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Shreya Singh

Shabnam Singhal, Pushpanjali Sharma, Reynu Taandon, Shreya Singh, Nikhita Tandon

Ladies Who Lunch

Text by Anshu Khanna. Photographed by Amit Dey

Cocktails and chrysanthemums...appetisers and artefacts...strawberries and style.... Champagne flows as easily as the conversation when fashion designer Reynu Taandon invites the capital’s young fashion divas to a sumptuous afternoon treat, finds Verve
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Sonam Kapoor, India's Best Dressed List

India’s Best Dressed List: Sonam Kapoor

Text by Shirin Mehta and Sohiny Das. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Photographs by Vishesh Verma (Mumbai), Amit Dey (Delhi), Kaustav Saikia (Kolkata), Ramya Reddy and Waseem Khan (Bangalore)

The past year was rough. The dreaded ‘R’ word popped up everywhere. It was the survival of the fittest and the cheapest. Women bought relatively inexpensive items. Lipstick sales were good. Fashion sales were not (at full price); so tabs were slashed. Designers restrategised and redefined haute. Boyfriend chic (borrow his clothes since you have no new ones), vintage (borrow grandma’s for similar reasons) and power shoulders (intimidate at work-place so they do not fire you) rose to prominence. Even couture in Paris offered (hush hush) ‘package deals’ to their loyal customers. Suddenly, apparel was available at almost lipstick prices. What joy… let us buy everything!
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