…by The Rakes. I don’t like their music much but for using the title of their song and considering the fact that they’re no longer a band, i should give them some credit. This song was also used as the runway song for Dior Homme SS06 collection under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane who sort of promoted androgynous fashion back then. The only song I like by The Rakes is Little Superstitions but then that has nothing to do with this post.
The video of this song is not as bad as i think the song is plus it does sort of show the world in a mess. However, in the photos that follow, world is not in a mess. I mean, in a general sense it is but it is not evident by looking at the photos. Thus, Lord Buddha, who said, “suffering is an inherent part of existence” is used as a metaphor for the mess..well..at least some of it.
Vir’s house turned out to be a paradise of backgrounds. There were paintings everywhere. I stumbled upon an awesome lot preserved by Vir’s mother and that is where i found dusty Lord Buddha, sitting under a tree, in his trance like state.
“Buddha began his ascetic life by begging in the streets.” This made me wonder if that’s how the whole begging culture started. Wikipedia says – In many hindu traditions, begging promotes humility and gratitude towards the Universe and helps the spiritual seekers attain a state of bliss. Now that’s quite messed up!
“This look is sort of over-the-top and dramatic due to the hair and styling. I would wear this to an insane house party but I am most likely to spend so much time dressing up for a major event or a fashion week.”
Evidently, we were very excited about this look..that we shot against the Buddha, in front of a fruit vendor’s shop, against a grey wall at a construction site, against an auto, and a street sign.
“I am closest to my mother and she is a brilliant artist. She used to be create paintings before but now she works as an art curator.”
So basically in this complex world of cause and effect, all things are conditioned and transient and have no real independent identity just like the Schwarzkopf Powerhold Hairspray With Cashmere Like Suppleness.