Reflection on “Now say…Merry Christmas!”

Hey everyone!

So I finally shared with you all my first project, as a graduate. I can honestly say, I feel very happy with what I’ve achieved. It was a lot of hard work, but it didn’t feel that way at all. Yes, I admit I spent of lot of time on this project, and it was tiring, but I never felt negative towards the work.

I was worried time to time, if this was the right thing for me to do. I was spending a lot of money…in total, I’ve spent approximately £800. Yeah… a LOT of money was spent, but the encompasses so many expenses: Costumes, Photographer, Venue hire, Travel, MUA expenses, food, and all of is before I get onto producing the christmas cards. So yes, it was a lot of money; was it worth it?

tree and gift

Definitely. I wanted to make work because I want my company to become something. I’m not going always to be able to do everything I want, but I’m willing to build myself up so I have the choice, to be able to anything I want to do. From this project, I feel confident going forward with my own work. Opportunities have opened for me. I’m actually being approached, to do work – which is very exiting and promising.

To keep this short, by doing this project, I feel more confident in the choices I’m making. I feel confident to now produce more work and keep investing in my business. I’m very excited for what 2018 has in store. I know I have a fair few ideas, so keep watch of this space as well as my youtube and Instagram.

baker and dinner

Ciao!

_IMAGINASIA_

Credit:
Costume/Director/Producer – Neelam Asia _IMAGINASIA_
Photographer – Jordan Odell, CoMeraki
MUA Team – Kianty Ross and Usha Mistry 


Models
Christmas Tree – Amy Luders
PRESENT TIME – Mhari Glober

Baked Goods – Frankie Allard
Dinner’s Ready! – Lauren Moore

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‘Twas the week of Release… – Tale 1

“Dear, have you seen my belt?” He called.

“Have you checked your writing desk?” She questioned.

“Got it!” He answered.

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Something’s coming…

Hey everyone!

So… blogging game has been a bit quiet, but my life sure hasn’t.  It’s been a bit crazy if i’m truly honest. Just a shameless bit of self promo… If you follow my instagram account, you’ll have more of an idea of what I’ve been up to, so go check it out! @_imaginasia_

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Winter is coming…❄️

Hello!

So a winner was chosen for the Zoella Beauty giveaway! Congratulations to @khiyah_25 on Instagram, I hope you enjoy your prizes *secretly jealous of your win!*

How did I feel about that project? Well, in all honesty, I did enjoy it but the timing was all wrong. I was attending a family wedding in-between that same period, and boy did that take a lot of energy from me. I am still, to this day, recovering from it all. I’m tired. I need a holiday/break to rejuvenate.

That’s not to say I didn’t like the Zoella project, because I loved the designing and creating process. It reignited my love for costume again, as the last costume I had made that I was proud of, was in March. It’s been a few months since I’ve felt that way, and I’m very excited about going back to creating costume work.

I’ve always enjoyed Character design. I think I’ve finally come to terms with what I’m all about. I loved Sandy Powell’s Cinderella costumes (the animal to human costumes), and Colleen Atwood’s costumes combined with Tim Burton’s characters. That’s the style of work I’m inspired by. I’m not a traditional Costume Designer. I define myself as a Creative Producer, who has an overall vision, but specifically works on Costume and Character. Whilst I can say I want a [insert adjective here] feel, I think that there are better designers for that sector. For the last 8 years, I’ve honed in on Character/costume design. My skills are, I feel, strong in that area. That’s where my interest lies, and I need to embrace that. I need to embrace that whilst I have lots of creative ideas, I am a Character/Costume designer, not a Set designer. I shouldn’t get worked up over the fact that I can’t do everything. I know I can’t do everything, but a little voice inside my head sometimes challenges that idea. I’m happy to say I can’t do everything, as I’d rather spend  more of my focus on one area rather than a little bit of focus on many different areas.

Which leads me on to my announcement… I am currently in the process of starting a VERY very exciting project. It will be released at the end of 2017, and I’m super excited to share this project with you. I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but I think if you’re as excited for Autumn and Winter as I am, then I think you’re going to like this!

On that note, I will end this post here… Teasers will start appearing on my Instagram and Twitter, so make sure you’re following both of those to keep in the loop.

Instagram: @_IMAGINASIA_
Twitter: @_IMAGINASIA_

I shall say Ciao for now, and leave you to ponder over this questions:

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?

Lots of love,

_IMAGINASIA_ xx