Archive for March, 2013

Natasha Ramachandran

March 26, 2013

Natasha Ramachandran fashion model india street style

Natasha Ramachandran fashion model india street style

Natasha Ramachandran. 22. Fashion model. Half Tamil/half Bengali. Likes oversized clothes, Haider Ackermann, Di Caprio, Thom Yorke, & The Black Keys. Has been listening to Alt-J’s Fitzpleasure on repeat. Has a thing for Bradley Cooper. Wanted to be a journalist as a kid. Has a degree in fashion design from NIFT. Thinks she’s a loud person.

Has been in Bombay for about 8 months. Likes the pace of Bombay. Hangs out mostly at The Bagel Shop.

Is signed up with Next Models, London.

Photographed at Lakme Fashion Week in Bombay.

Vibhash & Anuj

March 23, 2013

street style delhi india bodice

street style delhi india bodice

Vibhash & Anuj. Both studied fashion design, thrift shop excessively, like Yohji, are good with drapes, and mostly make their own clothes. Good People.

Photographed at Delhi Fashion Week in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Tetseo Sisters

March 22, 2013

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india
Kuku, Mercy, Azi, Lulu – folk singers from Kohima, Nagaland. Photographed at Hornbill Festival in December ’12. 

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india

“The white shawl on Azi & Lulu is Mhusu Khwu or young girl’s shawl. Mercy & Kuku are wearing Chipi Khwu – the chief of chiefs’ shawl or the shawl of merit.

The big necklace is called Tida(rich man’s necklace) – it’s passed from one generation to the other. Tida in Chokri means massive necklace. You get it from your mother when you hit puberty. Before that you only wear Tiza, a string of carnelians – common for both men and women.

The moment you are born your parents claim your soul by giving you Vokha – a necklace which is short in length, a choker of beads(worn as a head band).

The quills are made of porcupine spine.” Mercy’s words.

street style fashion week tetseo sisters

street style fashion week tetseo sisters

I first met and photographed the three sisters at the Péro stall at fashion week in Delhi more than a year ago. They also hosted me back in Kohima. I hung out with them almost every day. They knew all the thrift shops. We went cafe hopping & grocery shopping…

More stories later.

kuvelu tetseo street style nagaland india

kohima night market hornbill

Note: They are in Bombay and are making their debut at Folk NationsBlue Frog later today at 6pm. Listen to their stuff here. Come.

tetseo sisters street style nagaland india

tetseo sisters

Photos from Kisama, Nagaland. Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Local Grounds, Kohima. A room in Mokokchung. Night Market, Kohima.

Carol Humtsoe

March 14, 2013

Carol Humtsoe street style wills india fashion week

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Has a cat called Piggy, a dog called Edie, and has been listening to Yesterday on repeat.

Is 24 years old. Works as a model. Is from Dimapur. Shuttles between Bombay and Delhi for work.

Photographed today(!) at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Was there for Bodice/Paromita Banerjee show at WIFW. Is wearing her mom’s dress that she picked from a flea.

Paromita Banerjee AW’13:Preview

March 13, 2013

Boro wills fashion week paromita banerjee

“It started off after I chanced upon this scrap of writing online. Loosely based on the concept of BORO – mended or patched textiles used as items of clothing in Japan by the peasants, merchants, & artisans. Born out of the forgotten values of Mottainai or “too good to waste” — an idea lacking in the modern consumer lifestyle. The collection would be a series of stories on the ramp, like our past collections.” – Paromita Banerjee

You mentioned cape somewhere. I picked it out randomly.
The cape is something I have always required as being an important item in my personal wardrobe. It is mainly waistcoat style, more drapy. Perfect for layering when you think the inner layer is getting too plain for wear.

I had been staring at these images from my archives while visualizing the cape. I have loads of them so I’m not exactly sure where each one is from. 1st photo is of a Sufi man taken in Uttar Pradesh in 1983. I’m a huge fan of “babasteve” image bank on flickr. Some images are from there. I think he’s brilliant.

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

street fashion paromita banerjee

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

Excerpts from a short talk with Paromita Banerjee about her Winter collection and inspirations. It’s her first show ever at WIFW(14th March 2pm). I’ll be there.

Pallavi Singh

March 1, 2013

huemn lakme fashion week

huemn lakme fashion week

Pallavi Singh, 23 year old fashion model…has a pug called Angel, loves Mickey Rourke & Kate Moss, likes Ray’s pizzas & salad, would like to walk for Karl Lagerfeld, has been listening to Brand New Me on repeat, and is mad excited about walking the runway at LFW in March.
Is wearing Huemn in this photo. 
Photographed at Lakme Fashion Week in August ’12.


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