Man Up With Pink- Birthday Special- How To Look Dapper This Wedding Season?/ The Lost Boy

No one truly interesting is universally liked except on his/her birthday. Hi fam, today’s the day I came out of my mum’s-gina just like you did. Needless to say, I feel special. A day wholly devoted to reminiscing, birthdays are like report cards. They tell you when you did yourself proud & when exactly you fucked up. A long time ago I decided,  whenever there’ll be a situation I’ll either sleep on it or drink my way through it. Trust me, it works most of the times.

 

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Have you ever felt like talking to your younger self? Telling him/her about the unseeable future. I wish I could tell my 17-year-old self that before falling into love, make sure solitude fits him like a glove. That every person who gives him a candy is not necessarily his friend. That it’s okay if people stare at him, it only makes him special. That it’s okay to have his heart once broken, let go of people who aren’t good to him. That it’s all part of the game, that’s how it works. It’s more important to give a peck on his mother’s cheeks & giving a warm hug to his dad rather than texting “good night baby” text to his partner. Well we can’t go back in time, not yet. But we can patently work on the future.

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One more year is added to the series of strange happenings. I’ve definitely become calmer than last year. I care a little, but still I care too much. I have stopped taking their words so seriously, but still I’m learning not to get affected by them. I somehow have survived the tragedies of adulthood & have kept myself grounded as much as possible.

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But just when you think you have seen it all, life gives you a new shocking experience. Flipping & mostly tragic moments when you couldn’t imagine that this could happen to you. The self evaluation of my timeline reveals that I live in a generation where expressing your emotions is regarded as uncool. And that night stands are more common than having french fries.

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Somehow I’m reaching to feel this weird sense of belongingness with my soul which I couldn’t feel in past few years. Maybe I was too busy doping my mind with things which gave me happiness, temporarily. Or maybe I’ve started respecting myself more than I did before.

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Finding contentment in small pleasures, which life gives you as surprises. Just enough courage to deal with another fuckup & face it bravely. Life seems deceptive, everything seems to fall apart but as you grow up, you realise that it’s the darkness in your mind which creates the monsters.

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I’ve had enough fancy things on previous birthdays. Two days before, I’m writing this article & my mind is entirely blank on how am I going to celebrate this year?. Anyway first let’s start with today’s outfit.

 

The old blazer story
I was an above average kid in my school days. Always up for random competitions & participations.(not sports of course) And so they used to have these royal blue (so called scholar) blazers for 2 or 3 genetically inbred nerdy Eisenstein kids in my class. Honestly I gave zero fucks to this ritual of treating some kids superior to other kids in school. But anyway I was young & dumb (& if it’s hasn’t been established yet, I’m in love with the colour BLUE. All shades of blue, blue this, blue that, blue everything. Don’t believe me? Scroll down to my summer articles.) I went back home, asked my dad to get me a blue blazer (in a sad voice) because the teacher didn’t give me one. And guess what! I had a dapper blue blazer, perfectly stitched, in my wardrobe within the same week. Isn’t he the best dad in the world? ❤️

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And after that, as I grew bigger he made sure that I’ve enough blue things. Like this jacket from Van Heusen

 

Does it sound sad if I say that once in while I buy flowers for myself? It doesn’t, right. I’ve been doing this for almost an year now.

It’s not about the tags they put on you, it’s all about knowing who you truly are & what’s your real strength, the purpose of your existence.
Touch your shadow & feel yourself because no one will ever be more committed to your body than you yourself.

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Making everything so chic & suave. Giving an edge, the pink trouser’s clearly the star of my birthday outfit. Ankled length, slim fit, exquisitely stitched.

Shirt & Trouser: Blackberrys Menswear

Belt: Levi’s 

Pink Sunglasses: Coolwinks 

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Bow Tie- Forever21

Yes! There’re different innovative ways to slay a bow tie. When you feel to clingy, you can simply put your bow tie on the the pocket of your blazer. It gives a fresh look to the whole outfit.

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Brogues: Filled up with ease & elegance, these brogues gives sharpness & coordinates with the jacket. Koovs

Related Accessories:

Rose brooch: From Amazon Fashion

Socks: Happysocks / Nose Ring- Thrifted from Kasol

 

Watch: Tag Heuer, Never leave from your house without wearing an alluring watch, especially when the whole look just seems incomplete without it.

 

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That’s all for today, I’ve gotta put my mind into finding ideas for celebrating my birthday. There’s an absolute probability that I’m already tipsy while you’re reading this article.

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See you guys soon. XO

Location Courtesy: Vapour Bar Exchange

Photography: Einsjordan

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

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Survivor of the wilds

They’re the ones who weren’t born to live under a concrete roof because they felt contented when lost in the woods. They found utmost peace in solitude & ease in an empty room. Books became their friends when everybody refused to play with them. They were harmless but were loathed by others, mostly for the way they looked & expressed themselves.
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What exactly differentiate demons from angels? Their appearance or actions? There’s an imaginary chip which has been forcefully fitted in our minds telling us what’s right & what’s not. We look at a person, scan him, match him with the database stored & if he passes the evaluation, we move ahead. You think that’s how the world works but who exactly lead down the norms of a perfect world?
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He was one of them. It took him a lot of time & gazillion of hurdles to realize that he wasn’t defined by the way they looked at him. Things started to change just when he made peace with his soul. He stopped walking with his head held down, covering up things which made him look different.
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The ‘normal’ human beings were astounded. The conservatives who weren’t able to understand the complexity, revolted. Some of them stayed dormant & others stood up against the inhumanity. It wasn’t much complicated as it seemed, they were just common people born differently.
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They constantly tried to explain the fact that that they couldn’t help with the way they were destined to born & that they just wanted to be treated equally. They didn’t want to be victimised nor they wanted to be used as pawns in the bitter world.
For a long time they wore a mask to hide their divergences. They were frightened that they would be segregated from the rest of the world. They felt too much.
But what happens when you try to fill a glass with water more than it’s capacity to contain? It pours out. They were filled up with such strong emotions and the bomb inside was ready to explode.
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They pleaded for a safe place. A place where they could breathe without being afraid. Their existence mattered, it was their right.

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They were relentless. 
Makeup Courtesy: Ansh Bakshi

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Birthday Shenanigans : Thank you for the support.

This one goes a little personal. I’m writing this for the immense love and support you guys have showed me. It’s just wonderful. Yes I survived one more year. Crazy things happened, happy realisations & I almost drank my way through it.

Dear 20 year old, You finally realised world’s a bitch, people are cold & there’s no point spending hours in making handmade cards. Even Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster warned you. Didn’t they? Okay! Well thanks for not tearing apart though & surviving the wild. Optimism kept you going & finally look where you are.

It’s my birthday so I’ll rather cut the crap and thank myself but no I gotta act all sophisticated and humble right? Haha kidding. I do really appreciate how you guys have supported me. Well so some of you might know that 2015 was super shitty for me and I could’ve easily drifted into ash but look here I am. Finally doing what I really wanted to do & enjoying it to the fullest. It’s the beginning.

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I feel super humbled to have a few friends who are actually basic bitches with whom I can be myself. They are the ones who’ll always double heart my insta photos no matter how outrageous they are. Haha. So I say bye to negativity and hello to all the challenges and surprises ahead. I’m so done with pleasing everyone last year. Trust me, I think of it and I feel like 2009’s Britney Spears.

But as they say life eventually gets sorted and everything goes well to the place where it is supposed to be. I’d say learn from your mistakes and never regret anything which once made you happy. So I’m happy “it” happened. I was sad coz it didn’t last. But I finally feel great to see myself so stronger now.

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Keeping it short and brief I try to execute & bring you guys all the crazy ideas which comes in my mind and I intend to do it till my last breath. Be it Painting my nails or colouring my beard or more crazy stuff I plan to drown myself to.

Look. Life’s hard where everybody is trying to think out of the box but no one actually knows what they’re doing?

Just think, dream & never let anyone put you down.

Love you guys for the support

Stay tuned & spread love.

Akshay Sharma

NSS.