Spending time at home since last year made me reminisce about how I loved working at a cafe (yes, I did work at a cafe) because of how it smelled, how I liked visiting a specific spa that smelled so beautiful and relaxing. It's interesting how fragrances add to the ambience of a place and elevate our moods. The lockdown this year made me want to try fragrances for home in the form of candles, incense and aroma oils to keep the dullness at bay. And with three furry friends in the house currently, the need to keep our space clean and smelling fresh has been even more on top priority off late. The collaboration with Clay happened around the same time after conversations with the kindest Sneh, the Founder of the brand. We spoke about the preference of aroma oils for my living space and went ahead with lemongrass oil that's known for rejuvenating and purifying, and peppermint oil for awakening and stimulating the mind and body since being indoors can make us feel lethargic. A typical late morning in my life starts with me having chamomile tea, slathering on some sunscreen, taking my dogs for a walk, pouring a few drops of my favorite oils into my Clay diffuser and having my brunch followed by shooting or editing depending on what I've planned for the day. I love how the mist calms me down on anxious days and helps me concentrate on work better. A cup of coffee, some quiet me-time and a calming mist is what I need while in bed on a no-work day or to unwind on a tiring afternoon.
A DAY WITH CLAY
August 18, 2021
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PICNIC ROSE

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

Staycation ; Picnic Party ; Gypsy ; Beige dress ; wine lips ; boho look ; Lookbook ; Bohemian ; Boho aesthetic ; Summer party ; Rustic Vogue ; fashion photography ; Naznin ; Naznin Suhaer ; dark ; dusky ; indian blogger ; hyderabad fashion bloggers ; hyderabad bloggers ; hyderabad fashion blogger ; I Dress for the Applause ; Hyderabad

 

Shot at Rustic Vogue hotel resort

 

The significance of a vacation/staycation is often not realized unless you take one. With little experience I can still say- you come back with an inexplicable amount of mental energy and an inspired mind. The toughest of tasks you have been procrastinating for long can be tackled easily when you’re revived mentally.

 

The sound of rare species of birds early in the mornings, beautiful sunlight peeking through the window, and a spectacular view of the lake from our room – waking up in the company of my three furry friends in a place like this was on my list for the longest time. In Spite of being loaded with work, I took the chance of breaking the rut of staying cooped in my room and working for endless hours and planning a getaway with Rustic Vogue.

 

Bare skin, no makeup (except for when I shot these), comfiest clothes and lots of fresh air – was just what the body and mind needed.

 

The sweet people at the resort decided to set up a bonfire night the evening we checked-in and a little picnic and barbecue for us the next day. We carried our own marinade, however it decided to rain so heavily as soon as our first batch went onto the grill that we had to pack everything up and get back into our room. However, some music, more time with our pets and some Indian food we ordered-in, summed up our last evening at the resort. We made sure we carried our sanitizers around and wear our masks wherever required.

 

An experience to remember with hopes of many more to come. Thank you Rustic Vogue for hosting us.

 

Leaving you with images of the little picnic the sweet people arranged for us.

 

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