‘Check In’ from Guwahati. The streets are still the same. It’s 35 Degrees here but there is a calmness in the atmosphere. The breeze talks to me. Speaks a thousand words. The innocent childhood and the juvenile days of my youth! The warmth of the arctic sky and the serenity of the blue Brahmaputra. The oozes of raindrops falling from the Colocasia leaves. The sound of the newspaper hawker in the morning and the ring of the bells in the temple. Smell of DHUP and DHUNA in the evening and the peaceful meal at night. I am HOME!
17.08.2018. Today evening when I walked out of my corporate office, I felt a little different. My heart was pounding loud. A whole lot of emotions rushed through my veins! I sat on the bus back home and was thinking about the last 6 years. I came to Bangalore, 6 years back to pursue my career. I am a Software Engineer. Or should I say, I was, until today? I recently left my IT job to be in the fashion game. It was my last working day, today. The job which was once a dream job!
What a WILD and FITTING name for these shoes! PUMA has launched a pair of sneakers that are inspired by the DAD- SHOE trend and BOY! These are WILD! When we talk about the Dad- shoe movement, people usually visualise the Triple S and after looking at the Thunder Spectra’s, I am 90% sure that you must have thought these to be inspired by the Balenciaga’s but these happen to be Puma’s original design, a silhouette which they launched in collaboration with Alexander Mc Queen: MCQ Tech Runner Lo.
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.