Every great dream begins with a dreamer and I have always been one, because it felt like home.My dream was to create real life characters with a difference and I have always been passionate about that.
As a kid I grew up watching fairy tales and Indian mythological stories that comes on television. I was always inspired by the way people dressed in it. One side it was all about soft flowing materials and pastel colours with natural look and the other side were bright coloured complicated attires with dramatic look. I was too small then to know the art and science behind clothing makeup and styles. All I knew was that I loved all of it and was in awe of it. I used to create my own stories by taking characters from both the worlds. And of course the clothes and look followed. Slowly my characters started to change the way they dressed. Cinderella would sometimes wear a bright yellow lehenga with long dupatta and mirror worked shoes with hair plaited when she meets her prince in the woods. Draupadi in patiala pant and turtle neck top as she emerged from the fire. Sometimes my imagination would show in my dressing style as well. People around me started to notice the difference and to my surprise like it too. Slowly I started to experiment with my friends who used to like my stories. They loved how I made them look, but initially they had their inhibitions about looking different. But I did not. I come from a family of illustrious people with different academia and fashion was something no one much understood. Neither did I think or know then, that I was creating fusion.
Very early in my life I figured out that I am a multipotentialite. So there were multiple fields that I was passionate about and pursued at different stages of my life. But one thing that stayed with me from my childhood to this age is my love to create real life characters with a difference. My experiments with my looks worked well for me as I could pull out any look I required with conviction. Fusion dressing and mix and match became part of me, no matter which field of work I was in.
There’s a saying by Rumi “what you seek is seeking you”. All you need to do to make it happen is be passionate about what you seek. It has been so true in my life. Finally one day I saw in the paper that a new industry has spurted in India- Image Management. Just what I wanted, and all that I was doing all this while now has a name. That was the beginning of yet another journey as a fashion stylist and blogger apart from being an entrepreneur, corporate trainer, dance movement therapist and special educator. And I am sure the list will go on….