Friday, 29 September 2017

Durga Puja Special

This time of the year is pretty exciting because it's the time when the festivities take place. One festival which has my attention this year is Durga Puja.
Durga Puja is a multi-day festival that marks the battle of goddess Durga with the shape-shifting buffalo demon Mahishasura and her emerging as victorious. The festival incorporates the victory of Good over Evil and is in part a harvest festival that marks the goddess as a motherly power behind all of life and creation. Inspired from Bongs and the women of Kolkata, I've compiled a look for Durga Puja. I really wanted to don a laal paar saree but it just couldn't work out. But the look I compiled came out really well. See for yourself-









Pictures credit: Kanika Sharma

-Shweghna

Monday, 25 September 2017

Purpose of Life

There are days when I ask myself that, "why am I doing as much as I do right now?" or "why don't I get to procrastinate and spend my time doing absolutely nothing?" I've had days when I felt jealous of every friend of mine who could watch a movie without giving a shit about some submission or about sticking to deadlines.
Those who know me also know this that I tend to take on 5 things at once without doing the aftermath. Thus, the feeling of jealousy. When I was in school, I had to juggle between school, blog and plethora internships. At that time, I believed that the good days will come when life will be easier and all of my focus will be on my blog. But, when I came in college, my internships became full time and the blog's workload grew. And as I mentioned in my previous post, this year I decided to do two colleges together (plus an internship and my brainchild- my blog). But don't for once believe that I don't enjoy all these things that I'm doing together. God forbid, if something was ought to happen and I would get enough free time, my boredom will end up killing me.
Maybe, I found my purpose way too soon but I won't have it any other way. Have you figured out your purpose? And if yes, what is it?

And on a lighter note, here's this month's look by yours truly. This dress was love at first sight and since I didn't own something like this, I needed it in my closet.






Dress: Koovs; Shoes: Charles & Keith

Photography by: Kanika Sharma


-Shweghna. 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Key to Happiness

Are you happy?
Like really, really happy?

If you asked me this question a few months back, I would have probably said no. But if you ask me now, I will tell you that this is the happiest I've ever been. I am pursuing two courses parallelly- one is an undergraduate course from Amity University while the other is a diploma course from NIFT. Apart from that, I am freelancing and doing an internship. All my friends ask me, "how do you do it?" or tell me, "you're insane to be taking on so many things at once!" I usually don't have a reply to these things but I did consider not taking more on my plate until there was an opening in Cosmopolitan for a fashion intern. I gave the interview and got selected for the job but it couldn't work out because of juggling between two colleges. Now you guys have to understand that this was my DREAM JOB. I've always wanted to work there and there's nothing I wanted more than this. I even considered getting debarred in a few subjects to make everything work out but it just wasn't practical. I sulked for a day or two but eventually realized my worth. Even though the timing sucked, I was good enough for the job. I've made peace with it and I'm working as hard as I can to get there someday when the timing is not wrong. 

So to give my answer to the question which started this post, I am happy because I know my worth on the career front. What's your reason for happiness? 







Top: Westside Store
Skirt: Lulu & Sky
Shoes: Venus Steps
Earrings: Pins & Bows 


-Shweghna.