I am Neha Gandhi and I Love Playing Dressup. Exactly a year ago, I started this blog just for that same reason. I dint know what I wanted out of it or where it would take me. All I wanted to do was to have a little space to be creative and meet the world. I knew I wasn’t going to solve world hunger with my blog, but I wanted to make people realize that style doesn’t come with labels, a big wallet or a sample size body. I have learnt slowly, little by little with every post. When I look back, I realize I have evolved so much as a person in the last 1 year. And it not only has to do with style or taking fashion risks – but I feel more confident in my skin. I have started to love my little corner of the internet – my online home. It feels good to have started with a couple of page views ( pretty sure those were from my mom ) to receiving emails from people I have never met. From me shamelessly telling my friends – “Hey, btw, I started a blog” – to – “Hey, I heard about your blog from a friend” – I feel extremely blessed for that. I don’t think any of this would have been possible without my husband’s support. I remember the first time we stepped out to take pictures – we had no idea what we were doing! Today – he understands the best times to step out for shoots, he picks the best locations and knows so much more about photography and editing. He looks into the marketing and logistics aspects and teaches me about them. For me to constantly think about the blog is natural – its my baby – but I cannot even begin to be grateful for the fact that my husband not only doesn’t mind that, but also thinks about it as much. I am grateful for that and for having each of YOU support me each day. Thank you for coming back to the blog every day, for leaving me such positive comments, following on social media and sending me emails. I also want to thank each and everyone I worked and collaborated with, for trusting me and showing the love. Having said all that, I want to say that in all honesty – it has not been a joy ride all the time. There have been times when I have felt “what’s the point or who cares”. My husband has been an extremely big support during these times that I have felt defeated. He constantly reminds me that while instant gratification is great, its rare and patience is key. The biggest struggle I have faced is giving the blog as much time as I’d love to – people ask me how I find time for this with my hectic work schedule and other activities like theatre that I do from time to time. But if you are truly passionate about something – you know you’ll find the time for that.
To celebrate a year of LOVE PLAYING DRESSUP – I am giving away LOVE PLAYING DRESSUP tees. I am over the moon to create a brand for my blog, a brilliant idea that my brother had! Playing Dressup is not only about clothes but adding that dress up touch to every little aspect of life. And I envision to take blog there.