Thursday, July 14, 2011

Model Interview: Simmie Vedi

Simmie Vedi is a 19 year old alternative model, based in Cardiff. “I’m not your average model…” she explains “I'm 4ft 11in, I'm Indian (born in the UK) and I have red and purple hair”

Simmie has been modelling since 2009- she loves creating an amazing image and meeting new people. She works in a club, doing exactly what she loves, which is taking photos! Her job means she meets hundreds of people a week, giving her the ability to actively promote all the lovely designers she meets.

What is the story behind your model alias?
There's not really a story behind it, as it's my actual name, but I can tell you that I was named after an Indian actress that my mum loves.

How did you get your start in the modeling business?
It was all thanks to Model Mayhem, TAMD, my loved ones and a lot of shameless self-promotion

You are also a photographer, what style or genre you do specialise in?
I specialise in club-work and events, I love being around people and networking as I work. I also photographed my first cosplayer last month and I really enjoyed it, so I'm looking to do more shoots like that.

You customise your own clothes so your wardrobe is full of individual pieces, what is your most beloved item?
That's a difficult one! My most beloved thing... I'd have to say it's a light grey denim skirt that I made from a pair of jeans. I love that skirt, it goes with everything!

You are quite skilled at doing your own makeup, what is the craziest look you’ve done? The craziest look I did was wayyyy back when I think I'd done one shoot, I was messing about with make-up and just started doodling. I also drew a full spider-web mask over my eyes... intricate, but fun!

You are a spokesmodel for two accessory companies and you make accessories yourself, what is your favourite piece of jewellery that you have created?
I think my favourite piece would have to be something that I sadly no longer have. It was a charm bracelet made out of scrap bits of chain that I had left from repairing necklaces. I used to stick a lot of sentimental stuff on there, but lost it at some point.

At the moment you have red and purple hair, what other colours have you experimented with?
Not many, to be honest! I was bright pink/magenta from the ages of 13-16, then started dyeing my hair red, and haven't looked back since. I want to try peacock colours soon, but I'm aware of how quickly they fade!

What can we expect from you for the second half of 2011?
In the second half of 2011, I'm hoping to start designing some latex and jewellery ^_^ I'll be selling the items from 2012 onwards, if all goes well!

Do you have anything that you would like to add or promote?
Yes, I'd to say that I think you should all go have a look at "Mortiis M - extreme corsets and accessories", "Santa Macabre Jewellery" and "CherryBomb HairAccessories"- who can all be found on facebook ^_^ they're wonderful designers and lovely ladies too.

Also, photo credits go to the following:

Brenna Mack Photography

Louise Thomas Photography

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