(Of a woman) attractively small and dainty.
Apparently, we stop growing (height-wise) after the age of 15. I realised that little fun-fact when I turned 16. I was 5’2 and what accompanied my tiny frame was a pair of shockingly short legs. Not that I ever wanted to pursue modelling, but I scratched it off my list of possible career paths.
I wouldn’t call myself a full-fledged influencer but as someone who works from home on the regular, lockdown or not, I’ve got to say these last 40 odd days have been quite challenging. Primarily I’m a social media manager, but I do create content for my own page over on Instagram – I mean it’s fun,
With the world going into lockdown and people having to stay indoors, working from home (#WFH) has become the new normal. This slowing down of pace has changed the way people dress, veering more towards relaxed, comfy silhouettes, whilst still keeping stylish. Be it the trusted trackie or our all-time favourite white t-shirt; some of our favourite girls share their #WFH looks –
It was day 48 of the Covid-19 lockdown. Regular life had come to a standstill. Everyone seemed to have been growing more irritable, caged in, on edge, and anxiously waiting for life to go back to normal. While I sympathised with everyone developing lockdown lethargy, I reminded myself that it is important we all do our part in maintaining our sanity.
We live in unique times. Thanks to social media, being a celebrity isn’t that difficult anymore. And being a designer, even easier. However, building a brand? Now that’s a whole other story. Be it a designer label or an influencer profile, launching (and sustaining) a brand takes a lot of time, effort and most of all unwavering commitment!
Where do you look when you’re in need of some serious fashion inspiration? For me, I turn to my favourite TV shows and the extremely stylish women they feature. Although all my favourite shows are set in a different era (coincidence much?), they all have great trends that can easily be adapted to modern times. (thank you Pinterest!)
Betty Draper on Mad Men
The white sunglasses.
It’s been over a month and counting and working from your office seems like a distant dream right about now. Hah, look at us, dreaming about heading back to work – to the chair that now has your imprint on it, to your “organised-mess” of a desk, to those colleagues you were used to seeing every working day of your life.
Up until quite recently, I was what you could call a closeted curly girl. My hair was always worn straight, or tonged if I wanted some volume. Less than a handful of people got to see me in my natural, gravitationally-enhanced state and I liked to keep it that way. My boyfriend (now husband) would openly tell me he preferred it smoothened out –
So it all started when I was 15. FRIENDS launched in India in the late ‘90s, early 2000 and it was everything our generation was looking for in television. Having had a keen interest in fashion, the obsession with Rachel Green and her wardrobe was inevitable. But here I am 20 years later and the obsession seems to grow!
We love celebrities and by association their pets. If you think about it, that sentence could work vice versa too! Here are some pets to make you go “aww” this week:
Alia Bhatt’s Cat Edward
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like mother like cat ????♀️????
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Music used to be my escape; eventually however, I could predict the next song on the radio and my morning moods weren’t consistent enough for my Spotify’s Discover Weekly, podcasts became an almost natural replacement.
Much like how podcasts turned my 45-minute drives to work from a dreary hell to an intellectual haven, they have saved me from my mind’s uncontrolled thoughts during lockdown’s quiet.
Stylist to the stars and an influencer in her own right, Sheefa Gilani just got married. So it will be interesting to see how she’s spending time with her new family and really getting to know them while we’re all under lockdown. Here’s what she had to say about how she’s been spending her time these days…