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Actor Amyra Dastur gives a sneak peek of her closet

The actor loves to experiment with her looks and is unapologetic about splurging on clothes and accessories

fashion-and-trends Updated: Apr 07, 2017 15:21 IST
Nidhi Choksi
Nidhi Choksi
Actor Amyra Dastur at her residence in Breach Candy
Actor Amyra Dastur at her residence in Breach Candy (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT photo)
         

She might be all of 23 and just a few films old (Mr X, 2015; Issaq, 2013) in Bollywood, but Amyra Dastur is grabbing eyeballs thanks to her sense of style. At her home in Breach Candy, she takes us through her walk-in closet.

Style statement: “I am a jeans and shorts kind of person. If I am going out, I would wear one of those with a pair of heels. Heels give a certain contour to your legs, and a butt-lift which looks good. I’m more into tank- and spaghetti-tops than printed T-shirts. I believe in overdressing; I think there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, I feel nervous if I’m underdressed. I like being experimental with my looks.”

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Dastur has a closet just for accessories
Dastur has a closet just for accessories ( Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo )

Colour therapy: “I love white. My stylist wants to kill me because we’ve overdone white and red so much at red carpets and at events. I don’t like burgundy because I feel it will age me, and I don’t go for nude shades since I feel it will wash me out.”

Brand value: “River Island (London-based high street brand) is my favourite and it’s my first stop when I go shopping. I know I’ll always find something for myself there. Among designers, I like Manish Malhotra, Pernia Qureshi, and Amit Aggarwal.”

Dastur cannot part with this jacket given to her by actor Jackie Chan
Dastur cannot part with this jacket given to her by actor Jackie Chan ( Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo )

Cringe factor: “I hate the velvet look that’s going on these days. Any outfit with that material looks like a sofa cover. Kendall Jenner wore a velvet robe at an event and I kept saying to myself, this does not work.”

Shopaholic confessions: “Both my credit cards have a limit. On several occasions, that limit has been maxed, and I’ve had to call my mother. She’s had to go to the bank and give them a cheque so I could access my cards. I have issues. So I do small events and wedding appearances to make the money for these indulgences.”

(From left) A pair of Christian Louboutin heels from her collection; Black Aldo high tops
(From left) A pair of Christian Louboutin heels from her collection; Black Aldo high tops ( Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo )

Stock up: “I’m a hoarder and I’ve got this trait from my mother. I still have a pair of shoes that I got when I was 16. They’re tattered but I still wear them. Jackets, crop tops, and bling dominate my closet. And, I will never part with a jacket that Jackie Chan gave me.”

Fashion faux pas: “Once, someone told me that my bra was visible at an event. It happens, come on, get over it, guys.”

A dress from Asos
A dress from Asos ( Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo )

Lavish purchase: “A Salvatore Ferragamo bag. Currently, I have my eye on an Yves Saint Laurent bag. I don’t feel guilty for splurging on this. I feel like I’ve earned it. I spend a lot on make-up though, even though I have a make-up team, that keeps asking what I’ll do with so many products. But I cannot stop myself. I have a lot of lipsticks.”

Jewellery love: “I like rings with precious stones and ethnic jhumkas. I have an entire closet just for accessories. I’m a chunky jewellery kind of person.”