Aakriti and Shaurya of ‘Pretty Little Things’ are giving us major best friend goals! They are two long term besties who share a common love for all the same things in life and have started their own YouTube channel. Their videos are full of fun, drama, shopping hauls, fashion updates, gossip and beauty tips. We are so excited to have them onboard. Read on to know more about the super cute duo!
What sparked your interest in fashion?
Aakriti: Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a part of the fashion industry. It was all very fascinating for me, I have been designing and styling my own outfits for a long time now. During our college days, Shaurya and I had worked with a couple of designers and done a few fashion shows and I gradually moved into blogging.Shaurya: For me it all started in college when I started modelling professionally and started working in the industry. Gradually the focus shifted to styling and designing, it took a while for me to get into the genre because of my higher education but I finally made it to the field that I love the most.
What is your personal style statement?
Aakriti: My style is mostly based on my comfort and mood. On some days I love being my girly self and on other days I want to be all edgy and bold. But comfort is something that drives my style statement and that’s why you will never see me without my sneakers and sunnies.Shaurya: Ditto!! My mood decides my style there are times I’m out clubbing but wearing the comfiest clothes possible, so it’s not anything in particular but my mood that plays a major role.
What made you take up blogging?
Aakriti: My love for fashion, my creativity and the desire to do something that I love made me take up blogging. Since Shaurya and I love similar things and have a great bond, we decided to start our Youtube Channel where we do a bunch of crazy things along with talking about fashion.Shaurya: The major reason behind me moving into this field was Aakriti. I was stuck in a corporate job trying to run a race when she made me realise that this wasn’t me, that I was in a totally different zone and that pushed me to pursue something that I actually love.
What would you like to tell all aspiring bloggers?
Aakriti: Be a blogger if you are passionate about it, love what you do and stand out amongst the others by finding your niche. I really love what I do and I am driven by my passion for this field, to keep going ahead and diversifying.Shaurya: Just be you! Trying to be someone else wouldn’t solve the purpose, be passionate about the work that you do and believe in yourself.
The POPxo quiz:
1. One beauty/fashion product you swear by:
2. An outfit you could live in for the rest of your life:
Aakriti- White tees and ripped denims Shaurya- Comfy shift dress with sneakers/loafers
3. Your biggest guilty pleasure:
Aakriti- Sweet waffles with lot of dark chocolate and strawberriesShaurya- Cheese & Cheese & Cheese
4. The one trend/style you would NEVER wear:
Aakriti- Pairing up different printsShaurya- I can never wear the ‘Ripped Micro Denim Shorts’ that were trending recently!
5. Success is?
Aakriti- Being happy and content with what you are doingShaurya- When you carve your own niche without ruining your peace of mind
6. Fame or Money?
Aakriti- FameShaurya- Fame
7. You look up to?
Aakriti- My daddy! Shaurya- My dreams!
8. The ONE thing no one knows about you?
Aakriti- I have never been to a gym!Shaurya- I don’t like chocolates!
9. What is your biggest strength?
Aakriti- My husband and Shaurya! Two people who matter a lot.
Shaurya- Aakriti! She knows me in and out, and the positivity and the vibe around me is what drives me each day!
10.If you could be anyone for a day, who would you like to be?
Aakriti- I’ll probably get into my husband’s shoes just to see how crazy I drive him. LolShaurya- I wouldn’t want to be anyone else but me! I’m loving my life right now!
One last question: How does it feel to be part of the POPxo Blog Network?
Aakriti- I feel Awesome! I have been following POPxo ever since they started and I absolutely love what they do! I am super psyched! Yay!Shaurya- It feels amazing! It’s nice to be a part of such an awesome team and I am sure it’s going to be a great experience!