16 January 2015

A New York Christmas

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New York, lovesicklilac, christmas Joseph Rivera Photography
Joseph Rivera photography Joseph Rivera photography
Pictures by Joseph Rivera
Words by Rupsha B

"A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and " '​Twas the Night Before Christmas", a poem by Clement Clarke Moore was supposedly inspired by the festive atmosphere in one of NYC's downtown market in 1822. It's true when they say, 'no one does Christmas better than New York City'. All the fond memories involving the holiday season in New York, the magical place of lights, decorations and all the movies based on them.

Due to the unfortunate turn of events last March, I couldn't quite spend the well-deserved holidays in New York as previously planned. I even decided to compromise the crowd situation during this time of the year, with tourists from all over the world and everything. However a very good friend and colleague of mine, Joseph Rivera was kind enough to send me some pictures of Christmas 2014 in New York. You know what they say? 'Remembrance is a form of meeting'(cue the clever use of my favourite poem by Kahlil Gibran of all time). This post was long overdue and I have a bunch of drafts that I need to publish ASAP. Hope you guys had an amazing Christmas this year.

03 January 2015


Rupsha B, personal style blogger, Indian fashion blogs
Denim jacket, Rupsha B
Denim jacket, Rupsha B
Pictures by Pixie
 Words by me
Jeans DIY'ed 

I'm not the one for making resolutions, not for the idea of failing at them miserably(which I would anyway). I like to keep my goals and start working on them from the moment itself other times I just binge on cheesecake and don't bother getting out of my bed. I didn't expect much from 2014 mostly because of quite some lows and a decent number of ups. It wasn't an year of loss and pain but what provides a faint exertion is that few years down the journey, I would look back at 2014 and won't find anything memorable about it or moments to cherish. That being said I have met and got to know some of the most amazing people, who changed my life in the most positive way and I'm thankful for the lessons I've learned, something that fascinates me the most about life. So far 2015 has not been the kind I was hoping for anyway with having to say goodbye to a close one and the awful mosquito bite rashes on my face from the 10 day hiking trip, I just came back from(pictures are due) but the idea of a new year does make me hope for better things. I'm as hopeful for the possibilities as I do every morning I wake up. How is a new year different from a new day, anyway? It's life and world colliding to give you a clean canvas while you try your best to fill it with beautiful shades despite the chances that it might not be that way. It's all about trying, really.

All that being said and done, I'm so much in love with this jacket that I refuse to part from it anytime in the near future. Leave your comments, let me know how 2014 treated you.

17 December 2014

Over-sized jackets and The Unbearable Lightness Of Being| Blogmas-1

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Long overdue the post that I have been planning since December 2013. However that didn't work out. So here we are, December '14 with a series of blogmas mostly because I'm extremely excited about Christmas this year and also because I'm off to a 10 day vacation to the hills because what's better than white Christmas? (Answer: nothing). Most of my friends are already on their way to winter vacation wonderlands and that makes me a little sad, at least there's nothing hot chocolate can't fix. These days it has been a series of baking and redecorating bedroom and eating the said baked goodies all by myself while playing Michael Buble on repeat. Can I get more cliche than this? Probably not. I finally found a perfectly oversized leather jacket that I may or may not have stolen from my brother. I finished decorating the tree and already opened a lot of gifts. Guilty.

On a closing note, here are a few quotes from one of my favorite books(The Unbearable Lightness Of Being):
-“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
-“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
-“But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.”
-“I want you to be weak. As weak as I am.”
-“The only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.”
-“And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?”
-“It is completely selfless love: Tereza did not want anything of Karenin; She did not ever ask him to love her back. Nor has she ever asked herself the questions that plague human couples[.....]Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short."