Fashion: Tanya Ghavri on her famous cricketer dad, travelling in style

Updated: Jan 03, 2017, 10:29 IST | Krutika Behrawala |

As Tanya Ghavri readies to host a holiday-themed fashion pop-up, she discusses her father-former cricketer Karsan's sartorial tastes, and what you'd find in Kareena Kapoor Khan's honeymoon trunk

A tribal monokini by Flirtatious

She may know how to make Katrina Kaif and mum-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan look their glamorous best at events or red carpets. However, you're more than likely to spot celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri in comfy denim shorts.

"My father always tells me that I look really good if I dress up, but I just like running around in shorts," laughs the 30-year-old daughter of former cricketer Karsan Ghavri who played alongside Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev in the 1970s. This Friday, she will host a fashion pop-up, The Honeymoon Trunk Show, at Thalassa in Khar. This is soon after the success of her first bridal-themed pop-up as part of The Dhoom Dhaam Wedding Co, a wedding styling company founded with Ashi Dua.

Style tips from dad
"We wanted to come up with something interesting after a wedding-themed pop-up, and what better than a honeymoon one. However, the pop-up has something for everyone going on a holiday. It's not just those who are getting married and setting off on their honeymoons," says Ghavri, adding that she is keen to get her father to drop in at this pop-up. "He is very supportive. My sister (Panchami) and I get our ambition from him. He has always told us to stand on our own feet. I don't see him for days
because of work but he understands," she shares. When we ask if she gives him style tips too, she laughs, "Often, it's the other way round. From back in the day when he would play cricket, he has always been with it when it comes to fashion. He is particular about his suits; he likes classic, sharp cuts and mainly goes for monochromes or all-whites," she says.

What's at the pop-up?
The pop-up hosts 15 labels under one roof, with offerings ranging from swimsuits and resortwear to maxi dresses, linen shirts along with accessories like shoes and bags. On display will be creations from Goa-based resortwear brand Studio Tia, swimwear label Flirtatious, Label Ritu Kumar, Delhi-based Kanika Goyal, Lola by Suman B, Deme by Gabriella, Pause, Soshru, Guapa, bags from Cord and jewellery from Valliyan.

How to style your travel wardrob

For resort/beach holiday:
Easy-to-wear shift and maxi dresses or kurtis paired with shorts. Opt for flats, slip-ons, gladiators and a duffel bag.
For a city holiday:
For cold destinations, packs boots, skinny jeans, a long, preferably grey jacket that can be paired with an LBD, cardigans and pleated skirts.
For your honeymoon:
Go for glamorous looks. Invest in good lingerie and swimwear. I would suggest a collection of white dresses and skirts. Keep it feminine.

What's in their honeymoon trunks?

Shraddha Kapoor

An oversized, embellished jacket by Kanika Goyal  

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan: A really Hot Bikini
  • Katrina Kaif: A pair of denim shorts. She's into denim.
  • Kangana Ranaut: I have never styled her but I guess, she would
  • have beautiful, vintage pieces.
  • Shraddha Kapoor: A cool pair of sneakers and boyfriend jeans. She is adventurous; I can imagine her climbing a mountain on her honeymoon.
  • Freida Pinto: Beauty products. She is also likely to pack two suitcases instead of one.

(From left) Tanya Ghavri with father Karsan and sister Panchami

Not without my daughter

Karsan Ghavri, former Indian cricketer
My equation with my daughter is open and casual. We share a great rapport and I have never restricted her from pursing her interests; rather, I've encouraged her to do what she enjoys most. Needless to say, I am proud of her success and the kind of work she is doing today. Fashion is a topic of discussion on our dinner table. I am a fashion-conscious person myself and fond of wearing good clothes, even today. I'm very stylish, so she doesn't need to advise me (chuckles) but sometimes, she does and I take it seriously as she's an expert at what she does. She has made some really good suits for me and I have a received a lot of compliments for them.

ON: December 16, 11.30 am to 8 pm 
AT: Thalassa, 21st Street, off Carter Road, Khar (W). 

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