Hi Prachi, could you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
Hey there! My name is Prachi Hotchandani and I handle a blog called Fashion Fanatics where I write about Fashion, Lifestyle, Beauty and some Product reviews as well. I am a 16 year old normal college going student and handle a blog side by side as my hobby. I am from Ulhasnagar, a city in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Besides blogging, I also have a YouTube channel where I create content related to styling and makeup.
Can you tell us about your blog, and what inspired you to start it?
As I already mentioned above, my blog is called Fashion Fanatics. My blog is for all the fashionistas and people who are interested in modern fashion and beauty. I love to share my tips and tricks related to styling and makeup and also love to discuss various modern fashion trends that come and go in our day to day lives. My blog does not focuses on a single topic because I know people will get bored so I write about random things related to Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty and try to come up with more fun and interesting content for my audience. I used to see these guys and girls on Instagram , posting really nice pictures and tagging brands and used to call themselves as ” Bloggers” so I researched on it a little bit and learned what blogging actually was and from that day I was highly interested in the concept of it and thought to start a blog myself. But I was also confused as to when should I actually start blogging. I completed my 10th grade and one day I was at my best friend’s house to hangout with her. On that day she encouraged me to actually start blogging because it was the perfect time to start as I had a lot of free time in the vacations. Now it has been 5 to 6 months since I started blogging and I am impressed how well it has grown. I was not inspired my a single person but seeing so many people do it inspired me that I can also do it myself.
Interview with Fashion And Lifestyle Blogger Prachi
How would you describe your own personal style?
My own personal style is actually not very specific. I absolutely love to experiment with my outfits but my go to style is either very casual and comfy or sometimes glam and sophisticated.
What do you think will be the big hits fashion wise for next season?
Big hits and trends fashion wise change almost every month, in my opinion. Sometimes they are really cool and sometimes a huge disaster. Since, it is winter/holiday season I think the trends will definitely roam around Christmas theme, like ugly sweaters, boots, trench coats and just random winter things. But you never know, any clothing piece can blow up on the internet as ” trendy” nowadays.
Where do you tend to buy your clothes, and why?
There no specific store or place where I always buy my clothes. If I can find trendy and modern clothes with great quality I’ll buy it even I get it from a local shop, mall or even online. But nowadays I am really into the winter collection in H&M. It also depends on my mood and the kind of item that I am looking for which usually changes often.
What do you spurge on? (Spend a lot of money on)
I usually like to spend money on my blog by purchasing plans so that it can reach more audience. Other than that, I spurge on clothes and makeup.
Do shops and advertisers send you samples of their goods to feature?
I actually haven’t received any PR packages from brands or shops yet because first of all, I am a newbie so I like to focus on getting much audience and increasing engagement so that it will help both brands and people to connect. and second of all, I also received an email from a foreign brand as they wanted to send me free PR package to promote them but I had never used any products from this brand and I was a little confused so I declined their offer.
Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
I am very experimental when it comes to styling and putting together an outfit so I don’t have any rules except for one which is that , what ever you put together, the outfits should match in any sort of way like in colour , in pattern, in style, in material and should look appropriate for the occasion that you are going for.
Interview with Fashion And Lifestyle Blogger Prachi
Where do you find the inspiration for your blog posts?
For me , research is the key. I get inspired by almost everything (obviously related to fashion, lifestyle and beauty) that I come across. For blog ideas I get my inspiration my researching online, look around in my environment and then gather those ideas in my notes and make a blog post out of it. so almost everyday things that I face gives me experience and inspiration for my blog.
Is there a person that is a fashion inspiration to you?
There are so many bloggers, content creators and celebrities that inspire me fashion wise. No specific person inspires me because I get inspired by a lot of content creators that sometimes motivate me to keep experimenting with outfits.
What’s your next fashion must have?
The fashion must haves according to me, are the basis. Yes, everybody needs to have basics like a simple white and black tee or shirts, denim jeans and jackets and all the basic things that will go with your every single outfit.
What does the biggest tip you have for anyone want to start a fashion blog or website?
The first tip is to plan everything. Do all your research, purchase a domain for your blog, start planning the niche of your blog and the topics that you are going to write on. I actually made a big mistake and just started blogging with no knowledge and that’s why I was struggling for few months but you should start planning before making a blog and be serious about it. Take an advice from the local bloggers or just dm one on Instagram , because I did the same.
Who does your amazing photography?
This is a fun question and you might be surprised with my answer. My brother, who is just 7 years old, mostly does my amazing photography. Or sometimes my mom, dad or just friends. I am actually planning to connect to the local photographers in my area for more better quality photoshoots.
What do you love most about blogging?
The thing that I love the most about blogging is that, a blogger’s job is to connect people with brands. You can be a part of a brand and advertise the product and you can also be a normal person who can test it out and give information and review of that product to others which absolutely blows my mind. Bloggers help people to find a right product without any difficulty because of which I love blogging as it gives me an opportunity to help people.
Where do you see your blog in the next five years?
Blogging is just a hobby for me now but I really wan’t to make a career out of it so I see my blog being successful with a lot of engaging audience because I put so much time, work and effort into something that I love.
Where can we follow you?
Firstly, you can follow me on my blog which is www.fashionfanatics.blog so that you can get daily email updates whenever I post a new blog. For blog updates and small reviews you can follow me on my Instagram – @fashionfanatics401
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