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'Style is an expression of yourself'

Model Gunjan Bakshi on her splurging sprees and style statement, interviewed by Sujata Reddy.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 30, 2008 17:01 IST
Sujata Reddy

Are you a shopaholic?
I try to shop only when needed.

Your style statement?
Style, like art, is an expression of yourself. Some are born with it but most learn about it with time.

Is shopping a social activity or solo?
Solo. I take long to shop and feel guilty if someone has to tag along.

Favourite shopping destination?
The U S and London

Are you an impulsive shopper?
Isn't everyone once in a while?

How much money do you splurge every month?
I prioritise. I splurge some and save some.

An item you don't mind splurging on?
Hmm.. things that will come in handy and last for long too.

Are you brand conscious?
I prefer brands for comfort, fit and finish.

Your favourite clothing brand?
So many .. Chanel, Calvin Klein, D&G, Diane Von Furstenberg, Valentino and Gucci.

Favourite outfit?
I love dresses.

Colours that dominate your wardrobe?
White, black and blue.

Favourite accessory?
Bags and footwear.

Best bargain?
Recently, I bought a blue cotton dress for a mere Rs 400.

A luxury product you covet?
Thankfully, none.

Favourite fragrance?
Pleasures by Estee Lauder.

Your recent pick?
A Chanel bag for ma and a pair of Gucci and Chanel pumps for moi.

Did you go out intending to buy it?
(Laughs) No, that's why I'm broke!