Dreams- make it a life to remember

 

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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….

 

 

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Bohochic look

 

Bohemian style often referred to as “boho” or “bohochic” is a style of dressing that was popularized during the 1960s and 1970s. Looking at the style I am sure you can trace the roots back further. The key ingredient to get the style right is to do with free and flowy fabrics.

In today’s world Bohemian is applied to people who live unconventional and usually artistic carefree life. Even though the original “Bohemians” were travelers or refugees from central Europe (hence, the French bohemian, for “gypsy” And these girls looked sexy, nomadic, spirited and delightful simply because they never really bothered about fashion.

That was for the facts….

I love this look for its comfort and ease, and it gives me enough room to experiment with my creativity. It is proven that the clothes you wear set the mood for the day. It also influences the psyche of yours and the people you meet. It changes the way you look at yourself and how others look at you.And also it changes the way you  behave and others response to you .So I usually go dramatic when I want to be left alone to do my work the way I want to. And believe me, that works! 😉

Few things you need in your wardrobe to get this look

Neutral-Colored Ankle Boots / Strappy shoes – they look awesome with dresses and skirts too.

Chic Head wraps and Hairbands– Hairbands are a great way to add glamour and fashion to a bad-hair-day ponytail and I can vouch on it.

Printed Palazzo– here I am wearing a palazzo with side slits (yeah you are right, for the extra drama)

The crop top – They are quite versatile, so you can find a way to spot them by  pairing it with different bottoms for different looks.

Chunky. Earthy Jewelry– I love them, though not worn here as the top is printed. But they do add spice to your bohemian look for sure. The more unique the better they look. I usually pick them up from exhibitions.

Cross-body bags or a back pack – are awesome because they keep your hands free.

Oversized sunglasses– to make that statement!

Oversized, Patterned Scarves -Very important to give any outfit that extra laid-back, earthy, chill boost. And also saves you from sun at times.

And above all of this, the attitude!

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I am not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.”

Yes, that’s the bohochic  for you 🙂