Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Colours of Hong Kong

Posted: July 7, 2010 in wear
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Cult nail varnish company OPI have released twelve “limited edition” lacquers inspired by the metropolis of Hong Kong.

Statement shades as “Dim Sum Plum” a shocking magenta and “Red my fortune Cookie” a vibrant deep coral are standout colours of the range.

Available from David Jones and selected outlets nation-wide starting at $19.95

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The southernmost Baltic country Lithuania is where Vaida Tamulenaite calls home. Working as a professional model for close to eight years in Lithuania and abroad, Tamulenaite enjoys the offerings of travel her career provides, but finds great contentment and happiness being home with her much-cherished younger brother.

Tamulenaite recently graced the Fiat 500 Cabriolet TVC for Italy, France, Germany, England and Netherlands, secured by her Milan agency, one arm of the global powerhouse IMG Models.

Tamulenaite possesses a blossoming and versatile artistic ability that sees her indulge in painting and sketching. In her downtime she enjoys reading and playing Sudoku.

Agencies:

Baltic Models – Lithuania
IMG Models – Milan
Upfront Models – Singapore
PT Models – Shanghai
Cat Model Management – Berlin

How did your modelling career start?
When I was 14 years old I went to a casting held by my mother agency.

Where has modelling taken you abroad?
France, Italy, Singapore and Shanghai. By direct booking to Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, Prague and Thailand.

What has been your favourite job?
I’m doing this job now. (I am) in Phuket, Thailand. (I) have a one week editorial shoot for Women’s Weekly, Singapore. (I am) staying in a 5 star villa with beautiful nature.

What fashion designers/brands do you like and why?
I’m not really into this brand thing. Yes, I have some pieces from famous designers, but just because I liked the cut and design of that one particular outfit.
I like Jean Paul Gaultier a bit because he’s not afraid of strange shapes.

Who is your style icon?
I don’t really have one.

What is your personal style?
Depends of the season. Summertime I like a more hippy gypsy style with lots of accessories. Spring and Autumn I prefer a more edgy look jackets with big shoulders and tiny waist, skinny jeans and high heel boots.

What is the most gruelling aspect of your work?
I have one story. When I was working for fashion week in Rome, all week I was waking up at 5-6 am and coming back (home) at 1 am. All this time there was no time even to eat. So against my will I lost 4 kg in one week and had troubles with my health there after. Sometimes the clients don’t treat you as a human being.

What has working as a fashion model taught you about yourself?
I have become an independent person. I’m making my living by this and have made myself strong. It (the industry) has taught me don’t trust everybody and be careful about what are you saying. It (the job) has also taught me how to win competition.

Has working in the fashion industry influenced what you will do post
modelling? (If so what do you see yourself doing?)
Not really. Besides modelling I’m a student of Economics and Business Management. I’m also an artist in my soul. I’m planning to keep on modelling a few years more until I graduate and there after combine art with management for a proper job.

What would you suggest to boys/girls contemplating working as a model?
This (industry) is no place for weak persons. You must have your opinion, but also be able to play nicely with people you might don’t like. It can sound not nice but sometimes you need to be “double face” (two faced) and not show your real emotions. In this business they (clients) are not interested if you don’t feel well or you are sad about something – so (best to) keep it to yourself.

I am currently researching the history of Heat Group now celebrating their 10th successive year in business at the top of the Australian cosmetics industry. Australian owned, Heat Group is responsible for the distribution of leading brands Max Factor, Covergirl, Ulta3 and Bourjois nationwide.

A new addition to their stable of brands is Elite accessories, a side venture of the worldwide model agency group Elite. Elite Management has been responsible for helping launch the careers of Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford and the face of today Lara Stone.

Elite’s ambition is to place the dream of a “model’s way of life” within every woman’s reach. Women who buy products bearing the Elite “designer” label acquire more than a style. They are buying an image, a fantasy, a dream come true.

On the www.eliteaccessories.com.au site I came across an insightful read on commonly asked questions, and questions that should be asked (!!), by aspiring girls and boys looking to break into the competitive but highly rewarding modelling industry.