Tuesday, 28 June 2011

MJ Tribute

If there is one thing to know about me, it's that I love Michael Jackson.

The first time I meet new clients they always end up leaving the shoot, trial, or wherever I'm working, knowing that I am completely obsessed with his music and dancing. Most people think I'm crazy for decking out my car with mini Michael statues, a flag, and even an air freshener! But once in a while the universe sends me off to jobs where I meet people who appreciate his extraordinary talent. One of those people is Dip Chandarana.

We met about 3 years ago for a shoot with Rekesh Chauhan, a friend of mine with another amazing musical talent. As standard procedure, I was wearing my necklace with the HIStory logo. After introducing myself to Dip, the first thing he said was, 'Hey, you're a Michael Jackson fan!' I always get a rush of excitement when people say it to me, because I know they recognise the logo, and it reminds me that there are true Michael fans out there! I got super excited and off we went talking about Michael and his music.

After hearing the devastating news about our idol 2 years ago, me and Dip got talking about how Michael was inspiring on so many levels. Whether it be music, dancing, being a humanitarian, or even fashion. Yes, Michael had style and class. We wanted to commemorate him and incorporate his uniqueness into our work. And so we did!

It's been a while since the shoot, and I think on a personal level I just needed time before I released the images into my portfolio. It was a fun day shooting, I'll never forget splattering all my Michael outfits over the table. Even the models, Debrah and Raj were infatuated by how much stuff I own. It was a whole lot of sequins, liquid metallic materials and fedora hats. For the record I currently have about 29 Michael t-shirts that my mother allows me to wear (there's a lot more that can never be worn or touched!).

A huge thank you to everyone involved; Aneka (Nikey) Khaira, who assisted the styling; Debrah and Raj, our models; and Dip Chandarana, the photographer. And also to my mum, who understands how much I love to dress up and buy clothes that I believe to be inspired by Michael!

Dedicated to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

I've been Speechless and in a State of Shock since 25.06.09, but it's time I let the world know about The Way You Make Me Feel.
You're an absolute Thriller of a performer, thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
You've inspired and saved so many lives, including my mum's so I can't thank you enough. 
 You really did Rock My World and made me want to be a Dancing Machine like you.
You're Invincible, Unbreakable and so Dangerous with your moves.
Those who weren't true fans never really got to see who was Behind The Mask, and I feel sorry for them because they're Tabloid Junkie's.
Just know that even when most of the world turned against you, there were still true fans ready to Scream at anyone trying to bring you down.
Honestly, I Never Can Say Goodbye because you'll always live on in my eyes.
Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu...
Make-up & Hair: Ganga. Model: Debrah. Photographer: Dip Chandarana. Styling: Ganga & Nikey.

Make-up & Hair: Ganga. Model: Debrah. Photographer: Dip Chandarana. Styling: Ganga & Nikey.
Make-up & Hair: Ganga. Model: Debrah. Photographer: Dip Chandarana. Styling: Ganga & Nikey.

Make-up & Hair: Ganga. Model: Debrah. Photographer: Dip Chandarana. Styling: Ganga & Nikey.

Make-up & Hair: Ganga. Model: Debrah. Photographer: Dip Chandarana. Styling: Ganga & Nikey.

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