Images by Mariam Mamaji
Dress: Anuj Sharma; Ring: Popley; Shoes: Ninewest borrowed from Jasleen of Fashion-Bombay; Ankle Bracelet: Colaba Causeway; Green Sleeve: Left over sleeve from another outfit.
So as I promised, this is the follow up on my Chor bazaar Part 1 post. You can see the fab dress by this incredible young Indian designer Anuj Sharma. You guys really have to check out his stuff. My dress is made out of 2 rectangular pieces of fabric and rubber bands tied around buttons. That’s it. It’s from his Button Masala collection.
As you can see from the pictures, Chor Bazaar had so many incredible tiny locations that we couldn’t pass up on. Every 3 steps Mariam and I walked we found a place we wanted to shoot in front of. But the whole experience was crazy. Please notice the number of people staring at us [it was a mob!!! Not kidding] in one of the shots. They followed us everywhere we went. Mobile phone picture taking and video recording included.
We got shooed out of a shop as the owner was rather conservative and probably thought I was a hooker dressed like I was in Chor bazaar …lol… At another location we had the shopkeeper chase a goat for us so that I could hold the goat in my picture [I really wanted to. I mean when do you ever get to hold a freaking GOAT!!]
At some point while we were shooting we heard one vendor ask another, “ Who is she?” and the other replied in Hindi, “ Arre yeh to woah Reshma hai Reshma” [Translation: Ohhh, she’s that girl Reshma, you know, Reshma] ..hehe… I have no freaking idea who this Reshma chic is but I guess they thought I was some TV/ movie actress or model whose name is Reshma. As far as I know there is no decent looking Indian celebrity with that name. And so I do not want to think about which Reshma these vendors where talking about. Might not be good for my self-esteem you know. Hehe.
This whole shoot was by far the most bizarre shoot I have done on this blog, mostly due to the location, environment and cultural values of the people around. It was a fantastic experience non the less all thanks to Mariam. And she couldn’t have captured the essence of this experience any better. I love you honey.