Sunday, 21 April 2013

Femina MADE BY YOU {& Me!}

The quote, 'be careful what you wish for because it might come true', has never before worked for me. I have been wanting and wishing for Ryan Gosling and non weight gaining red velvet cupcakes, like forever. 
While some dreams may never ever come true a few might just do!

When I submitted my article for 'Made By You', Femina's first ever crowdsourced issue, the hope was to get published in one of India's most read and loved magazine. Never in a million years did I think that I would get a chance to be featured on the cover. THE COVER!!!
 
I was one of the five writers chosen to contribute for the 'Fashion Documentary' segment. We each had to write about the stylish part of our city.
Without a shadow of doubt I knew that my muse for this piece would be none other than Colaba.
 For starters, Colaba is one of the few parts of the city that has not been engulfed by the growing mall culture.
One of the reasons why this has not happened is because Colaba on its own is like a big market open to all. Whether you are looking for pocket friendly street shopping or high-end luxury good, Colaba has something for everyone.
 
 A landmark location that has managed to incorporate the new with the old, blend east with the west and most importantly welcomed people from all walks of life, social strata and from around the world to come and enjoy a slice of Mumbai life. 

Whether your spending allowance is Rs. 200/- or Rs 2 Lakh, be it cheap, chic or couture, Colaba is one place that has it all.The mixing of luxury, high street and street style fashion is one of the major reasons why among all the 7 islands of Mumbai, Colaba is hands-down the most stylish of them all.

Other than the cover and article, I had a chance to write the Editor's Letter for the Fashion section.

This is where it all began. At the Femina Made by You editorial meet.
It has been one of my life-long dreams to write for a fashion magazine. In fact, my passion for fashion writing is one of the main reasons why I started a fashion blog.
I will forever be grateful to Femina for giving me this wonderful opportunity. 

While most of you have already ready the article, I just wanted to share this with you all.

What did you think of Femina's first ever crowdsourced issue, Made By You? Did you like the concept? And what did you think of my article? Share your views with me in the comment section.

Till then, tra-la,
 Amena!!
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29 comments:

  1. Good things come to those who wait!

    Wish to see your editor's piece regularly in years to come :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    www.RitchStyles.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ritcha. For your kind words of encouragement and the support you were through it all. One of the other best blessing of my blogging experience is finding a friend like you. Muah!!!!
      Love♥

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  2. Surely its one big dream come true
    Congrats on being on the cover A!
    God bless you.

    CandyVioleta

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    1. Thank you my darling Gargi. Muah!!
      Love♥

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  3. Congratsss..well deserved :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Bhumika
      Love♥

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  4. Fabulous girl. So proud of you. Can't wait to get my hands on the issue once I am back. Hugs.

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    1. Vinitaaaa, thank you my darling. Once you get your copy do let me know what you think of my piece. Muah.
      Love♥

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  5. Well done Amena! You sure deserve to be in Femina! It would be wonderful to read that issue:-)

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    1. Hey Kalyani. Thank you so much for your kind words. The support of a fellow blogger means a lot.
      Love♥

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  6. well done and congrats!

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    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/2013/04/oasap-giveaway.html

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  7. It is my pleasure to nominate you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.
    http://wealthymatters.com/2013/04/22/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination.

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  8. Awesome babes.. Congrats... It is indeed a big thing
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3818165

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    1. Thank you so very much Vidhi. Love♥

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  9. You deserved it completely, Amena :) So happy & proud !

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    1. Thank you my darling Dayle. And congratulations to you too. I was so happy to see another fellow fashion blogger featured in it. Love♥

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  10. This is a super achievement Amena..congrats! You are spot on when you say that Colaba is the stylish part of the town. We have Fashion street, linkling road, bandra, etc..but nothing beats the vibe at Colaba (love SoBo! though I am suburbian ;))
    Being on the cover page of a magazine must be an awesome feeling, I can totally imagine :) Kudoa girl!
    ~ashy
    thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ashy. I love Bombay so much and one of my happy places in the city is Colaba. Yes, it does feel very good to be on the cover of a magazine. Love♥

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  11. big Congratulations Amena!!

    thats a wonderful piece and u look fab on the cover. WOW!! really :)

    oh and I love Colaba too, its so cool, totally Bombay and full of life.

    www.styledestino.com

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    1. Hey sweetie, thank you so very much for your kinds words of praise. Colaba is my happy place. Love♥

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  12. Congrats Amena. You couldn't have picked a better place to write about!!

    Roxanne
    http://head2heels-roxanne.blogspot.com/

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  13. Congratulations Amena <3 <3

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  14. Congratulations! :) Love what you have written for the Editor's letter :)

    - Sayali
    http://keepinitstylish.blogspot.in/

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