A Few More Good Women


As the title suggests, we sat down with another round of kick-ass funny women to discuss what they enjoy and what they don't. Here we have Nikhita Punj, Samantha Dsouza and Vinita Makhija spilling the beans on what keeps them going!

Nikhita Punja

This fashion enthusiast loves to explore, travel and find creative inspiration in her day to day life. As the head of Designer Relations, IMG Reliance, she plays a crucial role in organising Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. She’s on the beat on all the cool, indie Indian designers and gives them a great platform to showcase their talent.

Recently she was a part of the fashion team that won the best country award at the International Fashion showcase held in London. Kudos to you girl!

Nikhita is wearing our Coral Parka Jacket.

Age: 28

Go to fancy dress costume: Daenerys Tagaryen.

Style icons: Blake Lively, Beyoncé.

Favourite film or tv show where the costumes stood out for you: Game Of Thrones.

Personal motto: Feed your soul and not your senses.

Favourite tipple: Sangria.

Best advice: ”Do it with Passion or Not at all.”

Signature dance: Y.M.C.A.

Fantasy dinner party guest list, dead or alive: Gigi Hadid, Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney.

3 indian designer labels we must watch out for: Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Pero, Hemant Nandita.

Items that get most wear in your wardrobe: Ripped denims & a classic white tee.

A fashion coffee table book you recommend: Diana Vreeland.

Your most memorable meal: Ping Pong London.

Current fashion obsession: Oversized dresses.

A museum everyone must visit: Museum of Modern Art, New York .

If you could wear one item of clothing for the rest of your life: A simple white cotton dress.

Your favourite feminism quote: ”Brains are the new tits.”

Samantha Dsouza

Samantha creates magic with hair. She has been a hair dresser since she was 15, and her salon - Samantha’s Salon which is almost 5 years old  is a product of her blood, sweat and tears. Work and travel are her two loves and both co-exist in equal measures in her life. Her travels inspire her creatively in what she does professionally.

Samantha is wearing Tomato Pom-Pom Ganji.

Age: 32

Favourite hour of the day:  Cocktail hour.

Guilty pleasure:  Keeping up with the Kardashian's.

 

Optimist or Pessimist: Surrealist.

Style/Beauty icons: Alexa Chung & Victoria Beckham.

First  favourite film: The Little Mermaid.

Favourite tipple: Single malt.

Most proud of: My Salon.

Signature dance:  I have 2 left feet.

Fantasy dinner party guest list, dead or alive:  Johnny Depp, Kat Von D, Stefano Gabbana, Michael Hutchence.

Inspiration: Hard work and creativity.

Television show:  Big little lies.

Destination in India: Ladakh.

Beauty hair routine: Shampoo, condition and leave in.

Go to fancy dress costume: Morticia Adams.

My beauty product I can't do without: Giorgio Armani matte lip gloss.

Hair swap: Khloe Kardashian.

Kick ass women that inspire me: My mum.

Favourite destination and three cool things to do: Hawaii - chill, chill and chill.

Favourite Feminism quote: Betty Davis - “When a man gives his opinion he's a man, when a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch.”

Vinita Makhija

 This effervescent fashion stylist is Junior Fashion editor at Grazia Magazine, India. We heart her zany sense of style and her cool fashion editorials.

 

Age: 29

Guilty pleasure: Eating Chips on the bed alone on a Friday night while deeply engrossed in a google deep-dive about 90s famous couples/singers.

Go to fancy dress costume: Edward Scissorhands, I've already got the hair.

 

Style icons Indian and international: Miroslava Duma, Ally Mathan, My friend Madhur and her mom who own a jewellery brand called Raabel- her knowledge and take on Indian textile is unparalleled, Maithili Ahluwalia, Ekta Rajani, Olivia Palermo, Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy ,Caroline Issa, Navaz Batliwala.

Would swap your wardrobe with: Taylor Tomasi Hill or Preetma Singh.

Favourite film or Tv show where the costumes stood out for you: GIRLS, Suits, Sonam Kapoor in Delhi 6 (and Aisha) and who can forget the iconic 90s movies, Lamhe had all my favourite elements- sweaters, off-shoulder dresses, shoulder-dusting earrings and natural curls. and remember that bralet inside the sheer kurta craze that Dil Toh Pagal Hai started?

Signature dance: Madness at a Ganpati festival or Mtv Grind, there's no in between (or elegance)

3 Indian designer labels we must watch out for: Bias, Rashmi Varma, Oshad.

Your most memorable meal: I was seeing some of my best friends after years in Washington DC. I'm obsessed with ramen but vegetarian. They took me to this bomb place called Sakuramen and took the spice level up to 12. We were in tears, sharing jokes about the years gone by and the bloody fireball.

Your current fashion obsession: Instagram?

An instagram account we must all follow: Copylab or Naropinosa. Also I love Eva Chen on Instagram.

If you could wear one item of clothing for the rest of your life: A nice 50s style dress.

A millennial you’d like to swap life with for a day: Emma Watson or I mean, Kylie Jenner.

If you were invisible for a day and could spy on a famous person, who would it be: Kris Jenner.

A trend you don't get or care much about: Cropped tops.

Cool, kick-ass women that inspire you: Maya Angelou's words, Rta Kapur Chisti, Lena Dunham, Rupa Gulab, Arundhati Roy, my friend Paroma Mukherjee whose photography work is genius and honest women all over the world who aren't afraid of speaking their mind and living a life of integrity.

Your favourite feminism quote: ”I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay."- Madonna


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