Shahrzad is a beautiful Wilhelmina Dubai model I met during a shoot with our lovely friend and awesome photographer Mannbutte a while back here in Dubai. Originally from Tehran, Shahrzad began modeling as a hobby 6 years ago after being discovered in her apartment lobby by a French photographer and has since shot editorials and traveled all over the world.
What’s one of your most interesting or amazing experiences modelling so far?
I shot a video for a charity in 2008 when I was very young and I had to play a blind girl who by miracle gets her eyesight back. It was a very moving experience for me because I really delved into the part and hoped that it would inspire people to support the charity.
- How do you see the fashion industry in Dubai?
The fashion scene in Dubai is still growing and improving, you can’t compare it to a few years ago but it still has a way to go.
- How would you describe your own personal sense of style?
I’m quite moody when it comes to personal style, but I prefer to go with a classic and simple look and you’ll never find me in prints.
- What do you do with your free time?
When I get days off, I like to hang out at home, cook for myself, read, or watch a movie. Sometimes I enjoy to write as well.
- What products do you use in your daily beauty regime?
I actually don’t have much of a beauty routine, I scrub my face once or twice a week and try to stay away from beauty products in order to give my face some air from all the make up I wear on shoots.
- What is your favorite beauty tip?
I think its very important to avoid using chemical products and to instead use organic products. We all need vitamin D but the sun is really strong and harsh in Dubai so always in moderation.
- You travel a ton for work what are three items that you must pack on every journey?
Besides the obvious ticket and passport ( lol) nice lingerie and perfume.
- What do you have planned next Shahrzad?
I just plan to continue traveling more and more, turning one of my scripts into a movie and learn how to ride a motorbike.
- Leila Antakly, GM Wilhelmina Dubai and S.O.