I have been in a kind of creative rut for sometime now. I have been struggling with a lot of things on work front. I feel uninspired and sometimes even frustrated. In the past I used to go into these long periods of absence because I would just not feel like doing anything but now I try and be present by way of some medium.
Blogging is hard and you know what is harder – YOUTUBE. It’s a lot of work. I am not afraid of working hard. Infact I love slogging my ass off but then I get hit by so many limitations. It’s also an expensive profession (Blogging) cos you have to keep spending your own money (PS: all u get in return from brands is some vouchers or a promise to be promoted on their very big social media platform for which you have to keep following up and they may or may not do it )so obviously you have to keep cutting corners if you want to keep on going. Its like any other business where you keep investing but the ROI in this case is extremely slow. I am so grateful to my friend Dimple who helps me out with my pictures and together we make a good team. He is not a professional photographer, he is just trying it out as a hobby but it has helped me tremendously in the sense that I am able to create more looks and shoot them. However we have our own limitations and we just try to work around it.
Big Question why am I doing it??? I do it cos I am really really passionate about Fashion or dressing up. It’s the only place where I can be creative, where I translate my dreams into something real. I love being creative. I like that I am constantly thinking of how can I style an item differently. I like dressing up. For me its an Art. Even when I am going out for an event or some parties I like to constantly push the envelope. I truly believe that as a blogger I am representing my brand. ‘You’ are the product that you are selling so if you end up looking sloppy how do you prove your authority on that subject. The biggest reward I get is when some of my followers send me their pics saying ‘inspired by you’. It is the biggest high in the world. But honestly it is hard, it is very very hard. To make it worse there are a sea of bloggers now so you can only imagine how difficult it is to make an impact. You have to constantly think of what new can I do to stay relevant.
For a long time I have been feeling like I am not doing anything new and its the same thing I am creating again and again. Why would anyone even be interested? Why would they want to see me? Am I sharing any useful information with my audience? Are they even reading it?? All these kind of questions keep plaguing me. You will not even believe how many looks have I shot in the past few months that are just sitting in my hard drive cos I just feel what is so great about them and after spending hours looking at those pictures I shut it and move on without even sharing them. It’s work.. It is hard work that is just getting wasted. One of the reasons I started with YOUTUBE is that I wanted another creative outlet. I felt like I have reached my saturation in Blogging and I need to try a new medium but then Am I ready for it? or Am I stretching myself too thin?? Questions, Questions and Questions Pfffftttt!
On the other hand I also believe that Change is the only constant so if we have to change to stay relevant and new. It is difficult to go through a change but one has to get a little uncomfortable to see something new. If we keep doing what we are dong we will keep getting what we have been getting. On that thought the first thing I wanted to do was change my Hair hahaha. I thought that would be a good place to start. It was a difficult decision but I am glad I did it cos it changed up my look and I see something different. Its a small step but nevertheless its a step towards Change.
I was inspired by Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall Winter 2017 Blue creation for DIOR where she has played with Tulle and Velvet and French Berets and I was so obsessed with it that I have forever been looking for the right skirt. This Tulle skirt from COVERSTORY was just the right one for my look so this look is an ode to DIOR.
Its from Runway to Real life look. Hope u like it
Top : Zara, Skirt : Coverstory, Cap : Accessorise, Booties : Zara
Pics : Dimple