“Ricky is a dancer and I make funny videos on instagram. I want to make people happy and that’s what I love to do. We were both born in October and we both love Lily Allen & Adam Levine.”
—Vanlalhmangaihi & Ricky | Aizawl, February 2017.
“I’m awkward and quiet at times but I do the stupidest random shit when I get comfortable with someone. I am usually hanging out at my studio. I am currently listening to Don’t Leave by Mo. I like black, jogging pants, sleepovers, and feeling loved. My style inspiration is Gwen Stefani.”
— Hannah Khiangte | Aizawl, February 2017.
“I am a Fashion Designer by profession but if I wasn’t one I’d be an anthropologist or working at a wildlife sanctuary.”
What do you like best about where you live?
I take pride in our culture, our roots, our heritage. Otherwise Dimapur is a small town – comfortable and slow.
Give me a list of things you love.
Porcelain dolls. Machu Pichu. Summer. Sea. Volleyball. Anthropology. Coconuts. Swinghop. Prawns.
— Jessica Kesogi Kent, Dimapur Jan 2016
How would you describe yourself?
I feel like I am made of remnants of the past and yet belonging to the future. May be I am caught in the wrong space and time.
What are you currently listening to?
Afreen-Afreen has been on repeat since forever. Sia’s Confetti, Adele’s Send My Love, & The Chainsmokers.
What makes you dance?
What are your recent inspirations?
The Kiss by Klimt, Kafka on the Shore, and some other feel good things.
What was your last google search?
How would you describe your style?
— Rinika Maibam from Manipur | for ELLE India
Delhi, November 2016.