Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on re-branding my blog and other platforms and I’m finally ready to introduce you guys to ‘The Style Kin’!
I started my blog in early March in 2019 while I was doing a course in Bangalore; after years of wanting to start one up since college. At the time, the course wasn’t as heavy and I was longing for a creative outlet. So, with a lot of encouragement from the people closest to me, I took the leap and purchased my own domain: flounderandfumble.com.
It was a learning curve: I had never built a proper blog before, didn’t know how to pose for the camera (I preferred to be behind the lens), and whilst I had some basic knowledge of editing software, I was by no means proficient.
I’ll admit, as a ‘recovering perfectionist’, I’ve always been hard on myself, but with the blog, I wanted to allow myself to make mistakes because I knew that I was starting from the bottom and still had a lot of things to learn. It’s one of the major reasons behind why I named my blog ‘Flounder and Fumble’ in the first place. You can read more about it here.
I’ve grown since then. I’ve made more progress with the side of me that always wants things to be ‘perfect’. It’s still a part of me, but it’s not all that I am. Entering my third decade, I felt like I had outgrown it – and so had my blog. So came my second leap: a complete name change.
This blog was always meant to focus on my personal style and fashion inspiration (with a little bit of lifestyle content here and there), and I wanted the new name to reflect that. And then it hit me: The Style Kin. A name that encapsulated something literally related to style.
I couldn’t be happier now that everything is more settled. I have loved my blogging journey as ‘Flounder and Fumble’ but I’m excited to start afresh as ‘The Style Kin’. Let me introduce you to my new chapter:
Hello, lovelies. Hope you’ve been doing good. Had enough of Netflix-ing and Chilling? Tell me about it.
So, my sister, Tori, had the great idea of styling ourselves up in outfits reflecting different decades and we were all gung-ho about it.
After some research, here are the outfits we were able to come up with that would reflect the ’60s. Say hello to my wonderful siblings, Hame and Tori, and cue the ‘Swingin’ Sixties’!
In the first set of images, we’re hippies. Far out, man.
I mean, obviously, we couldn’t go out to buy any add-ons for our outfits so we did our best to scour our wardrobes to style ourselves the best we could. And you know what? I think we did pretty good.
For our next static performance, we got all dolled up and tried our best to personify Wes Anderson characters as much as possible.
I used to love watching the 2007 version of the movie musical ‘Hairspray’ so much that I actually bought the CD soundtrack. The story was set in the 60’s so I had an idea of what was required hair-styling wise. Only one problem: I had no hairspray or hair gel. So I settled for the easiest high ponytail. What do you think? Yes? No?
We’re missing one of my sisters here because she had a lot of work to do course-wise so it was just me, Hame and Tori – the genius who pulled us all together to do this!
This was a lot of fun; and we have such great images and memories to look back on later. I’m grateful that we were together to actually pull it off.
We’re going to be trying our hand at styling the ’70s next so hold on to your hats for that one. Until next time!