We saw her re­cently as the bub­bly Meera in Veere Di Wed­ding. Daugh­ter of ac­tor Tiku Tal­sa­nia, Shikha Tal­sa­nia has been a known face, both on screen ( Wake Up Sid, My Friend Pinto…) and on stage—she does theatre ex­ten­sively. But true recog­ni­tion has come t

Society - - CONTENTS - By All­win D’souza

Hav­ing no qualms about be­ing a plus-size ac­tor, Shikha Tal­sa­nia shares style tips to keep it simple, yet stylish

How would you de­fine your per­sonal style?

Com­fort­able. Skirts, jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, and heels—any­thing that makes me feel happy and con­fi­dent.

What is that one piece in your wardrobe that you could re­fer to as ‘time­less’ in fashion?

A white shirt and a pair of blue jeans.

A fashion fetish you have…

Any­thing in black.

How would you dress up for a mon­soon brunch party?

Some­thing easy­peasy. A dress with gum­boots or jeans, white shirt with gum­boots.

What’s your ideal out­fit for a date night?

Ideal out­fit for a date will be a dress or jeans and t-shirt with sneakers. Def­i­nitely sneakers.

Are you brand con­scious?

I am not brand con­scious.

How do you like to play with colours in your style?

I pre­fer black and jewel tones but af­ter Veere Di Wed­ding and thanks to Rhea Kapoor, I have started ex­per­i­ment­ing with all the colours avail­able on the colour pal­ette.

What ac­cord­ing to you would be the ideal at­tire for a wed­ding?

An ideal at­tire for a wed­ding will be a sa­ree, without a doubt! It’s a time­less at­tire. I like old school stuff and would go for clas­sic sa­rees like a Ba­narasi or Chan­deri. For oc­ca­sions like wed­dings, they are per­fect and makes you look very el­e­gant and classy.

Who is your style icon?

I look up to a lot of women when it comes to style. Ash­ley Gra­ham, Sophia Loren, Rhea Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore and my mother.

A fashion de­signer you would choose for your per­sonal wardrobe. And why?

One de­signer that I would choose for my per­sonal wardrobe would be Abu (Jani) San­deep (Khosla) be­cause they are fan­tas­tic, time­less and have great size se­lec­tion.

What would one gen­er­ally find you wear­ing at home?

One would gen­er­ally find me wear­ing my old t-shirts with a pair of shorts at home.

What are the five must-haves in a woman’s wardrobe?

Good lin­gerie–one should in­vest in good fit­ting lin­gerie in basic colours like white and beige, pair of jeans, a black shirt, a good swim­suit, simple and basic luc­knowi kurta and def­i­nitely com­fort­able py­ja­mas.

Your favourite shopping des­ti­na­tion?

My favourite shopping des­ti­na­tion is Co­laba Cause­way.

Fashion cap­i­tal of the world ac­cord­ing to you?

Rhea Kapoor’s mind.

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