Sikh-Aussie Fashion Blogger Takes Instagram By Storm: LAUREN INGRAM
Although the world of fashion blogging first provided an alternative to glossy magazines, these days many Instagram 'influencers' and bloggers look strikingly similar.
Often they are svelte, white, western women prone to sharing snaps of themselves lazing by the beach in a bikini.
However Karan Kaur, a 22-year-old Sikh-Aussie from Sydney, is hoping to change all of that.
The student, who runs the Instagram fashion blog ‘Style with Kaur‘, is a Sikh woman who wears a turban every day.
Most men and some women who follow Sikhism wear turbans, known as a Dastaar, as an article of faith which symbolises the values and virtues of the religion.
And now Karan Kaur is trying to show how women who wear turbans are just as fashionable as those who don't, and provide representation for other Sikhs.
'When I started wearing my turban, I wanted to incorporate that into my style,' she told Huffington Post Australia.
'After years of frustration with the fashion world and my inability to find someone, even a designer who spoke to my needs, I felt it was time I took the measures in my own hands.'
Now Karan Kaur's Instagram page, which she started two years ago, has proved hugely popular - boasting more than 30,000 followers.
Her feed is full of stylish outfits in front of stunning backgrounds, including incredible shots from a recent trip to Europe.
But beyond just being fashion focussed, Karan said that she's had many messages from young women who are inspired by her.
'I wanted to push the norms and create a runway for turbaned women. I felt it would be really interesting to see the fashion industry's response to turbaned Sardarnis,' she explained.
[Courtesy: The Daily Mail. Edited for sikhchic.com]
October 19, 2016
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1: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom ), October 20, 2016, 12:01 PM.
Karan Kaur is showing the world that some Sikh females also keep their hair covered all the time with exactly the same headgear as the Sikh male, namely the dastaar.