20 July 2014

GOES WITHOUT SAYING





Hey, ho..I'm back with a non-existent excuse as to the little hiatus. Apart from work and the death of my pet, life has been(to quote a friend of mine)so f**king unfair. That's the thing about life,it has always been weird, blurring the line in between reality and imagination to let you figure it all out and say, "I've got this". Doesn't matter how many times you've broke down, it's about how you stand up and move forward. People ask me why I hate surprises and it isn't under the category of being controlling or whatever the usual deduction would be. I hate the idea that life can throw me a deadly curveball and I wouldn't be prepared to face it. It's not death I'm scared of or breaking down and rebuilding myself all again. I'm done that far too many times to be afraid of it anymore. I'm not scared of the deep dark abyss of life or going back to that zone again, of staying depressed. After a certain time, all these seems comforting. I'm scared of the great unknown, of whether I'll turn into a disaster or be the person I've always ought to be. I've been writing less and painting lesser, both of which wasn't a good thing. The last few days along with the weather, has been amazing. Peaceful and at ease. Things do get better, even if it's for a while, for a fraction of days.

I've been working at The Stylish Sophisticate Magazine, for the past eight months, as an intern and then a creative director. That gives me an opportunity to be surrounded and work with people who are professionals as well as they are extremely nice. I was given an opportunity to transfer my blog under Stylish Sophisticate, so my URL transferred from LovesickLilac.com to lovesicklilac.thestylishsophisticate,com. As far as 2014 goes, in a good way, I have made some amazing friends, ones who help me to stay sane and rise above all difficulties. I'm surrounded by some amazing people and by work. Can't complain much,

As for the outfit goes, I'm wearing two of my most favorite things this season in one. Ripped knee jeans and striped crop top. Probably one of my favorite outfit combination regardless of the stares that I get for the ripped part. Now I'll go back to planning my road-trip, crushing over Petra Collins work and trying to perfect my watercolour painting technique.

13 July 2014

IT'S A METAPHOR.







Shirts : Vero Moda, Jeans: H&M, Shoes-Thrifted. Pictures by Jhuma B.

"It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."
Like all teen and post-teen characteristic cliches(for example listening to One Direction; being a proud fan) and YA novels guilty pleasures, I too fell for it, 'The Fault In Our Stars'. Neither is half as bad or cliche-ish like they say it is. Let's just rip the labels all, shall we? I picked up 'Looking For Alaska' a few months ago at the bookstore and boy, oh I'm glad that I did. Now there are mixed reviews about The Fault In Our stars(and as far as some people would like you to believe it's not about romanticizing cancer). If you've ever experienced enraptured love and the extreme pain of loss, all at once and in a crazily intense way, you'll probably understand what the author was trying to say. So I finally watched the movie today and I liked it. After reading TFIOS for about 5 times before watching the movie, personally I would favor the book but it's unfair to compare and so I am going to stop. Expectedly, the whole theatre cried and fell in love with Augustus Waters(or in my sister's case, Ansel Elgort), all while I realized that I may have a thing for Isaac(or Nat Wolff, I'm not quite sure). As for the tears, I think we have only two people to blame for that, the amazing John Green and Shailene because after all, she narrated the whole thing.

So here's my outfit and it wasn't a great decision because that was an awfully hot day. I need to let go off my obsession with winter and buy myself some more summer appropriate outfits.

29 June 2014

WHITE ON WHITE- SUMMER LAYERS






T-shirt-Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt- Neiman Marcus+D.I.Y, Shorts-Nasty Gal, Shoes- Clarks.co.uk

If you've known me long enough you would know that this indeed is one of my favorite outfits. Personally I feel, there's nothing that can beat white tank tops and just basic white-on-white layering. One thing is for certain, it's high on comfort. Though the foundation marks left on afterwards is much bleh! White is high maintenance and delicate-gold jewellry just binds the whole look for me. I've been wearing these patent leather boots a lot these days because they are amazing(except for the blisters) and I've got a nose ring; just trying out a new look and I am not going to deny. I do like it.

Currently waiting for my sister to come over at my place. We are having a sleepover(and I never do sleepovers cause I sleep like a starfish. Probably not the best example but anyway). I feel like I need to share my current favorite song with you guys, like I do every time but just this once(maybe not), I would share a blog, one of my favorite blogs. Laura Allard Fleischl needs no introduction really. She is a photographer from London, who has worked for a huge number of celebrities and magazines. I came to know about her through a certain photoshoot for Nasty Gal and her Lookbook interview. You can find her blog here. Do check it out because those would be the few minutes of your life which you'll never regret.