Inspirational Days – Patience is Rewarded

 

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Sometimes, we have to always remind ourselves that every time something happens, it always happens for a reason. What we want and what we wish for does not happen overnight or instantly, it can happen, anytime, anywhere.  Therefore it is important for us to always have patience and when we least expect it we shall be rewarded.

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Inspirational Days

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Sometimes it is easy to get in a rut, and not  be the normal jubilant person we need to be, so starting from this Thursday we would try to pick a random weekday which would become  Inspirational days where we would highlight and showcase quotes and sayings or pictures from the around the world, some might be anonymous, and some  maybe from famous people, and try to put it into our effect in our daily schedules.

But the important factor would be the drive to become a better and bigger person. As the saying goes, by Alexander Pope, “to err is human, to forgive divine”. I sometimes think that we are our own enemies at the best of times. How many times we give advice to our families and friends and how many times do we follow our own wisdom. Well that could be a debate topic on its own.

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But for now let us just concentrate on the three inspirational quotes and try put them into practice this whole week and see how we feel.

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Rain and its Musical Magic

When it rains, there are myriad of emotions and sentiments that one goes through, but for me, when it rains, I just feel like going and being in a different world, sometimes it is in a world of music and sometimes it is within stories, and many a times it could be classics or just simple good movies, which one can never get enough off.

But I would say when it comes to rain I just prefer to lose myself in songs. I am avid listener of classics from the bygone era of Indian film industry, a time the melodies as some would say were soulful, the lyrics were simple and had the power to just take you away from the mundane.

One of the most iconic songs with rain as it is background is “Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua” from Shree 420, with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. This is a song that comes to mind instantly when somebody talks about rain and Indian movies.

Another song that I really like to have on repeat mode when it is raining is “Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna” and “Main Jaahan Rahoon”. I personally feel that one can never go wrong with Sonu Nigam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

It is just not romantic songs that are famous for rain, one song that I recall that is fun and preppy and foot stomping rain song is from Chalbaaz, “Na Jaane Se Kahan Se Aayi Hain”, which was picturize on Sri Devi.

Sometimes a song does not have to be filmed in a rain, and a good example of this is “Jashn E Bahara” from Jodha Akbar, it simply speaks for it self to create the mood that a listener feels to be in.

When it comes to rain, and songs, each and every person would have they own taste, so if you feel that there is a song worth mentioning in this post, drop a mention in comments.

Fiji Fashion Week – Established Designers Opinion on the Collections

Fashion Opinion(Note – All Designers name are linked to Fiji Fashion Week facebook page album, so you can check out the designs and decide for yourself)

Fiji Fashion Week 2014 held it last show on Saturday 31st May, which showcased the work of established designers. As it would be, there were some designs that really made me appreciate the hard work of the designers and then some designers just confused me. I am not saying that I am well versed in fashion, or that  not all designs would be loved by all, and not all combinations would work, it’s just that my expectations were that since this was the Established designers showcasing they work, there would be a wow factor, which was truly missing for me. As stated before some were really wonderful, from the likes of Rachel Fairfax, Samal Singh, Hupfeld Hoerder, and E2 by Anton Conway Wye and Alex Ligairi, who were truly my favourites for the night. Some of my favourites for the night and some of my not so favourites.:

  • Robert Kennedy – it was a totally beautiful and unique collection, it was truly fashion in paradise moment, with his collection.
  • RFX by Rachel Fairfax – the colours, the bold designs, just screamed that I am a designer who is willing to experiment.
  • E2 by Anton Conway Wye & Alex Ligairi – this was play of colours and patterns, with daring designs and combinations. A truly wonderful experience full of making a mark as designers.
  • huudaverti by Christine Evans & Jan Evans – this was a collection that just did not meet my expectations. Some might have found appealing to they taste buds but I did not.
  • Mena – Beautiful prints and simple patterns, this was a collection that showcased, the way patterns and prints work.
  • Stylopsophy Fiji Creations by Ana Rabuka – this collection was very confusing to me, in terms that there were some pieces that I really appreciated and some that just had to many things going. So overall, it was a mixture of pleasing and non pleasing items.
  • Lepou by Fai Lepou Peni – why there were gleaming stones, in this collection it is a mystery to me. The colour choices also did not appeal to me, and overall, it just was not something I expected.
  • Essence of Pacific by Michael Mausio – I found the collection a tad too simple, it somehow felt that the collection, was just missing something more to elevate it, although it was not a collection which was missing its mark in terms of choice of colours and prints.
  • HupfeldHoerder by Hupfeld Hoerder – this was a collection that was truly vintage, yet truly awesome. I totally loved the white ensembles. It was just so divine.
  • Lara by The Samal Singh – A very wonderful and sweet collection, the patterns were neat, and the colours were well chosen, we would like to see more colours and less of black in terms that black binding and black underlays for some garments, it was wonderful to see to such vividness in your choice of patterns and cuts.
  • 8 Mountains by Moira Solvalu – John – this was a collection which had selections for plus size women , and some items for men’s wear. The prints were Pacific inspired. There couple of pieces that really stood out for me and some were just missing the mark.
  • Mataka by Nazia Ali – this was simple, classic, and elegant, the colour palette was colourful, with beautiful prints reminiscent of Pacific feel, but it just felt that, I wanted to see more.
  • Jean Ragg – I just wanted to say, I do not like to see religious prints on the runway. Its just doesn’t feel to have religious icons on runaway, and yet when the designs are not even remotely hippie oriented for me.
  • Hefrani by Aisea Konrote – I just have to say I just liked few pieces and the show stopper, apart from that it just did not speak to me.

 

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