What Went Down at the Lakmé Fashion Week Model Auditions!

Marv D'Souza , 20 Jun 2012
And it's Fashion Week!!!

It’s Fashion Week time and I bring you ‘reports’ from Lakmé Fashion Week, Winter-Festive 2012’s Model Auditions. *And breathe* A host of pretty girls, some not-so pretty and an aunty took the runway to prove to the panel at LFW that they’ve got ‘it’. While there were a few good ones, a set of ‘painfully forced’ wannabes tagged along. Take a look at what went down!

LFW Auditions 2012
LFW Model Auditions for Winter-Festive 2012

By 11.30 am the aspirants registered their name, agencies and got their height noted. (cut-off 5’7″ without heels) Once the LFW panel took their seats, the judging began.

Purnima Lamba-Headm Lakm-Innovations,Anu Ahuja,Queenie Singh, Anjana Sharma,Director-Fashion,IMG-Relaince,Aki Narula, Clint Fernandez, Joy Datta
Purnima Lamba-Headm Lakm-Innovations,Anu Ahuja,Queenie Singh, Anjana Sharma,Director-Fashion,IMG-Relaince,Aki Narula, Clint Fernandez, Joy Datta
The Panel geared up to test the girls

It was really adorable to see Fashion Stylist, Aki Narula and Hair and Make-up Genius, Kapil Bhalla exchange looks at some of the awkward auditions. One just can’t help human emotions when something’s funny right? Candidly, one of the Judges told me, “Can’t help it sometimes. I just put my face behind the sheet and laugh before emerging with a straight face!”

First Impressions?!!! shoes prints after the auditions
First Impressions?!!! shoes prints after the auditions

From a pristine runway before the audition, it had skid marks by the end of the process! The ramp changed colour from stomping heels to the brutality undergone because ‘Bambi’ was wearing stilettos. Aspiring models please note: practice on heels way before you actually show up at an audition. I know, I’m being rude but… tough love honey.

Coy Girl, Natasha sets for debut with LFW
Coy Cutie, Natasha sets for her debut with LFW
Model that looked like Lily Cole at LFW model auditions
Lily Cole look-a-like at LFW Model Auditions

I was happy for first timer, Natasha on being one of the girls chosen. I fell in love with her look the moment I saw her take on the ramp. Her coy personality really is refreshing and lets hope it stays that way. I also saw a stunning girl who reminded me of supermodel Lily Cole.

The Final Cut: L-R Jyotpriya, Petra, Jami, Shweta, Parul,Natasha, Stella
The Final Cut: L-R Jyotpriya, Petra, Jami, Shweta, Parul,Natasha, Stella

Through all of the girls auditioned, the panel finally locked on to the 7 most deserving. I’m so excited to see if this new batch of leggy models take flight or crash and burn. Lakmé Fashion Weeks are known to give India a sexy, spunky and talented bunch of models like Surelee Joseph, Archana Kumar, Lekha Raman, Rikee Chaterjee and many more. So for these new models on the block, we’ll be watching!

Lakme Fashion Week All-Stars: (clockwise) Surelee, Lekha, Archana and Rikee
Lakme Fashion Week All-Stars: (clockwise) Surelee, Lekha, Archana and Rikee

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