Posted On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 07:32:38 AM
Chetna Shah, Entrepreneur
I have always dressed bold but yes, over the years, I have realised that it is necessary to dress smart and not blindly follow fashion. In my 20s I would always be comfortable in my Tees, jeans or trousers.
Then I was fond of this huge big, bold, bright prints — which now I find grossly ugly!
But now I have gone a lot subtler! It was around 10 years ago that I was woke up to the fact that long dresses suit me well and complement my height.
I have included a lot of styles and cuts in my outfits thus bringing in a lot of personal attitude to my attire. I am more confident about the way I carry a certain outfit as compared to my early years.
Today, I know I can carry off just about anything as long as I am comfortable in it — even a daring neckline! Also, when I was younger, it was family and kids that kept me busy so my wardrobe was more functional and pretty basic — shorts and baggies included.
I hardly had any spare time to dress up. But now with my daughter grown up and with more time for myself I can experiment and explore!
Sameer Belvalkar, Fashion photographer
I was 120kg when I got my first break. I used to look like this huge animal!
I had people around me who were thinner, healthier and more stylish.
Imagine having a Hrithink Roshan and Sonu Sood around you while you are bearded, dressed in tacky clothes and and have no sense of fashion.
That’s when I realised that I do not only have to work on my body but also develop a fashion sense to fit into the field.
I am a fashion photographer so had to look good for my clients to be assured that I will do a good job.
So, I first began with losing weight. What followed next was a change in my wardrobe and also appearance!
Today, my friends and family are so thrilled and happy with the outcome.
Nivedita Saboo,Fashion Designer
Being a designer, I was this fairy godmother to all my family members, friends and my clients making everyone else look pretty except me! I never really bothered about how I looked.
Despite being abreast and informed of the latest fashion scene in the city and country I never really used it for my benefit.
For me, fashion was always about making people around me look stylish and classy.
It was only when my friends and family insisted that I change and bring in a fresh wave in my attire, that I decided to take the plunge.
I am happy that I decided to change, as I have never felt so great before. When one looks good, one feels good!
Earlier, you would always find me in uber-casuals like Tees and jeans or slacks — or Indian outfits — with this short crop of hair — but now I happily flaunt a short, tight cocktail dress! Traveling to different places and meeting people from the fashion world helped me up my fashion and style quotient.