Gyp·sy, also Gip·sy (jĭp′sē)1. Often Offensive
. a member of a traveling people traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia.
So, this is what ‘Gypsy’ stands for here too? Nope! The reason why I chose the name ‘Gypsy’ to be associated with me has a deeper meaning behind it. Let me tell you why I love this word so much.
There was a little girl who always struggled to fit in. Being a hybrid of two different cultures, she even looked different from the normal crowd. When everyone was playing with dolls, she played solo with her crayons, scribbling them on walls trying to make a masterpiece at an age of 9. When everyone talked boys, she talked science and when everyone decided to take jobs and settle down, she took an unconventional career and talked about being limitless.
She’s free-spirited. She likes to do what feels right to her. The rules don’t apply, forget whatever people say or whatever the ‘law’ says, she will always question the rules and she refuses to conform to the arbitrary rules. She follows her intuition and her heart and she won’t be held down by anything or anyone.
She can only really thrive if she is deeply passionate about something. Otherwise, she will keep wandering and looking for what moves her soul until she finds it. Hence, she only does those things which make her heart happy.
Other people may think she is aloof, but she is not. She just likes to be on her own and she is not the one to cry for weeks over someone or something. She loves her independence and she will never be the one who depends on someone else to make her happy. She wants to find her own happiness.
Because of her extreme emotions, she struggles to find a happy medium. One moment she is happy, sociable, and present, and the next she can be detached, platonic and needs her own space. A gypsy soul is an unpredictable one.
She is constantly looking for something new and exciting. A new friend, a new place to try, a new trip to take, a new skill to learn. She gets bored easily and the only way she maintains her zest for life is by finding novelty in ordinary things.
She dances to the beat of her own drum. She knows she is different and she is not trying to change that. She likes to create her own path and follow it. She is driven by anything that feeds her soul – which is why she loves artists; if she is not an artist herself. Words, rhythms, and movements light the fire within her soul.
The chaos of life or the chaos she can create. She finds beauty in imperfection and finds order in chaos. She understands that life is messy and her heart can be messy and she thinks that life should sometimes reflect exactly what she is going through.
She is not the one to wear a mask and pretend like everything is OK when it’s not.
She will always believe in magic. She believes in fantasies and miracles and beautiful surprises from the universe. She believes in fairy tales and she vows to live a life that keeps her eyes sparkling.
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There is something about dressing hippiliy. For me, it is the freedom which it signifies, the expression of an individual’s colorful soul through the beautiful Aztec prints & colors. This style of dressing makes me feel like a free bird. (Funny story, I forgot to carry my footwears for these outfits when I was shooting for it. Hence, I shot all the three looks in the footwears I came in, ie Forever21 Wedges)
Printed cold shoulder top with mirror work: Bershka Collection
Shorts: Thrift shopped from Alfa Market, Irla
Silver Jewellery: Thrift Shopped from Colaba
Cotton printed ponchos are perfect for summers. This poncho was thrift shopped from Colaba. Paired with silver rings, bracelets from Colaba, again!
This boho look is pretty wearable for casual meetings.
Denim Shirt: Levis
Silver Jewellery: Thrift shopped from Colaba
These two boho bags are from Fashiana.com! I think they add the perfect boho feel to an outfit with their colors and pattern work. You can shop these two here: http://www.fashiana.com/in
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Nice sharing Look beautiful Ma’am.