A: I shop both in India and abroad…. it depends on what I want. I think India is a nice place to shop in. You have great dealers, nice shops, and most importantly, the variety of colours and fabric you get in this country is beyond comparison.
Q: Anything else?
A: The price is very much affordable in India even with designer products.
Q: Any specific brands you prefer?
A: Not really, but I like Guess jeans and Miss Sixty, it's an European brand that has amazing style and fit.
Q: Do you adorn yourself with accessories?
A: Yes, very much. I buy a lot of accessories. I bought loads of semi-precious stones from Rajasthan recently. But I wear them occasionally. At times I go for a clean look, as I don't think I can put on my accessories with everything I wear. It needs to gel well with the complete look.
Q: Which brands do you favour for footwear?
A: Nothing specific. In fact, for my sports wear I have Nike, Addidas and even Reebok. Mainly, it should fit well and be comfortable. The brand doesn't matter actually.
Q: What is Mandira Bedi's style mantra?
A: I don't have any style mantra, all I believe in is wearing something that goes well with my personality and makes me feel comfortable. I think one should not become a victim of fashion trends. There are many things that are in vogue but may not look good on me. So I don't follow fashion blindly. One should wear clothes that sync with the person's personality.
Q: Which perfume do you like the most?
A: I have been using Pleasure by Estee Lauder for a long time now.
Q: How do you keep yourself in vogue during the monsoons?
A: I opt for convenience rather than fashion. I wear a lot of capris, three-quarters, and I have a few pairs of flotters. They are safe, as well as trendy.
Q: Brand you prefer for lingerie?
A: I don't restrict to just one. I have Triumph, La Senza and Victoria's Secrets as well. Nothing in particular.
Q: What according to you are essentials in any woman's wardrobe?
A: A pair of good-fit blue jeans, a nice fitting white, collared shirt and a couple of jackets, as they go well with everything.
-Jayant Mishra (SAMPURN)