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Exclusive Interview With Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger Riya Arora

Hi Riya, could you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
Hi everyone, I am Riya. I am a fashion and beauty blogger. I am from Delhi. I love travelling and living life to the fullest like there is no tomorrow. Since I was in class 12th I wanted to become a fashion blogger and influence people . And now it’s been a year since I have started taking my passion seriously . I am also a certified makeup artist and fashion designer from pearl academy. I try to find happiness in small things of life.

Can you tell us about your blog, and what inspired you to start it?
I started blogging back in 2018, I wasn’t that regular and not that famous, so it was just a page where I posted my random pictures. Then in 2019 I started being regular . I was looking for ways to communicate with brands. Gradually , I started posting about what I wear, random diy, styling tips, so that people could follow. I was inspired by a lot of influencers and I had my family’s support so here I am . Now i have worked with 30+ brands , also selected as the brand ambassador for shein India . I have experienced a lot of highs and some shitty lows . Yet I am glad I did not give up.

How would you describe your own personal style?
As soon as i turned 18 i started to experiment with fashion and reinvented myself as often as i could. I don’t think i have a particular style, as what i wear keeps changing from time to time . I have a thing for colours and I love wearing dresses. My style is a unique mixture of multicoloured and romantic trends.
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What do you think will be the big hits fashion wise for next season?
In vogue and most fashion catwalks, i have seen mini skirts, oversized sweaters over layers of pastel colours like grey, beige, pink. Another upcoming trend would be midi skirts, crop tops and clutch bags. And i am super excited to wear them.

Where do you tend to buy your clothes, and why?
I am a very spendthrift person . Every season I go window shopping and have a look at the trends that are in . Then I try to take advantage of my wardrobe without being a fashion victim. i tend to buy mostly during the sale from brands but i do shop from local markets as well.

What do you spurge on? (Spend a lot of money on)
Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late. So apparently I spend all my money on makeup products, and clothing. Every time I purchase a new pair I keep telling myself not to shop for the next six months but i fail to keep my promise.
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Do shops and advertisers send you samples of their goods to feature?
before answering this question, i would like to make it very clear it was never in my intention to receive something in return . but yes i have received many gifts and passes to events. however the best part about blogging is not the amount of freebies but a close interaction and a bond that has been created throughout the journey.

Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
I love wearing colourful outfits that make me as happy as going to a sunny place. Also simplicity is another rule I follow. I wear simple outfits that can get me through the day and make me feel comfortable wherever i go.

Where do you find the inspiration for your blog posts?
Almost from everywhere ! When it comes to outfits , i tend to build around one piece that has caught my attention , so it mainly depends on my mood. Also i get inspired from fashion bloggers and street style i see during the day. there are so many fashionistas out there who have my heart for their fashion and style.
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Is there a person that is a fashion inspiration to you?
My mother has always been a great inspiration to me. she has always been very fashion conscious with her personal style, way of living and her character. And we have the same fashion taste indeed.

What’s your next fashion must have?
A Michael Kors black leather bag. It is a classic piece and i won’t regret investing my money on it.

Who does your amazing photography?
All my photos are taken by sister , my photographers or my friends, some are taken by me too using tripod . Though i am not a professional photographer but i still manage to create the best of content i can. Also i am in the process of learning photoshop and yes i am loving it.
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What do you love most about blogging?
The best part about blogging is, i have learnt to love myself and to be more confident. I met so many beautiful people who helped me to grow, and i think it wouldn’t have been possible without my blog.

Where do you see your blog in the next five years?
That’s a difficult question to answer. But i see myself as a woman i want to be and until i reach that point, I have work to do . however i will try to do my best and be a successful blogger one day that’s what i wish for and work for.

Where is your favorite place to travel?
I love Los Angeles and i have been there so yes it was a great experience .
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What is your all-time favorite movie and why?
My current favourite movie is Yeh Jawani Hai Dewani. i love how the bond of friendship is portrayed and friends that stay and slay together.

Which do you prefer, Heels or Sneakers?
I prefer heels , because i just love wearing them.
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Who is your favorite fashion designer?
I love sabyasachi and i wish to wear sabyasachi dress on my wedding.

Describe your sense of style in 3 words.
classy, elegant and unique

What is that favorite accessory that you cannot leave the house without?
My sling bags. i just have all the colours with all different outfits.

What are your future plans?
Not to say much , but i would love to be a woman my parents are proud of.

Where can we follow you? ​
You can follow me on in Instagram

Riya​, Thank You ​for this lovely interview

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