We are overwhelmed by the terrific response HT City’s special series Style In The City has generated. We have been joined by thousands of fashionably responsible folks, who are doing their bit to make Delhi score high on the style scale. Today, we feature two of our lucky readers, Neha Bisht and Marie Gupta who got a style makeover by our team of experts at Claridges Hotel, Delhi, on Friday, and even won exclusive designer outfits. Delhi, get set to reclaim your position as the fashion Capital!
Mein hoon Dilli ka Superman
This cool-dude type puts his boxers and undies on display, his denim seems as if they could fall off any moment, and his neon-bright vests put the rainbow to shame. Our former intern Abhinav Verma shows you how a Dilli ka Superman dresses up. He has a fascination for sagging jeans that helps his cause of promoting chaddi brands. He keeps his shirt unbuttoned to show off vibrant vests, thinking girls will be impressed. Sorry chaddi boy, we don’t care what brand you’re wearing. Mamma didn’t teach you enough manners.
Don’t be a Dilli ka Superman
* Flaunting underwear straps makes you a subject of ridicule. Do not wear extremely low waist jeans that expose your underwear. Also, showing off which underwear brand you are wearing is plain stupidity.
* Do not unbutton your shirt to flaunt your vest. It makes you look cheap and tacky. Also don’t wear coloured or printed vest under your shirt.
* Always wear seamless underwear under tight-fitting lowers.
- Designer Praveen Verma
Style gurus on Dilli Ka Superman
I once saw a Dilli ka Superman put his bright red knickers on full show as he jumped out of a car. Nothing is as kiddish and silly to show off your undies
- Rina Dhaka, designer
Dilli Ka Supermen look totally stupid displaying their vests and undies. It’s become a trend among college-going students
who wear their jeans shockingly low
- Suneet Varma, designer
I have seen some overweight Dilli ke Supermen show their undies! It’s such an eyesore. Some men show off their undergarment to tell you which brand they’re wearing. Nothing is cheap and tacky as that
- Reynu Taandon, designer
Dilli ke Supermen are the bizzarest creatures walking on the city roads. Some of them wear jeans almost below their butt and even leave the buttons of their shirt open to show off a tacky vest. Sheesh! It’s plain vulgar!
- Parul Grover, designer
Thank you, dear readers
Aakanksha Jain: Yeah, I saw the column. The first thing that I do after getting up in the morning is to grab HT City and pop out my eyes to this column since it has begun.
Binoy Dass: Now stars too have come and joined hands to rescue these fashion offenders. Great to see the responses of your campaign.
Aditya Verma: Thanks HT for teaching us style :-)
Mimansa Bagri: This is really a very good column... thanks HT City for stopping Delhi being turned into a fashion disaster.
Sonia Sarda: great work HT... you guys are not only giving the best guidelines on fashion to all age groups but also generating a spark in each HT reader to become a fashionista!
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There you go, readers!
Two lucky HT city readers, who won a style makeover and outfits exclusively designed for them, share their experience
Neha Bisht, 21, PR professional
Neha Bisht told us she has an obsession with the colour black, and ends up picking up a black outfit every time she goes shopping. “I also wear black head to toe — black top, black jeans, and black footwear is how I often coordinate my look. I guess it’s a fashion faux pas but I just can’t correct it,” she said. Designer Taniya Khanuja surprised her by throwing in some lively colours into her wardrobe with this chiffon dress that has a blend of four colours and flower detail on one shoulder. Makeup artist Richa Agarwal gave her a natural base and a little bit of rose blush on her cheeks. Her eyes were highlighted with eye-liner, and double coats of mascara, and pink gloss completed her look. Her hair was swept back to one side, pinned into a bun, with a few curls left open. A delighted Neha said after the make-over, “I never thought I can look like a star with the right makeup and hair. I didn’t know colours can be so beautiful. And no more drab LBDs for me. I can’t believe you have gifted me such a pretty outfit! Thank you so much HT City!”
Marie Gupta, 40, business consultant
Marie Gupta loves wearing too many colours at one time. “This is a fashion blunder I want to correct,” said Marie. Designer Gautam Gupta’s pick for Marie was a mustard sleeveless dress in georgette. Richa used a yellow-toned foundation for her, and her eyes were highlighted with a bit of bronze and earthy tones. Her hair was given mushy curls with straight flicks on the front. “I am amazed to see that a single-colour outfit can look so stylish. Have no words to express my joy,” she said.
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