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DAY II AT LAKME FASHION WEEK

ANJHULA MYA SINGH BAIS  (click here to know more about this blogger)

Today was relatively easy in some ways. 2 "shows" but one show had 3 designers and contrary to modelling being a lack of grey cells, we are required to go through rehearsal, memorize turns (all of this has a model speak terminology that will send average folks saying huh?) and walk ways, not to mention mastering synchronicity.

I started out the day with Jelin George, which was an interesting experience. I'm glad I had the opportunity to push the limits because many think modelling is fantasy land, playing dress up in gorgeous clothes when in reality one is oft asked to take on a role or put on clothes that they have no experience or inclination towards in real life. Here I fought to feel attractive in the clothes but when I hit the runway, it was all about the movement and truly being a clothes hanger, no more no less.

The second show was Masaba, a fun quirky collection. I wore a saree that is far more comfortable than anything my grandmother would have worn but I'm not sure she would have approved of the blouse! Masaba is a sweet girl; there is something about her that is simultaneously down to earth but firm; you take her seriously and respect her whilst knowing she is gentle. Being a stickler for time, I was out of the green room and on time and got accosted by media! Shot and posed for Vogue and did an MTV sound bite. (Rule of thumb as a former MTV veejay, know the name of the person you're interviewing, sincerity is tangible and its opposite as well). It was warmly inspiring to see both of Masaba's parents (Vivian Richards and Neena Gupta) sitting side by side as mature adults cheering on their daughter. After the heat and listening to a colleague get the thirrd degree for missing a cue, I took to the idea of leaving soon after the last show and partake in a family dinner at Marabar Hills, far from the madness associated with fashion week!

 

On my way out of the Grand Hyatt was the epitome of innocence. Model Sophie with the unofficial Lakme Fashion Week dog, a super sweet lab employed to detect terrorism, it was understood by looking at him that he was less to be scared of and more completely adored, the sweet dog was totally unfit as a guard dog but rather a house pet!

Tomorrow, more shows and experiences to report, full house. I sign off after a great Italian meal in amazing company and even more amazing conversation at the Oberoi. Sometimes a supermodel needs a day off!

What stunning headgear at Little Shilpa
 
The press is omnipresent
 
Sophie and the unofficial Lakme Fashion Week pet
 
An old modelling trick
 
Designer Masaba with Anjhula Singh Bais
 
Anjhula Singh Bais doing a sound byte with MTV
 
Little Shilpa's masterpieces
 
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