“This is my very cool daddy in 1983 in Darjeeling on a trip with friends.”
– sent by Abigail
Naga men in their early 20s.
“Photos taken for keepsake.”
1976. Shillong, Meghalaya.
I found some amazing photos while digging through my friend’s old family albums. I’ll be sharing some of them on my blog over the next few weeks and I’d love you to contribute.
If you have the time and inclination, mail me your vintage photos on wearabout/at/gmail/dot/com with some info about the photograph(time and place + anything else of relevance). If you are on instagram use #wrbtvintage
Looking forward to your photos.
Tell me something about yourself.
I am pretty sure I am 5 feet tall. I was born and raised in Shillong and moved to Delhi for further studies. That’s when I realised how tiny I was. I like big curly hair, hiking, and Girls.
How would you describe your style?
I think I’m very laid back in my dressing, I got that from Shillong. People in Aizawl dress up a lot and I’m not really influenced by it.
What are you currently listening to?
Machu Picchu by The Strokes. Leave the Lights On by Meiko – Culture Code remix. Magic by Coldplay.
Aizawl, Mizoram. February 2013.
What kind of fashion do you like and what shows did you watch at fashion week?
Van: I like a bit grungy type of outfits. I went to see just one show so I don’t know what I like this fashion week. Atsu was quite alright I guess but I didn’t see the show.
Sang: I love all kinds of style — boho, chic, feminine, goth, but I usually like dressing up in a simple, understated way. I love embroidery work. I’ve been a fan of Gauri and Nainika for a long time and I also love the concept of Pero by Aneeth Arora.
Do you have any fashion icons?
Van: The Kills. Pete Doherty.
Sang: No, not exactly. I used to love the model Kate Moss for her style but maybe not anymore.
What kind of music do you like and what are you currently listening to?
Van: Lots of Sia and MIA. I love MIA. She is so innovative with both fashion and music.
Sang: I love Mark Knopfler a lot and my all time favourite band is Dire Straits. Growing up with three elder brothers made me love all the 80s & 90s rock bands. Currently I’m listening to Ane Brun’s version of Halo on repeat.
Fashion week, Delhi. October 2014.
Southern Nepalese women sitting and talking.
/MG Road, Gangtok. December 2013.