The Art of Smocking

This art form that we call as ‘Smocking’ (also called as ‘English smocking’) is originally from The United Kingdom.

Smocking is a form of embroidery made on top of gathers. This makes the work elastic and controls the fullness of the fabric in a decorative way hence making it highly suitable for children’s clothing. Continue reading “The Art of Smocking”

Rectangle Body Shape

This body shape’s silhouette is fairly straight up and down with a slightly masculine look.

  • Shoulders, bust, and hips are approximately of the same width.
  • Little or no waist definition.
  • Less or no curves.
  • Bottom tends to be flat.

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The One About TV Sequels

Too much of good thing is bad? Who said that, ever?!

We can never have enough of some stories, be it TV shows or films, that’s why we have reboots and sequels! Whether they surpass the original in terms of quality and/or popularity is debatable, but they sure do get the viewer excited to see some of their favourite characters back on the screen. Continue reading “The One About TV Sequels”

Hourglass Body Shape

An hourglass is considered as an ideal body shape. The upper and lower half of the body is approximately in-line with each other with a defined waist.

  • Hip-line and bust-line are fuller and are roughly of the same width.
  • You have a well-defined waist.
  • You’d describe your body as curvy.

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The Princess Diaries: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Even as I write this, I’m a little annoyed at myself for being so caught-up in Her Royal Highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s fairytale romance. I blame a large part of my curiosity on Google and it’s incessant updates regarding their nuptials (no Google didn’t give me these updates because I kept searching Meghan Markle, I’m a fan of Suits, a tv show she used to be a part of), the rest is all me. 😛 Continue reading “The Princess Diaries: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex”

Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Known as the athletic type of body shape, this shape is all about broad shoulders that results in narrow hips and waist. If you feel that your shoulders take away all the attention and your body lacks curve, then you are an Inverted Body Shape.

AKA the Strawberry or Carrot body shape.

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Interview with a Cosplayer

Picture Courtesy: Neel Bose

Ever wondered about the people who dress up as characters in Comic Con? Who are they and how did they come to be? Got too many questions? Let me help you out with that!

Cosplayer is a word formed by merging the words ‘costume play’ where people dress up as specific characters and represent them in plays and conventions. There is a lot that goes into becoming a cosplayer from picking a character to making the costume to playing the part.

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Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A prince may be the subject of myth and legend,” he explains, “but he can’t live in them. He should live in the real world, where he can create them.” He looks solemn. “You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.”

When he leaves, I think about whether that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play.

The literary fiction world is being dominated by YA authors popping in on the scene left right and center. Amidst this overcrowded genre, the sub-genre of retold fairy tales has carved a niche for itself and authors like Sarah J. Maas and Renee Ahdieh have ensured that mark won’t fade away with the passing of time. Continue reading “Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…”