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Dia Mirza Spotlights Rahul Mishra’s Sustainable Fashion Ethos

Alongside the pictures, Dia penned a long note for designer Rahul Mishra, who won the International Woolmark Prize in 2014 at Milan Fashion Week…reports Asian Lite News

Dia Mirza, who recently wore a saree by fashion designer Rahul Mishra, expressed that everything he stands for deeply resonates with her and shared how his fashion label operates on the philosophy of the 3 E’s — environment, employment, and empowerment.

Dia, who actively participates in social and environmental issues, took to Instagram and shared a series of photos.

The actress donned a black sheer saree adorned with silver floral work, paired with a sleeveless silver blouse featuring a deep neckline.

For her makeup, the former Miss India opted for red glossy lips, brown eyeshadow, and highlighted cheeks. She kept her hair open with a side parting and accessorised with small diamond earrings.

Alongside the pictures, Dia penned a long note for designer Rahul Mishra, who won the International Woolmark Prize in 2014 at Milan Fashion Week.

The actress wrote: “I have been a long ardent admirer of @rahulmishra_7 and everything he stands for finds deep resonance with me. Such a privilege to wear and spotlight his brand ethos. Rahul Mishra’s fashion label operates on the philosophy of the 3 E’s: Environment, Employment, and Empowerment. It aims to redefine luxury through the lens of participation rather than mere consumption. Mishra’s purpose defines his process, which centres around the achingly slowed-down techniques of hand-weaving and hand embroidery.”

“This deliberate approach not only fosters sustainable livelihoods for over 1000 artisans but also embodies the principles of sustainability, presenting fashion as a means to engage and uplift India’s local craft community,” shared Dia.

The ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha: A Love Story’ actress shared how Rahul, the first Indian designer invited to showcase at Haute Couture Week in Paris, champions the idea that ‘luxury is not consumption, luxury is participation.’

“His label prioritises mindful luxury, utilising slow processes to encourage involvement from craft communities across rural India. With the philosophy of “ASAP” (As Slow As Possible), Mishra emphasises the importance of a deliberate, slow approach to craftsmanship. He is also recognised for pioneering ‘reverse migration’, urging artisans living in urban slums to return to their villages, where they receive urban-level wages to bolster rural economies,” said Dia.

She concluded: “Through these initiatives, Mishra’s fashion label provides employment opportunities and empowerment to the next generation of embroiderers and weavers in the country. #RahulMishra #SlowFashion #MindfulConsumption #HandcraftedInIndia #SDGs #globalgoals.”

Meanwhile, on the movie front, Dia was featured in ‘Dhak Dhak’, ‘Bheed’, and ‘Thappad’.

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‘The Line’: A Fusion of Modern Patterns and Traditional Weaving

“The geometrical collection is inspired by the infusion of modern patterns with traditional weaving forms,” Khushi told…reports Asian Lite News

The summer collection of sibling duo Khushi and Amrit Shah’s label, Shanti Banaras, has been launched and is christened “The Line”, which is inspired by the infusion of modern patterns with traditional weaving forms.

Through the visuals, the line reimagines linear forms in a state of controlled chaos on a blank architectural canvas. Tied together with acrobatic sculptures and geometric textile formations, it’s a study in the art of transformation.

“The geometrical collection is inspired by the infusion of modern patterns with traditional weaving forms,” Khushi told.

The collection by the label, which has been sported by celebrities such as Madhuri Dixit Nene, Vidya Balan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Randeep Hooda, Dia Mirza, and Rashmika Mandanna, has a diverse colour palette featuring tones such as silver, grey, green, pink, sea blue, and more, showcasing a wide array of colours.

Khushi added: “This collection highlights the intricate work of textile artists in Banaras and their effortless ability to blend tradition with modernity in everyday life.”

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Shweta Tripathi Redefines Fashion: ‘Comfort is Key

Shweta on Saturday took to Instagram and shared a string of pictures in an outfit by designer Payal Pratap…reports Asian Lite News

Actress Shweta Tripathi, who believes in sustainable style, says that for her, fashion does not have to be uncomfortable but needs to make her feel like herself.

Shweta on Saturday took to Instagram and shared a string of pictures in an outfit by designer Payal Pratap.

In the pictures, the ‘Mirzapur’ star is seen rocking an anti-fit outfit in a navy blue ensemble paired with a geometrically designed jacket with floral prints. She completed her look with minimal make-up and green stilettos.

“One of the best things about being an artist is meeting, appreciating, wearing work of other artists/ designers. I wore @payalpratap for my Delhi interviews and felt absolutely (love emojis) in them,” she said.

The actress also shared her thoughts on fashion.

“I don’t think fashion needs to be uncomfortable. For me, fashion needs to make me feel (smiling face with heart-eyes emoji) and (partying face emoji) and most importantly- me. #SustainableSundari What’s fashion to you?” she concluded.

On the film front, Shweta was seen in the 2023 film comedy film ‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ directed by Vipul Mehta. The film, which also stars Kunal Kemmu, is based on the famous Gujarati play ‘Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo’.

She was also seen in the series ‘Kaalkoot’, a 2023 crime drama, with Vijay Varma, Seema Biswas, and Yashpal Sharma.

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Happiness Within: An Outerwear Clothing Brand with an ethos for Inner Peace

Happiness Within is more than just a venture or a clothes brand; it’s a journey toward inner peace, a gentle reminder that true happiness resides within us all. It’s a Reversible outerwear clothing and accessories brand, perfect for many occasions! Their reversible design feature, across all Happiness Within products, allows you to be doubly bright from out in the city to a cozy campfire at night. A feature by lifestyle columnist Riccha Grrover for Asian Lite International. 

In today’s fast-paced world, success is often measured by external standards. But in these uncertain times, it’s crucial to turn our gaze inward. Happiness Within mission is to cultivate positivity through their products, ensuring that not only do those who wear it look stylish, but once you dress in it you also find solace and contentment within yourself.

Happiness Within takes pride in it’s ethical practices, sourcing our materials conscientiously and handcrafting each item with care in India, prioritizing small-scale production for quality and sustainability. By using virgin poly-based fabrics, it advocates for mindful consumption, encouraging their customers both old and new  to cherish and reuse their  products rather than disposing of them after a single use. All Happiness Within products focus on details that pack a bright punch highlighting the it-colours of the season. With close attention to the finest of details, they ensure you discover something new each time you use it! Adjust to suit your mood as you like!

Their water-resistant products help you through your day with ease. From work to errands to the commute back, they’ve got you covered with a lifestyle staple that goes from morning to night without a fight! Don’t miss out the fact that there’s always a little extra thought to keep your daily essentials intact!

About the Founders of Happiness Within

Harry Olson
Harry is a seasoned service designer adept at revolutionizing the interaction between products, services, and their users in both physical and digital realms. Drawing from over ten years of experience in visual communication, Harry brings a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective to design, tailored specifically to the coastal environments where he has refined his craft. With a keen urbanist mindset, Harry has left his mark across a diverse array of fields including architecture, civic engagement, museum curation, visual arts, digital media, food sustainability, and social entrepreneurship.

Akshay Tyagi
Akshay, a graduate of NSCAD University with a degree in fashion and textiles, is a prominent figure in the world of fashion. Renowned as a celebrity fashion stylist, creative consultant, and costume designer, Akshay’s portfolio showcases an extraordinary breadth of work. From crafting numerous costume pieces for blockbuster Bollywood films to curating the looks of A-list celebrities on and off the red carpet, his expertise extends to conceptualizing groundbreaking editorials. Central to his creative ethos is a continuous exploration of the interplay between Western and Eastern influences, both in design and cultural narratives. Akshay’s innovative designs have garnered widespread recognition, gracing the pages of esteemed publications such as Vogue India, Vogue Italia, Filmfare, Architectural Digest, Casa Vogue, Travel + Leisure India, and Design Milk, among others.

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Chhaya Kadam’s Fashion Statements Turn Heads

She paired Kadam’s lehenga with a white shirt, black-and-golden striped corset top, and black blazer…reports Asian Lite News

For those who have seen Chhaya Kadam as the railway platform feminist of ‘Laapataa Ladies’, Manju Mai, her glam avatars at the 77th Cannes Film Festival came as a pleasant surprise. Kadam shared the spotlight with Payal Kapadia and her fellow actors — Kani Kusruti and Divya Prabha — when the ‘All We Imagine As Light’ director received the Grand Prix, the second most important award at Cannes.

 The actress, who’s known for her working-class roles (she plays the hospital cook Parvati in ‘All We Imagine As Light’), first caught the attention of fashion watchers when she attended the film’s world premiere in a handwoven black pearl ‘rangkat’ lehenga from the atelier of Warp ‘N’ Weft designer Sagrika Rai. Varanasi-born Rai, who has been working in Mumbai since 1987, is best-known for her interpretations of the weaves of her home city.

She paired Kadam’s lehenga with a white shirt, black-and-golden striped corset top, and black blazer. In an Instagram post, the design house noted that her outfit was “a capitvating choice for an extraordinary event showcasing the seamless fusion of talent and craftsmanship”.

The Marathi actress also sported a traditional Maharashtrian ‘nath’ at the screening, a tribute to both her late mother and her Kanchan Kombdi character in Kunal Kemmu’s ‘Madgaon Express’, which got widely noticed. For the awards evening, Kadam came attired in a maroon brocade saree paired with a matching full-sleeved blouse. She opted for a minimal makeup look — maroon lips, kohl-rimmed eyes and a maroon bindi. Her hair was tied in a bun with central partition and she rounded off the look with big golden jhumkas and matching bangles.

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Tarun Tahiliani’s Celebration Of Summer 2024

With a philosopher’s touch and a poet’s vision, Tarun Tahiliani crafts a symphony of timeless elegance, threading the delicate whispers of the past through the vibrant pulse of the modern. Taking rare Indian techniques of Kashida, Chikankari, Phulkari and Farshi embellishment, he meshes it with modern lightness and design sensibility … writes Soniya Kirpalani Visuals: A Style Statement

In the luminous narrative of his Spring-Summer 2024 collection, “Sol,” Tarun Tahiliani captures the essence of sunshine in all its diaphanous and iridescent radiant spirit.

With a philosopher’s touch and a poet’s vision, Tarun Tahiliani crafts a symphony of timeless elegance, threading the delicate whispers of the past through the vibrant pulse of the modern. Taking rare Indian techniques of Kashida, Chikankari, Phulkari and Farshi embellishment, he meshes it with modern lightness and design sensibility. The same signature resonates through his silhouettes some fluid, some with structured elegance, using timeless stories in stiches but infusing it with innovation in technique to sign in India Modern.

This reflects through his collection “Sol” which is filled with lightness, like the first soft glow of dawn, a celebration of light’s gentle ascendancy over hues an ode to heritage, reimagined through Tahiliani’s lens—where embellishments are stories retold in stitches and sprinkled with pearls, beads, and the sparkle of Swarovski crystals.

The palette is a dream spun in ivory, gold, and soft pastels, deepening into rich reds and russets, midnight blues and deep pinks. Reimagining drapes, that dances across forms that flow and sculpt, designed to whisper secrets of ancient drapery. And whilst the drapes flirt like cascade, Tarun’s blouse/ bodices are architecturally structured. This controlled narrative weaves a new chapter in a larger story of cultural reverence, where tradition and innovation merge.

Every garment in the “Sol” has been treated as a canvas, an amalgamation of form and fluidity. Whilst it is a salutation to India’s rich cultural tapestry of silken skeins and embroidery, it seamlessly adds diverse printing techniques weaving in silken threads, with metallics and Swarovski crystals effortlessly. Chikankari paisleys meets geometrics and abstract patterns, classical motifs, meet vibrant summer floral motifs.

The final touches are given by the precision of Tarun’s atelier, who work modern tailoring into the timeless draped stories. Tarun weaves heritage boldly into the contemporary world, merging the every changing but with its eternal roots. These are the top five trends, that stand out for summer dressing 2024: Elevating Embellishments Reinterpreting traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary twist Color In Transitions From Dawn’s luminescence, ivories, pastels, to rich gold and deep reds. Fluid To Structured Form Flirting with drapes, layering it with precision- boned bodices and jackets.

India Modern Blending India culture & creativity with innovative international trends Creative Fusion Manipulating fabric, with digital printing, and a touch of dynamic embellishment.

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Sarah Karim, The Couturier: Redefining Tradition with Vision

Sarah Karim is Bangladesh’s best known designer when it comes to bridal ensembles and haute couture. In a country where most thought their only option for exquisite trousseau shopping was from across the border, her innovative designs and ability to customize styles for individual tastes, has dramatically changed this scenario! Using artisans who were originally trained by her grandmother, Sarah reinvented many heritage designs and started a new line of formal wear with modern cuts & drapes and then ventured into creating her exclusive bridal line. That’s how Sarah Karim Couture was born years ago and rest as they say is history! An interview feature by columnist Riccha Grrover for Asian Lite International.

In conversation with designer extraordinaire Sarah Karim…

RG- When and how did your couture entrepreneurial journey start?

SK- I remember when I formally started, I used my own money to design and create my first 12 outfits! This was still when my grandmother was running the business. So, at one of her sales, I had showcased these 12 salwar kameezs under my own label and they sold out in no time! Since then I never looked back and went from strength to strength! Today the organization is much bigger and we provide employment to newer artisans while retaining our core team. 

RG- Why did you decide to choose fashion designing as a career?

SK- Actually it chose ‘me’ rather. It was my maternal grandmother who started this organization as a charity. She belonged to the Dhaka Nawab family who were great patrons of the arts including intricate hand embroidery like zardozi & karchopi work. My grandmother wanted to create employment for these artisans who no longer enjoyed any patronage from erstwhile landlords and zamidars. She further trained the artisans and gave them better designs and color palettes to work with. When old age prevented her from being as active as she used to be I stepped in and took over the organization. Having acquired a Masters degree and having studied at Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College, I was teaching at High School & University before I quit to devote all my energy to the business. I reinvented many designs and started a new line of formal wear with modern cuts & drapes. That’s how Sarah Karim Couture was launched. A few years later we started our bridal line.

RG- What is your DesignIng process ? 

SK- All our designs have one recurring theme, a central idea – they’ve all got classic, regal designs and work, but with modern cuts. Any Sarah Karim outfit runs through a rigorous and detailed process as it goes from sketches that finally take the shape of real designs. I look into a lot of classic, old, Mughal designs/motifs, so whereas the style is modern the work is always very classic. I think it is very important that your individuality is reflected in what you create. I take a lot of care to think up color palettes for my lines,  so every season we have certain recognizable hues we work with. Same with cuts and silhouettes we try something new and unique every season.

RG- Is all your design work done in-house?

SK- Considering that a major incentive for me being in this industry was to provide sustainable employment to our artisans, all our work is in-house in Dhaka. We do not outsource any of our designs or labor. This is important also to safeguard our ideas and patterns from getting replicated. Cheap imitations of our work is a nagging problem but really does not affect sales as our clients recognize & appreciate our commitment to quality which remains unmatched.

RG – What are the key embroidery techniques your brand uses and their applications?

SK-As mentioned before, our artisans are highly skilled in traditional embroidery techniques like zardozi, aari work, gotapatti etc. These techniques are handed down from generations and our karigars are all specialists in their respective fields. Hence the quality of our hand embroidery/zardozi, everyone agrees, is unmatched in Bangladesh. I’m a perfectionist too when it comes to my work and so make sure that our workmanship is flawless! 

RG- How do you manage your seasonal stock?

SK- Our year is not so much season based as in the West but rather depends on festivals & weddings. So we have the two Eids for which we do special lines. First being the Eid ul fitr being much more elaborate than the second Eid which follows in 2 months. The period between July to September and then again between December to February is always hectic as it’s the main wedding season. This is when we introduce our bridal collection with all its finery photo shoots, promotions etc. We also do at least two fashion shows every year one of which is the much anticipated Bangladesh Wedding Couture Week. Our party wear and casual lines are refreshed almost every fortnight as and when ensembles are finished and put on display. 

RG- What is the USP of the label ?

SK-I think our greatest strength is the ability to blend antique designs with modern cuts & styles. Also the artisans working for the brand have decades of experience and specialize in embroidery techniques that date back to the Mughal Era of Bengal. Such timeless artistry juxtaposed with fusion cuts and designs is the hallmark of a signature sarah karim ensemble! 

RG- What is your future vision for your brand?

SK- It has been a good run I think. Down the years we’ve done many fashion shows, both at home and abroad with some of the most famous showstoppers. Our clothes have been worn by well known personalities even in countries like India which have so many celebrity designers. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at some very prestigious platforms with regards to the revival of antique handicrafts, self reliance of artisans and issues of women empowerment. I am also on the board of an NGO called Thrive which provides free meals to more than 3000 underprivileged school kids everyday. My work and story has been published in many magazines, on covers and centre spreads. We’ve had some very concrete offers to open stores in Dubai and London and we already retail in Australia. We also ship internationally to more than 25 countries around the globe! 

So it’s been a happy journey so far, but as they say “..miles to go before I sleep… “

Sarah Karim’s journey stands as a testament to the transformative power of innovation and tradition in the world of fashion. Sarah’s  pioneering spirit, rooted in a desire to empower artisans and preserve heritage craftsmanship, has reshaped the landscape of bridal ensembles and haute couture in Bangladesh. By reviving classic designs with modern cuts and drapes, Sarah has captivated audiences both locally and internationally. 

Karim’s commitment to in-house production not only ensures the integrity of her creations but also serves as a platform for sustainable employment and the preservation of unique designs. As she looks towards the future, Sarah envisions a continued expansion of her brand’s presence globally, driven by a dedication to excellence and a passion for celebrating timeless artistry. With accolades, prestigious collaborations, and a burgeoning international clientele, Sarah Karim’s journey is far from over—it’s a testament to her enduring legacy in the world of fashion.

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‘Fashion Helped Me Discover My Confidence’

Bhumi said that it’s not just about looking good anymore or following trends…reports Asian Lite News

Actress Bhumi Pednekar revealed that she struggled with confidence while growing up and said that she turned to fashion as a form of self-discovery.

“When I was growing up, I struggled with feeling confident, especially because of the pressure to fit into certain beauty ideals. But instead of letting that define me, I turned to fashion as a form of self-discovery,” Bhumi said.

The actress added: “As I’ve gotten older, my relationship and understanding of beauty and fashion have evolved.”

Bhumi said that it’s not just about looking good anymore or following trends.

“It’s about embracing my individuality, expressing my personality, and celebrating what makes me unique. Today, fashion and beauty are a medium through which I can express myself, my emotional canvas, and my state of mind.”

Even though Bhumi has received mixed views over her fashion and style statement, Bhumi will still experiment with her looks as she loves it.

“I love experimenting. I just want to have fun with fashion, and I think I’m doing this with all my heart, which is why people are appreciating my fashion-forward turn. It is good when I can work both ends of the spectrum – from relatable to edgy fashion.” she said.

The actress added: “People tend to box someone, and it happened to me too. In maximum films that I have done so far, I have played a girl from a small town, and that has set the perception that I can look amazing being this girl next door.”

Bhumi loves it that way, but her fashion is to shatter that perception and show people who she really is and how she wants to be seen.

“I’m a young, confident Indian woman who is expressing herself through fashion, and I’m enjoying the love that my looks are getting,” said Bhumi.

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Red Lips: Timeless Glamour Amidst Subtle Trends

Bollywood personalities, who are tagged as trendsetters, also choose natural hues over striking red lips, whether they are on or off the screen. Celebrity makeup artist Amrin Mukhi, however, mentions that there are many takers of the colour such as Deepika Padukone and veteran actress Rekha who own the shade…reports Asian Lite News

Whether it is the iconic Marilyn Monroe’s cherry-hued pout or Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sending flame-like kisses with her ruby lips, the shades of ‘red’ are synonymous with sophistication, glamour and class.

Lighter shades such as nudes, pinks and peaches are currently in due to “natural” and “subtle” make-up trends. However, the classic “red lipstick” will never go out of vogue, say celebrity make-up artists.

“In recent times, the popularity of red lipstick has waned due to a shift towards more natural and subtle makeup trends. People are embracing minimalism and enhancing their features with softer, nude shades,” Penaz Mithuji, who has been the makeup artist for celebrities such as Late Irrfan Khan, Vidyut Jammwal, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aparshakti Khurana and rapper Divine, told.

The pandemic, too, played spoilsport for lipstick lovers as it “has led to a focus on eye makeup rather than bold lip colours.”

Mithuji minces no words when she sees the “bright” future of red.

“Classic trends have a way of resurging, so we’ll see a return of red lipsticks.”

Bollywood personalities, who are tagged as trendsetters, also choose natural hues over striking red lips, whether they are on or off the screen. Celebrity makeup artist Amrin Mukhi, however, mentions that there are many takers of the colour such as Deepika Padukone and veteran actress Rekha who own the shade.

“Red lips shall never go out of style! This glamorous, seductive and classic trend has had many takers from Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor to the ‘Material Girl’ Madonna to our very own Rekhaji and Deepika Padukone and the list has them all,” Mukhi, who has worked with Esha Gupta, Shehnaaz Gill and Kritika Kamra among others, told.

She added: “We do try some very stunning variations in the bold mouth trend like deep berry or beautiful browns with rich undertones depending on the looks we are creating and the colour palette we are playing with.”

So what makes the shade of red so popular among makeup artists?

Kinchangthui Bariamtak, who has shown magic on celebrities such as Ed Westwick, Akshay Kumar, Sunny Leone and Taapsee Pannu, to name a few, told that it has a “timeless appeal.”

“And its association with the colour of blood adds a certain allure and power to it. It’s definitely a classic choice in the world of fashion and beauty. It can and never will be out of fashion.”

Kinchangthui, who is famously called Kin, shared that lighter colours may be preferred depending on the trend, versatility, and preference.

Saikat Chakraborty, National Artist M.A.C Cosmetics India, strongly believes that red lips will always be a classic. However, he reasons why people are now opting for natural shades.

“It’s like one of those trends that never go out of style; however, red can be an intimidating or bold colour for many individuals’ personal style – therefore, naturally, people are tilting towards nudes or peachy/pink neutrals this season,” Chakraborty told.

The reason nude lips are so popular – “versatility,” says Chakraborty, who added that it is easy to wear for everyday occasions.

He said: “More so for its versatility in terms of pairing it with outfits, other focus features of the face; example – a nude lip paired with a smoky eye balances out the look and imagine the same with a red lip – a blaring bold look.”

“Nude lips can be easily incorporated for an everyday look, office look, a 90s Nudes version of red carpet look, to the movies, dates, practically anywhere – also, nude lips allow individuals to customise the level of nudeness on the basis of personal preference, (and) skin tone.”

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‘Fashion Should Be Effortless, Authentic, and Fun

‘Heeramandi’ also stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal and Sanjeeda Sheikh…reports Asian Lite News

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who oozes elegance in every outfit that she wears, feels that fashion should be effortless and there shouldn’t be any burden.

With 10.9 million followers on Instagram, Aditi’s social media feed is full of pictures of her wearing Indian outfits, traditional wear, gowns, co-ord sets, pantsuits and floral dresses.

Speaking about what fashion means to her, Aditi told IANS: “Fashion is something that comes from within you. You can play with fashion, but I believe fashion can be created from my cupboard, your cupboard, my sister’s cupboard or my brother’s cupboard also. Fashion is fun. And sometimes fashion ends up costing a lot, but sometimes you can create from your own thing. It’s about being creative.”

She went on to say, “When I started in 2011-12, that time I didn’t care, but after a few years it became a burden for me that I have to look glamorous, wear heels, put on makeup. But I was always like I don’t want to do all these things. I used to say that I will do this on screen but not in real life.”

“But in the last 4-5 years I feel like I am what I am, I am who I am. I will sit for an interview without makeup, with my hair all tied up. I feel my heart has to connect to you. And if this connects everything else works. Fashion, face, skin everything else also falls into place. And, I think fashion should be effortless. There shouldn’t be any burden. Maybe some people will like it, some will not. If you feel good, then do it,” shared Aditi, who is most recently seen as Bibbojaan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut web series ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’.

If she follows any Gen-Z trends? Aditi said she doesn’t know about any trends but wears whatever she feels like.

“Sometimes things that are in trend are ‘behuda’. If I don’t like things which are in trend I don’t wear them. But in my everyday clothes, I decide it myself. I take it out from my cupboard and wear it. For me, fashion should be effortless, and it should be authentically you. If you are going for an event, then you can do all the ‘taam jhaam’,” she said.

Aditi added: “For me, it’s important to be effortless. Even if I wear a maang tikka, I should feel like I woke up like this.”

‘Heeramandi’ also stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

The series is streaming on Netflix.

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