Where are you from?
We are from Dimapur, Nagaland.
What do you do?
Pur: Freelance interior decorator & event planner
Asano: I am a graphic designer & an entrepreneur.
What’s your favorite word?
P: Effervescent- I don’t know why!
How would you describe your style?
P: Comfort & functional. Don’t know if theres a word for that. I wear what I feel like everyday.
A: A mix of classic and trendy I guess. I like some trendy styles but need them in black or white. That, and a bit of gold accessories. I say “a bit”, people say “a lot”.
Do you have any fashion icons?
A: None, really. Maybe I lean towards what K-pop artistes wear.
What’s the best part about your life in Dimapur?
P: Family & friends. I cannot function without them.
A: The best part would be the security. I’m around family, friends, and working in the place I grew up and that familiarity is reassuring.
What song/band are you currently listening to?
P: I’m listening to a lot of K-pop lately like Big Bang, 2ne1. Bits of Tori kelly and Leroy Sanchez.
A: What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber. Oriental Dream by Shalo Kent. (It’s not released yet.)
What was your last weekend like?
P: I don’t remember much. My head hurts thinking about it.
A: Work filled. Decorated a Ninja themed party and worked on a magazine design till 3 am.
What places do you recommend to hang at in Dimapur?
P: Upstairs for drinks & Tom Yum Goong for food- the chicken wings & liver chilly is amazing.
A: There’s not much to do but after dark – Upstairs and Hooligans.
Dimapur, January 2015.