Hi fellas!! My self Prachi Maulingker Naik Pai, I know that’s a lengthy one though and so is my story ?I’m a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based out in Pune and working across Indian and International Brands!
Born and brought up in one of the most gorgeous places on earth, Goa which is popularly known as the coastal paradise of India ! Me being the eldest one in the family followed by a younger brother who’s already made us proud by winning Mr. India Supranational 2018! Having done my masters in biotechnology from Bangalore University, I worked as Quality control officer with Cipla Biotech company in Goa for almost half a decade before switching my career! From Research to fashion blogging ! The two things dint have even the slightest correlation nor this was a part of my plan !
I was a 9 to 5 job person with basic dressing sense and zero blogging knowledge. All that I knew was, this was not where I belong! The fashionista in me always dreamt of working with brands that I personally admired! Till 2015 I was leaving a home to office and office to home routine! I had that fashion enthusiast in me which was suppressed inside until Nov 2015 when I married this beautiful soul, Mithilesh Naik Pai, My hubby, my soul mate, my best friend, my everything! Having met him on shaadi.com we had a love cum arrange marriage post which I moved to Pune! Rather this was the turning point of my life! After quitting my job post marriage I decided to take a break and than resume working after 6 months of marital bliss ? But that never happened and infact I’m glad that it dint! Those 6 months made me realise what I’ve actually achieved all these years !
When was the last time I actually enjoyed what I was doing? I literally went in a self assessing mode. Not that I wasn’t happy with the career choice I made ! But just that there was something missing!
Infact I never thought I would be an influencer with such a huge following of 60k followers on Instagram! Initially I just started with sharing my thoughts in the form of an online blog where I would express my opinions, my views and gradually I realised that people enjoy reading it ! And that’s when I decided to take this a step further! And that’s when my official website Prachimaulingkernaik.com came to existence! Something that I initially started as a hobby now became a career! My blogs started gaining readership, brands started approaching me, my content started growing, my feed improved and in no time I started working with International brands too !
With that being said, I can proudly say that I’ve worked with many renowned Indian and International brands like Yadu Nandan fashions, Rent an attire rental store, Blingvine jewellery, Trycone group, Nora NYC, Daniel Wellington, Cup She and many more. Having a strong core team that manages my blogs and my collabs and shoots makes life much easier for me! And I wish to keep creating content that would touch millions of souls through my blogs!
So the bottom line here is, I never thought I would end up in this field which is considered stereotypically to be a field majorly for unmarried young girls in their teens and early 20s! From my experience what I would say is your age, or your marital status got nothing to do with your work! Infact there’s no age for doing what you like to do! Your age or marital status won’t change your passion towards anything! Shifting from a secured settled job to blogging was a big risk for me! But I dint wanted to live with regrets of not having tried before giving up! And I’m happy for having taken that risk! Influencing so many lives through my blogs and social media is something that makes me feel contended and satisfied at the end of the day! And in reaching where I’m today, I duly give all the credits to my dearest hubby! He’s been my motivator, my strength and my biggest support!
They say behind every successful man there’s a woman but I say behind every successful woman there’s a man who’s not afraid of saying that I’m a husband to that successful woman ?
You’re completely right it’s never too late to go for your dreams! That’s amazing the work you have gotten to do in fashion! Your post is a reminder to just keep going and doing what you love because that’s what matters in the end. Thanks for sharing your story!
Hey Kayla! Thanks a ton for stopping by! I’m glad that you completely agree with my thoughts! Much appreciated ?
U r true rockstar. I am ur admirer, all the best long way to go
Thanks a ton Anish ?
You too doing a great job with your food blog✌
Your inspiration to all the girls and women’s dear.. hats of to ur husband and ur in laws who all support you
Thank you so much girl ?
This means a lot ?