Archive for March, 2014

Sarah-Jane Dias | Street Style Pune

March 18, 2014

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Sarah-Jane Dias, 31. Miss India 2007/VJ/ Bollywood actor.

Photographed at NH7 festival in Pune in 2012.

Gitanjali Dang | Street Style Pune

March 18, 2014

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Gitanjali Dang, 30. Writer/Curator/Dog Walker. 

Keeps going to back to The City by Cavafy. Finds it awfully boring to take photos. Likes to vanish. Currently living in Benares and working on a short fiction.

Photographed at NH7 festival in Pune in 2012.

Working Class | Street Style Aizawl

March 17, 2014

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Mizo woman.

Photographed in February 2012 at New Market, Aizawl.

Layap Woman | Street Style Bhutan

March 16, 2014

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Layap Woman. The Layap are indigenous people inhabiting the high mountains of northwest Bhutan.

“The dress of the Layap women consists of yak wool garments with a distinctive conical pointed hat (that is unique to Laya). The hat is the same hat in which they were banished from Tibet in the 15th century and they continue to wear it to this day. If they fail to wear the hat they believe they will upset the village spirits.”

Photographed at the Punakha festival in Punakha, Bhutan.

Bhutanese Woman | Street Style Bhutan

March 14, 2014

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street style thimphu bhutan
75 year old Bhutanese woman. 

Wearing Wonju and Kira – the national dress for women in Bhutan.

Photographed after her prayers outside the Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Eastern Naga Man

March 13, 2014

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Eastern Naga man. (Either Sangtam or Chang.) Is wearing a wild boar tusk necklace, warrior headgear with hornbill feather, body sash, and ivory armlets.

Photographed in December 2012 at the Hornbill Festival. Inputs from Mercy Tetseo.

Ao Naga | Naga Shawls

March 11, 2014

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Ao Naga men.

Photographed in January 2013 in Mokokchung/Kohima.

Edward Lalrempuia | Art of the Trench

March 11, 2014

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Edward Lalrempuia. Mizo. Works as a fashion stylist. Is addicted to his phone.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Bhutanese Women | Street Style Bhutan

March 9, 2014

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Bhutanese women. In their 60s. Or 70s. They weren’t sure.

Wearing Togeo and Kira – the national dress for women in Bhutan.

Photographed outside the Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Everyday Wear | Street Style Bhutan

March 9, 2014

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bhutan street fashion
Bhutanese man in Gho – the national dress for men in Bhutan.

Photographed outside the Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Chakhesang Naga Woman

March 8, 2014

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Mercy Tetseo. Chakhesang Naga. Likes Katie Melua and Sonnet 17 by Neruda.

“I’m wearing vintage floral print silk dress from my mom’s youth. She picked it up from a Burmese store in Dimapur in the late 70s. The necklace is a Khiamniungan tribe orange/rust beads usually worn by young women.”

Photographed at a wedding in Dimapur, Nagaland in January 2013.

Working Class | Street Style Bhutan

March 7, 2014

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Bhutanese woman.

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Rajasthani Woman | Street Style Jodhpur

March 5, 2014

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Rajasthani woman.

Photographed near Clock Tower, Jodhpur in January 2012.

Lhotshampa Woman | Street Style Bhutan

March 5, 2014

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A 55 year old Lhotshampa woman. Housewife. 

Lhotshampas are the ‘southerners’ or ‘Nepali-speaking Bhutanese.’

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Rengma Naga | Naga Shawls

March 5, 2014

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Rengma Naga Man.

Photographed in December 2012 at the Hornbill Festival.

Sharon Crawford | Art of the Trench

March 5, 2014

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Growing up in Pakistan and attending a little boarding school hidden in the foothills of the Himalayas, I started off a far cry from the world of fashion and design though I loved sketching, painting, and shopping for fabric at the night bazaars. With the lights ablaze on all the sparkling bangles, I would sit enchanted as roll after roll of embroidered chiffons, silks, and cottons would be unfurled in front of us to choose fabrics for new salwar kameezes. 

When I was about 12, a family friend asked me if there was anything she could bring back from a visit to the UK and for some reason I asked for a fashion magazine. She brought me back a copy of Vogue and although she had ripped out all the pages with nudity, it was the most intriguing thing I had ever seen.” 

– Sharon Crawford, 29. Fashion Stylist.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.

Bhutanese Kid | Happy Losar

March 2, 2014

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A 5 year old Bhutanese girl in traditional dress(togeo and kira)Will start going to school next year. Hometown: Mongar.

It’s the 1st day of Losar here and town seems empty.

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Lhotshampa Woman | Street Style Bhutan

March 2, 2014

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street style bhutan
A 75 year old Lhotshampa woman. Works as a baby sitter. 

Lhotshampas are the ‘southerners’ or ‘Nepali-speaking Bhutanese.’

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Old Tibetan Woman

March 1, 2014

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street style dharamsala
Old Tibetan woman. Is wearing a Chuba — ‘a long capacious robe with wide, elongated sleeves. Caught up at the waist by a woolen girdle so that its skirts reach only to the knees and its upper folds form an enormous circular pocket round the chest. The striped woven apron implies she is married.’

Photographed at Kora in Mcleodganj, Dharamsala in November 2013.

Working Class | Street Style Bhutan

March 1, 2014

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A 45 year old street vendor. Lives in Thimphu.

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.


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