Trendsetter of the Week : Salloli Kumar

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Name : Salloli Kumar

Salloli Kumar is an alumina of the prestigious Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She is a post graduate in M.Phil.

During her university days, she has modeled for prestigious FDCI designers and brands both nationally and internationally. This has given her a long association with media and society pages. She has been covered intensely by  Dailies such as Hindustan Times, Times of India, Elle, Hello, India Today magazine and so on.She has been regularly covered by media for more than a decade now.

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Salloli Kumar has successfully counselled and brought education to a number of teenagers from all wakes of life through ‘Her NGO’ . The NGO is owned by her own foundation The Learning and Leadership Institute Foundation. Salloli Kumar is also a celebrated lifestyle columnist and has written for prestigious dailies as The Asian age, Millennium post, Opinion express, The Pioneer, Zoom Delhi lifestyle and many more

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Salloli Kumar has also made a foray in the world of fitness by setting up a facility in South Delhi. Due to her vast and long association with the world of glamour she has mentored a number of beauty pageants.

She likes to travel and party around the globe. Her favourite cities around the world are New York, Monte Carlo, Milan, Dubai and London.

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3 words to describe my sense of style?

Assertive, Chic and Stylish.

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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?

Blue denims, T shirts, Jumpsuits, really high heels, red short dress & a black figure hugging dress.

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My favourite style influencers?

Certain European well known socialites that I had the privilege of meeting and socializing with, I love the way they present themselves. I’m also inspired by Jennifer Lopez ,Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron. Melania Trump is the most stylish woman for me at the moment, that restrained sexiness is spectacular, amazing and so powerful.

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You wouldn’t catch me wearing?

Those saree gowns, those strange maxi like gowns with hair bun and mermaid curls..a big no no.

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My favorite party attire?

This totally depends on my fitness level at the time of party. However, I like fitted clothes whether a short dress or long dress, with a little bit of bling and high heels.

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My favorite work attire?

Work attire for me is always trousers and shirts or a short kurta over jeans. And definitely a pair of comfortable shoes.

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Brands I love?

Indian brands are good especially for Indian clothes and sometimes even western. My favorites are Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahliani and Versace.

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My go to must have accessory?

Earrings are a must have, a pair of sunglasses and  if need be, a good handbag /clutch and my trademark full bodied hairstyle.

 

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Dressire x Designers : Ritambhara Paliya

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Ritambhara Paliya whirled into the fashion scene more than a decade ago as a contemporary Indian designer. She had a passion for style since childhood. Born to do fashion designing which she is always very passionate about, she completed her diploma from IIFT (Indian Institute of Fashion Technology).

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In her initial days, she teamed up with her mom and worked in her boutique. This is where she understood fabric and clients requirements. Here is where her dream to become a successful fashion designer started to get wings.

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She also did modelling and events until in 2012 she opened her own brand RUTTBA.

Ritambhara Paliya today is a force to reckon with in the glamour and fashion industry as a leading Indian base Designer creating something new every day. She has done many Fashion Shows and has been awarded as a ‘Best Designer 2014’.


Expertise, clarity and creativity, humility arising from self-confidence has earned her both respect and clientele

My first store was Ruttba by Ritambhara Paliya in Panipat which she opened in 2012, her second store Ritambhara Paliya was opened in Shahpurjat, Delhi on 30th July, 2017.

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How would you describe your brand?

Known for luxury contemporary Indian wear couture, Ritambhara Paliya is a noted name in Indian Fashion Fraternity whose hands are well skilled in designing outfits for women of all ages. She completed her education from Indian Institute of fashion technology and fascinated the world of fashion with her unique and mesmerizing creations, innovative ideas and style in Haute Couture which are modern yet classy. She specializes in evening gowns, lehengas, Anarkalis and maxi dresses. She is also into fairytale and destination wedding couture that are rooted in quintessential Indian sensibilities but with a modern sensibility.

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What is the inspiration behind your designs?
Inspiration comes from everywhere! Today’s youth, home decor, wall arts …I mean so many things in daily life.
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What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
Key to success is for me to give it my best and to maintain my quality. Be true to your clients. When my clients come back and say that they loved the garments, that means everything to me.
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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
To work only on pure fabrics. Quality comes first in my life.
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What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
I think every day is a challenge but no difficulty will ever stop me!
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