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Breagh Morgiane

Model feature : Breagh Morgiane


Breagh Morgiane is a dancer and actress turned alternative model, with experience in belly dancing, performance art and creative modelling there's certainly many strings to her bow.


How did you start modelling? Was it something that you always wanted to do, or did it just 'happen'?

I have been a professional bellydancer for over thirteen years, so I am accustomed to dance photography. After living in South Korea for a while, I lost a great deal of weight, and upon returning to the UK I ended up in a wedding fashion show. I realised that I might be able to model, and it really built my self-esteem.


What drew you towards alternative modeling?

I found that although I don't mind the usual 'commercial' photographs, as a dancer and a director I prefer shoots that tell a story or have a theme. I particularly enjoy fantasy-themed shoots, and there is room for that in alternative modelling.


Do you have any fellow models or heroines who have inspired you?

I find the concept of gender identity unnecessary, particularly after having lived in Asia. The models that I admire are those breaking boundaries, like Casey Legler.


What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?

I am hoping to continue working on 'storytelling' shoots, or anything with a unique or offbeat theme.


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What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?

I was in the Sun, in a paid feature. My favourite shoot, however, has been my Scottish fantasy vs reality shoot, which involved a huge team and took quite some time to accomplish.


How did you discover your particular interest in alternative fashion?

I can't remember not being interested in things alternative.


Are there any companies or designers that you'd like to work with?

Although he is not a designer, I deeply admire the style of Xiah Junsu.


What are your goals & aspirations for the future?

I run my own theatre company, and we are now producing our first original web series, CALEDONIA. The show is about a police officer who finds herself working for supernatural Interpol, and her fellow officers are monsters from Scottish folklore. The first episode will air on January 1st, 2014. Our theatre company has always done offbeat shows, and CALEDONIA is our original story - written by a Scottish historian and folklorist.


In the future, I hope to be known as a writer, director, dancer, and model. I would like to be recognised for my work. I would like to earn a living - even partially - for what I do. I believe that recognition is the aspiration of every artist.


You can find out more about Breagh Morgiane & her work over at http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Breagh