Fashion became the most natural calling for Nishka Lulla who grew up under the creative influence of her mother, renowned designer Neeta Lulla, with whom she shares a very close bond. Nishka started accompanying her mother on shoots when she was just a kid. All pictures/Nishka Lulla Instagram
Nishka Lulla's father Dr Shyam Lulla is a psychiatrist. Nishka Lulla says, "Dad has always given me pointers. If I have wondered what next, I have always taken his opinion." Nishka Lulla is thin, tall and soft-spoken and is the doll of the family too. As a child she loved dolls. The love for dolls is rooted since her growing up years. Nishka Lulla recalls, "We used to have a studio near home earlier. I used to always sit there and cut clothes for my dolls."
For Nishka Lulla, her mother Neeta Lulla is an inspiration. Nishka Lulla says although her style is very different from her mother's, she is totally inspired by her and has learnt everything from her. Nishka Lulla says, "I take a lot of advice from her (Neeta Lulla). She always guides me when I am in a fix. She tries to make me understand the solution myself, so that I learn myself."
Even though both are fashion designers, it is Nishka Lulla who decides what mother Neeta should wear. Neeta Lulla in an interview with mid-day had said, "Though Nishka says she loves my style of dressing, I absolutely adore her out-of-Disney character look layered, but very hip. And of course, I just love the way she carries pink. Surprisingly, she's always the one who decides what both of us should wear whenever we are going out together."
So how did her journey in the fashion industry began? As soon as Nishka Lulla finished high school, she joined for a degree in fashion degree from SNDT. In 2009, she took part in the 50 years of Barbie at Lakme Fashion Week and that's where it all began
Nishka Lulla launched her label 'Nisshk' in 2009. Her clothing line is chic and vibrant consisting of dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and catchy embellishments. Her label also has a wide range of accessories like clutches, bags, and watches
Nishka Lulla's wardrobe basics are a classic white T-shirt and a buttoned-down shirt, well-fitted skinny jeans, one statement accessory that reflects personal style, a tutu skirt and a handloom sari
According to her mother Neeta, Nishka Lulla has a very European style of dressing straight-fitted classic dresses with minimal accessories. Neeta Lulla says, "She (Nishka Lulla) has a black dress, which she wears with stilettos and ethnic jewellery she looks stunning!
Out of the two diverse professions on the cards for Nishka Lulla, studying medicine was the first, and design second. Nishka Lulla said in an earlier interview with mid-day, "I don't like seeing blood. I thought the idea of curing patients and the respect one earned was nice. But I was better at styling and coordination. I thought it was going to be easy studying fashion. But the first year in college was so tough. But now, I feel that you can express yourself through your designs... it's like art. There is something of me in it. It feels nice."
Style tip by Nishka Lulla: Nishka Lulla believes that cutting your old clothes or adding a glamorous element to them can give you a whole new look. "Add your own patchwork or a little lace at the bottom of your denim. Cut off the collar or the sleeves of an old shirt and go retro. Add crochet to the collar or the side of your shirt to give it a sophisticated look," she suggests. If you are not in for leg show, cut your old denim into shorts and pair those with leggings.
Style tip 2 by Nishka Lulla: Turn your old plain tees into something funky by adding lace or beads to them. Lulla has a quirky idea to convert your mother’s sari into a western attire. She says, "One of the most exciting trends right now is to turn old saris into blazers. One can also use sari borders to make kurtas and skirts."
Nishka Lulla entered into a relationship with Dhruv Mehra who she met at a friend's wedding. The much-in-love couple married on June 3, 2015. Nishka Lulla and Dhruv Mehra had an absolutely stunning pre-wedding photo shoot. Nishka looked gorgeous in a mint green gown, and Dhruv complemented her in a formal black suit
The couple had a low-key temple wedding in Mumbai and the big fat wedding in Bangkok. The temple wedding was simple while the Bangkok wedding was extravagant
At the temple wedding in Mumbai, Nishka Lulla looked absolutely stunning in a bright pink lehenga teamed up with a green choli with pink net dupatta over her head, and a mustard and green dupatta around her shoulder. She opted for Kundan jewellery and peach makeup. The groom wore a yellow kurta and white dhoti
Nishka Lulla's Bangkok's wedding outfit was a 'Radha Rani' inspired outfit by House of Neeta Lulla. Large Radha-Krishna Tanjore motifs were embroidered on the skirt. Bright pink, peacock blues gave the outfit some glamour and the traditional vintage pearls added spark to her stunning outfit
Nishka Lulla's entrance to her wedding venue in Bangkok was extremely grand. Nishka arrived on a boat with a 30-feet long veil that was carried by her cousins. The ambience and decor of the Bangkok celebration had personal touches of Nishka and Neeta Lulla
The high-profile guests who attended the pre-wedding bash in Mumbai were Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nimrat Kaur, Esha Deol and her husband Bharat Takhtani and more. The guests who attended the Bangkok wedding were Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ashutosh Gowarikar, among others
The young and vibrant designer Nishka Lulla has dressed and styled the likes of Katrina Kaif, Genelia D'souza, Tamannah Bhatia, Dia Mirza, Zareen Khan, Sameera Reddy, Saina Nehwal, Soha Ali Khan and Esha Gupta
In picture: Nishka Lulla with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and mother Neeta Lulla during an event
In picture: Nishka Lulla with actress and close friend Tamannah Bhatia and a friend during a party
Daughter of Neeta Lulla, one of the most celebrated designers in India, Nishka Lulla is born with natural talent and innate creativity. From being a doll of the Lulla house to a celebrated fashion designer, Nishka Lulla's life is one happy journey. Her wedding was also nothing less than a fairytale. Take a look...
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