QUESTION 1: I am an 18-year old girl and I am 5 7″ in height. I would like to pursue a career in modelling. Kindly give me suggestions on how I can get started?
ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not have any modelling agencies here in Shillong. I would suggest you start by getting a good portfolio done and hand them over to local designers here and hopefully get started by doing local fashion shoots. If you are serious about taking it further, signing up with a reputed agency in the cities would be the right step.
However keep in mind that the fashion industry is highly competitive and especially challenging for models. This is not to dishearten you but to make sure your decision after careful assessment of why you want to get into modelling.
QUESTION 2: Are cowboy boots in?
ANSWER: Unless you work in a ranch and ride around on a horse, No.
QUESTION 3: Hello Daniel, I work with the textiles department. Apart from working with the local weaves of Meghalaya, do you also work with other North Eastern Textiles- Arundati Dutta.
ANSWER: Hello Arundati. At the moment our prime focus is promoting fabrics from Meghalaya, but eventually we are also looking at working with handlooms from different North Eastern States. One of the goals of the Daniel Syiem’s Ethnic Fashion House is to work with artisans and weavers across the North East and promoting their products.