Vogue books a passage to India this month. And, for once, it brings an Indian model — the divine Lakshmi Menon.
It's nice to see, for one, an editorial that doesn't treat a foreign country as just an exotic background for a white model to pose against. I'm not sure if these photos, by the Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson, exactly represent an authentic engagement with Indian culture, but I do know that Laksmi Menon really lives in Goa. Like, not just has-a-house-there lives, but lives lives. Last week Menon told Vogue's Sally Singer that she doesn't buy the notion "that the First World has a better life to offer."