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Filming for a Music Video Experience

Monday, September 24th, 2012

I believe there are many ways, activities in which people express themselves. Apart from being a fashion journalism student, representing University of Sunderland Lives Online blogger, fashion and beauty editor for sparksunderland magazine I’m also working as a part-time bartender in tTonic nightclub in town at nights, sometimes you can find me in the role of a translator attending National Probation service or Police station in or outside Newcastle and I’m also a part-time model/actress.

Yesterday was a big day for me – I’ve been acting the lead role for a music video. The filming took place whole day in The Living Room, Newcastle. Filming for a music video was a great experience. Members of the indie-dance, indie-pop group Propellers were so young and energetic, that was their first video ever!

I got to wear some really cool outfits, (I had my sexy lace/gothic dress I bought and wore once for my birthday last year matched with a bold gold colour leather jacket and a fur vest) what I think was perfect for picturing a day in the life of a high maintenance girl.

“She’s untouchable and beautiful because of this”

“Women are uncontrollably jealous and men are wildly attracted to her”

I was more than happy getting so many compliments about my brilliant performance from the group members and other creatives I met in the day. However, that was not a first time when I was acting for a music video. You can check my performance I did last year, here.

Personally, I think acting just so much better than modelling is. There’s something so exciting about trying to head into the head of the character, I cannot tell. I was the shyest person ever in childhood and later perhaps in school, but the one thing that I’d always put my hands up for was acting. It holds a special place in my heart.

//more photos to go!



New edition of Sparks Sunderland magazine has arrived

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012


I went St. Peters campus today and I was very lucky with what I’ve accidentally found. That was a new issue of Sparks Magazine  that caught my attention. I was happy, not like jumping, but still very happy to see my name on print once again.

Actually, it used to be an online platform only and wasn’t on print until very recently, when during summertime a great opportunity appeared for Spark Magazine to get such a serious sponsor and to  team up with the Sunderland Echo. 

Anyway, this issue is dedicated to freshers, so most of its contents/themes covered are relevant for them. As the fashion and beauty section editor, I was responsible to pitch and organise ideas an themes. I wrote a general summarising piece on autumn, its fashion and what I think of it myself and I also organised some fashion pieces, other people wrote to me , editing them nicely on Indesign

September Notes: Last year with Fashion Journalism

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Can’t wait to start my 3rd year of Fashion Journalism course at the University of Sunderland!

As it’s my last year at Uni, I can promise you, as I did to myself, that I’m going to…

  • take the most out of it;
  • don’t be afraid to make mistakes (that’ll be a big one for such a perfectionist like me)
  • see the positive in everything, rather than the negative
  • give the best answers and advises from the heart for any prospective student or fashion journalist wannabe
  • spend time and learn from people who inspire me
  • keep my workspace, documents, notebooks tidy
  • do the things I really enjoy much more often
  • visit new places
  • get the best placement possible
  • write down ideas, dreams and work hard to make them reality


Student Profile:

  • Name: Raminta Paukstyte
  • Age: 20
  • Studying: Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: To gain professional knowledge and experience needed for establishing a business in the fashion industry and that my work would be valued.

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