Saturday, 24 February 2018

One of the Final Submissions at NIFT!

Yesterday, I had one of my final submissions for NIFT. We still have about a month more until the course finishes but yesterday somehow left a sad feeling inside me. In just six months, I got more attached to NIFT than I ever could to Amity University. Although I've had a wonderful time till now in Amity and got hold on a bunch of nice people, I could just not connect to it. On the other hand, NIFT gave me much more to remember in just a span of six months.
For this final submission, we had to buy anything that we could find in Chandni Chowk and make something out of it. After creating something, we had to style our outfits in unconventional ways. After weeks of brainstorming, I came up with so many ideas that it all just got confusing inside my head. Because I had to start from somewhere, I purchased a glue gun. Trust me on this dear readers, you wouldn't want to get burned from that because I did (that too thrice) and it was pretty painful.





I don't have a designing background as most of you would know but a lot of thought and effort went into the designing and styling of this whole look. Becuase I wasn't familiar with the concept, it took me a longer time than the others. 
I wasn't happy at all with the background of the studio because it completely ruined my shoot as well as of my fellow classmates of NIFT. I mean just look at the background. It feels too green, doesn't it? Nonetheless, I've had a blast preparing for this shoot and during the preparations, I learned so much on my own that I'll definitely try my hand at designing more things! 


-Shweghna. 


Monday, 12 February 2018

Do Fashion Influencers Influence Anybody?

Influencers existed long before the term was even coined. They are present everywhere in our daily lives. The air of mystery is always revolving around these influencers. Everybody wants to become one because it seems pretty glamorous, but nobody has a clue as to how it all works. From where you watch, it must seem quite appealing and exciting but when you look up close, you'd realize that it's one hell of a task. Because being an influencer is not about being popular. It's about causing an impact on somebody's life. If not a lot, at least a little. Now that you know who an influencer is, let's get back to the question which led you to open this post- do fashion influencers influence anybody?

The answer to this question would be both, yes and no. 

Yes, because there are some people out there with brilliant style and creativity. They're original. Their style defines them. These actual influencers are not afraid of trying on a new style. Moreover, they enjoy doing what they do, not giving a damn about how their followers would perceive their style. On the other side, some so-called fashion influencers are not influencing anybody. Their personal style is far from original and they're always fretting about how their followers would accept their style. As we have both present in front of us, it can sometimes be hard to determine that who is doing the right job and who isn't. They all look the same but what they create from their creative minds is poles apart. So it's your job to find out which influencer's style speaks to you and has an everlasting impact on you.

I've also compiled an ethnic street look for you all in this post. Love the boho twist that Ajio has given to this kurta. This is one ethnic clothing piece which college students would love! 







Kurta- AJIO
Palazzo Pants- W for Women
Jutti- Borrowed from mom


-Shweghna.


Sunday, 4 February 2018

My January Goals and How I Kept Them!

Every year, I too, like every other person, try to keep a New Year's Resolution. And like every other person, I forget about the resolutions as soon as February hits the calendar. For 2018, I wanted to come up with small-small goals which can be achieved without having to sweat much over it. I'm trying to set up monthly goals so that I'm able to do a lot more than I do when I have yearly goals. 
For January, I decided to maintain my day planner regularly and be on track. Then I decided that it's time to get a grip on my shopping for at least a month. I also tried to eat as much healthy food as I could because I eat shit from outside all the time and then it makes me sick. I had set up another goal which was for my trip to Goa which took place in the last week of January. I planned to explore that city as much as I could and luckily, I had the right set of people who were game for it. 
My last goal for January was to get more experimental with my street style. This goal, I believe, will go on for a long time now.

Here's a bit of the experimenting I was talking about above-







It's February and I already feel like I own 2018 because of the January goals! 
What are your goals for 2018?


-Shweghna.