Last week I was asked to do a photo shoot for a website, strandofsilk.com, that delivers designer collections from India to the UK. As skeptical as I was about my ‘modelling’ credentials, it sounded an interesting experience, and with free pizza thrown into the mix, who could refuse?
Strand of Silk is a small UK-based operation, and while it is relatively unknown in this country, apparently it has quite a reputation in India.
We provide you access to the latest hand picked collections from leading designers based in India. Our designers are the crème-de-la-crème of the Indian fashion industry and they have dressed Bollywood celebrities, famous Indian personalities and a wide range of private clientele.
The shoot itself was a low-key affair – I did my own hair and makeup, and there wasn’t any lighting equipment. However, the majority of the photos came out surprisingly well, despite my lack of experience in front of a camera and non-model appearance. Some of the clothes were beautiful: silk shirts, embroidered and beaded dresses, and some obscenely tight jodphurs!
Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, although I think I prefer to be behind the camera or styling shoots, rather than being the end product. Thank you to everyone at Strand of Silk for a great opportunity!