"Venia helps me into a pair of flat leather sandals and I turn to the mirror.
I am still the 'girl on fire.' The sheer fabric softly glows. Even the slightest movement in the air sends a ripple up my body. By comparison, the chariot costume seems garish, the interview dress too contrived. In this dress, I give the illusion of wearing candlelight."
Belted Silk-Chiffon Dress, Alexander McQueen, $4,970; net-a-porter.com.
Leather Toe Post Sandals, MANGO, $30; shop.mango.com.Read MoreLess