The girl with the front-row invite. Fashion columnist and consultant. Mumbai, India.
Watch Bombay Velvet for its ode to beauty and style.
Cinderellas have no space in our new feminist world. Beauty is a spectrum of shades and sizes. And fashion belongs to a world far removed from real lives and true stories.
Fashion lessons that start from home.
In the wings are Swedish behemoth H&M, and Uniqlo, Japan's answer to a large-format fashion store. Also in queue are Massimo Dutti, Abercrombie & Fitch and Topshop, smaller stores but with great fashion influence.
Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown on her first Mumbai store and why her make-up is best on Indian skin.
Being beautiful and talented isn’t enough for actresses today, they must stand up for social causes too
Why Manish Arora is one of the most successful Indian designers abroad, and how he does it.
Among the many treasures available in India, a universally beloved one is chikankari.
High temperatures don’t have to be low on style.
The Bombay Shirt Company offers customised shirts at Zara prices
This week, the BSC has launched a capsule collection with model and actor Purab Kohli.
Sports and fashion make the most interesting bedfellows.
Fashion’s young talent gives one vindication and hope
Fashion weeks tell us that everything we loathed about fashion is now driving the industry.
Every day is Women’s Day in fashion and advertising.
What really goes on behind actresses’s red-carpet looks?
Stefano Ricci on his suits, his first India store, and being hosted by Ratan Tata.
Spectacles. All eyes on fashion’s biggest accessory.
Mumbai society’s It-girl is also one of its most successful entrepreneurs.
Is that a Chanel kurta you’re wearing?
Why are wives of top politicians mere style icons?
An Indian-owned New York-based fashion label that ‘makes in India’ to support fair trade.
A surge of Britannia in popular culture brings all eyes on England.
We now live in a world where we are judged on the basis of our designer totes. Showing it off as obviously as possible is considered quite alright.
Whatever happened to fashion’s favourite month? Who ate the January sale?
One of India’s most reticent fashion designers, Sonam Dubal, on taking it slow and steady
Anita Ekberg, who passed away recently, was called “the first woman on the day of creation”.
Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Sharma are playing with the short crop, just because.
A New Year is such a good time for a wardrobe cleanse.
Santa Claus isn’t the only gentleman showing up in a velour suit
Fashion trends that made us sit up and take note, and sometimes let out a little wolf-whistle too.
Any regular reader of this column will note that I am a savage ‘lookist’. I am a ‘size-ist’ too.
India’s squash champion Saurav Ghosal on things that matter off-court.
The Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s just-announced modern wing would be incomplete without a space for fashion and costume design
School uniforms are welcome and wanted in India. But different countries have varied reactions to them.
The only trend du jour is normcore, dress as indistinguishably as possible