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Featured Article: #art8ambyinterview with Komal Gajjar


Get up close and personal with promising young Indian model Komal Gajjar who’s recently got signed by IMG Models Worldwide and worked with prominent fashion photographer Tim Walker.

Find out what are her dream gigs in the fashion industry (hint: it’s involving wings and opening slot of a coveted show) and which silent movie left her crying every single time she watches it in the latest installment of #art8ambyinterview below!

Can you share with us a bit about yourself?

I am just a simple girl with dimples, studying 3rd year in National Institute of Fashion Technology, India the same college as Manish Arora, man of bright colors and mesmerizing motifs. So much interested in fashion. But, I wasn’t doing that fashion experiments on me. I was like a hard core student who makes fashion for other people. But, from now fashion is subjective for me.

How did you start modelling and signed with IMG Models Worldwide?

I was scouted by IMG Models from my social media. And suddenly I came in this field. I was chosen by Tim Walker for i-D Magazine. And, now I love my field.

Opening Prada and Chanel, participating in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, gracing the cover of Vogue Italia, and walk for many shows during fashion weeks are some of models’ biggest dreams. What would be your dream gig in this industry?

Victoria’s Secret Angel, I would love to accompany those lovely and beautiful ladies as an Angel of VS. Opening Prada maybe exclusively, I want to be on the covers of Vogue Paris, and Vogue Italia and so many more and more. I want to work with Mario Vivanco, Tyron Lebon, Mario Sorrenti and so many… This list will go on and on….

Who are the models that you look up to as inspiration?

I like Kate Moss for her innocent looks and after that, her flamboyance, Cara Delevingne for her thought provoking attitude and Miranda Kerr for her all work and as an overall personality.

What is your daily beauty routine, and how do you maintain your physique as a model? What is your workout playlist?

I don’t do proper workout as I don’t need that. But, I do jumping and trying pull ups (I can’t do pull-ups!). As I don’t have workout playlist but I have some favourite songs and that keeps on changing every month but still some of them are El Camino – Gypsy Kings, Maria – Santana, Bailando – Enrique Iglesias, Subeme La Radio – also by Enrique, Girl From Ipanema, When You Look Me In The Eyes – Jonas Brothers, Le Chant De Sirens – Felipe Araujo, Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand , El Amante – Nicky Jam, On Verra – Nekfeu, Egerie – Nekfeu… Some of them are stolen playlist from someone I love. And now, these songs have become my most favs.

What are the essential things you pack during travelling? What will be your go-to-style for casting week?

NARS radiant creamy concealer, and Elle 18 Rockstar red lipstick, But, actually I don’t use these things. I go everywhere with bare face. That was the secret.

What is your all-time favourite movie that you never get bored watching over and over? And what is your current favourite TV shows to binge-watch?

The Kid – Charlie Chaplin, I am in love with the movies by Mr. Chaplin. Citylights was the first one I saw but, The Kid is on the top. Those chasing sequence of the orphanage representatives and in the end of that chasing heart-drenching reunion always left me crying.

What do you usually do during your free time? Do you have secret talent that nobody knows?

Play my guitar, make some cartoons-doodles, Sometimes I make good portraits of my friends and I surprise them giving their portraits on their birthday as a gift. Finding old work files from my laptop etc. And, yes! I write some poetry, I want to be good in that after that it will become talent.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? And where would be your favourite holiday destination?

This is not at all but, actually I eat a lot when I be at my home. But, people think that I don’t eat. I try to explain them but, they don’t trust that I eat a lot. Second is that still I wear boys’ shirts and shorts most of the time and live like a boy in my personal life. And some must have songs in my phone are Rockstar by Nickleback and It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy. I am opening up about these songs here but, me and my brother only knew about this. That was a top secret.
My travel location: it would be Mexico! I want to visit Machu Picchu and explore those ancient Incan city. Cairo also, those pyramids were fascinating to me since childhood days, I would love to do some work with the background of old Egyptian culture. And road trip to Spain from Italy.

Lastly, what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?

For sure I would be working in some fashion firm as a Merchandiser or an Industrial Engineer; I have a keen interest in these things. And if I would hear my heart, I have a keen interest in Filmmaking. I wanted to become a director during my high school days.

Komal Gajjar is represented by IMG Models Worldwide. Photos and compcard are courtesy of Natalie Eloise, Errikos Androu and IMG Models.


Three Cover of i-D Magazine Fall 2017


The cover stars are Selena Forrest by Zoe Ghertner, Paris Jackson by Willy Vanderperre and Mathilde Henning by David Sims. (source)




Two Covers of i-D Magazine Summer 2017


Tim Walker photographs the Summer covers of i-D Magazine featuring Adwoa Aboah, Slick Woods and Elliott Jay Brown. Styling by Judy Blame. (source)



Mica Arganaraz for i-D Spring 2017


Mica Arganaraz is wearing Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello on the Spring 2017 cover of i-D Magazine shot by Mario Sorrenti, styling by Alastair McKimm. (source)


Sasha Lane for i-D Winter 2016


The cover is shot by Zoë Ghertner, styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Adele and Justin Bieber, here to view 2014 cover featuring Mica Arganaraz, click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Cara Delevingne, King Krule, Candice Swanepoel, Lily McMenamy, Anna Ewers and Azzedine Alaia.
Click the links to view last year covers featuring Grace Coddington, Laetitia Casta, Lara Stone, Lena Dunham, Will Chalker, Arizona Muse, Cara Delevingne and Neneh Cherry.


Two Covers of i-D Fall 2016


The Stormzy cover was shot by Oliver Hadlee Pearch with styling by Max Clark. Anna Ewers version was shot by Mario Sorrenti with styling by Alastair McKimm. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Elle Fanning, here to view 2014 cover featuring Sasha Pivovarova, Click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Kate Moss, Amanda Murphy, Joan Smalls and Natalia Vodianova.

Click here to view 2012 covers featuring Kolfinna Kristoffersdottir, Fan Bingbing, Amber Valetta, Aymeline Valade, Candice Huffine, Edie Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Guinevere Van Seenus, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jourdan Dunn, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy, Linda Evangelista, Natasha Poly, and Stephanie Seymour.

Click the links to view 2011 covers featuring Carine Roitfeld, Lara Stone, Fei Fei Sun and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

Click here to view last year covers featuring Lindsay Wixson, Joan Smalls, Liya Kebede, Kristen McMenamy and Daisy Lowe.

Click the links for 2009 covers featuring Linder Sterling, Frida Giannini/James Franco and Shakira.



Adwoa Aboah for i-D Pre Fall 2016


The striking model is gracing three different covers of the magazine photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde, Harley Weir and Letty Schmiterlow. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Willow Smith. Click here to view 2014 covers with Binx Walton and A$AP Rocky. Click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Catherine McNeil, Selena Gomez, Blondey McCoy, Sky Ferreira, Jourdan Dunn and Ondria Hardin. Click here to view 2012 covers featuring Ben Drew, Chen Yunxia, Guo Yupei, Li Jia, Kel Markey, Herieth Paul, Kelly Mittendorf, Charlotte Free, Meghan Collison, Janice Alida, Twiggs and Cara Delevingne.

Click the links to view 2011 Pre Fall covers featuring Raquel Zimmermann, Natasha Poly, Riley Keough, Gisele Bundchen, Kreayshawn and Lindsey Wixson.

Click the links to view 2010 covers featuring Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Click here to view 2009 covers with Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa and Sesilee Lopez.




Lineisy Montero for i-D Magazine Spring 2016


The covers are photographed by Harley Weir and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Natalie Westling, here to view 2014 cover featuring Daria Werbowy. Click here to view last year covers featuring Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Amra Cerkezovic, and Reuben Ramacher. Click here to view 2012 covers featuring Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia May Jagger, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Hahn-Bin, Carolyn Murphy, Guinevere Van Seenus, Sui He and Shalom Harlow.

Click the links to view 2011 covers featuring Lady Gaga, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Shu Pei Qin, Tati Cotliar, Meghan Collison and Anja Rubik.

Click here to view 2010 covers featuring Sasha Pivovarova, Natalia Vodianova and Freja Beha Erichsen.




Four Covers of i-D Magazine Pre Spring 2016


Mario Sorrenti photographed four rising stars in modeling industry Ruth Bell, Dilone, Fernanda Ly and Frederikke Sofie Falbe Hansen for the magazine’s latest issue, styling by Alastair McKimm. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2014 cover featuring Edie Campbell. Click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Kate Moss, Suvi Riggs, Karmen Pedaru, Charlie Bredal, Codie Young, Louise Parker and Magda Laguinge.

Click here to view 2012 seventeen different covers featuring Dylan Riley, Lara Stone, Victoria Beckham, Stella Tennant, Matt Ardell, Lara Mullen, Li Zheng, Quncuo, Meng Lu , Pan Yan, Wan Bao Bao, Renqingcuomu, Yangci, Cheng Hong Jin, Xin Yuan, Liu Dan, Zhang Li Na and Langsuowangmu.

Click here to view 2011 six covers featuring Ajak Deng, Hedi Slimane, Liu Wen, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Jeneil Williams, Milou Van Groesen, Rose Cordero, Vanessa Paradis, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman and Erin Wasson.

Click here to view three different covers of 2010 issue featuring Riccardo Tisci, Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly and Rihanna.





Justin Bieber for i-D Magazine Winter 2015


The cover was shot by Alasdair McLellan with grooming by Florido Basallo. See the Adele cover here. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Mica Arganaraz, click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Cara Delevingne, King Krule, Candice Swanepoel, Lily McMenamy, Anna Ewers and Azzedine Alaia.
Click the links to view last year covers featuring Grace Coddington, Laetitia Casta, Lara Stone, Lena Dunham, Will Chalker, Arizona Muse, Cara Delevingne and Neneh Cherry.


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