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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Duh! PuYees... *

We all have a friend we've grown up with and still love them to death. Here's one such friend, I call her Ditpui, the rest of you might know her as Puii or Jezreel.

MawiPuii and DitPuii
Angel on Earth
 Back in 1997, on the campus of Little Flower School, Hatigaon, were two little girls, stepping into a whole new world... One was crying and just couldn't leave her mother's hands. The other was pulling her into the school and comforting her, well, at least trying to!
I was the other girl, and Puii, the sensitive, shy little girl. How things have changed over the years... Jezreel evolved into a beautiful butterfly. She's pretty, smart and well-spoken. Her sense of dressing, splendid. The type of style Coco Chanel would call- Fabulous and Classy. Surprisingly, she hardly speaks about fashion and clothes even when we have a nice girl-friend time.
 Jezreel is still very sensitive, a part of her which only I know. The way her eyes turn all glassy when she talks about sensitive subjects and the way her cheeks flush red when she gets embarrassed reminds me of the girl I spent most of my childhood palying "house-house" with. Me, my brother, She and her sister spend most of the days in their balcony doing all the silliest stuff. I still remember I used to stay for lunch at their place, just because I wanted to have butter, and my mom won't allow it at home! LoL.
There was a huge advantage of staying in the same colony. We always met up to practice dance. Some of the famous songs we danced to were, You are my Sonia from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Koi Mil Gaya from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and so on.
Sands of Goa
 For a few years we lost contact. They shifted to an outskirt area, and I changed my school. However when we really grew up and started to meet up once in a while again, it didn't take much for me to realize she's still the same Jezreel. My Ditpuii. No matter what people talk behind her back, she never thinks bad about them. It still amazes how kind and caring she is. And not just that, it's fun to be with her! We can go from total bitches to angels in 0.05 seconds!

Her look on Easter Sunday
When she walks into a room, there's no one who doesn't notice her. She has that special effect. maybe it's her clothes, maybe the way she blinks or those endless legs. Whatever the thing is, she'll always be such an inspiration.

Full Name: Jezreel Puii Hmar
Age: 18yrs
Studies in: Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi.
Hobbies: Shopping, Sleeping, Eating, Going out for Brunch, Hanging out with friends, etc.
Fav. Brands: Zara, Vero Moda, DNA, Forever 21, Forever New, TopShop, etc.
Fashion Inspiration: No one in particular.. Looks from Lookbook and Magazines.

Monday, 23 July 2012

My First Day in Delhi as a Citizen


Here's what I did on my first full-fledged day in Delhi, as it's citizen:
9:00am-- Woke up.
9:30-10:30am-- Had breakfast. Roti and Potato curry.
10:30-02:00pm--Watched funny YouTube videos with my cousin sister.
2:00-3:00pm--Dressed up for church.
3:30-5:00pm-- Attended the church service.
6:30-8:00pm--Went shopping in Sarojini Market with my cousin brother. (more on these later)
10:00pm--Dinner (Chicken, Pork)
11:00--Blogging Blogging Blogging.
Boring nah? Won't be so much a week or two later, when I actually start my classes.. So stay tuned.
Sarojini- The streets

For the sake of her sales.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

5 easy tips to avoid a Fashion Disaster

Ohkay.. India is a country where people are obsessed with fashion and style. However, not many of us get a look right. This is not because we do not know what is beautiful, instead it's because we do not know what to pair with which garment, which shoe to wear on what occasion,  which color goes with what, and the likes. So, here is my own little tip on how to get a look right and avoid a major Fashion Disaster. Remember, you do not want to be remembered because of a flaw you could have avoided.

1. Know Yourself and Accept it
Know your shape and complexion. This is the most important thing you need to keep in mind whenever you dress up. I don't think I need to tell you what flatters what shape because you must have read it a thousand times. It's there in almost every fashion magazine. Then where do we go wrong? Here. Accepting ourselves. Sometimes even though we know we are this or that, we don't seem to follow what will flatter us. This is mainly because we are blinded by the beauty of the garment or by the comments of friends whom we take advice from. Remember, at the end of the day, people will judge you, not from where you take your advice from.
2. Follow trends. 
Okay, this is where I beg to differ from most of the fashion advises given. For me, as much as personal style is important, the current "what's in Vogue" matters a lot too. If what's trending is not your style, you could always modify it here and there to make it yours... For example, I love floral and it is soooo IN this summer. However, it completely makes me unnecessarily colorful and distorted. So what do I do? I wear the dresses along with summery cardigans, or wear floral bow clips in my hair. Even if I do wear the dress, I make sure it is not multi-colored and I tie up my hair, neat. See, not following trends can really hamper your image. For example, You shouldn't be seen wearing bell-bottom jeans right now.
3. No blind trending. 
Now, this might look as a stark contrast to tip 2, but it is not. This is connected to tip both tip 1 and 2. I really believe in trending, but there are some trends which some people should just avoid. For me, Peplums are to be avoided because I have a heavy bottom. I avoid color-blocking too, because I have a dusky skin. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that all dusky people cannot color-block, but it is a harsh truth that color-blocking favors just a few audiences. Just because Michelle Obama looks good with a yellow dress and parrot-green pumps, doesn't mean I can wear that to a gathering here.
4. Know your Age and Class. 
Forgive for my lack of appropriate words. However, I find it very funny when a college student dresses up too classy for her/his age. You might have the money, but save those. Even Queen B, Blair Waldorf (Yes, GG) dropped her headbands when she entered NYU, just to fit in! Spare the leathers for a classy event. If you are 40, a cloth handbag won't do either, leather spells fashion for you. Girls and guys, you have a lot of time to wear diamond jewellery, experiment with younger and innovative materials at a younger age. Act your age and know what suits your status in the society.
5. Know your city.
People stare at us in the streets either when we look A-H-M-A-Z-I-N-G or when we look like an Alien. Avoid the latter. We are no Lady Gaga, let's face it. As much as experimenting is cool, it is also important to note the social norms, climate or landscape of the place you live in. Wearing a maxi in New York may not be the most fashionable thing to do, and nor will shopping in heels in Mumbai.

P.S. Excuse my harsh truths. *burp*

Friday, 13 July 2012

Girls just wanna have fun..... with Fashion!

What do you do with two bored teen girls lazing around?
Give them some vintage dresses, make-up and a camera and you got them rolling!
Accessorise

Here we come...
Me:
Top: Umm
Skirt: mom's
Rings: Korea (trade fair)

Veronica:
Top: mom's
Belt and accessories: Attractions, Guwahati.
Pants: Thrift

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Numbers- "1NF1N1TY".. Rachel Ward

Numbers-"1NF1N1TY"... Rachel Ward

This Mind-Blowing Conclusion to the Chilling Trilogy is a journey to 2029, two years after the Chaos. Sarah, Adam and Mia are struggling to survive. Little Mia was supposed to die that New Year's day, and Adam clearly knows that numbers don't lie. Yet somehow she survives and more surprisingly, nan, who still had years left, died instead. Was it Mia who did all of these? Mia's just a baby, oblivious to her superpower.
                                    1NF1N1TY is so much more than just numbers. What I find intriguing about this book is the way it potrays human selfishness to live forever and never die. Through Saul, a character who goes beyond humanity, we see to what extend we all go to fulfill our selfish desires and simply consider the bad as good just because it works for us. But then again, through characters like Daniel, we realise that beyond all the evils, there are still some people left in this world, because of whom the world is worth living in. Having friends without any selfish benefits.
Do grab a copy of the series. There's something for everyone. You'll find it thrilling, romantic yet action-packed. RACHEL WARD is the author of the internationally acclaimed Numbers trilogy. She lives in Bath, England, with her husband and their two children.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

"NUM8ERS- TH3 CHA0S"... Rachel Ward

Numbers- "TH3 CHA0S" by Rachel Ward


                     The Earth-Shattering (literally) Sequel to the Shocking Debut is all about Jem's son Adam as he learns how to cope up with his "gift" yet without his mother. He has got Val on his side but that won't ease the shocking pain he feels that go with the deaths of the people whose dates he see.
                      Now, Adam is fifteen, as old as his mother was when she had to witness the London Eye incident. Adam is back to London with his great grandmother. The city is alien to him but more than that, he can't help but notice how many of them are dying on the same date: 01012027. He has a feeling he can change the fate of many people by warning them, but also gets reminded of how her parents were treated when they tried to bring "change".
                     In this sequel, we are introduced to a girl named Sarah and her role in Adam's life and bringing life to the Chaos. She has somehow been able to see it all coming, but she couldn't let Adam into her life easily because he is the one who drags her baby to the flames, in her nightmare. Is her nightmare coming true? She swears she saw Adam in her dreams long before she actually saw him live. So does that mean London is going to shake and burn as it does in her dreams? Will She and Adam actually work together to save the city?


You can buy the books online as well: www.flipkart.com ... The price of this sequel is $9.99 (do the conversion yourself :PP)

Friday, 6 July 2012

"Numbers"... Rachel Ward

I was introduced to this magnetic set of books by my younger brother, Andrew when he bought the part 1 in the school book fair. It was the Scholastic edition priced Rs. 299.

Numbers - Rachel Ward
                     What makes this book extra special for me is that when I studied in Army Public School, Basistha, in Guwahati, I gave a book report during the morning assembly on Numbers. I was in my 11th standard. The teachers were so impressed by the book report that everyone enquired more about it. One such teacher was Kim mam, the Business Studies teacher, one of the favorites of the seniors of our school. She actually told me she was going to buy the book since it seemed so interesting judging by the report! Okay, this is what book reports are meant to do, (duh..!! right?) but in school assemblies no one ever took them seriously, and so, I consider it a great feat. LoL.

Numbers part one is mainly about a girl named Jem. She is a gifted girl. Her character is very reserved, strong, nearly aggressive and pessimist. However, she behaves the way she does because of the power she actually inherits from her mother. Here, I'm breaking the ice for you. Oopsy. Can't help! She can see the date of death of a person when she meets the eyes and because of this "gift" she goes through a very difficult phase in her life, specially when she meets the love of her life, a guy she calls Spider. As if being able to see his number wasn't enough, she gets caught in a mazy kinda situation with the government and she gets through all these with the help of Val, Spider's grandma. How does she tackle with all these hurdles... You'll have to find that out yourself.. :) I'll let you know more about Numbers- The Chaos on my next post :)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My fav. hairstyles across the internet


takahashi-ai

bow

scarf

braids

my dream wedding hair

Superman Craze

   
Well, we all can't deny having a superhero moment at some point of our lives. My moment came not when I was 8 or 10, but now, at 18. My story began with a guy. I used a pic in my facebook account as a cover which said "Every Supergirl needs a Superman", and from that day on, some buddies started calling him that. And from that day on, I became superman crazy, and not just romantically, but, fashion-wise. Everytime I shopped, I searched for a S-man shirt or any accessory but I never found something "different", until the Fancy Bazaar trip I made. I found this piece in a store called Cotton City and the moment I saw it, I knew THIS is my piece. My Superman.
Here is my own version--

Every Supergirl needs a Superman... <3