By Juhi Bansal
Such a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day. Along with Iconic Brands, closetbuddies celebrated the #CBxIconic
#sheforher campaign. My gang of fashionistas styled walk in customers. They did an extremely good job of keeping the customer’s personal choices in mind while creating ensembles for them. It was quite heartening to see so many smiles by the end of the event.
Just a quick word of wisdom for all you ladies and the few others I met yesterday:
Fashion can be empowering so don’t let someone make you feel bad about you wanting to look good for yourself.
While it is always fun to experiment and get out of your own comfort zone, it is ok to also stay inside it. Don’t let anyone pressurize you to change into someone you don’t identify with.
The event was aptly named #she4her. Afterall, what is a woman if she cannot be another one’s strength. Lets not bicker, criticize or be envious- lets empower each other/ after all, thats how the entire tribe grows!
My husband makes breakfast and I drive him to work. This is no special occasion like our anniversary or Mother’s Day. We do this every single day and as much as I would like to call it gender reversal- both these things come very naturally to us (and thats why we flourish in them) as some of our other roles. Left to me, I would feed K & Iy omlettes and bread every single day for breakfast and that’s why even though I may panic when we run out of eggs, the husband whips up a storm, all in time for school/office, without breaking a sweat or making an SOS run to the grocers! Am I lucky- no doubt about it- but you must remember that unless you stand up and demand it- you will be handed out what others think you deserve. Even if it means gender stereotypes.
Do we need a Women’s Day? I don’t think I am equipped to answer that question. Things have changed and the future only looks better but I think it is a very very long road to equality. I would like to be known as a person rather than a woman and I wish all you lovely persons a very happy women’s day. May you garner the strength to raise your voice and fight for your rightful place.
Event Partner: Iconic Brands
My outfit: c/o Sheekha
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Neck Tattoo lace: thrifted
Thumb ring: Anokhi