Issue 9: #love

Oct 9, 2018 @ 12:32

Allia Al Rufai with her mother Pamela Al Rufai
+On Allia: Dress: Payal Khandwala, Shoes: Zara
+ On Pamela: Trench, Shirt, Trousers and Sliders: her own

Allia on Pamela:

What do you love most about your mum?

Her approach to life and her selflessness

What’s the best piece of advise she’s given you?

Chase your dreams. Give and you will always get back. Be humble

Love is…


Pamela on Allia:

What do you love most about Allia?

Her Sincerity and focus

What did you think she would grow up to become?

A business woman. As a child she was always running several make believe businesses.

Love is…


Gitanjali Dang with her dog Iggy
+On Gitanjali: Trench and Trousers: Péro by Aneeth Arora, Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: her own

Gitanjali on Iggy

How did Iggy come into your life?

It was quite spontaneous. A former lover and I were dinning with a friend, when she mentioned a litter born out of an accidental mating. We went over to meet the little rats, and there was zero looking back after that.

What do you love about her?

Oh man. Not a question you should be asking a parent… This isn’t why ‘I love her’… but Iggy has this remarkable quality where each time I meet her after being away on travel or whatever and she looks entirely new to me.

Funniest thing she’s done?

Too many. But the first thing that comes to mind is her knack of nodding off when she’s getting a bit of scolding.

If she could speak, she would say..

I’m pretty disenchanted with human speak. My feels towards this are bit like those of John C Lilly’s towards cetacean intelligence. Everyone oughta learn to communicate with dogs. They are the next world order. Puppies for Prime Minister.

Love is…

Holding down Iggy’s floppy ears—while we look out at the sunset from the window of a taxicab rushing down the Sealink.

Rosario Belmonte with his partner Jordan William
+On Jordan: Jacket and Trousers: Dhruv Vaish, Sliders: his own
+On Rosario: Wrap, Shirt and Pants: Urvashi Kaur, Sliders: his own

Rosario on Jordan:

Where are you from?

Sicily, Italy

How did you guys first meet?

At a party in Bali in 2017 and we started dating three months after.

What do you love about Jordan?

I love the way he loves me..he makes me feel special.

Love is.. 

The flower you’ve got to let grow.

Jordan on Rosario

Where are you from? 

Paris, France

What you love about Rosario?

He values the person he loves and I love Rosario because he is Rosario. I know..I’m so lucky.

What’s your love song?

Hass nache le by Shahid Mallaya, Perfect symphony by Ed Sheeran

Love is..

A feeling that is lived and felt in the deepest of oneself.

Smita Lasrado and her friend, business partner Nikhil D
+On Smita: Top, Dress, Trousers and Scarf: Eka by Rina Singh, Shoes: Zara
+On Nikhil: Overalls: Two Point Two by Anvita Sharma and Asit Barik, Shirt and Sliders: his own

Smita on Nikhil:

How did you guys meet?

I’ve  known Nikhil for a long time but we were more of acquaintances. Our friendship really started around 5 years back when I was living in Paris and he spent some time with me there.

Tell us about Feat, how did you guys think of partnering up for this?

Nikhil had been thinking about this for a while. We felt that with my experience as a model and his as a stylist and creative director, we could do this.

What’s the best part about working with Nikhil?

The way he rolls his eyes whenever I speak.

The worst part?

The way he rolls his eyes whenever I speak

What do you love about him?

He’s honest to a fault and I can honestly say I’m a better person because of him.

Love is..

Cake and cutlets.

Nikhil on Smita

How long have you guys known each other?

Around ten years ago I saw her backstage at fashion week but we met at a Marie Claire shoot seven years ago.

What’s the best part about working with Smita? 

The fact that our goal is the same even though our approach isn’t. We are both equally honest and don’t waste time worrying what the other must think.

The worst part?

Her mind is always multitasking and doing ten things at once. And if she spots a bug she can’t think of anything else, even if its a leaf eating caterpillar!

What do you love about her?

She’s always up for cake and cutlets.

Love is..

No compromises no expectations.

Toshada and her boyfriend Shashank
+On Toshada: Dress: Eshaa Amiin
+On Shashank: Jacket and Pants: Saaksha and Kinni

Toshada on Shashank

How did you guys meet?

We met on the internet, became friends, started working together and somewhere along the way fell in love!

What do you love about Shashank?

Everything. He’s my best friend.

What’s the nicest thing he’s done for you?

The list is endless. Simply put, being there and existing are the nicest things he’s done for me!

Love is..

Finding joy and comfort in your companion’s  presence while being yourself.

Shashank on Toshada

What do you love about Toshada?

She has always been supportive of my endeavours in life and the fact that our artistic pursuits overlap, puts the cherry on the cake.

How long have you guys been dating?

We met around two years ago and just clicked.

What’s the nicest thing she’s done for you?

The fact that she came into my life and embraced me with open arms is the nicest thing she has done for me, she is truly a gift!

Love is..

Toshada is love, Toshada is life.


Photographer: Pretika Menon@howtostayinsane

Stylist: Krishna Mukhi @krishnahasleft for currentMood

Hair and Make up: Smita Chadha@smittenc

Text: Avani Purohit@avanipurohit for currentMood

Fashion Assistant: Neha Patil@nehapatil13

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Last modified: October 10, 2018