curse must follow him everywhere). It's the only season I ever watched. Fairly prominent man I guess, I don't know how much now since Project Runway is on it's millionth season, but more than enough to make me raise my eyebrows. Besides that he worked for LVMH for Marc Jacobs and Donna Karen, but more interesting to me is that he collaborated with Matthew Barney in the Cremaster series and had his designs in a editorial styled by the late Isabella Blow. I wonder why someone who seems to find plenty of success behind the scenes of the fashion industry would subject himself to a reality TV competition. I guess a yearning for public fame and for a recognizable face? I'd love that too but not via reality shows, ick. Pretty much everyone looks like an asshole, especially when it's a vicious competition. And also because I generally hate people, but don't want everyone in the modern world to necessarily know that...


He was interested in my jewelry so maybe my shoddy outdated website will make him raise his eyebrows too. It's weird, it's not so much exciting as it is random, especially since he's a fashion designer and not say, a stylist or editor or someone that I could be of use to. My always suspicious of strangers Spidey Sense definitely kicked in...




Other than that, surreal night last night and lots of photos...but I'm not sure if their content is suitable for internet omnipresence...