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Who is “The Girl At First Avenue” ?

Well, technically “The Girl At First Avenue” is a blogazine (personal blog + web magazine) that was founded in 2010. It started as a passion project, and has gone through numerous changes and facelifts throughout the years. But what hasn’t changed is our aim to be a visual diary of inspiration and positivity on a daily basis! 

But we are more than a blog. We are more than a magazine. “The Girl at first avenue” is someone just like you. She lives at First Avenue, loves sunsets and dreams about beaches all day long. Your typical girl-next-door, curating, documenting and dishing out advice, opinions, trading secrets about fashion, lifestyle, travel and more! 

And this blogazine is for girls just like that – passionate, creative and having a zest for life! 

How did TGAFA start? 

The Girl At First Avenue (TGAFA) was started by Chandana Munipalle as a “hobby blog” in 2010, documenting her daily thoughts, random ramblings and musings about life. 

In the next few years there were some experiments with personal style posts, questionable amateur photography and a lot of research into this whole world of blogging! It soon became an influential online presence in the blogging community as a fashion & personal style blog that featured modest outfit ideas for the everyday girl.

In 2015 TGAFA rebranded itself as a blogazine, and began to build a strong brand aesthetic by collaborating with many like minded brands, people and publications along the way (Take a look at our Press Page). The focus was always on bringing out our creative best with every post, and exploring new ideas rather than chase numbers or followers! 

As a brand we have worked with over 200 brands/businesses till date, in the travel, fashion and lifestyle space.  

Today, we are one of the Top 10 fashion and lifestyle blogs in India.

A little about Chandana

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Chandana Munipalle is the founder of & the face behind, TheGirlAtFirstAvenue. With a natural flair and passion towards everything arts-y and creative since childhood, it was only natural that she turned her passion into a profession. Armed with a degree in engineering & MBA finance, a head brimming with creative ideas and an itch to constantly keep re-inventing and improving, she set out to build a platform that would unite like-minded people from across the world. 

She won the best fashion writer award Jury’s choice by Women’s web. She has also been part of many panel discussion on the business of blogging.

In her free time you’ll find her sketching, painting, reading sci-fi / mystery / thrillers and planning her next travel adventure. 

 If you are a brand/individual/publication, and you like what you see, and you feel TheGirlAtFirstAvenue is the place for you to showcase/show-off your talent then get in touch!

Contact us at  [email protected]

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