with Mumbai based fashion model Nibedita Saikia
India Models 17/12/2017
|Gorgeous and intelligent Nibedita Saikia from
Tezpur, Assam is a fashion model based out of Mumbai. It had always
Nibedita dream to be a model and with her stunning looks and rock star
she is surly a star in the making.
Can you tell us a bit about
your background and how you got into modeling?
Nibedita: Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve always
wanted to be
a model. I love fashion, wearing pretty outfits everywhere I go,
different hairstyles and loved taking pictures. I’ve always been a
person from work to outdoors. I want to be an inspiration to ladies my
would love to be a role model for children as well as young adults. I
to be able to look at me and say if she can do it, I know I can do it.
What do you enjoy the most about modeling?
Nibedita: It's a great opportunity to travel, and you
meet so many different people. You’re never stuck at a desk, which is
reason I chose it. And you get invited to fairly interesting events you
otherwise wouldn't. People
seem to think
your job is all that and a bag of potato chips, so they invite you
cool places. Also, you can be the first to wear fabulous designer
shoes, and accessories.
And is there a negative?
Nibedita: The negative aspects of modeling include:
getting paid a lot of money at the beginning.
may not have work for a few weeks which will also reduce your
will have to diet all the time to remain trim and healthy.
must also make sure you exercise which is negative if you hate
of the work involves long hours, lots of standing, and having to
pose for the camera all
can become boring and tiring depending on the job you are doing and
how often you are needed. You can spend all day on a movie set and only
shoot your scene for an hour.
|How would you describe your personal style?
Nibedita: That’s a great
question! Thanks for caring about my style. I’d definitely say that the best
way to describe my personal
style is: versatile. I hate conforming to a specific style because I’m
open to stepping out of my comfort zone and switching up my looks. I
many different pieces in my wardrobe and I love mixing and matching to
different outfits with some of the same pieces. I can’t say that I
adopt a versatile style, because I’m naturally attracted to various
concepts. Instead, I choose not only to wear things with looks that are
restricting or that fit under a specific umbrella, such as preppy,
etc. I have rocked everything from combat boots and studs to floral
leather. I have a weakness for loafers, leather, floral, blazers,
kicks and satchels. I shop at various retailers that offer quality for
affordable prices. But, of course, sometimes I splurge on things that I
absolutely can’t live without.
What’s your workout routine like these days?
Nibedita: This is what this week looked like:
high intensity interval training
Lagree (aka Pilates on a machine)
high intensity interval training.
vinyasa flow yoga (or, couch time).
|Your favorite fashion designers?
Nibedita: From being a costume
designer back in the 90s to the most sought-after stylist and designer
today’s day and age– Manish Malhotra, the beloved Bollywood designer,
a long way. Every intricate detail brought forth from the creative mind
volumes on how his intuitive talents and skills connected with the desi
London born, Manish Malhotra paid it back to
society, a circle that gave him the much-needed impetus to doll up
across the nation. But wait, he hasn’t stopped at that, our Bollywood
and international celebs have made a beeline for his creations too, men
And your fashion icons?
Nibedita: Kate Moss launched her modeling career in the
1980s, the wafer-thin girl from London didn't fit the mold of the
who came before her; tall, curvaceous and elegant women like Christy
Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell. In a way, Moss's
"heroin chic" look, which was immortalized in a topless Calvin Klein
advertisement when she was just 19, marked the end of the "supermodel
era" and the renaissance of '90s grunge.
What is your goal as a model?
Nibedita: I want to get more specific about the type of
modeling work I’d like to do, and more specifically, what I'll be able
Perhaps I have always wanted to be a top fashion model, but the
"look" is more commercial in nature. This is an especially important