Style influencer Kompal Matta Kapoor’s fashion journey began much before her online blog took off and made her one of the most popular content creators in the space in India.
The New York-based blogger recalls rifling through her mother’s closet for saris to drape and play around with when she was a child before realising that fashion is truly her calling in life.
It was, however, a nudge from a professor during her stint at Delhi’s Pearl Academy that got her started on her journey to share her style with the world. “I was pursuing fashion styling in my post-graduation and my mentor suggested I explore this side of me!”, the rest, as they say, is history.
Kapoor, who describes her style as “classic”, strongly believes people should find and own their personal style instead of following what’s trendy and new, “I truly believe one should be comfortable in whatever they decide to wear so that their style is sustainable.”
Like most of us, Kapoor draws inspiration for her style from the many TV show characters that she loves. When asked to share what she would steal from some of the most iconic stylish onscreen characters, she excitedly declares David and Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek to be her top favourite style icons. “I’d love to steal Moira’s fancy head accessories and powerful jackets and ‘borrow’ stuff from David’s sweatshirt collection!”
But her most recent favourite is the style from Netflix’s Emily in Paris. A vision of iconic costume designer Patricia Fields, the show’s style is fun, diverse, and something that Kapoor loves to emulate in her own wardrobe.
“I love Mindy Chen’s (played by Ashley Park) statement hats & boots,” she shares.
Check out Kapoor’s quick tutorial to look like you belong on the show with just a few tweaks to your wardrobe…
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