Thursday, 31 July 2014

BBC World News Feature! Yay!

The founder of The Style Compile recently got featured on BBC World News. This has been such an ecstatic feature for all of us and so we thought of sharing the news with our awesomest followers :D

Thank you Sameer Hashmi for the feature! :)

BBC's log India Business Report spoke of New Age Careers - Blogging being one of them. They featured Malini Agarwal of Miss Malini.Com who is an established blogger who makes a living out of blogging.
But, the truth is how many bloggers can make a living from blogging? This is where Sarika Nagdeo spoke!
While most bloggers post pictures of them sporting the latest designer and high street fashion brands, not all readers can really afford their sense of style.
Investing in your wardrobe as a blogger leads to a destructive shopping habit which is difficult to get rid of eventually.
Most bloggers have a full time job and they can afford to splurge on expensive items of clothing whereas newbie bloggers like me who are still studying cannot.
The reality of fashion blogging is that most of the bloggers are not PAID. They live at home with their parents whilst still studying with a mere monthly pocket money.
I as a blogger never felt the need of financially competing with other bloggers because I believe that style comes from within. I would rather rework my closet and present the same outfits in different ways than spend my internship money on designer labels which I would rarely wear.

So how do I survive in the blogging world??
I live on thrifted shops and street style and hence, I do not feel pressured by the wardrobes of my fellow bloggers. I write because fashion and style is what I breathe. I am what I am because of my blog. I have not earned a penny from my blog because I feel that paid reviews tend to make a blogger biased towards a particular brand. Sponsored posts do affect the credibility of your blog and if you fashion is your passion, you should not feel the need to make money from it.

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
- Gore Vidal

You could watch the video right here :

Here are a few pictures from the shoot :

Sarika Nagdeo

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*The Style Compile did not contact BBC. BBC World news got in touch with us.


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