This whole damn idea of beauty is a burden, posts Masaba Gupta with Instagram pic
Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta says that beauty is a different kind of burden, which keeps changing with age. Scroll down to read what one of Instagram’s boldest voices has to say about her understanding of beauty.fashion and trends Updated: Jun 16, 2018 18:11 IST
Fashion designer Masaba Gupta’s latest Instagram post shakes off the idea of singular definitions of beauty. On Friday, the designer, who is the daughter of actor Neena Gupta and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards, took to Instagram to share how whether we realise it or not, the beauty standards set by society (and consistently reinforced via social media) take a toll on us.
I’ve come to realise that beauty is a different kind of burden as you keep growing. When I was younger,it was more of a longing to be conventional & check all the boxes/fit-in kind of a burden.Now,that I’m almost 30...it’s more an unapologetic ,rebellious kind of a burden.Eitherway,this whole damn idea of beauty is a burden. This was shot on the sidelines by my wonderful makeup artist Savleen,on the Iphone & completely unedited,which is important in the age of severe retouching .It is fully dedicated to my trainer @vilayathusain - thank you for making me somewhat strong,again. I strive to be the strongest person you have trained,ever. Both mentally & physically.
Masaba posted the above photograph of her sporting a black leotard on Instagram, along with which she wrote: “I have come to realise that beauty is a different kind of burden as you keep growing. When I was younger, it was more of a longing to be conventional and check all the boxes/fit-in kind of a burden. Now,that I am almost 30... It is more an unapologetic, rebellious kind of a burden. Either way, this whole damn idea of beauty is a burden,” she wrote alongside the image.
The House of Masaba designer said the photograph was taken on a mobile phone and was “completely unedited”.
“This was shot on the sidelines by my wonderful makeup artist Savleen,on the Iphone & completely unedited,” Masaba revealed in the honest post. This she added was “important in the age of severe retouching.”
If there is one thing I do know,for sure.. it is that you have to fall a little bit in love with yourself every single day,flaws & all and hope that one day it will fill your cup & make you feel whole. Because that’s your cup & your responsibility. You will meet incredible people,along this journey of self-love , some who will support it & some who will question it. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Or you’ll end up in a ditch,and you will then question that fucking ditch,that doesn’t deserve you. Thank you for never questioning my self-love , I wouldn’t have ever done this if it wasn’t you guys behind it. @savleenmanchanda @ishaannair7 I love you both. So much. Starting a new journey in all things ‘beautiful’ today and you’ll see why soon. 💃🏼
The realness of Masaba’s recent post isn’t only refreshing, it also challenges the way we see celebrities and our own bodies. Her post — in both its heartfelt and self-deprecating glory — showed how being a “celebrity” no longer means upholding unrealistic ideals of nonstop perfection. Masaba is trying to make it easier for us to accept that our bodies are not flawed—they’re human. One post at a time.
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First Published: Jun 16, 2018 18:04 IST