I’m more vintage than high fashion. I love experimenting with vintage looks and adding a bit of modern street style to it. Waris Ahluwalia is one of my biggest inspiration in fashion industry.
RK : First of all, thanks a lot for accepting our invitation for an interview. Please say something about you. About your career as a fashion influencer & model. How did you get started?
Ivneet : Thanks for the warm regards and greetings. My name is Ivneet Singh and I’m a Delhi based lifestyle and fashion influencer. During my early days I was very fond of clicking pictures and posting on my Social media. My close friend did recommend to go for influencer thing and blogging but I didn’t took that seriously as blogging was quite new in India. But then I realised how about being a turbaned sikh blogger and representing my community to such a great platform where I can prove that turban is not a limitation for us. We can experiment with different styles and look dapper in every outfit we wear. That’s how it all started and I named my blog “TheTurbanedSikh”.
RK : What is that specific moment in your life which lit the spark in you to become a model?
Ivneet : Honestly, I never wanted to pursue Modeling as my profession. I wanted to be a turbaned sikh blogger and with all the love I have been getting from my followers, I was able to bag print shoots projects as well.
RK : What do you enjoy most in modeling?
Ivneet : Posing as that’s what model are meant to do. I even has my own hashtag #PoseLikeTTS.
RK : Do you see yourself as an “influencer”, and if so, what does that mean to you?
Ivneet : Yes, I do consider myself as an “influencer” and trust me it was the best thing that could ever happened to me. It gave me the confidence to believe in your dreams and yes you can achieve it. Only thing we have to do is believe in yourself.
RK : What did you wanted to become when you were little?
Ivneet : Ahmm... since all of my cousins were from engineering background, so yes Engineer.
RK : When did you start blogging/ social media, and what was your motivation for getting started?
Ivneet : I started blogging in July 2017 and the only idea behind my blog was to showcase the world is Yes turbans are sexy and we can rock it with every outfit we carry, be it formals, casual or street style.
RK : How would you describe your personal style and is there a person in fashion who inspires you?
Ivneet : Well, I’m more vintage than high fashion. I love experimenting with vintage looks and adding a bit of modern street style to it. Waris Ahluwalia is one of my biggest inspiration in fashion industry.
RK : Being an influencer isn’t exactly the first career choice for anyone who works in the fashion industry; so how did you first get into blogging?
Ivneet : I would say all , because of my few close friends who motivated me to step into this industry.
RK : Which fashion designers and fashion bloggers do you admire?
Ivneet : Manish Arora, Marc Jacobs, Manish Malhotra and among bloggers (motiankari, blake scott, the February boy)
RK : What are three menswear brands you love and why?
Ivneet : Zara for plain basics shades , Jack n Jones for denims and Tommy Hilfigier.
RK : When was your first collaboration with a brand?
Ivneet : I got my Collaboration in February 2018. It took me 6 months to get my first collaboration and I was damn excited about it.
RK : What has been your best fashion purchase ever?
Ivneet : I’m more obsessed about keeping my wrist game strong. The best fashion purchase ever for me was Emporio Armani Classic AR2448
RK : If you had to name one thing, what would be your favorite thing in your wardrobe right now?
Ivneet : My turban.
RK : What is your favorite style, a suit or casual wear?
Ivneet : Suit any day.
RK : What advice would you give men just becoming interested in fashion and beginning to define their style?
Ivneet : Buy something in a pattern that occurs nowhere else in your wardrobe. Try to wear bright shades with your denims, contrast your socks colour with the overall outfit and always add accessory be it bracelet, neck chain to your OOTD.
RK : 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.
Ivneet : I’m totally loving this idea of bringing artist together and I thank your team for giving me this opportunity of sharing my beautiful journey to the world.
Special thanks to my followers, friends and family as without them I wouldn’t have been here. Keep loving and supporting and posing like TTS.
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