Friday, August 26, 2016

Come Out In The Open

I am sitting on a chair outside a shopping mall. I see people - some well dressed, others not so - moving in and out of the mall. I hear them talking, laughing, walking in silence. One thing that I have grown up doing is observing people.

And I see a pregnant lady walking towards me, she sits on the chair and makes a call to her friend. "There is nothing in this whole goddamn city that I can wear and look nice," she says. I, who was just going through my Facebook wall with posts with headlines like 'From Blake Lively To Kareena Kapoor, we bring you the best of pregnancy style, get confused.' Is it really the case? Sadly, it is. At least in India. 

Almost a week later I read that Sonia Rykiel, the French fashion designer has died. Rykiel was not just a fashion designer. She was a fashion designer who changed the rules of the game.

When Rykiel was carrying her second child, she could barely find maternity clothing that she would like. All she saw was clothes that screamed shame and apology. So Rykiel designed her own outfit. Needless to say, it was not even remotely apologetic.

“I wanted to show the world how happy I was,” she said. “My mother-in-law was scandalized, but my friends asked how they could find one like it.”

So, there you go. Someone simply  needs to start it. Others will follow suit, sooner or later. May Rykiel's soul rest in peace. And may, we, as a generation, too realise that it is time we stop hiding and come out in the open and celebrate, wearing good clothes, of course.

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  1. gorgeous dress dear!! :)


  2. I was so devastated when I heard the news about Sonya. She was such an icon and inspiration. You really nicely put a tribute for her in this blog post and, yes, I completely agree that we should stop hiding and celebrate! :)

  3. cute dress

  4. Nice post! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. She truly was an icon. Beautiful post, Rupa. I love the stylish look on you. Happy new week, girl.

  6. People observing is one of my hobbies too. So inersting. Sometimes i wish i could read the mine of the people. Are they hAPPY or have problems???
    Your Outfit dear Rupe is pretty nice. I like pink with gray.

  7. Fantastic post...n u look cute.


  8. Lovely look.

  9. Observing is really nice. Whenever we go for a drink somewhere, I choose the seat from where I can watch others :)
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  10. Amazing outfit!

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  11. i guess it's true, the first person to start something new is always looked on as weird but then until someone does it, no one would. I like this whole story.

    And you just don't know how happy you made me with your comment on my last post. thank you so much, Rupa, for your continued support and for always visiting and commenting on my blog. it really means a lot to me, so thank you! =)

    you look adorable as usual =)


  12. I love the photos. Great post!


  13. I like your style :) I following your blog on GFC #361. I waiting in my blog follow back :)

  14. Actually, this is what I love to do. Just sit there and observe people. You know you can learn a lot about the passerby in that circumstance :)

  15. Cute color combo! x

    Have a nice week,

  16. You look nice, but pictures are less, keep more

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  18. Simply Beautiful. In this outfit U can look more sexy with these Fashion Umbrellas during Monsoon? and

  19. My friend is starting a line of her own-Momzjoy. Maybe then rules will change :)

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