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Live from Kathmandu: Nepal Fashion Bloggers Bazaar

I came across this lively crowd of young Nepali fashionistas while walking through Boudha yesterday.  The Nepal Fashion Bloggers were holding their first Bazaar at the Hotel Harmika in Boudha.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar
Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

Everyone was having fun trying on new clothes.   They all looked like sample size to me, but were lovely.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

This long beaded sheath was particularly attractive.   It was made of a stretch material, but it was still too small for me.   The lady holding it up would have looked good in it though.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar
The Hotel Harmika played host to the event

Though it was drizzling, the band was doing a sound check, there were photos being taken... All were enjoying the day.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

There was even a photo station for the models and designers.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

There were bargain boxes and young women trying on new clothes.   There was a prize giveaway of 15,000 NR!

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

Since it was raining, things were a bit compact, but everyone made the most of it.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar
Looks like there were some press photographers there, too.

The grounds of the Hotel Harmika were nicely decorated, including Transaval Daisies (Gerberas) floating in the pond.

Nepal Fashion Blogger Bazaar

Even the bar area was full of racks of clothing.   

You never know what you will come upon while walking the streets of Kathmandu.   This was a nice change of pace.

 It is nice to know that Nepal has such a lively fashion blogging scene.   5 different bloggers opened their closets to this event.   I find that Nepalis (both genders) are well dressed in general and passionate about looking good.

You can follow the group on Facebook as Nepal Fashion Bloggers.


Want to immortalize your pet?   .,

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.   Orders close for this trip on June 9th, 2016, but sooner is always better as we need time for the paint to dry!

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!


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