Celebrity stylist Aarinda talks to us about her personal style, her favourite celebrities and her wardrobe essentials
Describe your personal style.
I would say my personal style is casual chic. I like to choose classics and jazz them up with some statement pieces here and there like a pop of color in an otherwise monotone look or maybe a bold accessory.
What, in your opinion, are 5 wardrobe essentials?
1. Well-fitted denim
2. A tailored suit
3. A nice watch
4. A white tee
5. A timeless silk scarf
Describe the most challenging person you have styled Hah! Ahem ahem! No, on a serious note, it would be myself! Which celebrity’s style do you admire?
Oh, I love so many people for so many things. For example, internationally, I love Lady Gaga for never shying away from being daring, Zendaya for her stunning public appearances, Rihanna for always pushing boundaries, Cara Delevingne for her androgynous looks and bushy brows, the Olsen twins for being so quirky, Ariana Grande for always being cute and fun. In Pakistan, I have always been a fan of Mahira Khan and Hina Rabbani, I simply love the way they carry looks with such delicacy and femininity.
What do you think is the most rewarding aspect of being a celebrity stylist?
Conceptualizing and executing a new project everyday with a whole new vision is something I truly enjoy.
How do you go about selecting clothes for a new client?
It depends. I love keeping the client’s personal style in mind while I am planning something for them. I like creating looks that my clients would be able to carry confidently while looking stylish at the same time. I also try to bring my clients out of their comfort zone because sometimes you are just too scared to try something new but once you do, you just can’t go back!