Television host, fashion consultant and an all-around style connoisseur, Ambika Anand plays all these roles to perfection. Ambika started her career as a business reporter, but it was when she turned an anchor for the show Band Baja Bride for NDTV Good Times is when she became popular with the masses. As a television host who played the on-screen fashion Godmother for all the to-be brides, Anand’s sharp sense of personal style, was always appreciated. Ambika Anand has been the poster face of the leading lifestyle channel for almost two decades, and she continues to set style goals with everything she sports. As a part of the feature story for The Peacock Magazine, Ambika Anand shares her tips on makeup, fitness and how to keep it real on social media.
1) WHAT IS THE DAY LIKE IN THE LIFE OF AN INFLUENCER?
“Wake up; spend some time reading magazines, papers and answering emails or sending WhatsApp messages. Then I work out and go to work. Spend the evening with the family. Sometimes I go for a work event or I watch a TV show. Plan my day ahead and go to sleep.”
2) HOW DOES FEEL LIKE TO BE A WELL KNOWN INFLUENCER IN TODAY’S TIME?
“I feel grateful – it’s a responsibility and as a result, my fashion consumption has become more sustainable”
3) HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
“It really hasn’t because a lot of posts and views are paid for. It’s positive as you get to see events like Met Gala or fashion shows instantly.”
4) YOUR FAVOURITE MAKEUP TRICK?
“Serum, BB cream, highlighter and nude lipstick ”
5) YOUR GO-TO FITNESS ROUTINE?
“Go for a run/jog and do weights
6) WHAT YOUR CLOSET MUST HAVES?
“A beige dress, white outfit, jumpsuit, belt bag, tracksuit, Bodysuit, Playsuit
7) WHO IS YOUR FASHION INSPIRATION?
8) A SOCIAL MEDIA TIP?
“Don’t overthink, be witty and post
9) WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THE ATTIRE YOU’RE WEARING TODAY?
“I love the combination of fabrics and the print. The fabric was so light and I felt so relaxed when it was 42 degrees