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 Last week making my way through the huge cartons stacked one upon the other in the store from all the house shifting, I came across my childhood. Hardly do I remember anything back from the day apart from my scribbling on the last few pages of every new notebook and my rack of books. Having a childhood where reading and writing was the main exercise in the family, I loved noting down every little detail about every special day. When I couldn't put it down into words, I would draw and draw until it made sense. From stick figures to doodles to creating new words, it was all a major part of my early days when my Father would teach me big words and I would write them down to remember them.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
Remember Alice's Adventure in the Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? These whimsical tales were a part of my life while growing up. I would wonder how it would be like to grow up and become Alice.

When I came across Hathi which is born of three great loves – doodling, clothes and elephants, my childhood came rushing back to me.
Bella the Bee and Lilly the Dragonfly, are the two protagonists of the 'Keeda collection' by Hathi By Anjani Prakash. Treading the same path as me, there was a lot that the two of us shared. From being comfortable in a monotonous life to leaving it all to give art a full time shot. Creating a collection that comes with stories, Hathi makes sure you take their stories and create your own.
Deliberately simple designs with playful cuts and silhouettes with hand drawn sketches of the leading star casts of elaborate stories, the styles correspond to the ideas behind complete story that gets told when you wear it.
The Keeda collection inspired by the bee and dragonfly which represent love, family, teamwork, community and transformation, enlightenment and change respectively will bring a bit of whimsy in your wardrobe.

Buy the Keeda collection here 

      Wearing - Princess Bee Tunic and Dragonfly Tie Top by Hathi, Blur Platform Shoes, Boheme neck piece.
                  Photography by Divishth Kakkar | Styling, Creative direction and post production by Devyani Kapoor 


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