Vanessa Reece 1975 – 2012
Today I heard that my dear friend Vanessa has died.
One of the most talented make-up artists I have ever worked with, she never failed to make a model feel at ease and full of confidence.
And behind the scenes, her positivity was always doing the same for me.
Vanessa had been ill and talked openly online about her recent experiences of memory loss and being hospitalised with an undiagnosed condition, though only this week she’d received encouraging results from her latest brain scan and was looking forward to coming off her medication in time for a birthday drink.
This news has come only three days after the sudden death of my Dad, and it’s fair to say that these few words have taken some stringing together.
My thoughts are with Vanessa’s lovely Granny and my heart goes out to her 15-year-old son, Louis.
I feel privileged and proud to have counted V as one of my closest friends. I will really, really miss her.