Monday, 25 October 2010

seven days in Tibet

Tibet is the well known, enchanted yet troubled region on the 
northern side of the Himalayas which forms a high plateau 
with an average elevation of over 12,500 feet (4,000 km) 
where gifted photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina took 
amazing colorful pictures in a week-long photo shoot for 
three distinct editorials by Indonesian fashion magazines.

An uneasy task that the Surabaya-born photographer accomplished 
at her best with stylist Michael Pondaag and model Zhang Fan.
Nicoline Patricia Malina studied fine arts in Hogeschool voor 
the Kunsten in Utrecht, Netherlands, where she established 
her own business working as a fashion photographer before 
moving to Jakarta where she lives receiving commissions
and working for clientele in Indonesia, Singapore and China.

The first three pics are from the forthcoming Harper's Bazaar 
Indonesia November editorial correctly called “Seven Days in 
Tibet” showing traditional silk gowns, cheongsams and woolen 
clothes worn with black turtlenecks or printed tees in 
central Lhasa whereabouts, from mountains blanketed 
in snow to the Potala Palace in vibrant, enticing hues.

Fourth ensemble shows pics made for the teenage audience 
of CosmoGirl, the Cosmopolitan spin-off magazine targeting 
teenage girls, in the current Indonesian issue called 
“The Highlands Adventure” where the tall Chinese model
wears layered youngish outfits made of tight striped 
sweaters, chiffon skirts or leggings cleverly accessoried 
with boots and chunky wedges.

Last pics are from Amica Indonesia October's editorial appropriately 
called “Tibetan Descent” with classy garments and outfits 
suited for fully grown readers: a fantastic example of a 
stylistic representation made in total agreement with
each monthly magazine's distinct style and readership.
Truly amazing and invigorating like a healthy breath of fresh air.



  1. I am completely in love with both these editorials - I would wear everything and think it's time I subscribed to Harper's Bazaar Indonesia!! xo