Sunday, June 6, 2010

beautiful creature

This is Rigzin, an incredible individual and singer. Before the El Circo performance last weekend I took a moment to photograph her in this Ernte gown and real leopard headdress, probably one of the most amazing dresses I have ever seen.
The last shot is from photographer Flynn who captured Rigzin a while back looking gorgeous as usual.


  1. Look, I'm sorry, but I can't see anything "beautiful" whatsoever about wearing the face of a gorgeous threatened species on your hedonistic human head. It's just offensive as the leopard was the "beautiful creature", not the person wearing its dead face as a decoration.

  2. As much as I love the look + sentiment + adore ernte, the leopard head really creeps me out somehow + I feel sad... I use recycled fur in my work so I get the whole rave about animals not dying in vain, lets honor their gifts + I admit my hypocrisy, I just cant help feeling that this evokes...

  3. How much for that leopard skin in the window?

    The trend for clothing made with tiger and leopard skins (chubas), a tradition once found only in eastern Tibet, has now become very fashionable in Lhasa and other parts of Tibet.
    The modern-day trend for embellishing clothing with animal skins around the hem stems from an old tradition in eastern Tibet — a tradition in which wearing animal skins represents one's social status and prosperity. The custom originated in the Tibetan military and was carried on by aristocratic families until the 1950s. The tradition was recently revived in Amdo in eastern Tibet, and has since found its way to the capital and other Tibetan communities in China.

    beauty can even be cruel/ beauty concept has no limit

    malady of elegance/elegance of malady

    tashi delek