Zarna is as cute as a button. She reminds me of a chic bollywood princess. Aside from the fact that she is drop dead gorgeous, has an amazing haircut and a great style, I admire how she fuses her ethnic background into her style. She embraces her ethnicity… you can tell by the traditional clothes and accessories she wears with a modern twist. Get to know her! Enjoy..
Name: Zarna Surti
Single or Married: Single
Where are you from: I grew up in Nashville, TN – I am a first generation Indian/American
What do you love most about your city: It’s so home-y. I’ve lived in Boston, Miami, and New York, but there’s something about Nashville that’s very inviting and comforting to me. I do hope to move to LA or New York in the near future, but Nashville will always be home!
What inspires your style and how would you describe it: I’m inspired by my culture – I love mixing in Indian accessories and prints. I would describe my style as eclectic. Sometimes I dress girly, other times rocker, and other times bohemian. It all depends on my mood!
Vintage or latest trend: Vintage!
Any Style Icons (dead or alive): My grandmothers, bloggers (I love The Glamourai and Sea of Shoes), and of course – Anna Dello Russo!
How do people respond to your style: Sometimes my friends and family think my heels are a bit much, but I love them!!
Favorite fashion quote: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” –Yves Saint Laurent
What are you into this season: This winter I’ve been really into bright colors! I know most people stick to neutrals in the winter, but wearing brighter colors makes me happier during these cold months!
Favorite piece in your closet: I have the perfect leather jacket and my shoe collection isn’t too shabby either.
Favorite designers: Oscar De La Renta, Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin
Favorite stores or brands: Blank, Solestruck, AllSaints – oh, and who doesn’t love H&M??
Random: What’s in your purse: My iphone, wallet, MAC “Speak Louder” lipstick, chapstick, and Crabtree & Evelyn Citron hand lotion.
What’s on your playlist: Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Lauryn Hill and Carmen McRae.
Fashion is: Expression.
Favorite color/s: Turquoise and Mustard.
Your dream job: Singer/Fashionista Extraordinaire!
Do you have a hobby: I’m a self-proclaimed foodie!
When and why did you start blogging: I started blogging in December 2008 because one of my friends showed me a few fashion blogs – I’ve been hooked ever since!
Who takes all of your pictures: Whoever is around me when I’m all dressed up! I’m very particular about the way I like my photos, so I can be a little bossy!
Tell us three random things about you (that we don’t know):
1) I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance.
2) I’ve been vegetarian (not vegan – I love cheese too much!) since I was 7!
3) I can’t touch my toes. I exercise & stretch at least four times a week, but I just can’t seem to do it! Tips??