To be honest, I have quite a few sunglasses (even after losing two recently) but the problem is that most of them don’t frame my tiny face properly. Now that can be because I shop impulsively. Anyway, let’s not talk about bank-breaking issues here.
Coming back to sunglasses, recently my slightly mad but ridiculously loving stylist friend Shirin Salwan gifted me these Opium sunglasses and they just fit/frame my face beautifully!! Like them?
I think so! 18 months of non-stop planning lead to the King Kong of pop-up collaborations. Right from beautifully curated windows with miniature Tower Bridge and revolving London Eye made of Miss Dior perfume bottles to iconic vintage dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn and Rita Hayworth, the store has it all and a lot more. Somehow words don’t do justice to this collaboration of epic proportions, you have to take a look at their inaugural video…
Update: I just found out that the pop-up will be open to public till the 14th of April, 2013. Run, rush, fly…
The Delhi gang-rape case has turned out to be a weapon of mass discussion in the hands of Indian Democracy. A much needed one. For once we’ve really woken up to the issue of violence against women, a decade too late but it’s definitely better late than never.
Day 3 after the incident, while the uproar on social media platforms was gaining a massive momentum and people were planning protests, few people dismissed our tweets saying “stop your uproar” or “I’m tired of seeing these tweets, as if anything is going to happen.” Booya bitches, that online and on-ground uproar has lead to discussions, it has lead people in power to think and rethink, it has lead to lawmakers asking for our suggestions and most importantly it has lead to people who would usually shy away from talking about “rape” to talk about it. It might seem like nothing but it’s a massive step for women in many families to open up to such discussions. Women across India are talking, women across India are being made aware that it’s not their fault and they don’t ask for it, women across India are talking to men around them, men around these women are reconsidering their thinking, these men and women will make kids who will be aware, sensitive and conscious. If that won’t make a difference, what will?
India is sad right now. Don’t be quick to judge people who are still shopping and partying. People who are going about their life without bunking work everyday to protest are sad too. There will always be that leader and followers mentality. The leaders are at the forefront of it, the leaders are out protesting on the streets, the leaders are tweeting the life out of it, the leaders are discussing it over dinner day after day but that doesn’t mean the chirpy, loan-fearing followers are not affected. I hear conversations in local trains, subways, bars and coffee shops. They’re hurt, they’re listening, they’re disgusted and they’ll make their vote count.
Whether you’re a leader or a follower just remember what my lovely friend Samrridhi has been trying to convey through silent protests in Mumbai and Gurgaon “Be the pressure, Build the pressure.” It’s bang on because soon the weapon’s affect will wear out and soon we’ll all forget. This isn’t the time to forgive and forget.
P.S: Major props to men who have shown solidarity, love and support for women in recent times. We need more of you. Respect!
Ever since I posted this album on my Facebook page, I was itching to go collar shopping. I finally managed to go last week when my adorable photographer friend Faiza Sheikh visited from Bangalore. To be honest, I was supposed to take her shopping but with me that always turns out to be the other way around. That’s why I have not attempted to become a Personal Shopper… something a lot of smart bloggers make a lot of money doing. Sigh!
Anyway, here’s what I picked up from the modest streets of Colaba Causeway. Do tell me how you like them and if you’d like to pin them just click on the link at the bottom :)