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Monday, 6 November 2017

Back to School

I am almost done with the first semester of Masters of Design course in NIFT Mumbai. It feels almost lethargic to get into this whole "going to classes everyday" routine after a gap year. However, the energy of the hectic days in NIFT Delhi during my bachelors has starting kicking in and I am slowly but surely gaining my momentum; not just in terms of assignments and all that sass but also when it comes to dressing up.


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

"Be You, Be Free"

A humble artistic collaboration

Charu Gupta X Felnunmawii Gangte




The journey to self-discovery starts when we find out the game we are part of and try to learn the rules to play it. The process keeps evolving as we grow. The thousand layers that we have around us shed one by one and with each falling cover we are amazed to discover a new side to ourselves. The world has evolved and the theory of “Be-ing yourself” is a trending slogan. But the quest to justify this consumes most of our lives and our wish to follow our heart is often denied.


 

Humans have been following the path of the universe and laying out stencils for generations to trace them. Since it was necessary for the coming generations to adopt the pre-made molds; religions came into existence.

Right from birth we are being directed of the right and the wrong without being explained about the antithesis and the synthesis behind it. This is where we lose ourselves and the conditioned layouts domicile inside us. Since, we are not aware about the logic, we fail to comprehend the differences between the universal and the set patterns. Our beliefs are bread in the same charge and we are barricaded from following our heart and are stopped from being who we are.
Not just our behaviour; what we wear and how we carry it also defines us. Our changing attitude, clothes and style brings out a new side of us which was left unexplored. "Be Yourself" is not just a statement, it is our signature style that we always wear without any masks or pretentiousness. It is who we really are when we let go off the shadows overpowering us. Everything else that we claim to be when we shout out loud, “This is who I am" is just a story.
Think Fashion: We are often told to have our own sense of style to give our clothes a "character". But aren't we just recreating what already exists in the market for us to make it ours and call it our own? How original is our style affected by media and influencers all around us? Can we strip them off the credit rolls? Can we strip us off either? The thin line between who we really are and how the society has moulded us has always been a very fine line. 

The following style posted is of a playsuit being styled in "who I am". No one can tell me I am not the one in the first nor the second. I feel like I am both. See the complexity of the game? -Felnunmawii

LOOK ONE 





Outfit details:

Playsuit- metropoliscloset.com (to be launched soon)

Earrings- Pantaloons






LOOK TWO









Outfit Details:
Playsuit- MetropolisCloset (to be launched soon)
Shoes- Jabong
Leather Jacket- ONLY
Hat- Forever New
Choker- H&M
Bag- Local Market, Guwahati.

MAKE-UP: SELF (Felnunmawii)

Photography by : Charu Ritai Gupta
Check out her blog here: THE HAMALEH PROJECT
And the original article here: BE YOU, BE FREE

Friday, 8 September 2017

Fresh Perspective

Hello peeps!

Last time I wrote I mentioned I was starting a new chapter in my life.
So here I am revealing the mystery-
I have finally moved to Mumbai, well, Navi Mumbai, to be precise.

I am continuing my studies in NIFT Mumbai, pursuing Master of Design (Post Graduate in Design Space) after taking a year break from studies. The gap year was much needed. I explored my potential in different fields in the industry, worked for different people as a freelance designer and writer, got to stay at home a lot and spend a healthy time on myself.

I will write about my transition of Fashion Design to Design theory and academics in later posts. I am loving this course and hope to make the best of my days here. 



Thursday, 20 July 2017

PAUSE

We all go through that phase in life when you feel like you've done it all, or more likely, you've felt it all. All possible emotions, matters of the heart and worldly pressure. 

And then, you get a break. Not the kind of break you take, not the kind where you book a ticket and fly off to some island, but the kind that really causes you to PAUSE. REFLECT. REFRACT



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Zone Out

Spring-Summer 2017: Metallics and Athleisure

For those of you familiar with my style, you know this is out of my zone. I experimented outside my boho-spirit for this look and turned on my alter-ego. 

(I felt very Gal Gadot in the picture below. *giggles*)


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Spring doesn't last forever

Spring doesn't last forever,
The flowers are soon sucked out of the life they once had,
The green leaves turn yellow and fall off on the hard ground,
The winds get stronger,
The sun harsher.
And all you can do is make the best of what is left,
That is yourself.

You will still have yourself through all the ups and downs,
So baby, get up, love yourself.
Give yourself the priority you need.


11am, 3rd June 2017


Monday, 24 April 2017

A Rainy Spring-DIY Belt Day

It is the last week of the month April. The Northeast India is hardly ready for the scorching summer. The wet weather is keeping the region cool, making it perfect to experiment with the  non-negligible  pre-monsoon.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Slogan Tees- How to style them Up!

We all have that one slogan tee we just wear at home. Or wear it out when emergency and do not have to match them up- well, because they do just fine. 

However, to prove to the world I can exaggerate almost everything in life, here I am styling the most basic slogan tee in three ways. 

FYI, the slogan tee here is a special non-sensical tee by a very famous page on Facebook and Instagram called "Zoektum", run by very very sensible friends of mine. Err, I don't want to start explaining the meaning, mail be maybe ;P

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Urban Tribe - EXPOSE´ 2016

EXPOSE´ 2016 
for Breast Cancer Awareness

Organised by: Mizo Niftians Association

In association with Mizoram State Cancer Institute

Media Partner: ZONET

Date: 21st October, 2016

Venue: Mizoram University Multipurpose Hall



URBAN TRIBE
by Mawipuii

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hello 2017

Hello 2017
Be good to me.
Help me learn a good deal from all the wrongs last year.

Hello 2017
Be patient with me.
I am still learning to be in love with myself, and all I am supposed to be.

Hello 2017
Be gracious towards me.
I need all the blessings I was deprived of last year, I've learnt my lesson, you see.

Hello 2017
Just help me be a better me,
I am doing my best here, I just need you to stay and remind me- 
All I am and all that I will be is because of the bad the previous year has plead me to be.