Phenomenology is the new black

Talk the Torgo!

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model in Torgo show UB

From the sublime to the ridiculous – I stride forth from a Poverty Workshop to a sumptuous fashion show in the city featuring some of UB’s top designers but starring the incredible fabrics that Mongolia is notorious for. Having frequented fashion shows in London & Milan – albeit 20th century – I had an inkling I was in for something really special – I mean, I had not really taken into consideration that UB would have such events or such glorious fashions – although I had peeped into the banqueting hall at the Chinggis Khaan Hotel that was hosting 5 weddings (not all at once!)  and the women pulled out all the stops and looked amazing.

Since arriving in Mongolia you are immediately drawn to the beauty of these statuesque women – their fine features, reed thin bodies, long ebony hair and an attitude that could kiss or kill at man at three paces. It is no wonder that Mongolian history is steeped with warrior queens such as Toregene, Fatima, Oghul Gharmish, the legendary Sorkhoktani and the greatest warrior of them all Manduhai, the Wise Queen, who went into battle heavily pregnant with twins – and survived!! Mongolian women generally enjoy a lot of freedom in Mongolian society – in fact here in UB they hold 70% of skilled jobs.

So, as the pictures proclaim they are indeed a force to be reckoned with but are also utterly delightful – so guys stop drooling and stop dreaming!

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catwalk model UB

 

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rear view of catwalk model UB

 

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catwalk model Torgo UB

 

 

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catwalk model UB

 

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cat- walk model UB

 

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catwalk model UB

 

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catwalk model UB

 

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catwalk model UB

image of catwalk model

catwalk model UB

The Warrior Queens of the Catwalk show at Torgo – loved it!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Posted August 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Wow

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