25 Shades of 25– Live, Love, Ladle out!
Twenty-Five! What does twenty five mean to you?
25 shades of 25 is a very personal collection, personal yet relatable. The journey started in December 2019 and the emotions that birth the collection was of empathy from watching close friends lose their loved ones to death.
The collection was inspired by the human race, and the journey we embark upon in this world. It seems to me that all of our journeys have something in common; we all get to live and die. As dingy as this sounds we do not have to merely live and die, even plants do better so we too can do better.
These weird thoughts about living and dying led me to the conclusion that everyone who is giving a shot at living must strive to do three things; to live, to love, and to ladle out. Whether you’re 15, 25, or maybe 65; we can all pursue these three things, this collection had to be named after a number I could relate to because it lays a strong emphasis on the reality of time and how fast life goes by if it’s not lived intentionally.
To live is to savor the moment, enjoy yourself and live life intentionally with both eyes wide open. Buy that dress, take the course, go on vacation, rest, prioritize your values, do what makes you feel alive, enjoy life to the fullest.
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:34 (The Christian Bible)
”Live” consists of 4 free flowing items, mixed fabric without any strict direction, long outfits, pleats, slits, and soft silhouette with a hint of spice to it. Jhaadey’s way of saying just do life, you only get one chance at it.
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You’ll agree that living is quite easy, it’s mostly not dependent on anyone but you. But do we just want to live life? Particularly knowing the human race is just a breath in the grand scheme of things. So let’s add loving to living a full life.
True love happens without any barriers, true love happens when we lay down our pride.
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12 (The Christian Bible)
"Love” features rhythmic fabric, fitted and flare silhouette, puffy sleeves and bold prints. Jhaadey’s way of saying pride keeps us from loving people that don’t look like us, but we can boldly decide to be free to love.
SEE LOVE 1-4 on Jhaadey.com
TO LADLE OUT:
To ladle out simply means to serve. Can we truly love without being able to let go of a portion of ourself? To love is to serve, and to serve is to be selfless and do so in honest devotion without any expectations. This is probably my best part of this collection because it’s asking for more, and pushing us to be more.
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1st Peter 4:10 (The Christian Bible)
“Ladle out” features form fitting outfits and confident looks. Daring asymmetric cut, and bold consistent patterns. Jhaadey’s way of saying to ladle out is to be aware that you have something to offer. We can truly serve when we know how much we have to offer, and everyone can ladle out because none of us is empty.
In conclusion, we sometimes need not to be reminded that life is short. Death is like a slap across the face, an undeserved, unexpected slap, one that is an inheritance every living person will get one day. This collection was created to help you reconnect to the whole idea of living and dying someday. Will you make it worth it, first for yourself then for people you come across.
For me it's 25 shades of 25, for you it could be 33 shades of 33, whatever it is, make other shades you have to paint while still here worth it.