Folks, I wouldn’t be surprised if this girl looks familiar to you because she has been featured in cosmopolitan more than a couple of times now!  So it’s no surprise that people are really intrigued by her style both in terms of clothes and writing. Need proof? Check out her blog – www.modayalda.com. Even the name is so thoughtful! It’s really motivating to see people like her who put their hearts and minds completely in doing what they love and it shows in their work. I was completely blown away with her sense of fashion and writing style when we did a collaboration together. What I like about her style and blog is that she takes me back to my Indian roots.  We are so intrigued by westernisation that we totally forget about our roots but this girl takes me back there. I feel like wearing a sari after reading her blog and I’m not even kidding! I was really curious to know more about her and she I’m so glad she took out the time to write back to me! I hope you guys enjoy this 🙂

1.Can you me a little about what you do other than blogging and what kind of things do you enjoy the most? (these need not to be fashion related, about life in general)

I really enjoy painting, photography, designing clothes, binge watching series and  DIYing anything and everything that I can find. Also I work on my brand Adagio(instgram : @adagiobymy) for one-of-a-kind collectors clothing items. 

2. Unlike all the other blogs these days, I find your blog very different – it has its own character and for some reason it takes me back to our Indian roots, old Bollywood era and reminds me of a much simpler life. Is it where you get most of your inspiration from?

I take inspiration from anything and everything. I try not to follow trends and create something on my own. It’s good incorporate trends once in a while but following the trends blindly makes you a part of the herd mentality.

3. There are no two ways about the fact that you experiment a lot with clothes. (I love your quirky style and not everyone can pull it off) It is also true that not everyone likes experimental fashion. Sadly, majority of people are too used to looking at monotonous/trendy/ perfect fashion that anything different or experimental could seem a little strange. Do you ever come across anything like this? If yes, how do you deal with it?

 When you know that you are doing that no one else is doing and you love doing it, nothing really bothers you. There is always going to be someone who is going to dislike what you do so why not do it anyways? But it has happened with me, like recently one of the campaigns I did for Flipkart got rejected because of being different. 

4. You seem to be using a lot of your mom’s clothes and accessories for your blog posts, (I bet your mom must have super stylish in her time) which also seem to perfectly fit your style. As a curator and seller of vintage clothes, I am very much familiar with the fact that vintage style is not everyone’s cup of tea. Usually people don’t want to invest in them and wear them. What are your thoughts about it?

 Being a collector of clothes (yes I collect clothes like people collect art) I personally think that the fast fashion has ruined personal style. There is a race to buy trends and be on top of the fashion game. Vintage clothes on the other hand are forever. We are all a part of race that run behind trends which are in one day and out the next.

5. You also seem to be doing a lot of DIY projects? Were you always into it? Any tips?

 Yes I have always been into DIYs since the time I can remember. I am really picky about clothes and accessories so I end my DIYing most of them on my own. DIYs also result into one of a kind stuff. I remember giving a handmade jute bag to one of my favourite primary school teacher which she still has (let me know if you want a picture as she posted it on facebook a few days back).

This is the bag guys, she told me she made it when she was JUST NINE!!!!! 

6. Lastly, any thoughts about Indian fashion scene in general? Any tips you would like to give to upcoming bloggers?

I personally feel India is to influenced by the international trends. India is a textile and handicraft heaven and I am really happy to see more and more Indian designers coming up who are working with Indian fabrics to create something new. Blogging is really not as easy as it seems. One should start blogging purely based on their interest. One needs to find their niche and what works for them otherwise you will just be a part of the crowd.

Hope this was enjoyable!

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December 26, 2016

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