Perfection in form, thought and being...even if we don't know it
A Kosovar Bosnian bride Senita Demirovic has her face painted on her wedding day for a traditional ceremony in the village of Donje Ljubinje, Kosovo on August 4.. The tradition, whose origins date from beyond living memory, is virtually viewed by almost all residents with universal pride as it has come to symbolize this place's special identity.
Papua New Guinea | 'Traditional Sing-Sing Participant' | © Asia Transpacific
Queen Elizabeth as a baby 1927
Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Burmese Ruby Tiara, and matching necklace
Yet far from the catwalks of New York, London or Paris, these looks are the sole creation of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley. Inspired by the wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation of the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these tribal people have created looks that put the most outlandish creations of Western catwalk couturiers to shame.
from the Omo Valley in east Africa