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September 07, 2014

Verve and Louis Vuitton Diaries #5 Mahua Moitra

Text by Shirin Salwan. Photograph by Indronil Mukherjee. Location Courtesy: Taj Bengal

Verve and Louis Vuitton revisit the charming city of Kolkata to catch up with eight charming women, and discover their love for fashion, diamonds, high heels, eye-catching arm candy and much more…

MAHUA MOITRA, POLITICIAN
For a full-time politician with the Trinamool Congress, Mahua is one stylish woman. A charismatic personality, Mahua is never seen without her crisp cotton saris and a Louis Vuitton slinging on her arm. As she enters the suite in a beautiful Rahul Mishra creation from his latest Fall/Winter collection, Mahua doesn’t fail to impress from the start to the end. “I need to wear my clothes rather than the other way around. Nothing should be too overwhelming. When I’m working I wear only saris in natural and handloom fabrics from Bengal and Jharkhand regions. For an evening out I prefer dresses. I wear a lot of Indian designers like Rahul Mishra, Anamika Khanna, Dev R Nil and international labels like Moschino and Burberry to name a few.

My first Louis Vuitton, a monogram Alma, was a gift from my husband in London. What I love about Kolkata women is that they are happy in their own skin and don’t try too hard to fit in. From a young college student in chappals and a ganji to a bureaucrat in a starched cotton sari, each woman is aware that the clothes do not define who she is. My favourite piece in my wardrobe is my mother’s blue wedding sari. She was bold enough not to wear a conventional red one as per Hindu tradition on the day of her wedding and chose a splendid peacock blue with gold brocade instead.” Striking a pose with her monogram, Mahua adds with a smile, “I’m more of the fill it and forget it kind when it comes to bags. Which is why Louis Vuitton works well for me as it grows with me over time with the leather maturing and becoming even more beautiful in texture.”

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