A Name to Know: Emanuela Caruso

Emanuela Caruso elevates the art of summer sandals and is one of our names to know. The post A Name to Know: Emanuela Caruso appeared first on Italist Magazine.

A Stylish Staycation with Saint Laurent Footwear

Saint Laurent sliders, espadrilles, and sandals are an expression of utmost summer style...even if just on a trip out to the patio. The post A Stylish Staycation with Saint Laurent Footwear appeared first on Italist Magazine.

A Name to Know: Mr&Mrs Italy

Known for its vintage-inspired outerwear, MMI has broadened its offer to include year-round garments and activewear. The post A Name to Know: Mr&Mrs Italy appeared first on Italist Magazine.

What’s Trending in 2020?—Infographic

Some upward trends indicate a return to stealth wealth, while others are due mainly to new creative direction. The post What’s Trending in 2020?—Infographic appeared first on Italist Magazine.

3 Ways to Style a Balmain Blazer

The must-have Balmain double-breasted blazer is inspired by the cinched-waist and exaggerated-shoulder styles of the 1980s. The post 3 Ways to Style a Balmain Blazer appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Why Neapolitan Tailoring is the Best

While traditional suits may be less and less common, the expertise of Neapolitan tailors spans categories. The post Why Neapolitan Tailoring is the Best appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Our Most Sold Label: Dolce & Gabbana

Since 1985, this wildly successful label has stuck to a successful formula of ladylike Italian elegance, velvety opulence, and raw sex appeal. The post Our Most Sold Label: Dolce & Gabbana appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Perks of having Alexander McQueen bags

The House of Alexander McQueen is distinctive for its innovative and uncompromising articulation of unbridled imagination. Founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992, the House joined the Kering Group in [...] The post Perks of having Alexander McQueen bags appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

PREPPY STYLES FOR THE LITTLE FASHIONISTAS

As much as we like to shop for ourselves, shopping for the little ones is even more fun and exciting. The cute and quirky designs of the collections make dressing [...] The post PREPPY STYLES FOR THE LITTLE FASHIONISTAS appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Burberry Shirts: The forever classic staples

Burberry is a name that every fashion lover knows about and that’s what defines a classy high-end fashion house. Burberry has been there in the fashion industry for so long [...] The post Burberry Shirts: The forever classic staples appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

INTRODUCING LUXURY INNERWEAR FOR HER!

As important are our apparels, our innerwear also play an equally crucial role in our lives. A good quality innerwear ensures comfort as well as the fabrics allow the body [...] The post INTRODUCING LUXURY INNERWEAR FOR HER! appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

THE WORLD OF STELLA McCARTNEY HANDBAGS

In the world of luxury handbags, Stella McCartney and its collection truly stands out from the rest. The versatile designs have become so iconic that any luxury lover can instantly [...] The post THE WORLD OF STELLA McCARTNEY HANDBAGS appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Jimmy Choo India: Pick your favorite

There is no doubt that Jimmy Choo has been an iconic label in the fashion world which offers the most charming and stylish designer shoes to the ladies. The label [...] The post Jimmy Choo India: Pick your favorite appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Go trendy with Diesel India

Diesel India is one of the most famous designer labels when it comes to luxury casual clothing. It is also the reason why men, women, and kids look up to [...] The post Go trendy with Diesel India appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

High Stakes

Circumventing the misassigned stigma associated with hemp in India, Harshaavardhan Redi Sirupa and Namrata Reddy Sirupa have carefully carved a space for themselves in the luxury wellness industry with Satliva, a home-grown skincare brand with hemp seed oil at its heart. Here, they talk about the natural beauty brand's bestselling products, why they're great for the monsoon and the founders' commitment to sustainability

Colour Me Natural

Inspired by the benefits of fruit and plant extracts from a very early age, Tanisha Varalwar recently founded her own natural and organic beauty line, Tsara Cosmetics. The young entrepreneur talks to Verve about the shaping of this new sustainable venture, the importance of being toxin-free and the factors that inspired her to go ahead with its launch despite the current scenario

Creative Control

Children are interpreting their conflicting emotions through writing in an attempt to create a sense of safety as they remain confined in their homes.

Body of Work

Harikrishnan is an ex-competitive bodybuilder who is now a fashion designer. Yup, welcome to the new generation. The narrative has changed.

Mom’s The Word

The Moms Co. recently launched its 3-6-9 Detox with Clay range — perfect for those who are currently unable to schedule their regular exfoliating sessions due to the lockdown. Here, founder Malika Sadani gives us a peek into her own quarantine skincare routine

Musings Of The Solitary Watcher

28-year-old aspiring game show host Dilsher Dhillon shares the list of 133 movies that he’s watched since March 22nd to help him channel his mental energy in solitude.

A Class Act

Five students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology's graduating class discuss the state of their mental health and creativity, their interrupted graduation, and how their perceptions of 'work' have changed in the wake of an unrelenting pandemic.

Boys And Their Toys

Product and interior designer Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is diversifying into fashion with his label, Koy Toy Boy, inspired by the uninhibited workers at his construction site, who also showcase the subversive garments for his campaign.

Tot Stuff

Founder of the conscious baby products brand Masilo, Eisha Maskara Sheth, and her husband, Kshitij Sheth, share tips for first-time parents who want to kickstart safe habits when it comes to shopping for their newest family member

Me, My Shelf And I

The columnist has found that reading stories set in fictional or dystopic worlds assuages his paranoia and anxiety about the planet and himself. He recommends six novels that could be unexpected beacons during extended periods of turmoil

Venice – Head Piece Art

When In Venice you are surrounded by so much man-made beauty. Combine that with endless arts and crafts. You have to agree that when it comes to joie de vivre, the joy of life. Venice is that place which will give you back what your soul desires. I want to highlight that Venice is a […]

Picking the Perfect Swimwear to Suit Your Body Type

It’s so fun to be a girl. Whether you are hanging out by the poolside or frolicking on the beach, you are spoiled for choice with the many options for swimwear online. Finding the perfect swimwear to suit your body may seem daunting. How do you know which one is the right fit? By doing […]

How to Spend Less on Clothes

No matter how you slice it, clothes are an important part of our life. Not only is it a necessity, without which you simply won’t be able to go down the street, it is also a way to express your style and temperament. The problem is, building a proper wardrobe that would fit your style […]

Kimono – Luxury Stay Home Fashion Trends

You have been in lockdown for almost two months. How do you not get yourself in despair during a lockdown? How can fashion be your sense of mental support? Have you ever been to Japan? How can a Japanese Kimono help your mental state of mind during weeks of staying home?  Are you finding that […]

Balcony Style – Social Distancing Tips

We are in lockdown. The supermarket is our only outing.  Flights are grounded. No more travel! All bars and restaurants are closed. University and anything partying when it comes to the festival are halted.  Everything social is shutdown. The new IT Words are, social distancing and self-isolation. The rolling lockdowns could last until September 2021? […]

Wellies – Niche Styles That Create A Storm

Make a splash with wellies that stand out from the crowd. That adhere to your leisure, lounge-wear. This luxe simply must be taken outdoors. Just add a playful pop like this Helly Hansen Trench Coat, to make it winter spring ready! At the moment the seasons are as unpredictable as the sunshine in Antarctica. I […]

Knitwear Bespoke – Clothes That My Mother Wore

Glamorous, sophisticated and luxurious sleek and chic is what defines this luxury brand called  Clothes That My Mother wore is about. 2020 is all about sustainable fashion and being aware of spending my hard earned cash on clothes that last. As a lifestyle game changer. I am all about streamlined textures and silhouettes. My knitwear […]

Aston Martin DB11 Fashion Tips – In The Drivers Seat

This week I drove the latest Aston Martin DB11. From the onset I could not help ponder what is the fashion and lifestyle image for women driving an Aston Martin for 2020? I had little to go by regarding history of a women driving an Aston Martin. There is not a lot out there. So […]

Online Retailer for Independent London Brands to Launch

Luxury By London, an online retail platform dedicated to London based independent and emerging luxury brands is set to launch. Luxury By London is a retail platform which connects the discerning shopper with style, beauty and lifestyle creations by London’s best emerging luxury brands and artisans. Launching in February 2020, Luxury By London aims to […]

BAFTA 2020 – Why Sustainable Fashion Is Not Working

As the official car partner for BAFTA 2020, Audi took the climate change and sustainable opportunity message last night at the BAFTA Awards.  Each guest were chauffeured in an Audi Etron. But why did the most influential film and fashion women on the planet, choose not to wear sustainable fashion red carpet outfits? Why did […]

Yulia Yanina SS2020 – Colors and Flowers

Yanina Fashion House greets the second decade of the XXI сentury by creating a daring, extravagant and at the same time extremely elegant Spring-Summer collection. Finally I see a collection I would like to wear that is very different. Stepping aside from the usual noble and discreet black and white style, designer. Yulia Yanina in […]

La Metamorphose – Couture Trousers And Taffeta

The collection is a tribute to the woman as a muse, evanescent inspiration for the poet. This transparency of french tules is sublimated with the chiffon, the silk, satin and taffeta, in a whirl of pastel true colors. Gosh I have never been a fan of these fabrics but maybe because it was never done […]

Maria Aristidou SS2020 – Knit Couture Collection

Knitwear has had a huge makeover in the last two years. How can we wear it supporting a more sustainable fashion approach. Knitwear lasts for years but how can you wear it without looking like a sheep? At Paris last week designer Maria Aristidou, gave a cutting edge for both men and women. Even though […]

Ziad Nakad SS20 – Couture Modern Day Warrior Princesse

I am a big fan of men designing for women. Men see us very differently and have a gift of capturing the essence of a woman warrior without being prejudice. What a better way to showcase here in Paris, which is really suppose to be about MenStyleFashion.  However it seems fashion weeks will always be […]

The only products by Ted Baker India you need to have

From the United Kingdom comes an a la mode dress retail organization that is reliably picked up fame locally as well as universally. Ted Baker is a high-end fashion house [...] The post The only products by Ted Baker India you need to have appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Michael Kors India is the extraordinaire you need

Karl Anderson Jr. who is otherwise called as Michael Kors has been one of the more effective participants in the fashion world. He has been all around perceived as a [...] The post Michael Kors India is the extraordinaire you need appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Why is Ralph Lauren India meant for one and all?

Ralph Lauren might have completed its 50+ years in the luxury fashion industry but with time, the designs and the patterns have only gotten better as well as fashionable. Every [...] The post Why is Ralph Lauren India meant for one and all? appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Nature’s Way

The wisdom of past generations provides the foundation for The Tribe Concepts, Amritha Gaddam’s conscious, organic skincare brand, finds Verve

Conscious Coupling

The pandemic has put things into perspective for Prada, prompting head honchos to look at the bigger picture and loosen their purse strings in support of initiatives that promise a better future for the planet

How To Wear A Scarf

The humble scarf may not appear to be a wardrobe staple, but scarves add movement, color, and flair to bring together any ensemble. The post How To Wear A Scarf appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Cut From the Same Cloth

Indigenous practice combined with modern implementation unlock the future of a sustainable clothing industry that champions handmade textiles

A Fall-Winter Favorite: Isabel Marant

Since the mid-1990s, Isabel Marant has drawn a cult following, sitting at the intersection of classic French flair, rocker-chic, and everyday wearability. The post A Fall-Winter Favorite: Isabel Marant appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Lights, Camera… Zoom!

The cast and crew of The Gone Game interacted over video conference to conceptualise, produce, shoot and edit the web series while in lockdown, showcasing a new genre of content

Sustainable Fashion – Buy Quality That You Love To Wear

Did you during lock down shock your self regarding how much fast fashion labels you bought and you don’t like? Did you fathom how much clothes you purchased and know they won’t even last a season? How many clothes did you buy that were bought on emotion and are still paying the credit card bill? […]

How Golden Goose Sneakers are Made

Founders Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo adopted the mantra 'perfect imperfection' for their now-iconic sneakers. The post How Golden Goose Sneakers are Made appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Au Départ Accessories

Once one of the great Parisian trunk makers, Au Départ was relaunched in 2019. The post Au Départ Accessories appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Luxury Designer Kids Collection – The finest way to pep up fashion

When it comes to fashion, it is the fashionable parents that are responsible for keeping their kids fashion status up to the mark. With the luxury designer kids collection available [...] The post Luxury Designer Kids Collection – The finest way to pep up fashion appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Giorgio Armani Wallets: The Timeless Gifts For a Luxury Lover!

There is no denying the fact that men like to invest in accessories too. The little details matter a lot while dressing up and can help you complete the look [...] The post Giorgio Armani Wallets: The Timeless Gifts For a Luxury Lover! appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

THE SUNGLASSES EDIT: STYLES FOR HIM!

For the fashion conscious gents out there, sunglasses are a must have accessory which are an essential for all seasons. They can effortlessly elevate the appearance and will be a [...] The post THE SUNGLASSES EDIT: STYLES FOR HIM! appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

The chic Women Handbags and their importance

“When I want to treat myself, I will almost always get myself a new bag.”~ Coco Jones Designer handbags have always been women’s best companions. Well, most are unaware of [...] The post The chic Women Handbags and their importance appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

THE WARDROBE UPGRADE: MEN BACKPACKS!

When we talk about men bags, backpacks are the essentials without which the collection cannot be complete. They are one of the most practical styles which men love as you [...] The post THE WARDROBE UPGRADE: MEN BACKPACKS! appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Lady In Green

A co-founder of the citizen-led organisation IAmGurgaon, she left a career in banking to focus on transforming the privately developed North Indian city from an inefficiently run eyesore into a residential oasis. Latika Thukral tells us about the various environmental efforts she has been spearheading for over a decade.

Calling The Shots

With her latest film, the bilingual Moothon, sweeping up three awards at the New York Indian Film Festival in August, Geetu Mohandas continues her successful turn as a writer-director in Malayalam cinema. We had caught up with the former actor for a casual chat in her Kochi home a few months before, to talk movies, memories and motherhood.

Starry Night

The newest addition to Hermès’ Eau des Merveilles family is the L'Ombre Des Merveilles, French for “the shadow of wonders”, which serves up a tender blend using only three raw ingredients: incense, tonka bean and black tea.

The All-Rounder

The Indian-born Australian Lisa Caprini Sthalekar was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, becoming the 9th woman to be so honoured. We have an exclusive conversation with the pioneering cricketer-turned-commentator, who remains grounded even in the face of incredible professional success

Basic Intimates

From shops to Instagram to editorials, vintage clothing has taken a huge leap into the limelight, especially with both industry and consumer attempts at merging sustainability with fashion. But what about vintage lingerie? The appeal of a well-constructed lace bra or corset might be tied up with age-old wear and tear, but the truth will set you free.

A Sketch In Time

Rohan Chakravarty, the award-winning creator of Green Humour, a series of eco-focused comics and illustrations, looks back on a decade of being one of the most engaging voices within the sphere of environmental conservation and stresses on the need to participate in the conversation

Artisanal Businesses In Italy – Florence Epicentre Of Craft

Did you know there are 50,000 small and medium-sized artisanal businesses in Italy? Many are family run, with generations of highly specialised knowledge and talent, whether it’s leather pleating, buckles or the hand embroideries. You can read my hotel stays I did in July 2020 here in Florence. Florence Leather Regarding leather bags made in […]

Role Of Instagram In Shaping Up your Career As A fashion Stylist

For every fashion aficionado, it is a dream to style pop stars in music videos or celebrities wearing their designer gowns. And social media has made this possible for many stylists. The role and responsibilities of a fashion stylist have undergone a severe change in the era of social media. Fashion stylists must create a […]

Puglia Italy – South Of Italy Kaftan Trends

Where is Puglia Italy? Why should you visit there? Puglia, is  a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot,” is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. The Capital is Bari a vibrant port and university town, while Lecce is known as “Florence of the South” […]

Latest Salwar Kameez Online Designs

The salwar kameez outfits for women are in existence for a long period in India as well as its neighboring countries. This outfit has a Kameez as top wear or tunic, a bottom as salwar or pajama, and a dupatta just like a scarf. Today, there are many types of salwar kameez outfits besides this […]

What To Wear For Your First Job In Law

Starting a new job can be daunting, no matter the role. You’re wondering what your colleagues will be like, how much work you’ll have and where to go on lunch. Starting a job in law can be even more daunting, as there tends to be a specific dress code. It’s an unfortunate fact that the […]

A Winter Name to Know: Goosetech

Goosetech brings a "youth-quake" of excitement and energy that is unique among other outerwear brands. The post A Winter Name to Know: Goosetech appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Must-haves from Michael Kors India right now

Michael Kors is one of the bestselling high-end fashion brands known to mankind. Period! The iconic fashion label is totally the commendable luxury fashion brand that you ought to be [...] The post Must-haves from Michael Kors India right now appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Coach India: The Affordable Luxury

The American design house of modern luxury accessories, Coach, was founded in the year 1941, by six leather-workers, who on the outset crafted wallets and billfolds. Based in the New [...] The post Coach India: The Affordable Luxury appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Time to show some love to Bottega Veneta India

Bottega Veneta India is a luxury brand known for extravagant style and visually appealing structures that have been a pattern among chic individuals. With the choice to pick the offerings [...] The post Time to show some love to Bottega Veneta India appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Greater Expectations

Four 30-something mothers share their thoughts about keeping their professional and family lives on track during the pandemic as they grapple with the disproportionate burden of responsibility placed on them

Bespoke Jewellery – Business In Wearing Accessories During Lock-down

The NKB London customer is not buying into athleisure , but rather bespoke jewellery, yes even in lock down. In a recent zoom interview with Naki Kaddu founder of NKB London. she showed me previews of who bespoke orders that have personal meaning to for her customers. Some clients never stop dressing up. Selling on […]

Pure Smart Stylish – Lady Orange Conscious Lifestyle Tips

My dear friend Angelique Broers is a lady that lives life as she teaches it. When it comes to colour,  we all know her as Lady Orange. She always looks in pristine shape and dresses so stylishly. Her effortless approach to fashion and life is why. Her attention to detail for everyday wear is admirable. […]

A Winter Must: the Herno jacket

Herno was the first to combine athletic fabrications with more traditional tailoring fabrics to achieve a superior, all-weather, all-season outerwear garment. The post A Winter Must: the Herno jacket appeared first on Italist Magazine.

The must-haves in Love Moschino bags to eye-on right now

Good taste doesn’t exist. It is our taste. We have to be proud of it. ~ Franco Moschino Moschino – pronounced as Moskino, was established in 1983 by Franco Moshino [...] The post The must-haves in Love Moschino bags to eye-on right now appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

A Game Of Hoops

The art of embroidery has conventionally been associated with domesticity – the unenticing fate awaiting girls supposedly without other ambitions. While the practice is still a relaxing pastime, a contemporary resurgence is seeing women reclaim that archaic narrative and even quitting more lucrative career paths to take on needlework full-time. We speak to Anuradha Bhaumick, whose visually complex pieces (featured on her Instagram account Hooplaback Girl – yes, a pun on the Gwen Stefani song) represent idyllic scenes from the lives of book lovers like herself

A Name to Know: Church’s Shoes

The staple Church's shoe is the "Consul," first introduced in 1945 and worn by hundreds of global politicians, government officials, and businesspeople. The post A Name to Know: Church’s Shoes appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Armani Jeans India: Effortless and Chic fashion

Armani Jeans is an extension assortment shaped in 1981 by Giorgio Armani, with denim at the core of all that it does. You realize that Armani Jeans India consolidates a [...] The post Armani Jeans India: Effortless and Chic fashion appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Complete your collection with these men’s footwear styles

“Shoes are the finishing touch on any outfit and it is important to complete a look with the perfect pair!” The collection of footwear is one of the most cherished [...] The post Complete your collection with these men’s footwear styles appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Tory Burch Footwear: Treat your feet with luxury

Do you know Imelda Marcos? She is the spouse of the tenth President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos. It was at one point reputed that she claimed around 3000 sets [...] The post Tory Burch Footwear: Treat your feet with luxury appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Currently Open For Delivery: Goa

The lockdown has seen a new kind of dining experience emerge in the state: meals cooked by home chefs who are eager to showcase their kitchen skills and family recipes

Chef Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar’s Home-Grown Adventure

For the co-owner of Goa’s Edible Archives, the mundane bottle gourd deserves the same culinary riffing as the now-trendy amaranth; in her kitchen, every ingredient is king, nurtured by the context of the earth from which it came. The affable chef spends a day with Verve and orchestrates a market-to-table experience that has her inimitable stamp

Enamelled With Grace

Verve turns the spotlight on Breguet’s new Reine de Naples 8918 in grand feu enamel, the first timepiece in the iconic range to be enhanced by the intricate technique

Home At Last

The Delhi-based Leh Studios’ free-thinking ethos is a post-COVID prototype for design brands

A Name to Know: Charlie Luciano

The idea is to create a comfortable collection that can be worn by anyone, without distinction of gender. The post A Name to Know: Charlie Luciano appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Casadei Heels are Timeless

What started as a post-war line of women's sandals, primarily aimed at tourists, is now a name synonymous with sky-high heels. The post Casadei Heels are Timeless appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Your guide to Diesel India

From the absolute first Diesel jeans that the brand Diesel came out with, to the most recent assortments offered, the high-end brand has been the best one to date in [...] The post Your guide to Diesel India appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Coach India: Distinct style and luxury

At the point when you talk about Coach India, the absolute first thing which rings a bell at whatever point one contemplates is their in-vogue, multi-hued designer handbags. Along these [...] The post Coach India: Distinct style and luxury appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Mother Of Invention

Offering an outstanding collection that looks at manipulating indigenous material into fabrics, contemporary womenswear label Mishé has mindfulness at the centre of the brand’s ideology

The Experimentalist

Lakmé Fashion Week’s grand finale debutante Rimzim Dadu makes a strong case for why innovations in textile will dictate the future of fashion

Dual Impact

Fresh off their presentation at Lakmé Fashion Week’s grand finale, Saaksha & Kinni now hold the record of being the youngest label to showcase at Mumbai’s biannual style spectacle, setting a precedent for up-and-coming designers. The duo talks to Verve about their journey and gives us a peek into the brand’s DNA

The Festive Choice: AMEN

The recurring theme for AMEN collections: "feminine beauty to the rhythm of the clubs that made history." The post The Festive Choice: AMEN appeared first on Italist Magazine.

Luxury Designers to keep on the radar right now

The love for luxury brands in India started about half a century ago when fashionable wearers went hunting brands like Burberry, Gucci, and numerous others. As time went by, India’s [...] The post Luxury Designers to keep on the radar right now appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Must-Have Designer Bags a woman must own

Designer handbags have consistently been women’s best associates. Did you realize when did the bags came into the actual picture? It was back in the year 1927 when women’s dresses [...] The post Must-Have Designer Bags a woman must own appeared first on Luxury Fashion Online Shopping Portal.

Fruit for Thought

Keertida Phadke’s decision to forsake a well-paying job in marketing for a course at a plant-based culinary school in New York seemed risky to her friends and family, but the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) alumnus stands by her decision. In the middle of expanding her vegan brand, Better, the 34-year-old founder speaks to Verve about her culinary education, how it helped her corner the retail space in India and the pay-off of having undergone such specialised training at a time when the food industry is in limbo