To some, putting together the perfect outfit is totally simple. But for others…not so much. That’s where individuals like StarCentral’s Beauty Guru of the Year for 2016, Shreeja Bagwe, comes in. Through her YouTube channel, ‘Style Trails’, Shreeja shares her innate ability for the perfect ensemble with the world.
Hailing from Mumbai, India, Shreeja’s love for style and fashion started early. She reveals that “since my childhood, I have been very interested in dressing up and looking good all the time. I have always had a good sense of what suits me, and I quickly learnt of different styles and fashion…” When she found herself observing others and mentally improving their look, as well as constantly being asked by friends and loved ones for style advice, Shreeja realised she wanted to take her interest in fashion to the next level. Shreeja enrolled in a course for a Diploma in Advanced Fashion Technology and even while she was still studying, the 19-year old already made her mark in the fashion industry. She reveals that “at 17 I started working with a brand which designs clothing for children. I got an amazing exposure there, and some of my designs made it to the stores.” She also says that she “won two awards at my graduation fashion show. That was completely unexpected, and absolutely exhilarating…”
When asked about what she enjoys most about the world of style and fashion, Shreeja shares that it is how “it’s a reflection of oneself, your mood and lifestyle…” Her career is fueled not only by her own desire to excel in her field but also, she reveals, “to make my parents super proud of me so I put in a lot of effort and dedication to achieve my goals…” She’s also realised that by giving 100% ensures that even if the result is not as she had expected, “I am at least at peace thinking that I gave everything that I have…”
Having very supportive parents bodes well for Shreeja Bagwa and her future in style and fashion. Already possessing the talent and desire essential for success, Shreeja is sure to find her name grow in recognition and popularity.
‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1.What is the one beauty product you can’t live without? – Lip Balm
2. What is the most dramatic thing you’ve ever done to change your looks? – I chopped my waist length hair to an angled short bob.
3. What is in your makeup bag when you travel? – Lip balm, moisturizer, mascara, lippies, bb cream and sun screen
4. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? – Being sarcastic
5. Your best guilty pleasure… – Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S and a few selected Bollywood movies and repeating each and every dialogue of it.