MADELINE STUART: Australian Down Syndrome teen wins modelling contract

In a sign of the growing and long-awaited acceptance of modelling agencies of people with different abilities and conditions, an 18-year-old Australian woman with Down syndrome has been awarded an exclusive modelling contract. Madeline Stuart has an ambition to change people’s understanding around her condition, and her ambition has taken a huge leap forward after securing a lucrative contract and her first advertisement campaign with Manifesta, a company that makes fitness clothes for women of all sizes. She celebrated her monumental achievement and victory for differently-abled people by sharing part of her photo-shoot on her Instagram account madelinesmodelling_ , Canadian newspaper The … Continue reading MADELINE STUART: Australian Down Syndrome teen wins modelling contract

GULL COLLECTION: The Patiyala House album

Vijay Shah Bright colours, soft fabrics, luxurious designs and a fashionable reminder of desi culture. Evocative of spring festivals, the harvest season and a million weddings. The Half-Eaten Mind presents to you today a photo album of some very tasteful shalwar kameezs. The Patiyala House album comes courtesy of UK-based South Asian fashion emporium “Gull Collection”, and based on email marketing by Shahzad Ali Khan. In mid-September I received a handful of emails from Gull Collection, advertising albums for Desi clothes from the Indian subcontinent. I have no idea how they managed to obtain my email, but my guess is that a … Continue reading GULL COLLECTION: The Patiyala House album

SUITS ME, SUITS YOU: A mail-order company for Asian clothes

By Vijay Shah Here at the Half-Eaten Mind, we receive our fair share of junk mail through the post. Clothes charity leaflets, double glazing, letters addressed to ‘The Occupier’ imploring us to put our modest terraced up for sale. And takeaway leaflets. We get a lot of those here. One morning after breakfast, when I wasn’t feeling particularly peckish to begin with, I was about to leave for the day job, when I noticed this yellow and red piece of glossy paper jammed in the duster of the house letterhole. Here we go again, another damn pizza leaflet. I’ll just … Continue reading SUITS ME, SUITS YOU: A mail-order company for Asian clothes