Gin Wigmore (Publicity shot via NZ Herald)

Following up on some people’s sensitivity to Facebook comments, I understand singer Gin Wigmore is very particular about her image — and fair enough, too. That’s an important thing to keep under control.

Michelle Hewitson, interviewing her for the NZ Herald, said:

[Gin Wigmore] won’t be photographed without hair and make-up, her record company said, and she had a tight schedule. Would we consider using promo shots? No. Couldn’t she just put on a bit of slap? No.

She was wondering what to wear. I asked why it mattered. The make-up person said earnestly: “It’s Gin’s image.”

Gin said, mock earnestly: “Yes. It’s very important. You can’t go round looking like a rag.”

Well I think she looks fabulous in these photos. Well done to her. (More photos on her Facebook page)

Gin Wigmore (image: Steve Madden)

Good on her. I wish her well. She’s doing well in a relentlessly superficial world.

I’ll always remember Hunter S Thompson’s line:

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There’s also a negative side.” — Hunter S. Thompson