This post has been due for the longest time. It’s Thursday, the 9th, and 18 minutes past 11 pm. I just finished watching TULLY, a movie featuring Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis which talks about motherhood. I have this fear about the whole ‘Marriage’ thing and also the fear of ‘What if I can’t be a good mother?’ Well! This movie seemed to accelerate that fear in me but it also taught me that change is a part of life and it’s but a courageous act to accept the changes that our body and lives go through with time.
As I have mentioned in my recent posts, ( READ IT HERE) it’s strange how trends come into being these days! *CELEBRITY SPOTTED WEARING XYZ! BOOM * Last September, at the SS18 Off-white Runway show, a tribute to one of the greatest fashion icons of the 90s, Princess Diana, wearing a pair of biker shorts( probably going to the gym) popped from the runways to the streets of today! And then we have Kim Kardashian to thank her for wearing the husband Ye’s Yeezy Cycling Shorts everywhere from running errands to the Cannes Film Festival. We know that Biker Shorts are going to reign the streets and it has already begun!
Coming from a culture which has a predominant music factor in it, I can’t have a blog and not talk about music in it. Also, in the entire blogging space, I have met only a handful of people who are into metal music and hence I thought of writing about the metal scene ( PLUS from a girl’s perspective too), so that my readers also get to know more about it. This article, although is mostly about Bangalore Open Air, which took place just a couple of days back, is more than just the event. It dates back to my teen days.
The sneakers that we are going to talk about today is another pair of sneakers with the 90s aesthetics( READ THE FIRST ARTICLE ON DAD SHOE TREND HERE). As I have mentioned in the previous article, every brand- sportswear or luxe is coming up with their 90s RETRO sneakers to comply with the current ‘DAD SHOE TREND’. Let’s get it started! The sneakers that I am going to talk about today are the Adidas Originals Falcon W, an UPDATE of the Adidas’ Falcon Dorf sneaker of 1990s.
Throwback to the time when I used to be excited about Saraswati Puja. Back home, in Assam, it is a festival celebrated with great exhilaration and fervor. Saraswati Puja, the occasion of paying homage to the Goddess of Learning, is celebrated all over the State. Educational institutions and other learning institutes observe the puja with religious rituals in their campuses. It is a much-awaited festival, especially, among the youth. In Assam, we do not have the tradition of a prom night but I won’t be wrong if I call Saraswati Puja of a similar classification!
Dad mowing the lawn in his old pair of shorts and bulky sneakers! Neither did my dad own a pair of Air Monarchs nor did I want to wear a shoe like his after growing up! Extra Chunky Sneakers, really? Chunky Sneakers as they are called ‘Dad Shoes'(for the obvious reasons) ‘Turbo Trainers’ or ‘Ugly Shoes’ are killing the shoe trend right now. Well yeah, over the last couple of months, your Instagram must be flooded with DAD SHOE trend however you may still be in the dark and if you haven’t already heard of it( you will be damned), I am here to give you a brief!
Recently, I was invited by one of the Tribal Communities in Nagaland to speak about HOW AM I INFLUENCING PEOPLE VIA MY SOCIAL MEDIA presence. It came to my mind if my social media presence is to influence people or merely to have fun and do what I love! I wondered for days if I am the right person to talk about how to achieve one’s goals in life( via social media that is). I was also worried thinking of any negative influence of my speech on the crowd whatsoever. Many see social media as an unnecessary element and a complete wastage of time. But anything done without a proper control has adverse effects. Well! The event got delayed and I never really got to speak about the pros and cons of social media.
Throwing it back to my teen days: 90s trends are back! Adding hints of sophistication to all the after-school TV shows, the plaid pants are ubiquitous from runways of Milan and New York to the streets. Skirts and dresses are great, but pants have never (ever) let us down. And this year, from high waists to unexpected silhouettes, plaid is creating a major statement.
‘The inclination for packing my backpack and hitting the road’. I don’t remember the number of times I have written about it. When the city life gets too much, I just feel like getting away and being aloof in a far-off land. Or maybe spend a weekend with loved ones! A vacation every two months, that sounds really fun but I believe it’s also important to take some time off. Some private time so as to clear off one’s head, a break from one’s monotonous life and also to embrace how far have we come. To be thankful and to celebrate life!
There was this girl who always created creatures in the cloud formations. There was a butterfly she loved. Then there was a bird whom she called her pet. A rabbit she could never get hold of! She would lie down on the open ground in front of her residence for hours and gaze at the sky, trying to find a friend. A friend? A friend in the clouds. How in the movies, friends in the form of ALIENS come down to earth! Or maybe she wished for a friend like TONY in Stephen King’s ‘THE SHINING‘.