Everywhere I went, they asked me, “What do you do?” I didn’t know how to answer that. I did so many things. And like Alice, I felt like I would change so many times over.
Then one day, it occurred to me. Who I was was more important than what I did. I was a strong girl when I began, full of thoughts and ideas about the way of life. I felt like I could take on anything. My words were my strength. I considered myself a writer. That was also my reply when someone asked me what I did. But somewhere in time, along the way, I felt I was being defined by words. I was slotting myself into categories. I was either a writer, a stylist, a blogger or a girl waiting to meet a boy. I went into a cocoon. I found comfort hiding behind these titles. I was static. Until one day, my heart started beating really fast. Every conversation I had was with another woman who had found herself. And somehow I was waiting. To break free from the cocoon. And emerge a butterfly. A happy creature with wings that could lift any weight on my shoulders. I came into my own and was truly my best self. I feel like that even now. Lighter, free and ready to take on the world. Almost as if my whole life has been a preparation for this very moment. Where I can put my best self forward and vibe on the same frequency as others.
I know there are many more who feel this way. And so, with this post, I am kick-starting a campaign. ‘Embrace yourself‘ is an all inclusive collaboration of cross-cultural and multi-faced creators who have one primary goal. To come into their own and give back to society and the world at large.
Some time ago, a store called Spiritzzz got in touch with me. It was rather interesting because they believe your shopping experience should be combined with a pampering session. The store offers not only ready-made apparel, jewellery and accessories but also a hair and make-up studio. While you shop from a wide range of dresses, tops, tunics, jumpsuits and the like, you could get a haircut, blow-dry, hair spa, foot spa or face rejuvenation treatment. Now that’s something I’m willing to try. Aren’t you? Especially since the store is giving away vouchers to 3 of you lucky readers this month. One is for a hand spa, the other for a foot spa and yet another for a facial treatment. It’s simple. Write to me (in the comments below) explaining what it is about shopping that makes you want to pamper yourself. The best answers win. 🙂
Alice Wandering… was invited to a bloggers’ meet organised by Ralph Lauren to introduce their Big Pony fragrance collection for women before it hits the Indian market. I would’ve probably missed it since I was attending a screenwriting workshop but my sister came to the rescue. She went for it and told me all about it. I was so impressed and inspired by the collection and what she had to say, I just had to share it with all of you.
The Big Pony Collection for Women is a series of four fragrances embracing dynamic femininity. It explores four vital attributes; Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirit and Style. All four colorful fragrances are bright, playful, energizing and set upon a floral backdrop. Based on a duo of ingredients, each fragrance pops with a unique accent of Citrus, Fruit, Green or Oriental to establish a clear identity with a distinctive twist.