Last I blogged about Imsu was a year ago when she was oding on ASOS; she still is. Right after that I lost the sense of time. Photos are from then and the conversation is recent.
Where did you grow up? How was your childhood like?
I was born and brought up in Kohima, Nagaland till I was 9 and then I spent the next 10 years of my life in a boarding school [The Assam Valley School]. We had our occasional holiday breaks but I’d say that I ‘grew up’ in school. I don’t really have the words to describe how my childhood was, but I can just put it like this — I wouldn’t mind going through the whole thing again.
What did you do during your holiday breaks?
Nothing much. I just relaxed at home and indulged in a lot of non-veg home food.
wearing asos cape & so you shoes.
A year ago, you weren’t posting as regularly as now + you also got your own domain for your blog. Does it mean you’re taking blogging more seriously?
Hmm…it’s an on and off thing. The thing is that I would love to take my blog seriously but with college/exams/entrance tests it gets a little difficult. I seem to have a lot those phases where I don’t feel like blogging. The worst part is that I am not really self-motivating…I draw inspiration from the things I see. Getting my own domain wasn’t anything major, really. I was just not happy with my previous url.
Are you still taking photos from Sony Cyber-shot? And who takes your photos?
Nah. I am now using a Nikon D3100. My boyfriend takes most of my pictures but since he’s not in Delhi anymore, I guess I’ll have to ask my cousins or friends.
You started a blog shop. What are you selling and how does one buy from your shop?
I mostly sell stuff(mostly shoes) that is either new or hardly worn and sometimes I take pre-orders from people who want to order shoes in bulk with me so that the shipping cost is reduced. People can email me with the product code. Once they’ve confirmed, I give them my account details and ask them to transfer the amount. I then place the order for the product, wait for it to arrive, and then finally send it to them.
So you buy this ‘new’ stuff specifically to sell and not something you’d want to wear?
Not really, but yeah, I usually don’t buy stuff for myself if I have to sell it…but I wouldn’t mind keeping it for myself either.
I am going to Nagaland sometime this year to take photos for my blog. What places should I go to?
Dimapur/Kohima. You could try going to Spirit of Faith Church on a Sunday. You’ll find everybody dressed well.
And if you had to choose one place out of Dimapur & Kohima, one that is more experimental with clothes/fashion, which one would it be?
Dimapur for sure. Most of the ‘stylish’ people in Kohima tend to stay indoors. But you could still go. It’s only 2 hours away from Dimapur.
I heard Dimapur is mostly about night life. All the ‘cool’ people only get out in the night.
What do you miss about home(Kohima)?
Hills. Nice weather. And home food. And my dog.
To be continued…
Photographed in Outram Lines, New Delhi in Feb 2011.