Hey guyz.. How is it going? I am on vacations at the moment, however a blog post of this kind had to be posted. Read on.. 🙂
It isn’t always that you meet someone from the glamour world and be so inspired. Well, that is because we feel that they have it easy and we have to slog it out. However, meeting the extremely talented and humble Masaba Gupta definitely changes your perspective. Here is one dynamic woman who shows you that being privileged is just one aspect of it. In her own words – ” Find your niche and stick to it. Everybody is doing the same thing and wanting to join the rat race. Try and find your Passion, a signature style and stick to it. Innovation is the key and always being relevant in catching the pulse of trending fashion as well as having your creative freedom whilst doing so.”
I was invited for the launch of the Pune store of the SS18 Collection by the lovely Rasika Wakalkar. Rasika owns Rudraksh, city based premier multi – designer store which celebrates talented Indian designers.
Masaba Gupta spoke very candidly about her journey – how she eventually found the luxury of doing what she loved and make money out of it too. The tough lessons she learnt, when they were at the peak, the highs and even the lows. She says her story has been easy to an extent, however does maintain there are no short cuts to hard work and only you can define your success story. The one thing I related with her the most was about keeping it real and honest. That was so evident in her come across with not all of us present at the launch but even with her own team. They all seemed a happy bunch and that can only happen if you can relate to your employer and vice versa. They are a 85 members strong team with House of Masaba stores pan India in Mumbai, Hyderabad and now in Pune as well. Yay!
The first outfit I Styled was this gorgeous blue crepe silk saree. It comes with a contrasting mustard yellow un-stitched blouse piece. I am a big fan of sarees and this vintage vase print in dull gold over is just mind blowing. The fabric has a sheen to it and a great fall so draping it was effortlessly easy and looked great. I also paired it with a black tube to create two looks. The color blue is slowly becoming a favorite and I truly felt like a diva in the saree.
Accessories:- I kept it minimal and chic with a pair of silver danglers from Delhi. Of course the blue bindi was a must.
The second look I opted was an out and out princess outfit. So feminine and girly was this mint green one shoulder chiffon anarkali dress, I loved styling this one. I loved the gold work on the neckline and the front slit gives it a fabulous edgy look when paired with pants. It comes with an attached dupatta and has hot pink ruffles at the ends which just completes the glam quotient of the entire look.
Accessories:- I paired this outfit with a pair of gold hoops from Forever 21 and a green stone studded bracelet from Beegees.
If you want to feel royal, then this outfit is the one for you. Black combined with a pop pink can definitely create that effect for you. All you need is a black and gold skirt, a tube and this flamboyant hot pink crepe silk cape. The black skirt has gold vase motif print on it and when put together, it definitely is something unique and out of the box.
Accessories:- Since this outfit already had a spalsh of pop pink, I just wore a statement ring to style it.
The last look had to be a ‘boss lady’ and naturally on point from the lady who’s designs are as inspiring and fantastic as her. This look oozes power, strength and feminism and is something I would totally wear for work. The color block shirt along with the flared palazzos lends the outfit a comfortable yet chic look.
My love for House of Masaba goes a long way back. I have been shopping the collection from various e – commerce websites where the collections are retailed. However, meeting Masaba Gupta in person was lovely and inspiring. I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Rasika for the same.
Hope you guys liked the way I styled the outfits. Go check out the store at Phoenix Market City.
Until next time Stay Fab and Keep Scribbling.