Our Amputee Model ‘Sha’
Bengal Down Clothing Ltd. have been incredibly fortunate to discover a model with the amount of natural talent that ‘Sha’ Erwizia Faisha is blessed with. Her story is one that we hope will become a beacon to other women around the world facing, undergoing or learning to accept the changes in appearance and lifestyle that such a life changing event bring about.
We first came across Sha because of her Youtube channel that she created almost immediately after her left leg was amputated below the knee in February 2016. We were struck by her charm in front of the camera and of course her amazing looks which somehow reminded us of a very high class, graceful and elegant cat.
From this first acquaintance it became clear that Sha is a quietly driven woman with a special gift whereby those she meets are put immediately at ease because one of her main character traits is to always consider others before herself in every respect.
Sha decided to put her career in financial services on hold whilst she embarked on the journey to remove the pain that was the reason for the (elective) amputation. The road that excites her now is to discover if she can help others facing similar challenges.
Bengal Down Clothing Ltd. were searching for a look that could portray the feeling of comfort and warmth that we know our coats give to the owner. After discussing with Sha she jumped at the chance to try modelling. The results speak for themselves and almost as importantly Sha enjoyed herself tremendously throughout all the shoots, completely forgetting that she is supposed to be “disabled”.
We couldn’t be happier with our partnership and Sha absolutely loved how the coats felt when worn against an English autumn to the extent that we struggled to extricate her from each style at the conclusion of the shoot. (Sha insisted on wearing the largest down coat into Cambridge for a spot of shopping at the end of the day and was greatly envied by those who spotted our unique designs).
If you have any requirement for a model of Sha?s ability BDC Ltd. would have no hesitation in recommending Sha for your project. Her honesty, integrity, beauty, flexibility and work ethic are beyond reproach.