To Giveaways and Picture-Taking!
As promised, the Urban Mantra sisters announced the winner of our giveaway on Twitter this last weekend. The random number generator picked Ashwini from the Zing of My Life as the lucky winner of the coffee table book, New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. Ashwini, we hope you like the book and do tell us of any interesting stories revealed about Fashion Week in it!
On a separate note, I came across this incredibly funny website called "The Oatmeal" earlier today (full cartoon image here). It puts a satirical spin on the act of taking pictures, which, let’s face it guys, has made us all cambeeps. What used to be a fun way to capture memories with families and friends has increasingly started to become a race towards getting the next best Facebook or blog picture. With Instagram and Twitter right on our iPhone fingertips, even a simple dinner can become a photoshoot.
But as much as our friends roll their eyes when we pull out our phone for a picture, the Urban Mantra sisters are unapologetically owning the fact that we love taking pictures! It’s true that there is a time and place for everything and sometimes, we need to just put away our cameras and phones and enjoy the moment for what it is. But at the same time, life is short and that cute, mini-skirt isn’t gonna look good on you forever. So embrace your inner photographer! “Making mediocre experiences look awesome on Facebook”, says the cartoon? We say, “There is a Kodak moment in every mundane event!” What do you think, fellow bloggers? :)