Two Sisters: Street Style India, from the 80s

Art and Culture: Film/ Lit Muses

Two sisters

One adept, another bereft

Of a quality, you spoke of

One could sing a song

Looming in the courtyard

Another could make rhythms

On photographic paper

This is the photo story of those two sisters, who lived in the movies of the 80s. They were the real life Smita Patil-Deepti Naval and Rekha-Shabana Azmi.┬áThe belonged to the somber and quaint 80s, which told stories of real struggle of real people, blissfully unaware of Nazia Hassan’s pop album Disco Deewane.

street style india fashion blog : 80s fashion india

On most days, in indigo, she paints the city monochrome, and on other days she sleeps in the verandah.

street style india fashion blog 80s fashion

street style india fashion blog 80s fashion

She took everything with a pinch of salt; mostly side glancing every one she met once, or even twice. However, the simple tales from the fictional town of Malgudi never failed to warm her heart.

street style india fashion blog 80s fashion

street style india fashion blog 80s fashion

One crossed verandahs in her literal blue suits while other dreamed of foreign lands looking at the post cards she kept secretly and very carefully between the folds of her skirts in her almirah.

street style india fashion blog : 80s fashion india

street style india fashion blog : 80s fashion india

street style india fashion blog : 80s fashion india

street style india fashion blog : 80s fashion india

Featured: Devika Mehta and Shagun Rai

Photos: Aalok Hirani

Concept: Aliya Khan

Assistance: Shrishti Sen

 

 

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