The RAD Models


MEET OUR NODELS!

Get to know our really RAD real girls a.k.a. 'Nodels' (Non-Models - it's a real term!) whose personality and style brought out the best in our dresses!

ALESSANDRA DAVINA - THE RAD MODELS

ALESSANDRA DAVEENA

Packed with energy and sass, Alessandra’s style can be described as dark (not in a scary goth sense), edgy and “kinda badass” (as her friends put it) – more Rihanna, less Wednesday Addams! Having been a follower of Rent A Dress for some time, the Pan-Asian fashion student was excited to be part of the shoot and rocked it with her enviable curly locks that bounced to upbeat EDM tunes.

When she’s not in college or hanging out with her family and friends, you can most likely find her browsing the racks of high street brands like Monki, Cotton On, Zara, H&M and Topshop.

WHAT SHE WORE

Printed Strapless Short Dress - the rad models

 Alessandra Daveena - ECLIPSE - Sequin Jumpsuit

AAINAA AZHARI

This petite 22-year-old law student was first introduced to Rent A Dress when her classmate showed up to their Law Ball looking like a superstar (her words, not ours!). “Everyone was stunned and wanted to know where she got the dress from. And that’s how I got to know about RAD!”.

When it comes to finding the right dresses to fit her frame, being petite is not without its challenges, with Aainaa describing the usual process as “tougher than my final exams!”. But having had the opportunity to try, dance and twirl in some of our RAD PAC dresses it opened her eyes to new possibilities – and wardrobe choices. “My favourites were the fitted monochromatic ones – especially those that flaunt the legs.” We reckon she’ll be dressing like her ultimate style icons Miranda Kerr and Olivia Palermo in no time!

Aainaa azhari - the rad models

WHAT SHE WORE

Rise of the Dragon by Innai
Sweet Pea by Rent a Dress

JAsmine CHua - the RAD Models

JASMINE CHUAH

A Malaysian retro lover who was born in the 80s, Jasmine is known for her quirky side (and is definitely not ashamed of it!). After a friend told her about the RAD model search through Instagram, she acted in a heartbeat and decided to audition. Needless to say, she had no regrets about her decision seeing as to how fabulous she felt as soon as she slipped into the dresses. “Never have I felt so good and confident during a shoot”, she says.

A proud size 14 who has been doing part-time modelling as her side hobby,  she discovered Rent a Dress through her girlfriends and has never looked back since! With a flair for versatility in her sense of style, she adores vintage goods and is passionate about hunting for treasures in thrift stores within the flea markets of Europe.

WHAT SHE WORE

Grey Sleeveless Bandage Dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA Altitude Dress - The RAD Models Bronze Happy Hour by Bariano

AMELIA CHAN

Currently in her second year of pursuing a degree in Psychology, Amelia first heard of Rent A Dress a couple of years ago when she was looking for the perfect prom dress. “I wanted to expose myself to new experiences and try something new, so when I received RAD’s email, I was surprised and excited to do just that!”

On a daily, Amelia describes her personal style as simple and effortless, balancing between elegant and sporty, minimalist and edgy. Her favourite shopping haunts (other than RAD’s website, of course) include H&M, Cotton On, Uniqlo, Forever 21 and Roxy. 

Amelia Chan - The RAD Models

WHAT SHE WORE

Tiffany Dress
The Feeling Dress Cooper St
Gold Sequin T-shirt Dress

HANI HAMID - THE RAD MODELS

HANI HAMID

After her sister-in-law tagged her on RAD’s casting call post on Instagram, Hani was so psyched she barely got any sleep the night before the photo shoot – though you wouldn’t be able to tell based on how amazing she looked in all her shots! Quoting Ashley Graham, Diane Von Furstenberg and Angelina Jolie as her favourite style icons, the vivacious Hani fell in love with a cut out embellished dress from Mignon that made her feel like a million bucks and a dramatic Moroccan kaftan by Nisa Mazbar. “It was so flowy and fluid that it made me feel like an Egyptian goddess!”

As a proud size 18, dress shopping was always a challenge for Hani. “It felt amazing to wear the curve-friendly dresses from RAD which accentuated and hugged my curves in all the right places. For the first time in my life, I felt as fabulous as the models in magazines!"

WHAT SHE WORE

Hanizah Binti Shahul Hamid (Hani) - long sleeve sequin dress

DAVID MEISTER wind in the willow

long-sleeve-sequin-dress


MELISSA TEE

Born in New Zealand, bred in Singapore and now married to a Malaysian, you could say that Melissa is a citizen of the world. Having chanced upon RAD’s casting call while spending time with family in KL, she thought," ‘why not? I've never been to a casting call!'. So I borrowed my mom-in-law's leggings and went for it!”. Her favourite pieces during the shoot include the goddess-like dresses from Mignon, Khoon Hooi and Sheike.

When it comes to dressing up, Melissa is a big fan of good workmanship, durable fabric, proper lining and steady stitches, which is why she finds it difficult to justify some of the prices in today's fast-fashion market. Favouring tradition-meets-modern styles, you can usually catch her in brands like Ong Shunmugam, DXF Batik, Lark & Peony, Calla Atelier and Shanghai Tang.

MELISSA TEE - THE RAD MODELS

WHAT SHE WORE

SELF PORTRAIT - Fantasia Organza Dress - melissa tee
YOUNG HUNGRY FREE  White Shift Dress

SHEIKE Capri Dress
SYAMIRA EDORA - THE RAD MODELS

SHAMYRA EDORA

A message in her Instagram inbox caught Shamyra by surprise a day before our photoshoot. It turns out the gorgeous 24-year-old auditor was so busy at work that she missed the email we sent her a week prior!

Having been a follower of Rent A Dress since a friend introduced the site to her, she was thrilled to be part of the shoot, twirling in all the different dresses she modelled. Her favourite dresses that day included a funky printed number by Peter Pilotto and a champagne-coloured mermaid gown that made her feel like a superstar. Rating Marion Caunter as her favourite style icon, Shamyra says," I love that her outfits are always bold enough to turn heads but approachable enough so that even someone like me can see herself pulling it off."

WHAT SHE WORE

magna printed peplum dress

precioso-dress by for love and lemons

THREE FLOOR Kloss Up Dress