April 22, 2016

Years to LookBack

It's been 5 years since I've started blogging and the journey has been quite amazing. This isn't a 'blogging-has-taught-me-so-much' moment, although it did! But, I just wanted to look back at all the fabulous pictures and tried to recall the fun I had during the photoshoot. So in this post I'll be sharing the amazing moments and what I love about that outfit :)

Sit back and relax!

The first time I wore a lipstick. Gosh! I was so nervous as I know nothing about makeup, the right shade or even to wear one but, I did it anyway. It's about feeling good right? So I felt.

I did the basic white and black look here and completed it with two different accessories- a hat and a floral headband.


This was a very sunny day and I sort of regretted wearing those pants (not mine!) so I said to myself, 'Hey! Why not try something new' and so I tied my favorite scarf and voila!

You'd see this sling bag in so many posts. This is undoubtedly one of my favorite bags. It is stylish, light and so useful to carry on a day-out, date or a party.


I asked my friend who is a photographer, to click some nice pictures for my shopping haul. We went out to Carter road, Bandra and had a blast while shooting it; never-mind the sun!

My favorite thing about this outfit was the blue canvas shoes. They are my brother's but I gave a twist to it by going lace-less ;)


Goa is so much fun with friends! We danced to Lean On, partied under the stars, sun-bathed at Candolim beach and kept ourselves hydrated with watermelon & kiwi juices!

I finally found a reason to wear crop tops and my leather shorts (in India). I had worked so hard to prepare a toned body for Goa and the results were truly fruitful.


This outfit is again from Goa Diaries. The sun was upon us but hey, it's always great for photoshoots!

I hadn't wore this magnificent dress for like-ever. With my body in shape and at the right place, I took out my floral headband and let my hair down. It felt so airy and light in this piece of maxi-dress.


My last academic farewell was so emotional and fun-filled. Click on the picture above to read more :)

I'd have to say, I had not gained as much as eye-balls 'in college' as I did that day when I wore this nude-colored elegant piece of jumpsuit. My first, yes!


At last, the bidding goodbye to Mumbai pose. This picture was taken at Worli Sea Face. I loved everything about that day, the weather, fresh air and my natural waves.

I have to admit, I have so many blues but this kind of blue sets my mood high: such a paradox! This romper glides over my skin so well and the lacework is just so splendid.

I love to organize my photo albums with nice and customized designs. Look how I created my own lookbook for Social Print Studio's custom photo books.

Waiting for your views.

xoxo
Akanksha

April 11, 2016

Blue Drive

When all you want is independence and good vibes: visit Mumbai! I can't believe I'm missing Mumbai already. It has given me so much that I can't even imagine receiving the same from one place. Confidence, personality, freedom, safety and more importantly, an amazing end to the last academic life. I have lived the two years in solemn peace :)


I got to do the things I never knew I wanted so badly. Got a tattoo done, represented college in front of international dignitaries, won at IIM Ahmedabad, trip to Goa and visited my dream city- NYC!
I want to Thank Mumbai for all that it has given me. It has truly changed my perspective about the city.


Wore this to my last sea visit. Location- Worli Sea Face, Mumbai





WEARING: Romper- Forever New, Bag- Oasap, Headband- Biglife

Let me know your views in the comments below. 
Also, have you lived in a city which you disliked first but it changed your perspective? I'd love to know :)

xoxo
Akanksha

March 23, 2016

Fare-the-Well

So, the most amazing two years of my academic life finally came to an end!

I have had the opportunity to learn great things from my life here at Mumbai: having faith in friendships, believing in yourself, self worth to self realization has all happened here! I honestly feel so matured and wise that I could smile even at emptiness. I'm having mixed feelings right now. Sorrow, lost, dilemma and heavy-hearted while at the same time; glad, found, thoughtful and hopeful of a bright future ahead. I wonder how many of you have felt what I'm feeling right now. It's not entirely leaving college but leaving some people in life whom I might never interact with. Here's to those people- I will Miss You. You will stay in my heart forever :)

Thanks for being there in difficult times and kudos to the happier times.





WEARING: 

Jumpsuit: Flyrobe, Shoulder bag: Oasap, Flats: Stilettos Lajpat Nagar, Bracelet: Charlotte russe

My first jumpsuit! Let me know what you guys think :)

xoxo
Akanksha

February 28, 2016

Getting a Tattoo: Tips and more

Strong wind blows into her hair, she relentlessly swings her skirt
away it flows, uncaring, unscathed and untouched. ~ AC

Tout arrive pour une raison

No, I'm not taking any lessons in French (I wish!) Just wanted to share this incredible piece of news with you guys. I've got inked! Yayy me! It was a distant dream for me, 6-7 years ago and here it rests on my side wrist like it always belonged there and no place else.

I wanted the tattoo to be personal and at the same time, something of my creation. It should mean something to me and at the same time, something that could be related and gather appreciation from the onlookers. Take a look


It means 'Everything happens for a Reason'

I truly and deeply believe in these words. These are more than words to me, they are experiences crafted together to form a meaning to my life. Ever since I've grown up (become a young adult), I've had strong feelings for whatever happens, happens for a reason. No matter how hard you work or not, no matter how much you put efforts into something; there are always some forces, or so I believe; which constantly work their way to interlink events which make sense


When I found what I want the tattoo to be, I chose the place where I want it to be. I had read somewhere that you should get inked at your best body part. I had two options- collar bone area and wrist. I chose the latter for my first tattoo.


But it couldn't just be words: I had to choose a meaningful design as well! After a lot of research, I ran into this infinity loop and saw a design wherein somebody had written the word- Always in between the strings. Further, I liked the idea of birds which could very well be related to life and independence.


People close to me know how much I love French! So the words obviously had to be in french. A few seconds later, I knew what I wanted to get tattooed.


For all those who dread the needles or who want to get it done anyway, I'd say GO AHEAD! My experience was particularly good.

How does it feel?
The answer to this question- nobody can explain it online, in words, in text, print.....

Nevertheless, I would try my best.
Firstly, it's better than getting an injection. Injections go deep into your bloodstream/veins. Tattoo needles are just under your skin!
Imagine two things you easily get irritated with. Like nails scratching against wall or mud stuck up in between your nails and you're trying to get it out. It could be anything. The reason why I'm keeping the feeling w.r.t. nails is so that you better associate it with touch. Now imagine those two things rubbing against each other (in this case, needle against your skin).

It's just this feeling and nothing else. You will feel as if your pet is scratching you continuously on one spot. My tattoo took me less than 30 minutes!! There was music, inspiring pictures of tattoos around and a good atmosphere around.


Just make sure:
- You have a good night's sleep the day before
- Keep yourself hydrated at all times
- If you're uncomfortable in one position then better tell the tattoo artist. It is very important that you keep moving your hand in between, for better blood circulation.
- Distract yourself if you can't bear the pain (if there's any!): Listen to some music or bring a friend along.


All in all, put a happy face and march your foot to the tattoo parlor. Trust me, it's worth it :)


WEARING:

White shirt: Lovelywholesale, Skirt: Milanoo

If you have any questions then feel free to contact me at fictitious.fashion@gmail.com

xoxo
Akanksha