Thursday 14 May 2009

Parineeta at the Manchester Asian Lifestyle Wedding and Fashion Exhibition

The collection from Manchester-based Parineeta was up next on the catwalk at the Asian Lifestyle Wedding and Fashion show:

They started off with some menswear...and masks! Both these outfits are quite heavily embroidered all over, I much prefer the gold suit to the red one.

They then had some churidar suits including the traditional style full-sleeved red and blue suit above, and the more modern pink and gold suit above.
I like the contrasting combination of the red and blue, and you can just see in the photo the diamond cut-outs in the sheer sleeves.
I'm not a big fan of the pink and gold outfit! That shade of pink really doesn't appeal to me and I don't like the tutu-style border/fringing. I also think colour combination-wise, silver embroidery works much better with light shades of pink than gold does. The outfit does have some things I like about it though :) and I think the draping of sheer fabric over the top looks good, and is not something I've seen before.

Finally, Parineeta had some skirt and lengha suits. I like both of these, although I'm not entirely sure about the exposed netting at the bottom of the white outfit. Whilst I do think a bit of revealed netting can look good in some place (for example in this outfit), on the white suit above it just doesn't look right to me.

That was all from Parineeta, they had a few other outfits on the catwalk, but thanks to the unusual posing (and probably my poor photography skills!) I didn't get any clear photos of those!

Wednesday 6 May 2009

A whole host of model castings and opportunites!

I thought I'd take a quick break from the catwalk photos to share some modelling opportunities that have landed in my inbox lately! (Don't worry, I'll still be posting the rest of the photos from the Manchester Asian Lifestyle Wedding and Fashion Exhibition 2009)

I know there are lots of beautiful guys and girls who'd love to be featured in the likes of Asiana, Asian Woman, Viya and all the rest. So here's how you could get your big break:

Asian Fusion is another new asian magazine on the scene, they're due to launch in September and sent out the following to members of their facebook group:

If anyone is interested in taking part in the auditions for the ASIAN FUSION magazine launch cover, please drop us an email on

Auditions will be held in Central London and Midlands.

Winner will be be given the opportunity to be the cover model of Asian Fusion magazine, as well as the face for all promotional material including billboards, posters, flyers etc.

Veteran magazine Asiana are also having a casting event:

Asiana’s next Model Casting - MALES & FEMALES:
The casting takes place on Friday 22nd May at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road, Hayes, Middx, UB3 5BP.

The casting will take place from 9pm to 11pm. Please arrive promptly and you will be given an estimated time for your casting, which will take approximately 10 – mins, and include a casting photo session.

The casting is part of Asiana’s Model Search Party, so you can bring up to 3 friends along with you to enjoy the whole evening, which includes complimentary food by Madhu’s and DJ’s/dancing until 3am. Parking is available on site.

Please read the additional information on your Invitation Card.

Please confirm your attendance by email:

This should include your name, address, phone number and one current picture. The invitation cards will be posted to your address.

You may also send any queries to the above email address.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Yours sincerely,

Anisha Vasani
Editor, Asiana Magazine

Finally, not exactly a modelling opportunity, but Asiana are looking for some bachelors! See details below:

Asiana is holding the final casting for bachelors for 2009!!!

If your aged 24-35 and single, Asiana is looking for you to feature in our bachelors 2009.You will be required to feature in a photoshoot which will be in our summer along with questions about yourself!

Remember, lady's want to know all about you, so this is where you get the chance to steal their hearts. You will also be invited to our exclusive Asiana bachelors party 2009, which is destined to be even bigger and better than last year.

So if you think you have what it takes.

Email a face picture, along with stats such as occupation, ethnicity and age to, with the title “bachelors 2009”

Apply now, as we have limited spaces remaining

Good luck to all potential models, and if you attend any of the casting events get in touch or leave a comment cause I'd love to hear about your experiences!

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