Outfit of the Day: Photoshoots and Magazine Covers

by mehak on June 2, 2012

in Fashion

I have new found respect for models.

Seriously. It’s a hard job and I only recently realised that I kind of suck at it. I have  an expressionless face that refuses to emote.Okay so i have two expressions- the girl next door smile, and the gazing into space trying to be all naturally pretty. Any other expression just gets transformed into confused, cross eyed wierd looking pouty fishy face. The reason i realised this is because about two weeks ago i went for my first ever photoshoot because a newly launched magazine wanted to feature me on their cover page (For some odd reason  they chose me i have no clue why). The photographer kept trying to tell me ‘Madam expression nahi aa raha’…till the point i was like ‘Damnit this is all my face can do- specially at 6 am on a sunday!!! I styled myself, and was told to be mostly bare faced for the shoot…and i took along two sets of clothing (actually i took along like 6, but there was no place to change and a slightly possessive boy got annoyed after about half an hr so two is all i got shots in). This is what i was wearing in the final pic that made it to the cover…

Outfit Breakdown

  • Floral Print Dress :   Fifth Avenue, GK 1 M Block Market : Rs 2200/-
  • White Blazer: Forever 21 Rs 1900/-
  • White Belt: Kazo : Rs 700/-
  • Red Peep toes: Aldo  Rs 4000/-
  • Black Chain Necklace: See here

 

The picture that made it to the cover:

The actual Cover page. Why did they change the color of my lipstick??????

Youngistan magazine is available in select  stores in South Delhi. The photographs have been shot by the extremely talented Ajay Raj SIngh of www.playlight.in . He also does wedding and pre wedding couple photography by the way, and is quite affordable !

Also..I have a TON of outfit posts lined up but mostly Indian. Just to give you a little update, tommorow is my official kick off for wedding celebrations. One of my moms friends is hosting a small ladies sangeet at her house and im wearing a light, cotton lehenga in orange and pink.. Shall get you pics in the next bridal file day after!!

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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

FashionPhD June 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

u know i was wondering why u would’ve worn such a coppery lipstick :S

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Mehak June 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

I know I saw the pic n I ws like Wha?

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Bee June 2, 2012 at 12:32 am

really awesome Mehek :)
well deserved too :) loved the combo :)

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mehak June 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thanks bee

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tannima June 2, 2012 at 12:36 am

u look sooo good…. and the quote on cover is nice too…
love the dress….

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mehak June 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thanks tannima

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tannima June 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

all the best for your wedding… functions starting today.. :)
enjoy

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ayesha June 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

wow mehak thats awesome. congratulations!!!!!!!! and looking forward to the pics… have a blast girl :)

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sabina June 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

u look really pretty x

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corallista June 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

Congratulations Mehak! Love your outfit. Looking forward to the next bridal file!

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Nisha Khan June 2, 2012 at 1:21 am

u r looking fab in the pics…keep it up Mehak..

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

Thanks Nisha

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Nivedita June 2, 2012 at 1:22 am

Congrats Mehak!! This is just great!! And younggiants!! That’s quite catchy!

The outfit looks just so gorgeous! Btw, even though I am liking the original image more, I’m not exactly disliking the edited one either. You just look so great in it!

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mehak June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Young giants nahi youngistan…lol
Ya even I like the original more

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Nivedita June 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

EEks! Looks like I am really challenged, because I had looked hard to cipher it :(
Still congratulations!

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janis j. June 2, 2012 at 1:52 am

congrats mehak….well deservd….and impeccable styling in the first pic…love it …
and all the best with the wedding festivities..may the force be with you (u’ll need it)!!!

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Frances June 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

Congratulations! And I’m really looking forward to the wedding outfit posts. You’ll make a gorgeous bride.

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Giggle girlie June 2, 2012 at 2:11 am

Congratulations!!!you look pretty!i prefer the original pic over the edited one but you look super chic on the cover!

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Trups June 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

Mehak I am a silent reader of your blog.. but I had to comment today..

wow gal you rocked it.. you look fab and the blazer is to die for…

Keep it up babes.. :))

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mehak June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thanks trupti ;)

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Chris June 2, 2012 at 3:55 am

You did a good job of styling yourself. Wanna come work for me? :D

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Jyoti June 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

Wow! Hehe it must have been so much fun no? Loved the pics. :D Waiting fo9r the bridal files to roll on. ;) Best of luck for tomorrow. :)

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Himanshi June 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

Congratulations Mehak! For the magazine cover and your up-coming wedding. I’m a big fan of your MAC blush/lipstick reviews and obsessed with your Bridal Files!! I read them out loud to everyone at home :)

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indianmakeupways June 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

u look really lovely mehak. I love the caption! awesome!

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thedelhibride June 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

Love the dress! Love the jacket! And yes! Can’t wait for more bridal files posts!

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Mehak June 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

I can’t wait p. more bridal file posts .. All the excitement is starting now

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Deeptima June 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

wow.. congrats Mehak !
love the dress :)

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Megha Sarin June 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

WOW! Love the dress <3
Miss GK :|

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Rima June 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

love thy quote…:)
your dress is so nice,i love the pose perfect for a magazine cover named youngistan :)
wud hv loved to read it…

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Ritika June 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

Wow u look so gorgeous! U have such amazing legs! Me soooo jealous!!

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NeZ June 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Sometimes they get overexcited with photoshop and think they know what colour looks best. Not. But you look gorgeous! You totally have me fooled if you say you don’t know how to pose. Btw, love love love the white blazer jacket item. :)
Goodluck with the wedding celebrations! Don’t forget to kick back and relax and take it all in :)) xx

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beingpretty June 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Lovely pics Mehak!!! The final cover pic is cute!!
Enjoy your wedding celebrations!! Wish you lots of love and happiness!!!

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Padmaja June 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Great to see you on a magazine cover Mehak!
You styled yourself well… Congrats! Loved the quote…
The original cover page shot is sooo good…Photoshopping is such a bane to beautiful people
Looking forward to your bridal files … have fun :)

PS: I have been a silent reader of your blog…this post just made me comment
I usually visit your blog whenever I feel like seeing some colors ;)
love ur style of writing..keep up the good work!

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

Thanks padmaja!!

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Sangeeta June 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Wow Mehak! Congrats on being featured on a magazine cover. Wish they hadn’t colour corrected the image so much. Its too bronzy now. Either way WOW! :)

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Bharti June 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

As I was reading this post and scrolled down and saw your pic of you holding a guitar.. kind of made me laugh. Shouldn’t you be holding make up or something related to that. Makes you look like your a musician lol. If you know how to play the guitar then its not that funny but I find it funny when someone uses a guitar as an accessory lol. Wish you all the best for your wedding! ^_^

xo,
B.

http://www.crazypoplock.com

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Pooja@IBC June 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Here comes the Hot stepper! Drumrolls please!!! Congrats Gal looking fresh as a daisy in that dress!

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Pooja@IBC June 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Here comes the Hot stepper! Drumrolls please!!! Congrats Gal looking fresh as a daisy in that dress! BTW really why did they change the lippie color?

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prerna June 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

you look great n i must say even better in the non edited version!..CONGRATS.!..great going..:D

n ur weddin funcitons kik startd…yay!..enjoy and cant waittttttttt to see the pictures :)

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Tanmayee June 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Congos Mehak, you look ravishing with that lippie…kinda trendsetter :)……

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M June 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

You’re officially a celeb now ! Any idea how to get this mag online or something ?

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

No idea!! And Celeb !..lol ..I WISH!

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Parul June 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

U luk gorgeous n fresh..BTW I really admire how you have posed for the shoot…Every time I try to pose for a photo my hubby thinks there I am in pain or something :)

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 12:58 am

Haha parul
ynknow wht it was 6 am and i ws half dazed so i just smiled….he kept saying- this should show attitude, and this should be coy but all i did ws smile!

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Namita June 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Hello Mehak :) I have hardly commented here, but this post, and I had to tell you how amazing you are :) Honestly, yours is one blog I read everyday, no matter what happens! You are one of few people who inspired me to start a teeny tiny blog of my own :D Even though you don’t appear on blogger dashboard, I google P&B, and have a happy reading time :) Being featured to this wonderful level is such an accomplishment :) Congratulations! :)
PS: Can’t wait for the OOTDs :) Wishing you a very happy life ahead Mehak :)

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

Aww Thanks Namita…
Im going to right ahead and check your blog out.

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coralcrue June 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

you look FABULOUS! i liked the original picture with the vivid colours too

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Kejal June 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

U look Fab!!! Never mind the lippy shade change..but the actual pics u put here r really nice

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Vanity June 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

so you are the new role model for youngistaan! i love the dress choice but why did they think that youngistaan prefers copper over reds!

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Neha June 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Nice pic Mehak.. you luk stunning… n seriously brown lipstick!!! i think they tried to match it with ur outfit.. Waiting eagerly to hear abt ur sangeet party :):) Good luck gal..njoy

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tanveer June 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

You look really good in the pics girl! Congrats & all the best for the wedding :D

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Magali June 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Haha you are so funny. Congrats on this feature, I love the chosen photo. :)

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sandhyaa June 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

on cover !! how cool is that . and you look summery fresh. yes Why they changed your lipstick color ? it was looking so much prettier in real. and yes giving expression on camera is tiring, i know when i give my natural smile for camera and after 1 minute i feel i am making weird artificial smile face. but cover photo looks lovely. so much youngistan ! :)

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Shreyashi June 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

You look so beautiful!!! Thank God they only changed the lipstick shade; I have seen many covers where models’ pics get photoshopped beyond recognition!!! Well deserved, Congratulations!!! Have you styled yourself? It’s amazing but so affordable compared to what people wear on other cover page pics… :)
All the very best for all your wedding functions!!! May they go smoothly and may you have loads of fun!!!
BTW, you do NOT have Sumo Wresters’ arms!!!

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

Haha thanks shreyashi
I used to okay :p , theyr a bit better now but still flabby..ill be the first one to admit…i may be slim but im one of the most unfit people ever!

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Lapanika June 3, 2012 at 1:47 am

Now, that’s pretty !!!! Yay.,, you are getting married!!! I can’t wait to see the wedding finery !!

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pavani reddy June 3, 2012 at 4:09 am

congrats mehak…u r looking very prettyyyy…waiting for ur bridal files….

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Prabhjyot June 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

Hi Mehak,
thats an amazing pic… Ajay Raj Singh is my college friend…he has done a g8 job… :)

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Bhumika June 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Congrats Mehak..and the pics are beautiful..:)

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lissa george June 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

this is just WOOW..!! congrates dear..!!!

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swastika June 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

loveee thy STYLE!

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Maansi June 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

whhhhhhhhhhhooooooooo….
Cover Page Girl…!
Very well deserved,…and dr magazine surely’s gonna get a lot of publicity owed to the pretty and hot cover girl!

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

haha pretty and ot cover girl with a guiatr in her hand though she doesnt know even G of guitar and wierd cippery lipstick!
Thanks Maansi ! :p

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sunaa June 8, 2012 at 2:52 am

congrats on the feature mehak..you luk so chic!!!

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Manasi August 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Congrats Mehek :)

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