If you love style then you will love this! Shefali Deora is all about style and fashion and tells us at UrbanAsian.com how she keeps her self going with all the styles for all the clients she works with in Bollywood! Here is what she had to say about the world of styling and fashionista!
What made you want to become a stylist?
A friend of mine was interning with a well know stylist “The Vainglorious”, that’s when I got to know more about styling. I was fascinated and taken aback and was sure about styling as a career for me. Eventually my friend and I together started “The Classy Flare”.
What is your favourite part about being a stylist?
I feel the best part about being a stylist is that all your job requires you to do is visit designer stores, pick up your favourite garment and play dress up almost every day. You can also describe a stylist as a super hero fixing their clients last-minute problems
If you were to re-design a wardrobe for any past bollywood movie, which one would it be and why?
It’s so difficult to actually choose one movie in particular but I would probably choose Taal. Although it is one of my all-time favourite movies, I really feel the styling in the 2nd half of the movie where Aishwarya becomes a singer could have been done much better.
Did you ever think you would become a stylist and if you weren’t one what would you be doing?
Honestly I did not think I would become a stylist, it just happened to me. If not a stylist I would probably become an assistant director or maybe I would have a career in advertising or public relations.
If you had to dress a Hollywood actor who would it be and why?
Someday in the future I would really like to style “Blake Lively”. I have always been a huge fan of her style sense and styling her would probably be a huge challenge for me.
What is the most challenging part of being a stylist for you?
It is really important to know your clients well to know what they enjoy wearing. You can’t just force someone to wear something that they are not comfortable with. Because in the end no matter how well you may style them it would not be as impactful as it could have been with them wearing clothes that they are comfortable in.
Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste? Describe your style?
Yes, you could say that. I believe in wearing comfortable clothes. Comfortable clothes make you feel independent. Hence I always choose to style my clients in comfortable clothes.
What advice would you give anyone interested in getting into fashion design?
I am not a designer but I would advise them to study fashion and get their basics right.
What is your favorite go-to outfit?
A pair of right fitted jeans and a T-shirt with my sneakers is my go-to outfit.
If you were to pick one word that encompasses your style, what would it be and why?
Classy and Chic.
What is one fashion accessory you can’t leave home without?
In my case I always carry a scarf and a pair of glares to protect me from this heat. These are two things I can’t leave home without.
When choosing out an outfit for an event, press conference, or interview what are the elements you consider always before styling him/her?
Styling is basically about having the right knowledge regarding colours like which colour would suit my client the most and which silhouettes would suit the right body type.
Who is your favorite designer?
I honestly can’t choose just one there so many. In India I really like Sabyasachi Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Arora a lot . I even like Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab and many more
What’s your favourite article of clothing or essential for an outfit, and why?
A LWD is an essential in all wardrobes. A little white dress could be worn at any occasion without any worries of going wrong. If you pair it with the right accessories you are ready to go.
If you had to choose one favorite look you’ve put together thus far, which would it be?
I like a few of them a lot but then my favourite would be my 1st ever look which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe which I gave my client Shraddha Das. It was appreciated all over by all the fashion blogs
Lastly, any advice for upcoming future stylist and designers who want to break into the scene?
I would actually advise them to Study fashion and get their basics right, attend fashion related events and always keep themselves updated with the latest events. Above all no matter how long it takes if they are good at it their work will always be appreciated.
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