After Hours, a photo essay about our shadow selves

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sheetThe night starts all glitz and gold-tinted glasses. Each girl is a pristine protagonist  revelling in her perfection. But then, night ends and the sun hasn’t yet risen. In these in between hours, something darker comes forward from the shadows.

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Sheetal: Accessories from Wear Crimson; Top from Box_Label_Style. Maise: Top from Zara; Sunglasses created by Bijay Thapa

 

Life stops. Goals shift. You stop caring about being about naughty or nice. The realisation hits: you’re not going to live this life twice.

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Sheetal is wearing a 335th Street jumpsuit. Maise is wearing a StalkBuyLove skirt and Pratinava shoes.

 

To feel the simplicity of being yourself. Not for him, or to be like her; just knowing yourself. It’s seductive. It’s sexy. It’s real.

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Sheetal is wearing a top from Vidhi Wadhwani and a necklace from Koovs

 

It’s the kind of epiphany that means you DESERVE that ice-cream, girl. 😉

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Maise is wearing Tanieya Khanuja

 

To rid yourself of expectations and aspirations. To simply be, wherever that might be.

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Maise is wearing a Koovs top and a M&S dress. Her shoes are Pratinava, and her bracelet is from Showshaa. The set is designed Thukral and Tagra

 

To cleanse yourself completely.

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Sheetal is holding shoes by Intoto.in and wearing a Mouille swimsuit.

 

Before the in-between hours end and morning begins, and the world moves on to the same old shit.

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Maise is wearing a pyjama shirt from Jammies.in

 

You’ll remember it, though. The flavour of freedom. It tastes just like shiny disco balls.

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Top: Stylist’s own.

Credits:

Concept and Direction:

Rishi Raj

Photography:

Karishma Bedi (See more of Karishma’s work on Pyjama People’s #WearWhatYouWantWednesdays series.) 

Styling:

Ruchika Khanna

Make Up & Hair:

Leeview 

Props and Art Direction:

Bijay Thapa 

Models:

Steetal Singh, and Maise Souza from Uber Latin Talents

Clothing, Accessories and Shoes:

Koovs India 

Forever 21 

Vidhi Wadhwani 

Pratinava

Tanieya Khanuja

StalkBuyLove

335th Street 

Showshaa

Intoto.in

Jammies.in

Mouille Swimwear 

Behind the Scenes: Parul Gauba 

Text: Avantika Mehta

Karishma Bedi
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Karishma Bedi is a Delhi-based photographer, full-on gunda, and a member of the Sisterhood of travelling pyjamas. You can follow her work on Instagram @karishmabedi and Facebook @KarishmaBediPhotography.

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