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Describe your personal style.
If I were to describe my personal style it would have to be to dress to make yourself happy and a nice mix of everything. I can either go all out or just be super laid back as well. I don’t think I really stick to dressing a certain way and I usually just dress according to my mood and weather and I love trying out new things. I really do feel that variety keeps life interesting and trying new fashions is exciting to me!

What is your chief characteristic?
My chief characteristic would have to be perseverance. I truly believe that nothing is impossible. As cliché as that may sound I really do believe that if we truly put our absolute one hundred percent into what we are doing we can at some po attain what we wish to. I’m not saying that we will not encounter any difficulties but surely we will get there at some point and I think with time and experiences and future experiences this is one of my characteristic- not giving up and to keep trying.

Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel

Who is your favorite women’s wear designer?
Coco Chanel ☺ She set the stage for so much greatness and has some amazing words to live by.

Here are two of my favorite quotes:
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
— Coco Chanel
“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”- Coco Chanel

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
The thing that I appreciate the most in my friends would definitely have to be their support. They are always beyond supporting with whatever I want to do and I don’t think I could have asked for anything more.

Which city in your country has the most stylish people?
I think the city in my country that has the most stylish people would have to be New York City because, there is such a wide variety of people from all around the world who each carry themselves in their own ways.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite color would have to be purple or white!

What is your favorite fashion season?
Fall because, you can dress up and down and the weather is perfect! I love wearing all of the different kinds of scarves and cardigans. Layering up is also so much fun too because you can do so many different things!

What is your favorite era in women’s fashion?
The 1920s because, it’s so over the top they had so many extravagant headpieces, and accessories etc.

Fashion Illustration by Norman Hartnell

Who are your real life fashion heroes?
Blake Lively and Kourtney Kardashian hands down!

What fashion do you dislike the most?
I think the fashion that I dislike the most would be dressing in fashion that everyone else is just because it’s “in”. I feel that you shouldn’t dress a certain way because it is the norm. However, don’t get me wrong I’m all for all of the newest fashion trends. I really think that there are so many places to get inspiration from and that we should take advantage of that for sure. Just make sure you’re happy and comfortable in what you’re wearing.

What natural talent would you like to be gifted with?
Heal someone else’s pain. As crazy as that may sound I wish everyone could be happy and get along. I know that may not be something that feasible but I just wish for true happiness for everyone and for everyone to strive to attain everything they’ve dreamed for and more.

For which fault do you have the most tolerance?
I think the fault that I have the most tolerance for would have to be impatience. I think I have the most tolerance for this because it happens to most if not all of us.

Who’s style do you admire the most?
Blake Lively because I feel that she is admirable both on screen and off screen too. She is someone that is so admirable and fabulous dressed
up or down!

Which historical fashion figure do you most identify with?
Coco Chanel because, she really did set the stage for new ideas and fashion in face. She was free in expressing her ideas and she was and is to this day an inspiration to so many individuals.

Marc Jacobs

Which living fashion designer do you most admire?
I admire many living fashion designers because I feel that they all have so much to offer. But off the top of my head one person that comes to mind is
Marc Jacobs.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Food hands down. I have no shame in admitting this haha I love to eat I’m a foodie! If you check out my Instagram or any social media for that matter you’ll see a great mix of food and fashion! Food is something I’ve always loved as a child and I love trying new things!

When and where are you happiest?
I’m the most happiest when I’m surrounded by loved ones. I don’t think there is any given time that I feel more safe, loved or happy.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement would have to be participating in the Miss India New England 2014 competition. It was something that was really out of my comfort zone because I usually wouldn’t see myself doing that but I had always secretly wanted to do it. So actually doing it was a big deal for me and I honestly can say it was such an amazing experience and I learned a lot and got a lot out of it.

What is your most treasured possession?
My most treasured possession is a necklace and earring set my mom gave me from her wedding which was passed down to her as a family heirloom which I love because it is so unique and has a lot of sentimental value to me and the rest of my family for that matter.

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