“I am a product of two very chaotic and colorful cultures: Indian and Filipino. But after living in Amsterdam for five years, I was surprised to realize while packing my summer wardrobe for a trip to Sicily, that everything in my suitcase was black, white or gray! I keep it that way so it’s easy to mix and match. But color is too deeply rooted in me, so I always accessorize with a flash of color—bright red sandals, hot pink lipstick, a glittery bag.
My outfits are comfortable and unfussy, but put-together and feminine. I wear a lot of dresses and skirts. I have always struggled with my weight, but when I became a mother, I finally embraced my body. I prefer outfits that subtly show off and hug my curves, without being explicitly sexual. My culture prizes femininity and modesty, so no matter how my style evolves I feel I will always have that in me.”
About Deepa Paul
Deepa Paul is the wanderer behind Currystrumpet, a blog filled with stories of motherhood, home, travel and life in Amsterdam as seen through the eyes of a Filipina mom born and raised in Manila. Deepa’s personal philosophy, “Live Now, Write Later” seamlessly shines through her many experiences dabbling in various creative worlds which include and are not limited to writing, producing, painting and hand lettering.
You can keep up with her daily fun adventures on Instagram at @currystrumpet and read more about her journeys as they unfold on www.currystrumpet.com.