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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Now say… “Merry Christmas!”

Hello Hello!

Today is finally the day I can share with you all, what I’ve been working on! Since the 30th August (I know… 3-4 months prior to Christmas…) I’ve been working on a Christmas project. This is my first serious project outside of university, that I’ve self funded, and worked on to get my portfolio out into the world.

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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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Diary of a Freelancer – 1 out of 4… Entry 3.

Hello everyone!!

My head is pounding currently, but I do have my cup of Gingerbread Tea in my Pinocchio tea cup, so all is well!

Firstly, how are you? Are you all okay? I find that I jump straight into my post without even thinking to write and see how my readers (if any!) are doing. Do let me know what you’ve been up to and all that jazz – Oooh! Question of the day; What’s been the weirdest thing to happen to you last week? Mine would be where a grandmother figure nearly attacked another lady with her Zimmer frame. I know. I am not making this stuff up!

I have some exciting news for you… 1 out of 4 costumes COMPLETE! In said deadline time 🙊!! I know, I’m genuinely proud of myself. Who would have thought I could stick to a time frame 😀 ANND no late nights. I’m really shocked.

Not only have I completed one costume…my fitness level has improved so suddenly! I’m able to run 3 miles/40 minutes in public without stopping. I kid you not, this may not be a big deal to others, but 40 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING AT ALL! I’m really happy with myself.

I have to admit, now that I’ve completed one costume, I was very lost today as to which costume to start next. What was stopping me from just making a decision, was the fact that I have taken the measurements and fitted some of the costume onto one model, and I have another costume in which I have all of the measurements, but I need fit the costume on before I can push on with any work… so with that being said, the wisest move would be to work on the costume that I know I can work on. Why it has taken me all day to figure that one out, I couldn’t tell you… 🙈

In other news, I have been searching for a venue that will allow me to do a photoshoot in, without costing a fortune. I think I have found the space, and for A REALLY REALLY good price too. I’ve just got to get a few more quotes, as ideally, I’d like a complete space where the team is completely alone, rather than hiring out a room in a building, where not only is le general public in, but that I may potentially end up disturbing a few people, which I really hate doing. Alas, the search is still on the go, but I’m hoping to get a venue booked by the end of this week.

A lot goes into project…I’ve realised. As mentioned before, I have become Project manager – and actually, it makes me realise that I do want to be a creative producer. I don’t like to use the term “Control freak” but I feel that I have a vision in mind, and an overall picture. I’m all up for getting a team of people together and pulling the best out in everyone, using their strengths and knowledge to help better the overall aesthetic. Actually, I’ve decided that I will do a separate post specifically for this paragraph.

For now, I’ll round off this post with, I’m feeling very good currently, and though there’s a LOT more work to be done, I’m happy to push through with it all. It’s tiring, and headachey, but all for a good cause…I feel!

Right, I must get back to planning, but until next time, CIAO CIAO!<3

_IMAGINASIA_

Diary of a Freelancer – “PGD” Entry 2.

So I’m back…I’m popular demand.

Okay, I haven’t actually been listening to Beyonce at all today (though there isn’t any hate towards her!) but it came to mind!

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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