INDO-WESTERN SPRING OUTFIT DETAILS:
Last week I answered all Blogging questions on how to start a blog, my tips on growing Instagram. Today I am sharing rest of the Fashion related Q&A’s and few personal ones. Thank you so much for the amazing response to my last post.
Question– What do you think is current trending color?
Question– What is your favorite clothing brand?
Answer- I like to shop everywhere but Madewell, Boden, and Ralph Lauren Polo never disappoint me with their timeless styles, fabric, and fitting. I have a weakness for good fabric and my rate of going back to a store depends on the quality of their clothing.
Lately, I have rediscovered my love for Ann Taylor and Mango.
Question– What is your dream bag?
Answer- Hermes Kelly! I have a feeling that will forever remain a dream 😀
Also, I have a 10-year long crush on Lady Dior 🙂
Question– How do you define your style
Answer- It’s hard to put my personal style into one category because it keeps changing. I am a moody person and it reflects in the way I dress.
I like feminine, vintage, bohemian, ethnic and masculine pieces equally.
But any day you will find me dressed in layers, colorful, and modest.
Question– I see you mentioned Modest Fashion in your Instagram bio. What does it Mean?
Answer- Glad you asked. Modest Fashion means covering up parts of your body you are not comfortable showing due to culture or personal preference. The level of modesty differs across different religions and from person to person.
I am personally not comfortable wearing really short clothes, revealing necklines, and clothes that expose too much naval because that’s how I was raised culturally and that’s how I want to see myself.
Since the day I started my blog, my focus was to showcase my style within the boundaries I set on myself. I wanted to tell women that they can be stylish, contemporary, and experimental without revealing too much or any skin. Hopefully, I am inspiring you to dress modestly.
Before I discovered about the term “Modest Fashion”, It was really awkward for me to say it loud like “I don’t like to wear revealing clothes” because I didn’t want to sound like I am disapproving other people choices, which I don’t. Everyone has their level of modesty they’re comfortable with. Instead. I let my outfits do the talking. which, indeed it did because people tell me that they follow me for the very reason.
Question– Do you plan to make Fashion as your career and run a Fashion business in future?
Answer- Yes yes yes!
Question– When and how do you know you are interested in Fashion?
Answer- I have always loved clothes ever since I was little. It’s my way of making a first impression!
I use to steal blouse pieces (the piece of fabric used for saree blouses) from my mom’s closet and stitch clothes for my doll.
My mom used to tailor all my clothes since it was economical back then. She used to let me pick the fabric and design my own dresses (all of them had pockets and ruffles) and later churidars as I grew up (Indian ethnic wear- tunic top and pants). I used to pay a lot of attention to details and try to design each outfit differently.
It was my creative outlet, my hobby back then, imagining different styles, explaining those to my tailor and wearing them used to make me incredibly happy. That passion continued for me since I started helping my friends in picking up and customizing their outfits. I used to get complimented a lot on the way I mix pieces.
Since I am not a huge social media savvy person, it took me some time to discover the opportunity of becoming a fashion blogger. As soon as I did, I didn’t stop from there.
Question– Which Actress style do you like the most in Bollywood and Tollywood?
Answer- In Bollywood I love Kangana Ranaut’s elegant fashion choices. I find her style very original – vintagesque with conventional silhouettes. I want every bag she owns. I also love Sonam Kapoor’s experimental style. She has a great eye for classy and timeless style. Lately, I am loving Priyanka Chopra’s casual chic outfits esp. the ones that are styled by Mimi Cuttrell.
In Tollywood, I love Anushka Shetty’s style. She is someone who has always stayed true to her style. I always look up to her when it comes to Indian wear along with actress Sneha.
Question– Who is your inspiration
Answer- I don’t have any particular person. I find inspiration everywhere from my culture, movies, architectures, interiors, etc.
Question– How to pick a hairstyle for outfits? It’s my biggest challenge always
Answer- I pick my hairstyles depending on the outfit I am going for. If it’s a professional or dressed up look, I opt for sleek hairstyles like straight hair parted in the middle, or hair pulled into a lower or higher ponytail. Neatly combed bun also looks great with work wear and party wear.
For casual and everyday hairstyle- I love high ponytail, Hi-bun, and loose curls. Also if I am wearing high necks or peter pan collars or want to highlight my statement earrings. I like to go for the braided bun.
For flirty, bohemian and feminine looks- I prefer wavy curls which can be achieved using a curling wand or a hair straighter, half updo hairstyles like here and here look very feminine, wearing velvet or beaded hair bands will instantly give you a dressed up and youthful look and braided hairstyles like Fish braid, French side braid, Dutch braid, etc are classic and bohemian.
Question– What is your Fashion Statement and your statement piece?
Answer- My fashion statement is colorful and comfy. I love playing with different colors. My statement piece is a well-fitted bold jacket.
Question- How do you describe your personality and what’s your best personality trait?
Answer- Dreamy, intuitive and sensitive (a true Piscean indeed!)
Extrovert but not an open book. My socializing ability has an expiration. I need my alone time after a while. I don’t share much until I have a true connection with the person and I suck at small talk.
I am always excited and jumping about something or the other and with that, I drop things or do something stupid. Yes! you can call me crazy and clumsy.
If I like something I give more than my 100% to it. I just get immersed in it losing track of time and place. And I like to do it with utmost perfection.
I am very close to my family, they’re my number 1 priority in my life and then my best friends who are my extended family. I can do anything for them in a heartbeat.
My best personality trait is I am a happy person, I don’t carry the dull mood longer unless I am physically tired.
Question– What is your favorite book?
Answer- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Question– Who is your role model?
Answer- As cliché as it sounds, my Parents and my maternal grandma.
Question– What makes you feel low?
Answer- Quite a few things. But one thing that upsets me the most is when something that is not in my hands controls my life. I like to have the power over myself.
Question– How do you take bad comments on your posts?
Answer- The only negative comments that affected me so far are the one that questioned my authenticity. I worked so hard to be where I am today and It’s hard to take anything against my work ethics. I try to have an open mind about it since not everyone is genuine on the internet. I try to respond back to them publicly with facts. When you are not at wrong, there is no need to hide.
Apart from that, I was called ugly and fat one time. I laughed at it and showed it to everyone. They don’t bother me at all because my goal is different. It’s about the style that radiates your inner beauty.
Question – What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?
Answer- Jumping from an 829 feet Stratosphere building, Tandem Skydiving from 3200 feet, studying and living abroad and coloring my hair (the bravest thing I am done to date).
Question – What is your biggest fear?
Answer- losing someone I love.
Question – What makes you feel alive the most?
Answer- Working on something I am truly passionate about.
Question – What are your personal goals this year?
Answer- To travel to a new country, start my business, Go 99% plastic free, Improve my photography and editing skills.
Question – Things that make you happy the most
Answer- Staying up all night chit-chatting, playing games and eating spicy food, looking at the pictures and videos of my niece and nephew, when I workout and get done with all my action items for the day, when the flower buds in my garden bloom, watching a movie in the theater eating popcorn with my best friend beside, long drives with good music, tent camping and hiking in the nature, when the food I cook comes out yummy (doesn’t happen every day).
For today’s Spring outfit. I wore a Kalamkari print dupatta with the white maxi dress. I love how simple and dressed up this outfit looks. At times you just need one item to make your outfit standout. The colorful dupatta did that in this outfit. My Indian ethnic wear is not complete without hints of gold. I wore my favorite chandbali earrings and finished with gold gladiator sandals, a stylish and versatile alternative to regular metallic accent sandals.