Our next Style Guru is Kanika Batra, a 19-year old fashion enthusiast currently studying in Sydney, Australia. Kanika loves to shop, try latest style trends and hopes to work in fashion after graduation.
Let’s hear what Kanika has to say to our fashion team:
SS: Describe your personal style.
Kanika: My personal style is feminine, preppy, classic and elegant. I tend to mix and match trends from different eras, namely the 1950s, 20s, 60s and 90s. I prefer timeless pieces to flashy fads and I will more often than not wear dresses and skirts instead of jeans and pants.
SS: Who is your favorite style icon?
Kanika: My favourite style icon would have to be Grace Kelly; she was feminine, classy and demure. A close runner up would have to be Sophia Loren.
SS: Can you name a season-less, classic trend that you adore?
Kanika: I adore body hugging, 1950s pencil dresses! There is no better way to accentuate an hourglass figure.
SS: Which are the biggest trends this season?
Kanika: Sheer dresses, androgynous suits and lots of gold and cerulean/indigo!
SS: Would you rather be overdressed or under dressed at a party?
Kanika: I would definitely prefer to be overdressed- I love being the centre of attention!
SS: Which is the favourite of the accessories that you own?
Kanika: My favourite accessory would have to be my Miu Miu black sequined pumps, they can dress up the simplest of outfits, including a plain white t shirt and skinny jeans.
SS: What’s on your wish list right now?
Kanika:A Hermes ostrich skin Birkin, a Pringle of Scotland argyle sweater, a Review Australia floral sundress and an Alexander McQueen signature skull clutch.
SS: A must-have in every girl’s wardrobe.
Kanika: A fitted Balmain leather skirt, for those days you want to be both daring and feminine, pair with a preppy Ralph Lauren shirt for added effect!
SS: Would you try the trend of colored mascara?
Kanika:Yes, definitely! I’d love to try electric blue or emerald green.
SS: How is your signature make-up like?
Kanika:I love a natural, understated and effortless look– for that, I apply a minimal amount of eyeliner, tinted Chanel aqualumiere lip gloss and a light smattering of bronzer. There’s nothing worse than looking like you’ve spent an hour applying every make-up product you can get your hands on!
-Jeena Sharma & Akanksha Narang