#PLTSTYLESQUAD

Every Fashionista must love the brand PrettyLittleThing! Well, they only went and created a competition looking for ‘three influential babes’ with a ‘killer sense of style and confidence’ to represent their brand… I know! Amazing right?!

The winner of the comp not only gets to create monthly features for the site, social media, emails and on the PLT Blog, but also recieves monthly clothing allowance.. okay, literally just died.

So, as a Fashion fanatic myself and totally into my styling etc, I had ago at creating my own unique look! I interwined my culture with modernism, and expressed myself using my surroundings and the boldness of the look. Of course I made sure I captured the true PLT image as well as having a lot of fun on the rooftop of my house!

This is what we got…

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My passion for creativity was expressed here through movement, colour and my surroundings. At last, instead of writing (which I devote myself too), I was able to create a CV using just visual aspects. With positive thinking and hardwork, this is my chance to prove myself and share my love for the industry. However, whether or not I am successful in this competition, I had an awesome time creating these images!

Credits to photographer and YouTuber: Sunny Kambo (KamboLife)

La Visage – Competition Showdown

On Sunday 12th June, Roshni Ladva outdid herself once again! Unlike other established Makeup Artists, Roshni shows her passion and devotion to the industry by organising a fun, exciting and entertaining show for everyone to enjoy!

Those who graduate from the ‘Roshni Ladva Hair and Makeup Training Academy’ are able to partake in a competition set up by Roshni and Sundar Events (part of Sundar Weddings). Throughout the day, filming and photography was captured by Qaiser Azim as well as channel B4U (Sky 781) filming for their show ‘Talk of the Town,’ which will be coming to your screens soon.

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A week before the show began, Makeup Artists were allocated a Model for them to create their show-stopping look! My fabulous artist was Kavita Birdi (full info below) and we were chosen as number one, opening for the show.

After the look was decided, it was competition day! The studio room was spacious and professional with Makeup Artist tables, white flooring and huge windows bringing in natural light.
There was a recorded briefing to all Makeup Artists and Models before the timer was set, and artists were given approximately 5 minutes to decide on which outfit and jewellery would suit their chosen look. The clothing was sponsored by Charmi Creations as well as the beautiful classical jewellery by Kyles Collection.

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Once Makeup Artists were back to their stations, the timer was reset to 1 hour 30 minutes. Roshni and her co-partner Maggie gave a short and motivational speech, telling everyone to relax, to enjoy themselves and to just have fun!

Kavita was slightly anxious to see my reaction to her chosen look, but I absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to begin. It was full of bold colours, different shapes and very unique – something I had never had done before.

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Organisation and attention to detail was on par throughout the day and each duo were given a helper. We were well looked after, given food and drink when needed which was brilliant as it was a long day starting at 10 in the morning. Each Model had to wear a plain black vest top, and we were all given silky black gowns to wear in-case we got cold. Phones were not allowed whilst the competition was taking place so were put on silent and collected in a box. It was all well thought of and I was very impressed.

I tried to rest as much as possible whilst my makeover was being done as we still had hair, outfit change and quick rehearsals before people arrived at 6pm for the main fashion show-down! However, I was too excited and couldn’t resist taking quick sneak previews to see the progress of Kavita’s work, and it was amazing. I especially loved the dark colour on my lips contrasting with the green on my eyes.

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“Timers up, makeup brushes down please.”

The final look was complete and it was time for a breather! We all sat down on the sofas in the room and had something to eat and drink before it was time for the hair to be done. Phones were given back and all models began clicking away taking selfies of course! Our phones in one hand, sandwiches in the other 😛
We were then individually taken to get dressed, and again more pictures were taken! Instead of going for typical Indian wear, Kavita chose a lovely dress which had a traditional western feel to it.

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With my beaut Sheenal Patel

 

We went back to our stations and the timer was reset for the hair to be done. Kavita went for a large up-do which had around 5 wig pieces stuck into my head! Roshni messaged me after saying that I am now ‘officially known as the girl with the bad headache.’ Haha! So true, but I couldn’t complain as it looked incredible. We decided not to add jewellery as the look itself was quite overpowering. However, we did go for a hair piece which finished the masterpiece.

Kavita and I had worked really well together, motivating each other and ending up finishing before the alarm went off, giving us time to perfect the look. People walking by waved at us through the windows and we waved back! They took pictures and stood watching as the pressure mounted within the room.

“Hair brushes down guys!”

Voila… the finished look was completed and I felt fabulous!! I felt like I was in the hunger games with my Editorial, Dystopian look.

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Now it was time for the photo-shoot in a studio across the street. We all walked in single file like a school trip and Roshni held onto my arm. I asked her how she felt and she replied, “I feel sick!” Haha, not quite the response I was thinking but shows how much involvement she has with her work. She told me that this was her passion and expressed her love for the industry which made me love her and her work furthermore.

The photo-shoot location was an incredible pick as all models had a very creative and distinct look. The Victorian-like surroundings matched our appearance and we merged right in getting the shots straight away. I told my favourite little helper, Druti to take pictures on my phone in the other rooms before we walked back into the studio and they turned out even better!

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It was 6pm and people began to arrive. The tables were removed from the room and 7 chairs were placed against one of the walls for the judges to watch the show. Of course there wouldn’t be a competition without judges and Roshni got the best from the industry.

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Qaiser Azam at work!

Qaiser Azam at work!

All of us Models sat outside together hiding from the main studio room. We were interviewed by presenter Attika Choudhury for B4U about our look and how we felt. We then all sat in a circle talking a bit about our interesting selves and had a laugh along the way with snacks given to us!

When the music began, we lined up in our orders and I was the first to walk out with lights, eyes and cameras in my direction. As I reached the front of the judges, I did a striking pose. My face turned slightly right with the net of my hat covering my left eye and I placed my right hand on the tip of my shoulder. As I walked to the next podium, Model number two was cued on until we were all out and standing on our spots!

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Next was Q&A. I didn’t expect to be asked a question, but I was! The show presenter asked me my name and what I thought of the look to which I answered how I loved that it was bold, very Editorial with a Dystopian feel. The judges then gave a Q&A to my Makeup Artist Kavita.

After all Makeup Artists were interviewed, it was decision time… Our professional pictures by Qaiser Azam Photography which were took during the day were presented on the big screen before the winner was announced.

“The winner is…. Malvee Vaja with her model Bhumi Kailasi!”

Winner Bhumi

Winner Bhumi

We clapped as she collected her prize, and stood altogether for our final group picture! The competition was complete and it was an overall great day. I saw and met familiar faces in the audience before rushing to take my hair down!

I was really proud of my Makeup Artist and more so proud of Roshni and her team! It was exciting to be part of the event as I was made to feel like part of the team and family. Roshni’s natural warm nature and persona make’s you feel at home and you have an instant connection with her.

If you are looking to get married or in search of a Makeup Artist, I would recommend Roshni or her team as you will be getting the best of the best! Please read below for full information or information of how you can apply to train at the academy!

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Roshni Ladva:
http://roshnihairandmakeupartist.com/new/wp/
info@roshnihairandmakeupartist.com
020 8427 9966/07932 611367

Sundar Events:
www.sundarevents.com
hello@sundarevents.com
0207 127 84 83

Kavita Birdi:
07985800998

Qaiser Azam:
https://www.facebook.com/qaiserazimphotography/?pnref=lhc
07904801501

MEDIA PARTNERS
Asiana TV & B4U

HOST
Neha Bhatt

JUDGES
Aman Dhiraj, Ayesha Ziya, Erum Masood, Javed Husain, Lesley Chivers, Mani Kohli & Trusha

SPONSORS
Urban Veda, Arbonne, Asian Bride, Ayesha Ziya Fragrances, BABTAC, Charmi Creations, Cyndeo, Events, Daksha’s Gourmet Catering, Inglot, Kyles Collection, Lisa Jayne Millinery, MAC & Red Chilli Studios

Limited Edition Asiana Mag - Goody-bags of Professional Skin-care products :)

Limited Edition Asiana Mag – Goody-bags of Professional Skin-care products 🙂

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I found myself on the advert for Roshni – The Makeup Studio in Asiana Magazine! – Summer Edition

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http://www.roshnitrainingstudio.com As seen in Asiana Magazine

X N Y PHOTOSHOOT

X N Y:

On Saturday 14th May, 2016, we organised a photoshoot in an amazing location, situated in West London. Our Hair and Make-up was done by Kelly Rai, (full details below), and our brilliant photographer was Amit Gopeenauth who captured some great moments!

Unfortunately, we were unable to wear the designers beautiful bridal collection as she had lost contact with us while we were on the way to the shoot! That however, did not stop us from exploring the old mansion grounds we were in and still photographing the scenic views as well as having fun along the way.

Here are just some of the picture we took during the day – some professional and some just showing our true X n Y Style !

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Credits:

Hair & Make-up: Kelly Rai
Contact Number: 07909798251

Private Photographer: Amit Gopeenauth
amit.gopeenauth@hotmail.com

Models: Amandeep Dhami & Emine Kyriacou

Location: West London

NOTE: If sharing any of these pictures on social media, please add credited names!!

Roshni Ladva Academy: Asian Bride MAG: BTS

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Welcome to my model diaries! Because of travelling around to different locations on various shoots and shows, I thought it would be a great idea to create an online diary as part of the blog.

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Show me your nudes…

Friday 15th April, 2016:

My alarm was set for 4.30am so that I was able to get ready and arrive at the location for 7.45am. It was quite a mission travelling from East to West London, however I was wide awake and ready to meet the team. Today’s photo-shoot was Roshni Ladvas Bridal Hair and Makeup course for aspiring make-up artists. I was delighted to model and be part of Roshni’s academy as I had not yet acquainted myself properly with the talented artist!

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The days task was to create 3 distinctive looks on 3 models. After each look was completed, there were beautiful designer outfits to change into (designed and stitched by the AMAZING Manoj Makwana), before heading into the studio room.

Each makeover had its own unique look. From a dusky bronze with nude lips, to block noir eyebrows, shocking blue eye-liner and gold pieces individually cemented onto my mouth.
… I loved it.


Primary Look –
by Sukhi Maan
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Secondary Look –
by Kelly Rai
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Third and Final Look –

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My first impressions of Roshni were that she was a professional individual with a positive, fun, up-beat personality. I felt like I had instantly connected with her and felt comfortable talking about everything and anything! Not only is this Roshni Ladva’s job, but she is devoted to beauty and the industry. As I sat listening to her teach her students, she said “I could stand here doing make-up all day!” From morning till afternoon she remained energetic and motivated her students as well as models by assuring them they were doing a brilliant job! Roshni is a great inspiration, a pleasure to work with and has a real personality which really shines through. What also topped her amazing-ness was her crazy-hot Spanish / Afrobeats music playlist… just the icing on cake really!

Roshni Ladva was booked for my sisters bridal wedding make-up and continues to work on many brides, shows and shoots. If you would like to book Roshni or her team, then please click on the link below to find out more information or contact her on:
020 8427 9966 / 07932 611367
 www.roshnihairandmakeupartist.com/new/wp/ 

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Strike YOUR pose!

Y – Welcome to Model : Diaries !

Strike a Pose

Magazine: Glamour UK – Nails: OPI, Suzi Loves Cowboys – Blueberry Muffin, Aldi – Ring: Accessorize

Since the age of 15, modelling has been a big part of my life. It has been something I have grown up with and know all about! From developing my walk to perfecting my pose. It sounds easy yet there is more to it then just walking and just posing. You have to be confident, know your body, bone structure and be always be ready to improve, improvise and accustom yourself to the brief that you are given.

One thing I dislike being asked is what designer I am inspired by, or who within the fashion industry I follow. The answer to this is that my surroundings and mood inspire me. Yes I like to look-up fashion news or delve into my monthly Glamour magazine or follow trends on-line. However, I do not continuously attach myself to one designer or trend! It is good to research but just remember, you are your own genius before any others in whichever industry you’re involved in!

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Beauty Shoot

I loved this read – Strike a Pose in Glamour UK magazine. As a visual / creative individual, I was attracted firstly attracted by the vintage layout of the text. I am one of those people who analyse everything! I infatuate myself over America’s Next Top Model and have all the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Shows recorded on my TV – wishing I was one of them. My sister once said to me, “God you’re obsessed with America’s Next Top Model aren’t you. Your head is on-top of the TV!” She was right. My eyes were glued onto the screen whilst I examined each task and judged the models as they strut their stuff.  I’ve always wanted to be a judge on a show – I think I’d be a good one! Although I cannot stand Tyra Bank’s overacting on the programme, I prefer it over Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Right now I am currently watching the Miss India 2016 competitions and observing the girls. Manish Malhotra is on the panel ( a renowned Indian Designer) who I got to work with and model his clothing. Amazing experience..

All this model talk and model life has steered me into adding this new category to share my experiences with you as I cannot get enough of modelling and the creativity behind it! I will take you behind the scenes of all my modelling shoots and shows and write about my previous incredible work I have done…

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Designer: Mohsin Ali

Competitions Include:
– Miss Essex, Top 5 winner for Judges Choice
– Top Model UK 2013, Grand Finalist

Fashion Shows:
– London Fashion Week 13 / 14
– Showstopper for the Grand Sapphire Wedding show and Exhibition, Croydon
– Fashion Show for Forest Venue, Wedding Fair
– Pakistan Fashion Week 8 – Fashion Show
– Stand Model for ‘Mongas’ at the Asiana Bridal Show with Miss Brazil
– Fashion Show for the Asian Bride Live
– Fashion Show for The National Asian Wedding Show
– Fashion Show for Eid in the Trafalgar Square – AsianBride – ZeeTV
– Fashion Show for Manish Malhotra – One Hundred Years of Indian Cinema
– Fashion Show for Umar Sayeed
– Fashion Show Taxheeb London
– Fashion Show Strand of Silk
– Fashion Show Vah Models

Shoots:
– Model for Roshni Ladva Hair & Makeup Academy
-Fashion Shoot Omar Mansoor’s Wimbledon Collection 14
– Fashion Shoot Pink tree Company – Show Cased in Dubai
-Fashion Shoot for Mohsin Ali
-Fashion Shoot Dar’s Hairdressing Academy
-Fashion Shoot Kushbu Fashions – Website
-Face Model for Chanel – Head Offices

Other:
-Live Model on ZEE TV for Inspiration Couture
-Model for PureJewels – Documentary – National Geographic Channel
-Phone4U Christmas Advert 12


Publications:
– Cover of FHM Pakistan – Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle
– Asians UK

– Asian Bride
– The National Asian Wedding Magazine

…Enjoy!

You can also follow my journey on my Facebook Model Page – www.facebook.com/amandeepdmodel/
OR on Instagram –
https://www.instagram.com/amandeep_dhami/?hl=en