By : Juhi Bansal
I grew up listening to people around me talk about the colour of skin being the most important thing. In fact, for a few years I even believed I was less than perfect and hoped to God I would turn fair overnight. But, finally sense prevailed. I got out of the complex soon enough and realized there were more important things to worry about in life. And to all the naysayers surprise, I did fairly well (pardon the pun!).
But, I still see my young friends, readers, even cousins and nieces, stuck in the same rut. They are made conscious of it every single day. I sometimes laugh. I mean it’s not even an actual thing. It’s not like you are hearing impaired or have a missing limb. But, most of the time I pity all those demented people who think it’s even an issue worth discussing. And, like most people I ignore them and their comments and carry on with business as usual.
But, now that I have a little girl– I worry. I worry because this is the last thing I want her to worry about. I don’t want her to grow up thinking skin colour can make a difference in your life. I don’t want her to tow the archaic fairness line. My blood boils every time someone mentions her complexion to me. I want to shake them hard and say, “Leave my little girl out of it”. I want her to learn black, white and everything in between, I want her to recognize the colours in the rainbow. But, I hope she is colour blind as far as skin is concerned.
I’ve featured Khara Kapas on CB before. To say I love their collection would be an understatement. Some of their pieces are a little out of my comfort zone, like the one I’m wearing below. It’s not form fitted, so makes me a little conscious. But, the flowy fabric, the cape style and the colour black had my heart almost from the word go! I’ve styled it a little differently than the boho-chic look it was supposed to have. Hope you like it.
Check them out on FB and Instagram (@kharakapas). Visit their brand new site here! Another favorite in the ensemble is the leather envelope clutch by Antidote. The powder pink, the soft feel and the smell of the leather, everything is just out of the world about the arm candy. Check out Antidote on FB and Insta (@antidotestore). You can shop their collection here.
The ear-rings are from my favourite store Amrapali, Jaipur. (These are exclusively available at the store).
Hope you like the outfit and the accessories. Also, do write in and tell me your views on the brouhaha around complexion, size and what not!
Stay Gorgeous xx
Black Dress: Khara Kapas (Buy)
Pink Clutch: Antidote (Buy)