The Power Of Elegance
White dress and striped jacket, both from Emporio Armani; emerald ring, diamond bracelet and pearl earrings. All from Pushpanjali’s personal collection.
Trousers, from Adolfo Dominguez; top, from St Tropez; grey shoes, from Ed Hardy; neckpiece and diamond bangle. All from Pushpanjali’s personal collection.
“A vintage jhoomar that my maternal grandmother wore at her wedding and a diamond necklace that my paternal grandmother left for me are part of my history and heritage. My engagement ring that my husband designed himself is also one of my most cherished possessions.”
Black gown, from Laundry by Shelli Segal; diamond bangles, emerald earrings and ring. All from Pushpanjali’s personal collection.
“White to me is the colour of perfection. Clean and pure, it inspires faith and gives me a sense of security. Black on the other hand makes me feel powerful and elegant. There is an inherent sense of luxury in the colour black. So different and yet so similar, they both have a feeling of wholeness about them.”
Blazer, skirt and lace-up peep-toe shoes, all from Emporio Armani; deep purple tank top, from Victoria’s Secret; pearl neckpiece and diamond ring. All from Pushpanjali’s personal collection.
“I have been inspired by styles of fashion icons such as Babe Paley, CZ Guest and Liz Tilberis. In my personal life I am constantly inspired by ideas and creations that are eternal. Timeless elegance is my style mantra.”
White shorts with gold button detail, from St Tropez; nude lace halter top, from Vintagei; gold neckpiece, diamond bracelet and ring. All from Pushpanjali’s personal collection.
“I love the Burberry jacket that I bought on an impulse in London for its versatility. I can wear it with jeans, shorts, over a formal dress or team it with a sleek pencil skirt. The pair of Tom Ford aviators that I bought in a spontaneous moment is now my favourite pair of sunglasses.”
“I always wear clothes that make me feel good,” says Pushpanjali R Chawla, who heads her own company, Luxury Works, which facilitates brands to strategise in India. Hailing from the affluent Baidyanath family, well known for their array of Ayurvedic products, the glamorous corporate diva is the toast of Delhi’s smart set and one of India’s best dressed women.
Her personal attire which epitomises understated luxe, is all about clean lines and no-fuss designs, where she loves combining monochromatic, tailored silhouettes with fun shoes. A firm believer in power dressing, she admits that in the corporate world “one has to look professional and exude authority to be taken seriously but without sacrificing your femininity”.
Sharma also has an unforeseen daredevil side to her. A certified sky-diver and a regular trekker, she has raced on the Nascar amateur circuit in the US and nurses a strong passion for automobiles. Adventure sports, horse riding, skiing and ballroom dancing help her unwind from her frantic daily schedules.