Varsha Thapa is one of the most beautiful people in the world, and her voice just might be even more alluring. The New York-based singer-songwriter, whose first plunge into music was with Sita Virgin, the band she started in 2018, has been seen on the cover of Vogue Italia, strutting down the runway for Rick Owens, and, more recently, in Ralph Lauren’s new fragrance campaign. But her aspirations are much greater than being a face for others. The rising star has stories to share, and her glorious voice is her conduit.
Born and raised in Nepal, Thapa’s songwriting sprung from avid journaling, an outlet for the bullying she faced at a young age while in boarding school. Pouring the pain into her talents, the artist—with her sky-high voice, subtleties, and thick, waist-length hair that mimics a real-life Pantene commercial—sings with a beautiful tenderness. Her heart-breaking single, “Adhuro,” is the perfect example of her depths of feeling.
All clothing and accessories Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2022
Makeup by Cyril Lane
Hair by Kevin Roux
Nails by Sally Derbali
Casting by Nicola Kast
Produced by Farago Projects
Photo assistant: Anja Graber