SERGE MEETS: SHREE PATEL

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Describe yourself using a line from your favourite poem.
Unfortunately English Lit was never my forte during school so me and poems are a no-no.

What about 3 words?
Opinionated, sensitive and loyal.

What do you feel are the advantages and disadvantages of being an ethnic model in the fashion industry?
An advantage of being an ethnic model is having a slight niche; I don’t really know too many Indians in the industry so it’s nice to be a little different. Then again I’m put in the category with Brazilians, Israelis etc. and they are all extremely beautiful. A disadvantage is when make up artists can’t find the right foundation for my skin tone. It’s the worst thing ever!

If you weren’t a model what would you be doing instead?
I did criminology and psychology at uni and have always been obsessed with something in that field, so maybe a masters in an area of that.

What advice would you give an aspiring model?
My advice would be… always have a backbone, and most importantly don’t get caught up in industry because it sounds cringe but it can change you a lot.

Number 1 rule for taking a great selfie?
Always have good lighting and if that fails put it to black and white.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
No unfortunately not, I’m just doing all my regular ecomm clients but I’m trying to sort out some work experience for something within psychology actually which will be really good for me, if I get!

Who’s your favourite fashion designer?
I’ve always had a guilty pleasure for Moschino. I am obsessed with their stuff but could never pull it off.

Favourite holiday destination?
South America! Went travelling for 7 months last year, incredible.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully a qualified psychologist with a wonderful husband and a child on the way… optimistic.

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes AW15 collection?
I love a good oversized hoodie; so all the hoodies and sweatshirts are my fave!

I couldn’t live without…
Coconut oil (or my iPhone) haha xxx

 

Instagram: @iamshree

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