Pink - from crayons to high heels !

by Gagan K June 28, 2015

I am 5. I make little cards for my mom and dad, every uncle & aunty I like, my teacher, my best friend, her sister, and her favorite uncle and aunty too! The reason is simple - I am a girl. I love to draw. My favorite color is pink and I love glitter. Lots of it. Glitter not just on my artwork, but also on my hands, my mom’s hands, my clothes, my mom’s clothes, our walls, our couch, the carpet and everywhere else! My eyes light up when I see anything pink and sparkly. My clothes have Disney princesses. I love bracelets, beads and jewelry. Most of it is purple and pink. My Cinderella school bag is full of crayons. Sometimes I’m allowed to polish my nails. And when I do, yes, those are also pink with a glitter coat on top. 

I am 12. My love for pink remains but I experiment. I look up to every woman who wears exciting clothes and jewelry and lots of makeup.  I am waiting desperately to grow up and try everything I see in magazines and everything that mom uses because I’m still not allowed to use all that and buy all that. My craftwork time has reduced, but my love for jewelry has grown. I have a cute pink jewelry box with music. I love earrings, I love beads, and I love anklets. My sandals are fancy. And mom allowed me to get colored lip-gloss. I want to wear heels. Oh I cannot wait to be 18!

I am 19. I have tried every color possible! Neon, reds, blues everything... My liking for pink remains, however, I have fallen in love with black. It’s perfect because my body is not. Black hides my flaws. My skin looks better when I wear black. It’s cool. It’s sexy. It’s sensual. My nail polish is black. Most of my wardrobe is black. I do not wear much brown. I feel it does not suit me and makes me look dull. I also wear over sized tees and jeans sometimes. I am so fixated on what I like and what I do not. My friends are my biggest trend alert. My jewelry collection has replaced my craft drawer. 

I am 26. I buy lots of bags and shoes. My jewelry includes more statement pieces. My closet is bursting but I hardly ever find anything to wear. When I travel, my luggage is overflowing. Its shopping time before every party I have to attend. I have a huge collection of makeup. I have heels in hot pink (which comes from my liking for pink), neon green and shimmery gold that generally kill my feel after 30 minutes of wearing them. Flats are out of question on a night out. My dresses are shorter than ever and I am conscious about every fashion choice I make. I love to buy things that I will never wear. 

I am 33. I have tried and tested everything. I have learnt that my confidence and happiness are more important than anything else. I am more focused on what I like. My dresses are more classy and elegant. I still own all my colored heels but I hardly ever wear them. I have my expensive black and beige heels, which generally get preference because they are comfy. Oh and I am not shy to wear flats anymore! Expensive brands have replaced my old bags. I look after my skin more coz gravity will soon show its magic. I cannot think of buying a non-luxury brand of makeup. My passion for jewelry is at its peak. Sterling silver and chunky statement pieces are my style. My nails are mostly in shades of pink or French. 

To be continued...

At every age, I love glitter, bags, shoes, jewelry, clothes and pink. This is my take on some fashion choices I’ve made. Tell me yours!




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