One fine day, I was asked to shoot my profile for the magazine India Today, Simply Punjabi, to be issued in the month of April. The Cover story was called “Young guns of fashion”. When I got to know that I was going to be a part of it, I was so freaking excited! But when I was asked to glam up my profile, it did not take long for my excitement to turn into nervousness.
I chose to wear a peek-a-boo jacket, truly hand worked with mirrors, gold threads and sequence, from the “BLUE MOON” collection of my label “Shruti S”. A couture piece that can be paired up with n number of garments, like over a skirt, with a saree or a pair of trousers, churidars….. just about anything.
To glam up the entire look, I styled it up with sequinned club-wear shorts, once again hand crafted from my own label “Shruti S” and a navy blue bustier. Voluminous hair, black smoky eyes, brown pouty lips, golden nail art and sexy black platform peep toes. And the entire look turned out to be glamorous.
With all the preparation work in place, finally came the day when I had to showcase it and give the final shots. None of you will believe it, but I am very camera conscious. Camera freaks me out. Seems strange looking at the pictures though. Hah!
In no time, the lights were all set. A traditional black sewing machine was placed as a prop in the backdrop. According to my photographer, it added that “designer touch” and gave a perfect contrast to my ensemble.
After I struggled myself out of the changing room in this glammed up look, the shoot began. Lights on my face, blower blowing away my hair, loud music, flash lights, ohh! it felt like being a celebrity!
The photographer intended for the shots to have an oomph factor, so I was asked to bring that boldness in my poses and expressions. Made me more nervous…..
Being camera friendly is not an easy job indeed! No wonder being a celebrity is hard.
My dear photographer instilled confidence in me and made me deliver such convincing shots.
Ah! It took 3 hours to give these shots, but the final outcome was worth the hard work and patience.
The article, “Glamming Up!” has been published in the April issue. It talks about me as a designer and my Label “Shruti S”. Must say, it was a wonderful experience being a part of it.
Mirror work jacket: Shruti S
Sequinned shorts: Shruti S
Black peep-toe platform sling back : Woods
Photographer: Sandeep Sahdev
Editor: Sumidha Sharma