In Sophie's shoes

Jun 11, 2012, 09:43 IST | Urmimala Banerjee

When we asked Sophie Choudry on how she manages to get her dressing right 99.99 per cent of the times, the lady revealed that she doesn't hire the services of a stylist.

“I think fashion should be personal, and not assembly line,” she said. Sophie shares her style mantras with CS:

Who: Sophie Choudry
What: On her love for fashion and dressing up
Where: At her residence in Khar

Fashion facts
I was always pretty fashion conscious. I have never been a tomboy. In fact, when I moved to Mumbai from London, I got a culture shock in terms of fashion. I thought people were just so lazy about dressing up! Everyone seemed to move around in jeans, T-shirts and chappals. Now, I have grown up in London, where people are fashion conscious and studied in Paris, where fashion is an inseparable part of life. I always believe in dressing up for the day. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top but at least I should look basically fashionable. So, whenever people used to see me they used to ask, “Are you going somewhere special?” and I was like, “No, I always stay like this.” I have always made that little effort to look good.

We are family!
Well, my mom has always been a diva. She is always well-dressed. She is my best shopping partner. Mom has a fine eye for clothes and accessories. Even now, when I put on a dress for the first time, she says, “Chalo, abhi fashion show karo.” I love being a woman. I feel that one should try and look good for yourself and not for others. Even when I was a teenager, my mom and naani (grandmother) never scolded or prohibited me from wearing shorts or mini skirts. They always told me that I should be confident in whatever I was wearing. My naani’s the coolest!

Footwear fantasy
I have a massive weakness for shoes. A nice pair of shoes makes me feel sexy. No outfit is complete without the perfect footwear. I have more than 200 pairs in my shoe cupboard. I would advise every girl to buy a nice pair of nude shoes. They go with any outfit and make your legs look longer. I am very brand conscious when it comes to shoes. All my shoes are designer ones. In clothes, I always prefer high street brands to designer stuff. What people don’t know about me is that I have a huge denim fetish as well. There are more than 50 pairs of jeans in my closet. People know me for my short dresses and stilettos, but I am equally crazy about jeans.

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