Delihi based lawyer turned fashionista Shreya Kalra of FTLOFAOT (For The Love Of Fashion And Other Things) became a fashion writer, when she realised that fashion satiated her appetite better than law! A girly girl at heart, she has an eclectic style that is sure to wow anyone who stumbles across her blog!
We love it for her fusion fashion sense
1. What sparked your interest in fashion?
A lot of fashion magazines and a sister who loved her ‘hipsters’ just as well as her ‘mini skirts’, while I was growing up.
2. What is your first fashion memory?
The first really serious fashion memory would have to be the first fashion show I ever attended, which was at Delhi Couture Week, a few years back. Suddenly I was interacting with the likes of Arman and Ayan Ali Khan who were there to watch a certain designer’s show.
3. What is your personal style statement?
My personal style is very eclectic. I could be about prints one day and structured garments in monochrome another. Being a girly girl at heart, almost everything that I wear (including something as normcore as a boxy white shirt with a pair of boyfriend jeans), will always have an element of girly accessorizing in tow.
4. What made you take up blogging?
I began blogging when there were only about two to three prominent digital fashion bloggers in India. I started after I had stalked enough international ones to know what I wanted to contribute. Plus, I’m a writer at heart.
5. What would you like to tell all aspiring bloggers?
Bring something ‘you’ to the table and keep it original. There is enough and more space for each of us to have an individualistic fashion blog out there but there are no takers for cookie cutter #ootd mannequins. Bring something ‘you’ to the table.
The POPxo quiz:
1. One beauty product you swear by:
L’oreal Magique kajal and concealer by Dior
2. An outfit you could live in for the rest of your life:
Distressed jeans and a nice jacket. Mostly because of the timeless style quotient and comfort.
3. Your biggest guilty pleasure:
Desserts. I have an insane sweet tooth.
4. The one trend/style you would NEVER wear:
Skorts. Never really got the idea since it seemed like a waste of two very cool pieces of apparel to me.
5. Success is?
Being the best version of yourself.
6. Fame or Money?
Money, if I really had to pick between the two.
7. You look up to?
Anna Dello Russo is a goddess and I can’t ever really explain how much I love Leandra Medine of ‘Man Repeller’
8. The ONE thing no one knows about you?
I’m seriously navigationally/directionally challenged. Never ask me for directions. Never ask me to find a place all by myself.
9. What is your biggest strength?
10.If you could be anyone for a day, who would you like to be?
Currently, Mindy Kaling. I have feeling this idol worship will last a while.
11. How does it feel to be part of the POPxo Blog Network?
You know you’re doing something right when the fastest growing fashion and lifestyle portal in India invites you to be a part of their Blog network. I am quite excited to begin this journey with POPxo and to reach out to a whole new set of people with my work.MUST-READ: Aleena Mackar Of The Style Chair Joins The POPxo Blog NetworkMUST-READ: Ritu Arya Of Razzle Dazzle Pickle Joins The POPxo Blog Network