Shilpalyn is having an unusual day – an enchanted, magical one. And why did the fairy come to her? Is it real or all in her head? Read on about Shilpalyn’s journey to find out what happened next…


“Who are you?” the words left Shilpalyn’s mouth before she could stop them. She immediately felt stupid for asking her own reflection who she was. But there was something about the fairy – it may have been a reflection but she seemed real, like a different version of Shilpalyn.

“It doesn’t matter who I am,” the fairy replied in a soft, soothing voice, almost a whisper. “What matters is you, and what you can do. The fog increases. Your world is imploding with fear and loneliness. You are the only one who can save it.” It seemed to Shilpalyn that only she could hear the fairy’s words. Somehow she felt important, like she was becoming privy to secret information.

“Me? But I have no special powers!”

As much as Shilpalyn wanted to feel like the savior, the fairy somehow seemed more powerful. She had magical powers after all. She could just make everything okay with a flick of her wand!

“Who are the people? How’ll I help them? “You have more power than you realize,” she replied. “You see!” And then she vanished, and so did the mirror, the clumping bamboos and the sunlight. Everything became foggy again. But this time, Shilpalyn didn’t feel shocked, as if she suddenly had the powers the fairy had talked about. She felt light as a feather, and even though she had no magic wand, no disappearing abilities, she felt like she really could do whatever it was to help the world.

(To be continued…)

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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