Style Diaries:Abeer Hoque & Mona Eltahawy

ZeeJLF is a perfect platform to flaunt your personal style, though it’s a literary festival but in recent years the festival has taken a very stylish twist & also became a place to find people fashionably dressed. So I had a great chance of capturing two fierce ladies with strong opinions & style at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival this year, Abeer Hoque & Mona Eltahawy & would like to share & talk about their personal style one by one.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

1.Abeer Hoque- is a Bangladeshi American writer & photographer. 

At Day 1 Zeejlf seen in traditional Anarkali.


At Day 5 Zeejlf Abeer was spotted wearing houndstooth printed long kurta with front slit, designed by Humaira of Anokhi(Dhaka).

Want to know more about Abeer’s work?                                                                                          click here

2.Mona Eltahawy– is a columnist & International Public speaker on Arab & muslim issues & global feminism.

Mona was spotted wearing navy blue top paired up with high waisted polka dotted skirt & completed the look by teaming up with black boots.
Mona with Robert Rutledge.
at Day 5, Mona was seen wearing a red long dress with tie-up back & she teamed the dress with metallic cuffs.

Know more about her on

Wish I had captured both these ladies in one frame.(though you can find a picture of both of them on Mona’s Instagram )

Aren’t they fabulous?

Street Style- Quirky Prints

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 saw women in lot of colorful quirky prints & yes on all the age groups literally. Funky prints are definitely treat to eyes & was fascinated to see how these ladies styled them differently, after all jaipur lit fest is all about donning your personal style. Looking for a quirky style inspiration? Have a look at this photo essay I shot recently at the festival.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore


Loved the Mac D inspired french fry print with colored reflector sunglasses.

You can carry a colorful stole if you are bit hesitant in enbracing a colorful print. You can even tone down the colors of your patchwork top by simply pairing it with denim.
We saw quirky prints in various silhouettes.
Mix black & white print with colorful print for a soothing touch. An aztec print also works well to keep up with the festive mood at Zee JLF.
Prints are not only limited to clothes, you will find them almost everywhere, be it bagpacks,clutch or even on sneakers.
Riot of colors.
Florals for every age. I love people who dress up boldly without caring much about fashion or trends.


Street Style-Published work for Vogue India

Street Style at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

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Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Street Style-Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

Young boys at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 didn’t shied away from showing their stylish sides. Style diaries at ZEEJLF included lots of sunglasses, hats & creatively draped scarves.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore