Hello Readers, here is our model interview with the elegant, beautiful ,hot and extremely sweet Ely Doras.
Give me some basic information about yourself. Where are you from? Where do/did you go to high school/college? What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Well, I am basically from south of Iran, I studied Math and Physics in high school as it was challenging.
I never had any doubt in my mind that I wanted to be an actress, right from childhood, when my mother used to question me on what was my calling, my spontaneous answer was acting because as an actress, you’re free to become what you want. I was involved in theater for more than 7 years and I was recognized as the best actress in the entire state when I was around 18.
Such accolades helped me work with really renowned international groups such as Lalish theater from viena and we had many performances which was an amalgam of Mexican and Iranian theater. Soon after this I moved to India to pursue Kathak and Bharatnatyam. I started off in Bangalore but after 6 months, I was forced to stop because I had seriously injured my knee. That was a difficult phase in my life because the very purpose of my visit was disrupted, I had to battle depression and the fact that I didn’t know English was a major challenge. Language held me back from participating in theater here and the fact that I had no real guidance as such was a major hindrance. But it was here I discovered my own mental strength, one day I told myself stop having pity on yourself ,If you are locked in darkness and there is no key start making a hole and move towards light.So as long as I was interested in fashion too, I joined for a course in fashion designing and one of my designer friends requested me to participate in her show in “War of designers” , the judges and designer were impressed and expressed their desire to work with me.one thing led to another and I’m here now
and I love traveling ,movie ,music and reading book
How would you describe your professional interests?
Acting is my passion, Though I would love to sing when the right time comes.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Well I don’t have particular favorite model or designer as such, but I do like Alexander Mcqueen and Little Shilpa and model Cara Delevingne , I think she is crazy enough to be good actress.
Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs, and catalogs do you visit most often?
Vogue, Femina, Fashion, Elle
What’s your fashion mantra?
“make your own style”
How would you describe your style?
As I said in my last interview for Indian Express,
Personally I experiment quite a bit. My natural beauty helps me to be reasonably flexible in my look and I try to look unique. Looking different every once in a while is a must. It brings a different approach to life and I like to always chop and change. I love to blend modern and historical angles in the same look, something that I consider a personal style statement. Fashion is essentially a form of art and like music it’s very influential, and that’s exactly why I urge people to never forget their roots.
Where do you generally shop?
I usually don’t shop much from bangalore but generally zara ,forever new
What other modeling projects have you done? Could you provide links?
My recent tv commercials are for Axe deo with Virat Kohli , macdowells with Chris Gayle and Maruti Suzuki ,Amway,Gulf Mart Kuwait and 3 ads for UAE channel and many for south television.I recently signed a movie and that’s about all I can reveal right now, lol, let it be a surprise to my friends and fans .I am uploading all my ads in my fan page so any one can check them out.
Out of all of the photos the photographer took of you, which is your favorite and why?
The ones that captures my emotions best
What makes bangalore’s fashion unique?
Being creative and to not really care about others opinion.have the confidence to pull it off.
Do you have any other experience in the fashion industry (writing, photography, marketing, etc.)?
I had studied about fashion history and philosophy of fashion but not a whole lot else.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling?
you always keep meeting new people ,you learn to be confident .
What do you dislike about modeling?
shall i tell the truth ??first thing when you say i am a model ,people think so its all about glamour and blah blah and no brain but that’s not fair, models can be very intelligent and artistic also.
What advice do you have for other aspiring models?
Have confidence , believe in hard work and not in short cut ,stop pulling each other down to reach the pinnacle.every one has their own place.
How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?
I try to get good sleep before my shoot ,and try to relax during make up and start my shoot with a smile and lot of confidence.
How would you describe working with the photographer?
Both have to be comfortable and understand each other while shooting. There has to be a chemistry and connection.
What makes a stylish lady or man? Is there a difference?
wearing whatever really suits them best, what they can carry off with confidence and of course it should make them happy.
How would you describe the photographer’s style?
everyone got a different style i think
Who are some of your favorite fashion photographers?
I liked whoever i had worked with, every one got different style.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is an expression of oneself, a way to signify who you are, where you come from and what you believe in ,It gives you confidence to approach everyday challenges
What are some things you dislike/hate about the fashion industry?
There is nothing wrong with the fashion around us. Its just our perspective that needs to be looked upon and changed regarding fashion, we cant imagine a society without fashion. It would just look like a prehistoric society without fashion but yea there are many manipulative people in any industry.
What are some other cities you think provide good/great shopping experiences?
in India , Its Mumbai and Delhi.
How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?
It helped me to get the right attitude and more confidence .
Do you do your own hair and make-up?
yes I do my own for parties or functions but for shoots I have a make up artist.
What’s your favorite outfit in this set of photos?
I like both ,white gives me an innocent feeling and silence ,peace while the red one makes me wild and now let the readers tell me how they felt after seeing my pics. ha ha ha.
What’s your favorite outfit from your own closet? Do you have your own personal uniform?
well I love wearing boots with big earring black jacket and leg-in
Describe the atmosphere when you’re on a shoot. Do you play music? Do you talk with the photographer between shots?
Of course music gives me more energy and feeling ,I keep saying “music plz” ..ha ha
Sign off talk?
I’d like to end with a word of advice to those who love to become a model but they think ,they don’t have beauty and height to become a model: do not have self doubt. Do not think of your shortcomings, everyone has something unique and is beautiful in their own way. Have confidence and believe in yourself. Nothing is impossible.
Thank you Your Fashion Quotient Team
Thanks Ely for talking to us, we wish you all the very best.
Ely on a ad with Virat Kohli for Axe.