I met her while working on Saqib Malik’s upcoming Feature Film. Weeks went by and we didn’t talk to each other; she minded her business, I minded mine. And then a few awkward hellos and one argument later, we found ourselves chatting endlessly. It took us one day to become close friends!
She has styled everyone from Juhi Chawla to Hareem Farooq to Hania Amir. She has so much fun doing her work, it’s a joy watching her do it. She is hardworking, badass, honest and very very funny! Could-have-her-own-standup-comedy kinda funny.
Well-dressed plus honest plus funny- makes my favorite kind of people.
Also, she owns the coolest collection of sunglasses!!! A collection she has lovingly curated over years, including very expensive ones to street hawkers types.
“Sunnies is the quickest way to make yourself look groovy, it’s like putting on red lipstick. So on holidays or at work, when you can’t be bothered about that you are wearing, putting on a cool pair of sunglasses is the quickest, most convenient way of dressing yourself up. I put on a cool pair of sunglasses, and my brain hears, are you ready? Let’s do this!”
About how she has collected so many pairs, “I don’t think you should ever aim to get out and build a collection in two days. There’s something fulfilling about knowing you have put together something over the years, with love. I have pairs ranging from Rs.75000 all the way to Rs.2500, and all have been bought from different parts of the world, feeling different things and I love how each can take me back to that time.”