Maia Sethna Chats to The Idle Man

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We chat to blogger, model and business woman Maia Sethna for her fashion and style tips

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Well known for her role in iconic Hindi movie 1947 Earth at the age of nine, Maia Sethna took a step into the limelight, continuing to act in films and plays in India and the UK. On top of this she’s also modelled for brands such as L’oreal and Levis, and her knowledge and expertise in the fashion world helped her create her successful blog Girl Panic. Here she writes about fashion, health and travel, with her natural style and sophistication shining through in her words and images.

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Can you tell us a little bit about what you do and when you got into it?

My curiosity for fashion and lifestyle began at an early age. My parents tell me I was always very picky about how I was dressed, right from the age of three! I have a brief stint in the world of Bollywood and acted in my first film when I was nine years old, in Deepa Mehta’s 1947 Earth.

I went on to model when I grew older and dabble in this field. My hobby for blogging and posting about my personal style and health and beauty tips on Instagram gradually started to grow into a gainful pursuit. I also work with a leisure travel group based in India, which involves planning holidays and exposure to exciting new destinations. One of my favourite things to do is sit at a coffee shop at Sloan Square, London, and “people watch”. The streets in London are like a fashion runway! 

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How was 2015? Any major highlights?

I grew and learnt a lot over the last year. I started using YouTube/vlogging, which has been really fun and allowed me to interact with my audience in a very different capacity. I had a fantastic opportunity to work with beauty brands like Maybelline and Lakme and the renowned Indian jeweller ‘Kalyan jewelers’, to name a few. On a more personal front – my beagle puppy Coco came into my life this year – I now have two – Coco & Cleo. They are the most affectionate dogs and such posers too!

What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

I am currently obsessed with Robin Schulz- Headlights (feat IIsey)

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

The way you dress should be an extension of your personality whether that is jeans and tee, a buttoned down shirt or high-top sneakers. Dress what you feel most like yourself in.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?

“Never doubt how truly amazing j you really are. Believe in yourself and stop comparing yourself to others.” 

1 tip to grow your Instagram account

It always helps to constantly collaborate with other brands, stylists, make-up artists, upcoming designers and fellow bloggers.

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What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

Skinny Jeans that are way too tight OR baggy jeans that sag wayyyyy too low! That’s just a big NO.

What is your one guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and designer handbags.

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

David Beckham and Olivier Rousteing!

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