Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rhinestone Cabbie

The Thai aesthetic calls for superfluous embellishments, frills, and garnishes. Here the notion of "plain and simple" is rarely considered an option. Accessorizing is a way of life for most Thais, and Bangkok taxi drivers are no exception. Most of them can't live without decorations in their cabs and a little bling in their wardrobe. The taxi driver in this photo is all about sparkles. Not only were his sunglasses bejeweled with rhinestones, but the cubic zirconia rings on his fingers also glittered in the sunlight and his t-shirt had shimmering sequins on it.