Speaking with the magazine, the candid magazine editor admits that she doesn't see herself as being powerful or intimidating as her reputation is portrayed to be.

Speaking openly and modestly to the magazine, the 69th most powerful woman says: "I assure you all the people that work with me on a day-to-day basis don't think that. That's just something that's been fabricated by the media.

And as you well know once something is out there, particularly in today's world, it just gets exaggerated. I keep my head down and do the job to the best of my ability."

To those on the outside, it may appear that Anna Wintour is nothing that the director of a famous glossy monthly and the decider of which pretty pictures to put on paper, but to those in the know, Wintour is an intergral cog in the fashion world, with power and presence.

But who's to say that is a bad thing?

As well as preparing for issues months in advance, Wintour is getting ready for the Vogue's Fashion Night Out, which has seen it's popularity sore since the event was first launched.

Though it may seem like another show for celebrities to show off the status, this is a consumer driven event in a bid to showcase the best of next season's fashion in a bid to get people to part with their very precious pennies.

As well as ultimately, helping to boost the fashion economy, this is a charitable event too - so one might say that wielding a little power in these circumstances may come in handy.

Fashion designers, models and of course commentators have made it onto the elite list where money isn't always a factor.

Designer Diane Von Furstenburg, model Gisele Bundchen and Miuccia Prada are also on the list.

Though others may see her as a power house, it must be said that Anna Wintour is incredibly grounded:

"I don't think of myself as a powerful person, you know, what does it mean? It means you get a better seat at a restaurant or tickets to a screening or whatever it may be"

"But it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to help others and for that I'm extremely grateful".

FemaleFirst Jenna Fordie

twitter: @Jenna_FAM