Get to know me a little better in my chat with Windy City Wardrobe for Wonder Woman series –
In 10 words or less, what can people expect from your blog?
Personal style and beauty inspiration for your closet.
How did you choose the name for your blog or business?
Samosa POP is very personal to me. I wanted the name to reflect a part of my Indian heritage. What better than the globally loved samosas? POP comes from the popular culture of the fashion world. Thus, bringing you fashion inspiration for your closet in my very own way.
How did you become aware of your entrepreneurial spirit?
I have had the entrepreneurial spirit in me since I was a kid. I was always taking lead in starting new projects and taking part in business plan competitions as I grew older. It was after college when I fully embraced being an entrepreneur while founding and running a company with my brother. I then started SamosaPOP.com as a happy hobby to inspire women around the world to get them excited about the 20 ish minutes they spend getting dressed every day and have enjoyed seeing it grow into a styling business venture.
Name your favorite place to shop online and in store.
Nordstrom – I love shopping both in their store and online.
What websites do you recommend for businesswomen?
Ladies Who Launch
What are your top tips for networking?
Don’t be afraid to go up to anyone and just say hi. I like to pretend the person I am networking with is already a friend. This relaxes my conversation style, thus making the other person feel comfortable. Many times they end up being a great friend after all.
Describe your best practices for organization and balance.
I love being organized. That’s how I get anything done. It is a very important tool for success. I use an elaborate labeling system, productivity apps like Toggl and numerous excel sheets that help me successfully juggle family and work.
How do you unwind?
Usually simple things like going to the beach with family and yoga help me unwind. This year I have also added meditation to my daily routine which has proved to be very calming.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LINE OF COSMETICS?
Caudalie, Fresh, Nars
Everyone has bad habits, what’s yours?
Desserts. I have a big sweet tooth. But, nowadays I am trying to overcome it by eating more raw foods in my diet.
Tell us about your favorite adventure.
Moving halfway across the world. I moved to the US after high school for University and started a new life here.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
My mother; she is amazing!
What song is included on the soundtrack to your life?
I love ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry. It’s my go-to song.
What is your greatest personal achievement?
Marrying the man of my dreams who is also my best friend.