My first collaboration was surprisingly with Myntra as a Fashion Ambassador from Kolkata. I am very particular about the brands I work with. I look at the intention of the brand, the campaign idea and obviously the deal before saying yes to a brand.
Retro Kolkata : First of all, thanks a lot for accepting our invitation for an interview. Please say something about you. About your career as a fashion Blogger & Influencer. How did you get started?
Pallabi : I started blogging in 2016, when I was in my 3rd year of Engineering. I was always very fond of styling and I used to post styling looks on Myntra. Back then, Myntra had a section where users can post looks and give styling tips. I was very active over there. One day, I got a call from the Myntra Team saying that they love the looks I post and want me to post more. They sent a Fila bag and 2 outfits with a letter. That's how I got started. Currently, I have a full-time job apart from blogging. I try to manage both flawlessly.
Retro Kolkata : Tell us about your fashion mantra? Any fashion icons that you personally like or follow?
Pallabi : Be comfortable in whatever you're wearing! Oh! I have many on my list.
Retro Kolkata : How do you get involved with your followers and find the best way to give them the content they want?
Pallabi : I do Instagram polls to find out what they like and what they don't.
Retro Kolkata : How do you select brands you work with? When was your first collaboration with a brand?
Pallabi : My first collaboration was surprisingly with Myntra as a Fashion Ambassador from Kolkata. I am very particular about the brands I work with. I look at the intention of the brand, the campaign idea and obviously the deal before saying yes to a brand.
Retro Kolkata : What has been your best fashion purchase ever?
Pallabi : Definitely a white shirt which goes with almost everything! Oh, also an evil eye footwear.
Retro Kolkata : If you had to name one thing, what would be your favourite thing in your wardrobe right now?
Pallabi : A coffee brown pair of trousers that fits perfectly. It’s hard to find something like this.
Retro Kolkata : What are your top five beauty essentials?
Pallabi : Sunscreen, Mascara, Lipstick, Blush & Compact.
Retro Kolkata : What three products do you always keep in your makeup bag?
Pallabi : Mascara, Compact & Nude Lipstick
Retro Kolkata : What are your three favourite trends at the moment?
Pallabi : Wearing colors from top-to toe, Cut-outs & Puffed-up sleeves.
Retro Kolkata : Who are your beauty icons?
Pallabi : Honestly, I can’t name just one.
Retro Kolkata : Do you remember your first fragrance? What drew you to it?
Pallabi : I do. The subtleness attracted me.
Retro Kolkata : When shopping for beauty products, what important to you?
Pallabi : I first check whether the product is suitable for my skin-type or not.
Retro Kolkata : Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
Pallabi : I am an extreme extrovert.
I talk a lot and hence at times, I will take 5 mins to actually come to the point.
I had a huge huge crush on Armaan Mallik from Dill Mill Gayye.
I fell down and broke my elbow bone while playing Shaktiman in class 1.
I go all kuchu-puchu whenever I see a dog.
Retro Kolkata : We (Retro Kolkata) are trying to build one single stage for all the artists, because we believe that artists are the most beautiful creation of God and geographical boundary can never break their unity and harmony. Please say something about our initiative and any special message for your followers.
Pallabi : I would like to thank the team for the wonderful opportunity. You guys are doing a great job. All the best!
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