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Personal Agenda: Neeta Lulla, Fashion & Costume Designer/Consultant

Dressing according to your personal style and underplaying one’s style always works.

brunch Updated: Aug 18, 2012 15:28 IST
Mignonne Dsouza
Mignonne Dsouza
Hindustan Times

Sun sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 5
Hometown: Mumbai/ Hyderabad
Place of birth: Mumbai
School/college: St Anne’s School, Hyderabad; Jaihind College & PV Polytechnic SNDT University
First break: The movie, Tamacha
High point of your life: My kids
Low point of your life: No low points. I hope they never come
Currently doing: Work, work and more work

Fashion to you is?
Oxygen on which style survives.

The one fashion item you wish you had designed?
The mobile phone.

Neeta Lulla

A little-known thing about dressing a celebrity?

Dressing according to your personal style and underplaying one’s style always works.

The one fashion trend from India that should be better known worldwide?
Draping a saree.

The worst thing about being your own boss?
You can’t fire yourself for your own mistakes.

Describe your state of mind just before a show?
Meditative and calm.

Your ideal weekend?
Spending time with the family, or painting.

The one place you would love to call home?
The place where I belong.

Your greatest extravagance?
Buying things for my kids.

An exercise routine that scares you?

The food item you would break your diet for?
Idlis and dosas.

The number of evening gowns in your wardrobe?
Need to count!

The one accessory you can’t live without?
My mobile phone.

The craziest rumour you have heard about yourself?
That I had given up working on commercial films.

Your secret to staying young?
A disciplined health routine.

On a bad hair day, you…
Tie my hair up in a chignon.

One fashion trend Bollywood actresses can’t wear?
Loose or flared western or Indian wear that hides their figure.

What is your idea of a really boring evening?
Being at a kitty party.

Choose your fast food menu?
Bhel, fries and a grilled sandwich.

Three places you love shopping in?
Mumbai, London and Paris.

One thing you love about your partner?
His patience.

The one thing you dislike about your kids?
Their sleep schedules.

Five things that are definitely on your bucket list?
A collection of realistic paintings, driving a Formula One car, learning to fly a plane, working with an NGO and make a difference to the lives of underprivileged kids, and finally, designing a resort.

if i could...
I would pursue my career all over again, I would open a design school of my own, drive cross country in my car

From HT Brunch, August 19

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First Published: Aug 17, 2012 18:10 IST