Words of wisdom and stupidity… I have selected my favorite fashion & life quotes from the best of ShilpaAhuja.com as we celebrate our 5 million pageviews!
Hey everyone! We at ShilpaAhuja.com are so excited today, ’cause we’re celebrating 5 million pageviews! It’s a big milestone for our young website, which grew from a small blog to a full-fledged digital fashion magazine and much much more! I’m also so proud to be celebrating our 5 million pageviews mark way before we even celebrate our 5th birthday!
It seems only yesterday we were celebrating 10K pageviews; in fact, it seems not long ago that we even started this website, and posted our first article! And now it seems interesting and humbling to me to think back to our roots, initial struggles and smaller milestones.
Anticipation & Nonchalance
Funnily enough, I’d been waiting for years for the time when our pageviews would cross the 5 million mark. But when it happened, it passed so quickly that we’re almost at 5.1 m now, and I never even got a chance to announce or celebrate it as it happened!
The Journey, the Contributors…
Working on ShilpaAhuja.com has never seemed like work to me. It’s always fun – it seems like a hobby or experiment rather than my full-time job. Maybe it’s because it started that way. Was it a hobby or a challenge or just some creative outlet to put my energies into, I do not know. And nor do I know when it became more than that – taking over all my time and love!
And I’m so proud that ShilpaAhuja.com is not just mine. Our SlubTeam has also always put their heart and soul into it; everyone in our team works because they believe in ShilpAhuja.com, not because they have to.
We always take it one day at a time. Nothing is too far, or too difficult here. No matter what long-term ambition we have for ShilpaAhuja.com, but we forget all that when we write a daily article, record a video or pose for a photo-shoot. It’s like music – it just comes.
But first and foremost, I owe these pageviews, and anything that we do here, to you – our readers. Without you, we’d just be an empty wasteland…!
In these short four years, we’ve done so much and worked on so many things – our comic series, our fashion words glossary, fashion trend analysis, content in so many niches and genres like relationships, fitness, food, men’s fashion, travel and much more.
There have been so many memorable experiences – good and bad. Our site was hacked, our team dwindled down and many more hardships have come our way. But I’ve talked about some of them already! You can listen to all that in my 2018 year in review video.
But today is the time to celebrate, so I’ve selected some of the best style & life quotes on ShilpaAhuja.com for you to check out. There’s nearly 2000 articles, so I can’t do them justice by selecting just a few, but here’s what I thought of off the top of my head…
Life Quotes & Best of ShilpaAhuja.com
“Without the why, the what becomes meaningless. “
You can’t stop people from judging you, but you can stop judging you.
“Style is a language everyone understands but not everyone speaks.”
“Fashion is always a representation of the society we live in. During much of colonization, Indian fashion became an expression of awe and oppression, both literally and stylistically.”
“Without dreams, we have no reality.”
“Indian fashion is just like Indian women – modest yet seductive. Simple yet complex.”
Personal style is a way of expressing your personality – not just to the world, but to yourself, too.
“The goal of life is not to be happy. It’s to experience. And learn.”
Fashion and fantasy are really intertwined – one inspires the other. After all, fashion editorials of magazines strive to create magic with every shoot, page spread, or, in the digital era, Instagram pic!
“Just because an Indian girl dresses differently than the rest of the world’s women, doesn’t mean she’s old-fashioned. Our fashion is a power, an identity, a language.”
“The city of Cape Town is alive with culture, beautiful landscape, stories of political history and the juiciest burgers you’ll ever have!”
“There’s a question every single girl wants to find the answer to – how to make a guy fall in love with you. And I think I just narrowed it down to two words – you can’t.”
“A lifestylista is someone who celebrates her life, and curates the things that make up her lifestyle with careful consideration.”
“The ‘right’ man doesn’t wait around for a girl to come into his life so that he can finally have good food or a clean house.”
“Eye-level shots enhance the jaw, smile lines, giving a more mature, womanly look. Whereas, a higher angle blurs out the skin more, makes the eyes appear larger and the mouth smaller – for a doll-like appearance. While youthful, it takes away the complete personality that a blogger (or real woman) should have!”
“Being tall gives even the most talentless and brainless folks at least some confidence over their shorter peers. Short height is shamed and discriminated against like it’s a problem, whereas it’s totally normal and cool.”
“It takes too much work to be happy. But being sad is easy.”
“Happiness is like magic – you have to believe in it to see it.”
Hope you liked my today’s selection of life quotes, dose of words, wisdom and inconsequential rambling. Thanks so much for reading, and ultimately it’s you who makes ShilpaAhuja.com what it is. Has our website ever made you happy, or feel confident, or more stylish? I’d love to know about any of your positive memories attached to us. Do let us know in the comments below. It’ll keep reminding me why I do what I do…
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, 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 [email protected]