Fashion is when you put your own identity into itSOBIA AMEEN
Sobia Ameen besides being a famous internet personality is also a Baker, an Architect, and an Activist. Sobia is born and brought up in the capital city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sobia started as an architect then turned baker without any professional culinary refinement and her talent speaks for herself. But she not only has diverse and versatile fashion choices but is also a diverse person. According to Sobia Aseem, she is a mermaid who loves to bake because she is more into swimming than baking and was also a part of the swim team. She was a swimmer for as long as she could remember and on the other hand, she is a baker who does not have a sweet tooth! Talk about being unpredictably quirky!
On being asked about the reason behind coming into the fashion field, she says “I always had my sense of style I think. But I don’t think I was very particular till I became an adult. Last year when I spent time away from home, I was really into wearing sarees and stuffs like that. I was more used to and comfortable in western clothes. So I always try and put it up. So, I think social media seem to like that. So, that’s how it happened to me that I came to fashion”.
She also talked about facing colorism and overcoming many body-shaming stereotypes. In one of her Instagram posts on 24th May 2020, she was seen wearing a white men’s shirt, and paired it with a classic black t-shirt bra and stockings, with some mismatched gold pieces of jewelry, accentuating her sultry and seductive look with sleeked hair in a bun posing for the magazine Thebedroomjournal. She captioned her picture, “I want you to know that I am strong enough to carry my entire body weight on my toes. No other flex here” she posed on her toes with fierce eyes and her signature smile, making the haters run for words!
According to the interview she gave to Thebedroomjournal when she was asked what about her journey of self-love she had to say,” “It has been a long and painful journey. Self-work has to be the most difficult yet rewarding process of all. I still struggle to love myself for who I am, I have my own set of insecurities and I realize I am kinder to someone else with the same insecurities so I tell myself that I deserve to accept myself for what I might see as a “flaw” in myself but beauty in someone else.” She further had to have,” It is vital to know and be your true self. If not publicly, at least to know for yourself so that there is no resentment or regret of never truly having explored the deepest parts of you.” Through her words, we acknowledge the fact that even though she had obstacles to climb, through her resilience she had been very brave and helped people to partake in this arduous yet fruitful journey of self-discovery and love.
On being asked about the definition of fashion for her, she says “For me, fashion is when you put your own identity into it. Fashion is very personal to me. For me, it’s a very big part of my life. Especially during a pandemic when everything seems like it’s falling apart. It has taught me a lot of discipline. It has helped me to know my body better. It has made me stronger. It has helped me cope with everything. In a picture, I am wearing one ghungaroo.
Because I don’t know, I never thought I could wear both. And I also recently found my mother’s parranda (Punjabi thing). My mom is born and brought up in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. And I use to see that when I was younger and she had long hair. But we didn’t find it for years because she didn’t keep her hair longer. So when I found it, it was like 2 days before the shoot. And I told my stylist that we have to use it. And I think your sense of style is what matters when it comes to fashion. And I think it’s an expression of who you are. It should always be individualistic, rather than something which is mass-marketed”.