Olympic & Paralympic Fashion

September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are a few snaps taken over the games period. I think it was just beautiful to see people expressing themselves through their individual choice of fashion, may it be through supporting a team or merely just what they fee comfortable in when attending the games. London truly has an amazing vibe at the minute through sports. The city itself is friendly and in true positive spirit not only just for team GB but for every team that is apart of the Olympics/Paralympics.

 

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Illamasqua: Q Generation Model

August 8, 2012 § 3 Comments

A few month ago I was extremely lucky enough to work alongside the amazing creative that is Alex box. Illamasqua was looking for real models, and to my surprise I was picked to be apart of their latest campaign, Q generation. Working with the team at Illamasqua and Alex box herself was the most unreal experience, but on which I won’t forget, ever.

Illamasqua also interviewed me alongside the photoshoot which gives you an insight on a little more about me, my relationship with makeup and the day of the photoshoot itself:

1.Tell us a bit about yourself? Where are you from, age, story.

My names Amrit, I’m 21 and I moved to London a few years ago to study at the London College of Fashion to pursue a career in the fashion industry in styling, hair and make-up.

2. What is your personal relationship with make-up?

Although I now study make-up, I haven’t always wanted to study it, but I’ve always had a relationship with it. From an early age I always used to see my mum gets ready for work as she sat at her dressing table applying her make-up. As I used to come back from school and mum was still at work I used to make the most of such an opportunity and apply her make-up to myself. If truth be told I still look at my mum in the same way, time may have changed and she may have gotten older but by no means has her beauty declined – she’s more gorgeous than ever. As I’ve grown up I’ve also acquired some scarring to my face so make-up for me is hope, confidence, memories, and most importantly inspiration to achieve whatever I may want to.

3. What were your initial reactions to finding out you’d be chosen from thousands to star in Illamasqua’s AW12 campaign?

I couldn’t believe it. I was at University and received the call and I hadn’t a clue as to what the phone call was about as my mum had entered me into the competition. Nevertheless I was jumping for joy – Illamasqua is an amazing brand with equally amazing beliefs.

4. Walking on set, how did it feel to be a model and experience a professional photo-shoot?

Walking on set was a great feeling. The team was amazing, and each and every single one of them made me feel comfortable, sexy and like a model. Knowing that you’re going to be in the next campaign left me speechless so I thought “what the heck” you only get one shot at this, so I made the most of the opportunity which I feel extremely blessed and grateful for.

5. What did you think of your look and is there any piece you can’t wait to wear?

I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe what I was seeing, the transformation was beyond words, and I definitely felt sexy. The purple lips were my favourite part and I cannot wait to purchase the Lipstick in Underworld! Along with the amazingly huge hair and perfect make-up, the styling was just as great, I felt so chic!

6. What was it like having your make-up done by Creative Director Alex Box?

Alex Box is someone who I’ve been inspired by for many, many years. Her work is flawless on so many levels and her creativity is an inspiration to all. I recently saw her at IMATS and having Alex Box working on MY face was the most surreal experience ever, I usually watch her create amazing work on someone else. I couldn’t believe it, I mean it’s THE Alex Box!

7. Are you excited to see your imagery on Illamasqua counters across the world?

I absolutely cannot wait. The whole experience has been a great experience and to see the final images not only in my home town but the world leaves me with an amazing feeling.

8. What are your thoughts on our use of real women for our campaign?

I think it’s brilliant. I think more brands should notice what Illamasqua does and take it on board. Everyone is beautiful; you don’t need to be a stick thin model to model. Beauty isn’t about weight, nor is it about the way you “look”. Beauty is about confidence and using real women shows this.

9. Why do you think that women should be empowered to wear bold, colourful make-up at any age?

There is no rule to say you can’t nor is there a rule to say the older you get the less makeup you should wear. Like I said, make-up is about confidence, and if bright colours, bold statement make-up helps show this then why not? Age doesn’t matter whatsoever, it’s merely a number.

10. What have you taken away with you from the whole experience?

That real people are exactly that, real, and that make-up is a positive part of life which not only helps us express ourselves but helps show a message. But I think I also need to state that I’ve taken away an amazing experience which I can’t thank Illamasqua enough for.

To view more images that were taken backstage click HERE to be redirected.

What did you think of the above look? Would you wear it? I loved it! Alex box is a creative genius who creates nothing but magical imagery!

Another Fashion Exhibition

July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

This fashion exhibition took place at The London College of Fashion in the Oxford Street campus. Theres not one piece I looked at and thought what on earth, if anything I fell in love – and this is why fashion is what it is.

Alexander McQueen At London

July 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Although this isn’t the most recent of my trips to Old bond street, it still remains one of my favourite window displays by Alexander McQueen. Not only is old bond street a lovely place to be due to its atmosphere, being filled with high end fashion labels and lovers of fashion, but the buildings too are an inspiration in their own right.

Luckily enough for me I was also able to stop by at the Ritz. My day all in all was perfect – this is exactly why I love London, I mean what isn’t there to love? Excluding the weather of course! And here they are, the amazing pieces and window display of Alexander McQueen at the store in Old Bond Street, London.

Movement Inspiration

July 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I came across three images, just by chance as I was researching material for an upcoming photoshoot. I couldn’t help but feel inspired by all three. They are completely different images, from different people, yet they represent movement but once again in a very different way. This difference is what caught my eye, and why I love photography as well as the creative industry so much. We are able to create or recreate anything, that alone drives me in a positive and creative direction far more.

Talking Dreams Photoshoot

July 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

An amazing shoot I did with a real-life octopus and a fabulous team. Heres a few images. To see all of the images go to my website by clicking HERE

W Magazine Inspiration

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

I know this was an editorial all the way back in march for W magazine, but this truly inspired me a lot at the time, and it still continues to. Not only is Tim walker a genius at what he does but you just can’t help but fall in love with this. Infact the whole of the march issue was filled with creative inspiration. But of course you can’t talk about the issue without mentioning Kate moss in Good Kate bad Kate which was simply mesmerizing! Over the next few weeks I shall continue looking through my fashion magazine collection (this may take a while so please do bare with me) and begin to post the editorials that truly inspire me even until this day, along with those which are much more recent.

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