Avakin Fashion Week : The LKWD Ria Interview

We are currently celebrating #AvakinFashionWeek on Avakin Life and whats a better way to kick things off than an Avakin user-submitted interview with our very own “Fashion Guru,” LKWD Ria?

Thanks to everyone that submitted questions for the interview, these include: Andrea BehrensAshley SumpterBrianna SpencerMiia AliishaMohammed Qasim Kiani,  Rei BattosaiSapphy-Reckless ReeceVennie McVay & Vkarthikeyan Avakin.

Feel free to follow Ria on her personal Instagram: @ria_barot

You can find the interview below.


Which country would you say has your favourite fashion?

I love the fashion in England. It is a very diverse country and you can really see all of the different cultural influences coming through in what people wear.

Where does your fashion inspiration come from the most?

I spend way too much time on Instagram.. I follow so many fashion bloggers that have the most amazing style. I am always inspired. My phone is full of screenshots.

What inspired you to become a fashion guru?

I love fashion and inspiring others so for me it was the perfect job.

If you could choose any genre of fashion from the past to make a comeback, what would it be and why?

I absolutely love 1920’s fashion. It was classic and sophisticated!

Mine would be the Front Row Oversized Sunglasses but what fashion accessory could you not live without and why?

Good choice! I cannot live without a pair of amazing sunglasses – sunglasses make any outfit and always make you look so chic. . My favourite in game are the Kijane Modish Valerie sunglasses. In real life, I love the Dior so real sunglasses!

How had fashion impacted your life the most?

Fashion is a way of expressing yourself. Especially now with social media, I am constantly going through Instagram seeing what people are wearing – it takes over my life!!

How do you spread your personal trend while inspiring others?

My personal style is very minimal. I like classic pieces as a base and then accessorising with unique items. I hope that others are inspired, however it is always important to dress the way you feel comfortable.

What are the possibilities of adding custom jewellery?

There is always the possibility in the future – keep an eye out because big things are coming!

Can you add more trend-setting outfits from different decades of fashion?

There is so much that the fashion team want to add to the game, of course have to think about what people will like on a whole, but there is so much that we want to do and in the future we are hoping to have a wide range of trend-setting outfits from different decades.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is seeing the final collections in the game and seeing all of your posts and comments. I love seeing how you guys put outfits together and how much you love the items.

What challenges do you face being the fashion guru?

It is very difficult as we have to remember this is a virtual game. Something that would work in real life may not work in a game so trying to come up with great ideas that also work can be challenging.

Which colours will we see on Avakin Life this fall?

Muted colours are key. Mauve’s, khaki’s, taupe’s and black of course.

What is your favourite style?

You can never go wrong with a black biker leather jacket! It instantly makes any outfit.

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion is a way of expressing yourself, it’s not only my job but also my hobby.

What is involved in your daily tasks as Fashion Guru at Avakin Life?

Putting together collections for each brand every month, reading all of your comments on Instagram, Facebook and the forums to see your suggestions and feedback, testing new items to make sure that they look perfect. The list goes on and on…..

Which colour should I use on my eyebrows if my hair is Pink?

If you are really daring, try pink eyebrows… however depending on your skin tone I would be safe and stick with a dark blonde.

What is the most stressful part of your job?

The most stressful part of my job would be trying to come up with designs that everybody would be happy with, each person has their own individual sense of style and we always have to bear this in mind.

Who is the most stylish male member of staff at LKWD?

I can’t just pick one can I….

What is the biggest fashion dilemma you have faced in real life?

Shopping when going on holiday is always a nightmare! It’s always such a stressful time for me!

Who is your favourite fashion designer?

My favourite fashion designer is Chanel. I love the classic designs and the quirky fashion shows.

What are you most excited about for the future of Avakin Life?

Avakin Life has already grown so much and I am so excited to see what the future holds… not giving anything away though guys.. You’ll have to wait and see.