Nope, this photo is NOT from any other ordinary shoot... ;p
During my three-week Chinese New Year holidays back in beloved Kota Kinabalu, I had the amazing opportunity of doing a fashion spread with the magazine of the Land Below the Wind - Breeze!!
Together with creative director Dinoza and the extremely talented Jeffie Jeff, it was decided that we'd do their first-ever accessories feature for their bumper issue (April 2011) - Due to a mix-up on the dates, we were left with very limited time to do make-up and hair, pick out outfits and accessories, and shoot. Keep in mind all this was done by Jeff and his assistant alone!! We started at 8am in Jeffie Jeff's studio, went on to Metrojaya, Suria Sabah at 10am, and had to be done by 2pm at the latest, or else yours truly would've missed her flight back to KL!! So what did we do? Even had time to make a Behind The Scenes vid, that's what! =D
Even though we were rushing here and there, it was crazy fun doing this shoot! There were 5 outfits in all, and a million and one accessories, and let me tell you, if you think I was excited, you should've been there to see Jeff's face - he was in accessory heaven! ;pTo everyone who wishes they had bee-stung lips, small lips can get featured too! =D
So, here they are! What do you think? Constructive criticism most welcome, and compliments, praise, and worshipping are all totally acceptable, because, you know, I like them. (I'm insane, I know. But people who know me know I'm psycho anyway. I promise I'm not as vain in person as I am when I write. ;p)Cz I was born to live luxuriously!This was my fave outfit.. =)Clutches are IT, baby!!My fave? Bottom right.. =)And to finish off? My favourite pic of all!! =D
So what are you waiting for? Go out and grab a copy of Breeze NOW!! I'll even autograph your copy for you.. You know.. So I can feel all famous and stuff.. Hahaha!!
(I know right? "Jeez, it's one shoot Calista, get a grip!" ;p)
I guess you can tell I'm really excited about this, and on a more serious note, I'll tell you why. As you all know, I am fighting an uphill battle to become a working petite model here in Malaysia. I'm not the best there is, and I lack more than one requirement of a "normal" model, but this is what I love. And this is what I shall continue to fight for to recognize my dream. It ain't easy, dont let anyone tell you it is, but as with all dreams, the falls are definitely worth it when you finally reach the step you were climbing to. It may still be a long, long way to the top, but one step closer is enough to make you feel proud of yourself, for that short while before you start climbing once again to the next level up. Being featured in a fashion editorial is a dream come true, and I really have to thank Breeze for helping me realise that. Thank you for believing in me! =)
And so, I shall leave you, while I go and prepare for the next step. Wish me luck, and keep on fighting for your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem! =)