Shilpalyn encounters someone in the forest – someone magical. Who is she? Why does she find Shilpalyn? Read on about her enchanted journey every alternate week…


Shilpalyn danced and walked through the woods by the river, unaware of how far she had come. The fog became thicker and thicker, worrying Shilpalyn about how she’d find her way back. It became darker and darker.

Suddenly, she saw a narrow, bright streak of light coming from a corner, behind a dense thicket. Shilpalyn followed the rays, and she reached a magical place. A patch of wilderness where the river met the sea, shone bright with sunlight. And by the clumping bamboos, lay a mirror, gleaming with the reflection of dazzling sunlight.

Shilpalyn came closer, and realized when she saw her magical reflection, that it was an enchanted mirror. What stared back from the mirror was not Shilpalyn’s surprised face, but a fairy with vivid purple hair and a calm expression. (To be continued…)

Top: Zara
Earrings: Forever 21
Photography: The Guy
Styling, Photo-Editing & Story: Shilpa Ahuja


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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email