JUNE 2017. I was home for the longest span of time in 4 years. Explored many things. About people, a few places and myself. One thing I realized (about myself) was the vision that I have with respect to my blog. Where does it stand now and where do I want it to stand in the days to come. Whether I am able to live up to the marks or not, I have always believed in having a vision in whatever I do. Many things took place. Some good and a bunch of bad! Actually, the latter outshadowed the former.
But one of the good things was the email received from Meeta Borah, the sub-editor of Eclectic Northeast asking me for a 3- look story for Dussehra. No matter how excited I may seem at that time, I was equally skeptical about doing it. First of all, the scar wouldn’t have let me and then I wasn’t quite ready to face the camera. Not yet. But yeah, I finally made up my mind to go for it.
As I was in Guwahati, I wanted to do some collaboration with a few designers back there so as to do my part in getting them the right limelight( by wearing their outfits for the magazine feature, of course). Also, Tarkik Borah, one of the renowned Photographers of Guwahati has contacted me for a collaboration and I knew he was the right guy for this! Tarkik da suggested Diplu Hazarika’s (a city-based fashion designer who has worked with many artists and actors back there)name and I landed up at his studio. Well, I must tell you that this guy has some of the amazing gowns and dresses. But a gown, me? I can’t imagine myself being too girly. Also, I wanted to try something different and hence went for the Men’s Collection instead and picked up a pair of a suit in gray. The shirt being oversized was knotted on the front, a cap( to feel more comfortable with the scar on my face) and a pair of classic VANS.
After proper planning, we headed out for the shoot on an early Sunday morning with the mother and the brother. It was quite shocking how the people reacted upon spotting a camera and a so-called MODEL posing for it! Basically, we had a big and loud audience during the shoot which (of course) made me very nervous and uncomfortable at the same time. Nevertheless, we had fun shooting and thankfully, we could not only take some decent shots but also did two more shoots ( in the scorching JULY sun and amidst the crowded market, FANCY BAZAR, of Guwahati) which will be up on the blog very soon. This is look number 1 and I am sure you could use your brother/ father or boyfriend’ s wardrobe to the fullest for some newness in your style this Dussehra.
Unlike last year, I have paired an anarkali kurta in bright red, it being the festive season, with a pair of superstars. As time passes by I see myself being more simpler and dressed up in more and more comfort. But, if you ask me, I don’t see a point why shouldn’t I be dressing up keeping comfort in mind! A loose and breathable kurta and a pair of sneakers will be the best jam for the long hours in the pandall( s). One can add a few beautiful jewelry pieces like a maang tika, head gear, hand harness and bracelets/ anklets for setting up a perfect festive outfit. For the last look, I have styled an Assamese Mekhela Chadar with a denim jacket and a mesh top. Sari is one outfit which gives you a multitude of options and adaptations and one can always style her favorite six yards in a way to make it look creative and stylish. While donning a fusion look of the sari with your sensuous leather jacket or a girly off-the-shoulder top, don’t forget to wear a bindi.
I believe, festive season is the time to celebrate and have fun with family and friends. If your festive outfit makes you leave the fun in between for rounds of checks to the cloakroom, that’s definitely not the right outfit. Festivals mean happiness and while attending one, having fun should always be your priority and not being bothered about if we look right! I hope you liked the three outfits curated and also that you’d experiment with your wardrobe this Dussehra. Also, here’s the link to last year’s Dussehra edit
For this post, I have worn two of my old clothes- an oversized shirt and an oversized jacket. You know, I am a sucker for oversized clothes and a good layering. Also, flat high-top boots always make me happy! Anyway, that’s all for today and Happy Dussehra folks!
~ Stylishly Yours,
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