Shenali Khetoho Sumi. Graduated from NID with a Diploma in Textiles, but now focusing on fashion.
What’s your personal style?
My style is a mix of Kate Moss‘s androgynous look and Blair Waldorf’s (Leighton Meester’s character in Gossip Girl) classic feminine style. I like pretty, but I don’t ever like to be too feminine in my dressing.
Why is style/ fashion important to you?
....because its the easiest, most visual way of expressing myself. It is what defines me and creatively challenges me at the same time.
What / who inspires you?
Marc Jacobs for re-inventing grunge season after season and never failing to be influential and inspiring. He represents the aesthetics I like.
What do you treasure most in your wardrobe?
My Anna Sui dresses that I earned working extra hours while I was interning there, my Marc Jacobs shorts that I bullied my sister into buying for me and a Varun Sardana dress and skirt that I got for free!! He’s so generous!!
What do you splurge on?
Shoes, bags and I aim to own at least a hundred of them by the time I turn thirty and then have them buried with me when I die just in case. And antique and contemporary silver jewellery which I plan to pass down to my future mini me.
What do you love doing?
Other than the obvious (shopping), I love to learn different languages. As of now I’m teaching myself Japanese from podcasts, books and watching anime. In the near future I would want to go to Japan and live there for a year or so.
What’s your biggest wish?
.....To be adopted by Marc Jacobs and design for Marc by Marc Jacobs.So then it would be Marc by Marc Jacobs by Shenali Swu.
Images courtesy: Shenali and http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/