Friday, November 27, 2015

I'm a plain canvas. I can be transformed to any look with the right clothes and makeup. - Cheryl Choe

Pic by Ashlee McLernon
"You get hurt, people die, animal goes extinct. Life's a dread. People have different views. Forgive others, forgive yourself, give a chance to others, and yourself, make a change. It's ok not to be happy, it's human nature, we're born with different emotions. Society always tell us to be happy but that's definitely not gonna happen all day everyday."

Cheryl Choe is from Singapore with a big and loud personality. She holds a Diploma in Music Business and Integrated Event Management. She also has a Bachelor certificate in Commerce majoring in International Business. She has already achieved so many things in this industry and she dreams of running her own fashion show one day.

In this Interview she talks about her initial steps in modeling career and achievements, her love towards outdoor activities, and also she has some good advices to upcoming models and many more things that a aspiring model must know in order to build her career.

Pic by Tami Xiang

Facebook Page : Cheryl Choe
Website : Cheryl Say

Melvi - First of all, thanks a lot for approving this interview and please share us what things are keeping you busy these days and what does fashion really means to you? 
Cheryl - Hello! Thanks for the interview. I'm a full-time bartender, and working hospitality in Singapore pretty much means 3/4 of your life are dedicated to work. Cause you have to take into consideration that after you wake up, get ready to go to to work, for about 10 to 12 hours, and when you get home, it's usually at unearthly hours and there's nothing much you can do as you feel exhausted after a long day of work so you head to bed and the same thing goes on the very next day. 

Melvi - Would you like to share us few things about your modeling career? 
Cheryl - There're too many too share! I've learnt heaps about people, how we all think differently, but it's pretty cool when you meet someone that have the same mentality with you. Most importantly, we share the same passion and never to give up what you love.

Melvi - Beside modeling what are the other things you have been involved? 
Cheryl - I've always been in the events and hospitality industry, which comprises of music, parties, etc. Stuff that gets you wasted essentially. Haha. But on the other hand I do love outdoor activities, I use to be in volleyball, I love playing basketball, and learning how to skateboard even though I suck at it. LOL. I love rock climbing too, and many more. Last year I actually picked up pole dancing, and this year I'm picking up DJ-ing classes. I just like learning random stuff. Planning to go to Phuket to learn Muay Thai next year too!

Melvi - If there's no photo shoot and other things to do then how you will spend your day? 
Cheryl - Work mainly, or sleep, which I'm deprive off. Or preparing for the next shoot and getting ready for my personal projects :)

Melvi - How do people responses to your work? 
Cheryl - Most of my mates are amazed and they think it's really pretty or beautiful, which I thank most HMUAs that created that. And the photographer that manage to capture that moment. It's just an amazing feeling to know that people appreciate your work.

Pic by Benjamin Siew
Melvi - How did you progress yourself in this industry? Would you like to share few words on this?
Cheryl - It isn't easy, especially when I do mainly nude, and especially being in Singapore, a 1st world country with a 3rd world mentality. I've struggled, but now, I couldn't care less about what people think because you can never satisfy every single individual on earth.

Melvi - What do you want to accomplish from this industry? 
Cheryl - I just want to prove that, anyone of any races, that are short, and alternative, with tattoos etc, can make it mainstream too. It doesn't have to be girls that are 1.8m and above to be consider as a model. 

Melvi - How would you describe your style? What is fun and interesting about your style? 
Cheryl - I wouldn't say I have a style. Haha. I'm a chameleon. I'm a plain canvas. I can be transformed to any look with the right clothes and makeup. The left side of my body is covered with tattoo, which makes me very "alternative" I'd say, and the right side is clean, hence i can still go for the commercial look.

Melvi - When you first started modeling how much you were serious about this profession? 
Cheryl - I was seriously involved with modeling work. I just never thought that I'd make it this far. I've always been doing it freelance, part-time. If I got ask to do a job I'll take it but if I don't I never bother looking for it. But now I realized that this is one thing I'm actually good at and I'm planning to do it full time next year before my youth runs out!

Melvi - Who are some of your fave local models, designers and photographers? 
Cheryl - I started modeling in Singapore 6 years ago but mainly doing amature hotel glamour lingerie stuff. I only properly started my modeling career when I was in Perth for my studies a couple of years back, hence mainly these people are those that I've known in Perth. Jasmine Ng, a good mate of mine, I'd say is my favourite model, very aspiring model, and so is Peach Pankhurst, a model, and now a crystal jewelry designer, a happy hippie which brings joy to people! I haven't actually worked with many designers but I'd say Sheridan Joyce, she used me for her university assignment, and I was really excited cause for once, my height wasn't a problem, and she gave me the opportunity to represent her work. After which, I got another job and modeled for Mal K Maduka, another amazing designer which than scored a mentorship with the legendary Jimmy Choo. I have too many photographers that I adore so I'm gonna name a few, Julie Brooker, Ashlee McLernon, Lem Cheng Hai, Kevin Lee, Simon Marshall, Martin Quinlan, Khaliesah Anastasi, Tami Xiang, Darren Wirth, Collin Kerr, Danny Reardon, Benjamin Siew, etc. Also since I've included the photographers, I have to name some of the hairstylists and makeup artists that could make it possible, cause without them, I'd be just a plain Jane. They are Zennie Cassan, Lauren Payne, Sarah Penno, Lisa Polini, Boom Jui, Ted Ng, Dollvina Van Luyn, Sheereen Lewis, etc. These are the people that I've personally worked with them. They are an absolute joy to work with and without them, I wouldn't be where I am.

Melvi - How do you communicate with media out there? Are they professionally interested to help models like you? 
Cheryl - I usually just use Facebook, Instagram or Model Mayhem, and I sort out everything by myself. In terms of looking for work or advertising, it's a one man operation job.

Melvi - What kind of environment you look forward in your shooting? 
Cheryl - I believe that every studio/location I'm at, I have to feel safe. Of course there has to have mutual trust between the photographer and yourself. If anyone feels uneasy during a set, the images wouldn't turn out great that's for sure.

Melvi - What is your opinion on the current state of modeling around the world? 
Cheryl - The alternatives are becoming more mainstream, which is amazing. There are more opportunities given to people. Freelance models are actually as equally good as agency models.

Melvi - How much do you believe in this, success depends more on what you know than whom you know? 
Cheryl - To a certain extend, yes. I've had my fair share of luck by being selected for a casting, then the next subsequent jobs are recommended from the people that we use to work together. Sometimes I get a random tag from Facebook by a mate (that isn't in the industry), to some post that is looking for a model.

Melvi - How has modeling changed other aspects of your life? 
Cheryl - I can be whoever I want, during a shoot. It allows me to bring out my creativity in the busy environment I lived in. It gives me a voice.

Pic by Benjamin Siew
Melvi - What is the best and least thing you like about modeling? What will be your piece of advice to new comers? 
Cheryl - Best thing would be the satisfaction of the outcome, it's always worth it. The least is the usual politics and bitching in every industry. You get hated on but this is life. It's a dog eat dog world out there. My best advice would be don't give up. Find something that you're good at and use that as your strength.

Melvi - Name at least 5 things that we don't know about you or didn't came up in this interview. 
Cheryl - 1. I like rubber ducks and I collect them. Lol. 2. I sleep in the same room with mum, dad, sister and sister's boyfriend. 3. I don't like eating veggies. 4. I'm an emotional freak, I cry when I'm happy, or sad, or excited. Haha. 5. Lastly, I like fishing :D

Melvi - From your experience what are the things that makes a good model and good photographers?
Cheryl - Being a good model doesn't mean just having a good face, do some research, learn some poses, turn up for your shoot on time, don't accept a job cause it's paid and then turns out that you have certain restrictions. Being a good photographer I'd say be respectful, of course that goes 2 way, but never ever touch a model, without permission, know your stuff, if you're a new photographer, be honest. Lastly, be honest, communication goes both way, discuss a shoot and plan well before the actual shoot, it's not something you can just rock up in jeans or skirt and go to a location with a DSLR. Unless either of you gets paid, that's a different story. 

Melvi - Of all the events you have been part of which is your most memorable one? 
Cheryl - There's too many to name, from the first time I did my first catwalk for a hairs how, to my first outdoor shoot in the nature, and trying to hide from the public when doing nude. Haha. It's been an exciting adventure. Too many to even remember :)

Melvi - Ok, this space is for you. You can say anything here like, message to our readers, or things that we forgot to ask or you felt like sharing with us. 
Cheryl - This is a bit off from modeling but as we all know, the world is becoming a sad sad place to live in. Many a times I felt that life isn't worth while. You get hurt, people die, animal goes extinct. Life's a dread. People have different views. Forgive others, forgive yourself, give a chance to others, and yourself, make a change. It's ok not to be happy, it's human nature, we're born with different emotions. Society always tell us to be happy but that's definitely not gonna happen all day everyday. Never take things for granted. I'm not a saint, nor I'm the kindest soul. I've done several mistakes. I'm not the best, but I try to be better than yesterday. Peace. x

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Friday, November 20, 2015

I am really proud to be a girl and I will lead my life, family, society. - Elisha Shrestha

Elisha Shrestha comes from a small  but a very beautiful town known as Beshi Sahar. She holds the title of Miss Teen Queen Nepal 2015 and she is currently associated with various social organizations. She is also helping lot of people to recover from recent earthquake tragedy.

She talks about her bad qualities as well about her dream and more in this exclusive interview.

Elisha Shrestha
Email to Elisha

Melvi - Tell us how your life has changed after winning Miss Teen Queen Nepal 2015? How much responsibility you are carrying on your shoulder now?
Elisha - Well before winning the title I was just Elisha Shrestha, a simple life living who was unaware of media attention. After I became Miss Teen Queen Nepal 2015, which was actually a great achievement for me brought attention from various media sectors and field and it feels like dream come true. Well I am carrying the responsibility of all the teenagers of Nepal.

Melvi - Are you involved in any projects? If there's then please share us little info from it?
Elisha - I love doing social works and I am involved with different organizations like Shiksha Nepal, Being Homo Sapiens, Hami Nepali, Nuwakot Jaycees, Voice of Nepal etc. Also I am volunteering member with Nepalese Association Of Rhode Island (NAofRI), It's an association of Nepalese residing at Rhode Island, USA,they helps Nepalese with funds. Recently, they had helped earthquake victims of highly affected regions like Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk, Lamjung, Bhaktapur and now they are also helping us in renewing the cultural heritages of various places in Nepal.

Melvi - Do you have any plans to take participation in upcoming pageants too?
Elisha - For few years I want to focus on my studies to complete my Bachelor Degree with good marks and after that definitely I will participate in other pageants too.

Melvi - Do you think model hunts and contests is going to help the girls who are interested in this field? 
Elisha - Yes of course. All these pageants and contests helps a lot because the new ones in this field are trained with basic requirements, they are given each and every trainings that we need in being a professional. Even those with hidden talents can get a chance to show their qualities in this kind of platform.

Melvi - According to you what are the duties of being human being?
Elisha - I believe being a human we need to respect each other, one must possesses humanity, mutual understanding, friendship, co-ordination. Helping one another is a thing a human must do.

Melvi - How much efforts you are going to invest in order to achieve your dream?
Elisha - Well, I am giving my best effort to achieve my dream.. As my dream is to become a graduate in Health Care Management from one of the best university of USA and establish a well equipped hospital in my own home town, Lamjung. 

Melvi - How do you want to progress yourself as a woman? 
Elisha - As a woman I want to be an independent. I want to build self dependency within me. I want to build up my career on my own and look after my parents, my family in a healthy way on every aspects.

Melvi - As a stylist and as a woman, what are the best qualities we will find in you? 
Elisha - As a stylist and woman, I think I can understand the situation very carefully and present myself as it needs. You can get me as understanding, friendly and caring stylist and woman. He He 

Melvi - Is it necessary to go abroad for higher education? 
Elisha - No, it's not but, students leaving the country are like me who wants to know new things and seeks for better education system. Though, we have a good institutes here too but, it simply doesn't fits some criteria. 

Melvi - We can assume that your home town is very beautiful, would you like to share few words about your home town? 
Elisha - Sure. It's the pleasure for me in fact to share words about my home town. My hometown is Besishahar which is in Lamjung district of Gandaki zone. It's the headquarter of Lamjung district. The town is real wonderful with almost best natural beauty. The typical village of Asia, Ghalegaun lies here. It's the gateway for trekkers towards Annarpurna Trekking route. Marshyandi, the continously flowing river is one of the highlight. One of the huge hydroelectricity project i.e. Mid-Marsyandhi Hydroproject is situated here. With many cultural diversities, ethnical groups the dwellers of my town believes in unity and they are really lovely people, want to give them the best adjectives that my mind possesses he he he :)

Melvi - Ok, tell us why do every girls here (at present context) wants to win a beauty pageants?
Elisha - I think girls goes and comes to such competition to build their confidence and find a certain level of growth in them. Being in competition everybody wants to win and they are too desperate to hold the title to. We all take part in these competition to taste the feeling of WIN.

Melvi - If you have not won the Miss Teen Queen Nepal 2015 then how will you define Elisha Shrestha?
Elisha - Then I would be a common girl who is a dreamer, believes in dreaming and puts on effort to make it come true. An easy going one, friendly enough and the one who loves to enjoy her time with her friends circle. The one who really loves her family and does her best to make them happiest one. :)

Melvi - Raise social awareness and help poor, how much you will agree on this line?
Elisha - I totally agree on this. Social awareness is having awareness of others' feelings, needs and concerns. If we could aware people about poverty on its cause, control and preventions to solve it obviously it helps in reduction of poverty and raise the living style of poor. Hope that social awareness is raised effectively by everyone and we all could help the poor to live a quality life.

Melvi - What are your future plans as a social worker and beauty queen?
Elisha - As a social worker I want to establish a well equipped hospital in my hometown as it is quite far from the main cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara etc. and many innocent souls had to face untimely demise due to this huge distance for the treatment. Beside I am already working with few social houses to earthquake victims and I am always there for those in need with the best help I can provide.

As a beauty queen I will groom myself to turn into a better girl.

Melvi - Please mention 5ive worst qualities about you :)
Elisha - Hmm.. 1.) I need to work on my trust level the most, 2.) I can't let go the one I love and am close to., 3.) I think too too much., 4.) I am quite judge mental and 5.) I am not a punctual person (even mum says this).

Melvi - How appropriate is Nepali Fashion Industry for a common girl?
Elisha - If you choose the better person like the tutor, organizer for events with a good knowledge about these people then it's quite appropriate otherwise there are many thugs and worst people in this industry who just wants to take advantages. One should be really careful and alert here. We must understand this business is full of wolves so, we must do our homework well on each and every people to stay safe in this business.

Melvi - Define dream, beauty and woman in your words. 
Elisha - Dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes our soul and lead us to do everything for acquiring it. It is not the thing that you see while you get asleep but it is the thing that doesn't let you get sleep. Don't ever stop dreaming. Let's dream and do our best effort to achieve the dream.

Beauty is not about having only a pretty face but indeed it includes pretty mind, pretty heart and pretty soul. And beauty is being the best one of oneself from inner soul than the outer because it is the natural process to loose one's outer appearance with the flow of time.

Woman is simply a human being. She is an awesome package of daughter, wife and mother. Woman is a teacher, leader, life giver; even facing the toughest pain in life like delivery pain she is the most wonderful human being to lead her life and family in the most happiest, easiest and perfect way. And yes I am really proud to be woman and I will lead my life, family, society and the country towards the best path. :)

Melvi - Thank you Elisha for taking out your valuable time to answer these questions. Any words to our readers and suggestion to us?

Elisha - Thank you so much for all these beautiful questions and best wishes to your blog. And for readers I just want to say that be a dreamer, have faith on oneself and make the dream come true with the best effort and live in the happiness, success and prosperity :) And being a human never forgot humanity let's stay strong and get united. Help one another and let's stand up and speak up against these discrimination, shortage, illiteracy, scarcity, unemployment, unstability and these worst situation of this country. If we don't speak now then these will remain until we don't act against it again.
Elisha Shrestha

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A good model is someone that has a lot of faces, can let loose and have fun. - Kimberly Truong

Kimberly Tryong was born and raised in Singapore. She currently lives in Australia She loves taking pictures and her hobbies includes make up, music and reading too. She enjoys cooking too.

Blog : Kimberly Truong

Melvi - Do you think modeling can sustain a smooth living and can be taken as a very serious profession?
Kimberly - Definitely! I don’t think anyone tells the Victoria Secret Angels what they do is not considered a “serious profession”. Perhaps most people don’t think modeling can’t maintain a sustainable future because there is a lack of job security. And they’re mostly right – if you’re not 5 foot 7 and good looking, your chances for a successful modeling career are slim.

Melvi - How do you response to people when they calls you sexy?
Kimberly - Mainly say: “baby, I know” and sip my ice tea. Lol not really. I say thanks 95% of the time.

Melvi - According to you what's the difference between "sexy & "beautiful"?
Kimberly - Being sexy does not mean you’re beautiful, but being beautiful could also mean you’re sexy. 

Sexy is having sex appeal – i.e. just physical attraction or chemistry or whatever you wanna call it.

Beautiful is being so much more – probably meaning physical attraction but also personality traits which make you more attractive to a person; them enjoying your company more and so on.

Melvi - What are the things that makes a good model and good photographers?
Kimberly - A good model is someone that has a lot of faces, can let loose and have fun with the shoot while simultaneously looking good. Someone that is versatile and could probably make an Oompa Loompa buy fake tan.

Melvi - How much do you believe in this, success depends more on what you know than whom you know?
Kimberly - I believe this saying has different weightings in different industries. For example, in the fashion/movie industry, it’s probably more helpful to have a few contacts up your sleeve, than say the health care industry. Emma Roberts is Julia Roberts’s niece after all.

If you work really hard but no one gives you the opportunity to thrive in Hollywood or in the sporting world, it can really be a challenge to follow your dream and succeed. Whereas if you study hard and get accepted into the course of your dreams, that’s a totally different story. Sometimes people don’t give you the chance and other times their help is not as important as working hard to achieve your goal. So it really depends on the situation! Overall I’d still say 65% who you know, 35% what you know.

Melvi - What is the best and least thing you like about yourself?
Kimberly - The thing I like most about myself is probably that I like myself. I’m comfortable in my own skin and I’m not afraid to say I am, even though people might think I’m cocky. I don’t really care what people think.

The thing I least like about myself is...I don’t know! I think I’m grateful for all God has blessed me with, but if I had to pick something maybe my nose? I wish it was a bit sharper and pointie.

Melvi - If you were given a chance to go back and repent one thing then what will it be?
Kimberly - Causing my parents so much grief in my teenage years. I was a real pain in the ass – I don’t regret it but if I could do it again, I’d change parts of it.

Melvi - Name at least 5 things that we don't know about you or didn't came up in this interview.
Kimberly - Ok hmm...

1.) Many people might not know I actually did ballet for a long time in my childhood – I did it for about 6 years from the ages of 3-9 or something like that lol. My memory is obviously hazy since I was a kid. I even went to exams and wanted to grow up to be a ballerina! Ha ha ha

2.) I went to a quite a few schools throughout my schooling life – 2 kindergartens, 2 primary schools and 3 high schools

3.) My favourite color is actually pink... Can you tell?

4.) I’m actually Christian LOOOL. I may not look it and probably my actions don’t help sometimes, but I keep the faith. I truly have great faith in God.

5.) Literally 99% of people ask me if I’m Korean when they meet me. It was only recently for the first time in my life this year my friend told me she did not think I was Korean. Also some random person on Insta commented on my photo saying “you look like a Chinese”

Melvi - Is it important to have role model in our life? If then who is your role model and why are they yours role models?
Kimberly - Yeah, I think it’s definitely beneficial to have a role model in your life. It sets a standard on how you want to live your life and keeps you in line. Even just having someone to answer to keeps you true to yourself; if you would feel ashamed doing something if your role model was there then you probably should not be doing it, you know what I mean?

I think it’s also very important to have a role model you can look up to that’s close to you! (if that’s possible) It’s easy to pick a celebrity, but what if that celebrity goes off the rails? You don’t know what they would do in a particular situation and you don’t really know them personally so in saying that, my role model is my mum and my dad!

I think I take the good and the bad in both of them and mash it up to make my own combo of what I think is good and would like to keep for my own character! And what I think is bad and don’t like – these things I try to avoid so I don’t turn into that.

Melvi - Ok, this space is for you. You can say anything here like, message to our readers, or things that we forgot to ask or you felt like sharing with us.
Kimberly - First of all, thanks for interviewing me! I’ve never been asked so many questions for an interview before so hopefully I made it kinda interesting. Also thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to read this! I hope you at least found something helpful in this whole word vomit of an essay lol.

God bless ☺

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Fuck Cancer Vol. 1 (Grindcore, HCx & Punk Compilation)

Melvi along with Grind & Extreme Punk Society of Nepal  invited more than 50 Grindcore, Hardcore, Punk and Death Metal bands from around the world to take part in this compilation. The sole purpose of this compilation is to create Cancer Awareness between us. 

We are lazy, we are not careful, we are careless to read too. We only HOPE. Nothing seems to get us to THINK.

We hope that this little effort from us can at least help few of us there.

Artwork by James
Listen the album here : Fuck Cancer Vol. 1

The album features more than 50 bands from all over the world and also it includes some big names from Underground Community (Visit this Link to know about bands). 

In 2016 album will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD from Melvi Records beside they are exclusively printing LIMITED SHIRTS of this Compilation with all the participant band names and LIMITED CDS (for Nepal only) too.

The total sale of the shirts and cd's will proceed to institution or trust.  

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

You definitely need to have a great personality, be comfortable in your own skin and work hard! - Micala Valles

Micala Valles is 24 years old published model, brand ambassador and more. She also runs a lifestyle blog Modelvale where she post about her events, car shows, fashion ideas, makeup reviews etc. 

Melvi spend a little time with her to know more about her and her career, style and more. Read below.

Facebook :- Micala Valles
Blog :- Modelvale

Melvi - What are the things that is keeping you busy these days? Any modeling projects and works going on?
Micala - This year has been extremely busy for me! Not only do I work full time, I also attended many car shows, photoshoots, as well as posting for my blog. Since car show season has slowed down, I have a few photo shoots in the works and also dedicated to my blog with some exciting future posts!

Melvi - Can you tell us little more about your modeling career?
Micala - I first began doing brand ambassador work for several beer companies, and for more opportunity I had to have professional photos done. That's how I started modeling, and after I was invited to model at my first car show that's when it took off. I've been in the car scene mostly because I've met so many amazing people I always see at the shows! 

Melvi - Ok, tell us what are the things that makes a good model?
Micala - Modeling doesn't necessarily mean 'being pretty' all the time. You definitely need to have a great personality, be comfortable in your own skin, and work hard! 

Melvi - How does it feels to be a brand ambassador? 
Micala - It's great being the face of certain brands and learning information about companies to pass on to future customers.

Melvi - What do you really want to accomplish from this industry?
Micala - I would love to be successful doing what I love, but also to show everyone you can be yourself and still make a difference in people's eyes. To become a huge influence is what I aim for. 

Melvi - Can you give us an little info about what is really a "go go performing"?
Micala - Go-Go dancing is entertainment! Not only to 'rave' type of music, but any kind of music. Go-go dancers perform for large crowds; like at events, bars, or clubs. They dance tastefully to the music and pump up the crowd. It's a lot of fun go-go dancing and having everyone entertained!

Melvi - How did modeling has changed other aspects of your life?
Micala - Modeling has changed my life in so many ways! I've met a lot of good friends through modeling, I've gained more confidence in myself, and I've had a lot of great opportunities I'm proud to be apart of that I wouldn't have been if it wasn't for modeling. 

Melvi - What does fashion and sexy really means to you?
Micala - Fashion is all about your style and what you like. It shows who you are and how creative you can be with your style. To me, being sexy is about being confident and knowing your worth. 

Melvi - What do you like most about your style and how unique it is? 
Micala - I like my style because I can make anything look cute. I can wear a pair of sweats and style it to look more dressy. I can wear a men's t-shirt and make it look sexy. Being creative is key! 

Melvi - Beside modeling what are the other things you are involved in?
Micala - I love dancing, hip hop dancing is one of my biggest hobbies. I also love cars, and my whole life basically revolves around cars and auto parts. 

Melvi - Who are the photographers that you have worked with?
Micala - I've worked with so many photographers I couldn't name them all here. I have worked with many photographers though that have shot big time models. 

Melvi - What kind of atmosphere you look forward in your shoot?
Micala - I've learned a lot through modeling and what I want in my photos. As time went on I decided I want my photos to be more classy. Sexy, but classy. A comfortable atmosphere where I'm not pressured to do things I don't want to.

Melvi - On the knowledge of your experience what makes a good photographer?
Micala - I not only model, but I also know a thing or two about photography. I take most of the photos on my blog (if it's not of me), and I always get compliments on my photography as well. To make a good photographer you MUST know your lighting! Good lighting is extremely important in photos, as well as being a good editor. Editing is just as important as taking the photo. Not full on photoshop, but just editing the color balance and making it look professional. Make sure you have a good lens too! 

Melvi - Tell us little bit about your blog too. What we can find there?
Micala - My blog Modelvale is a lifestyle blog. I post about things I do, or events I attend like car shows. I post fashion ideas, makeup reviews, and basically everything. I love writing and posting photos and to incorporate it with modeling is just a plus for me!

Melvi - Lastly, space for you. Any messages to our readers and suggestions to upcoming models?
Micala - Suggestions for upcoming models: be yourself!! Don't let anyone pressure you, work hard, and go with the flow.

Thank you for taking the time to interview me, It's very much appreciated!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Full Length Album Coming Out soon from Shades Of Retribution

Shades  Of  Retribution
Formed  in  January,2010, Shades Of Retribution  has  an  old  school  base , deriving  influences  from  the  Assamese  culture  and  the  other  regions  of  North-East India. This  being  said  the  lyrics  are  in  Assamese  which  is the official  language  of  the  state  of   Assam, a North- Eastern  state  of  India and  are  in  context  to  the  never  ending  quest  for survival  in  this  region. The  sound  draws  influences  from  Thrash/Death. Idealogies  forms  the  concept  of “ One  Tribe  and  One  Sound”,which  the  band  firmly  believes.
New Album Teaser

Xongram (2010) (Independent Label)
Byortho  (single,featured in the RSJ compilation in the North- East special editon)
Bibhotso  (single featuring Andy Nesbitt on guest vocals of Wolves of Anson from Ontario,Canada)
Mohixaxur (single, featured new vocalist Biswajit Gogoi, 2013)
The  Members:
Biswajit Gogoi – Vocals
Abhijit Dutta  – Guitars
Raktim Baruah – Guitars
Abhinash Mazumdar -Bass
Angaraag phookan – Drums

Follow them on :
Supported the bill at the Deccan Rock Fest’11 with Decapitated (Poland), Nervecell (Dubai), Inner Guilt (Lebanon), Violent Eve (Spain).
Supported NervoChaos (Brazil) on their India tour 2011.
Co-Headliners at Fireball 2011 with Indus Creed in Guwahati.
Selected and showcased in the first season of Bandstand by Hit 7.
Headlined Thundermarch, National Institute of Tecnology, Silchar, Assam(2012).
Co-Headliners at Yaoshang Rock 2012 with Parikrama, Imphal, Manipur (2012).
Performed at Awakening 2010 (Digboi, Assam) with Silver Tears .
Headlined Aabeyantrix, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam (2014)
Headlined North East Death Fest, Guwahati, Assam (2014)

Debut album “Xongram” rated as one of the best releases of 2010 by eclectic Vibes magazine
Featured in RSJ, The Rolling Stones, TNT, The Telegraph, The Times Of India, Eclectic, Seven Sisters Post in various articles, related posts, interviews, cover stories and various album reviews section.
Released the debut official video of “Byortho” on Oct.2nd,2012

Monday, November 2, 2015

Get ready for Nepal Deathfest 2016

Nepal Deathfest founded in January 2014 has now established itself as the most coveted and prestigious extreme music fest in the sub-continent of Asia. Thanks to our dedicate fans/ supporters and medias from both in and out of the country. We have successfully completed two instalment.

The inaugural show was a huge success and featured 6 bands from Nepal, India and Bangladesh and was witnessed by 500+ crowd.In second edition we went a step ahead and the event was hosted for two days straight with 12 bands playing. The headliner was the legendary Japanese band ‘Defiled’ and we also had ‘SxAx’ from Thailand and "Malapateka" from Malaysia along with nine Nepali bands. 

The 3rd edition of NEPAL DEATHFEST is scheduled to happen in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 22nd and 23rd 2016. The fest is dedicated to bring some of the most accomplished and intense Extreme Metal acts from around the world together at a place. The event was planned with a vision of need to have an extreme event in this part of the world where similar extreme heads can come together, discuss and venerate this glorious genre we all adore and live for.

The International bands confirmed for 2016 are Fleshcrawl (Germany), Sete Star Sept (Japan), Nervo
Chaos (Brazil), Meat Train (England) and Rip Off (India). Dying Out Flame, a local band signed to Xtreem Music of Spain is confirmed too. For the first time out station bands are also making appearence in this edition. Rog from Pokhara, Undefined Human from Hetauda and Nihility from Banepa. Other local bands joining the ranks are Defleshed, Corpse Sick, Laash, Asphyxiate, Childwife and Grenade.

One of the great personality to join us in our 3rd edition as International Goodwill Ambassador is none other than Naty Metal from Costarica. She is widely popular for her work in alternative modeling field and underground metal scene. Her achievements are beyond descriptions and she will be promoting Nepal Deathfest through out the world. 

Pragati Amatya, who is representing Nepal in Queen Of Asia 2015 is another important personality in our event. She is the official Goodwill Ambassador and spokes person of this edition and beside she is hosting the even in both days.

Jamsthan who is well known for supporting underground local bands joins us as our official photographer and videographer. Also Manish Photography and Anish Shakya are the elite members of this edition, the two photographers who are well known for their work will be with us to capture the two day event through their lenses. 

Zivon Gurung says : “The fest is divided into two days; Day 1 is purely dedicated to Grindcore and 
other extreme form of Metal while Day 2 is especially dedicated to Old School Metal, though a little 
mix up should not surprise anyone. NDF is very emotional to respectfully dedicate its stage to two of 
the most respected drummers that the metal world recently lost. Day 1 stage will be called ‘Martin 
Kearns Stage’ (Bolt Thrower) and Day 2 stage will be called ‘Jim Konya Stage’ (Nun Slaughter)”.

Official Nepal Deathfest Page :

Nepal Deathfest 2016 event page :

Anyone who is planning to come Nepal in 2016 then this is one of the event you should not miss. We are all prepared to welcome you with two days extreme madness.