ASW meets VOGUE INDIA’s Bandana Tewari

Written by Gayatri Rangachari Shah

As Fashion Features Director at Vogue India, Bandana, affectionately known as Bandu, knows all things fashion. Her presence on the Indian scene is ubiquitous – whether on TV giving a sound bite, attending a major brand’s show or being at the relaunch of ASW in India. Her Instagram is as likely to feature photos of her at a local Lord Ganesha beach immersion or at Paris fashion week. Local or global? For Bandu it’s all one world, a small world!

 

Bandana Tewari

VOGUE India’s Bandana Tewari

 

What’s the best part about your job?
The opportunity it gives me to be a globetrotting nomad! I chase incredible stories in different cities of the world.

Where are you right now?
In Maximum city, Bombay

Bandana with Waris Alhuwalia

Bandana with Waris Alhuwalia

What are you wearing right now?

Marni top, Zara pants, Tods shoes, Bungalow8 necklace, my prayer beads from Bhutan, Nepal and Brazil.

Is it stressful to get dressed for work?
Not at all. I don’t have a particular style. It’s a complete mash-up of everything, so anything goes.

Name one person you most admire?
Dorothy Parker.

And one you despise? Hitler.

Bandana picking fresh chillies in the Himalayas.

Fresh Chillies in the Himalayas.

What’s your next great adventure?

To go to the Rio Carnival in March!

Where are you happiest?
Walking on the beach with my daughter.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
The power to vaporize sexual predators. Why? Its pretty obvious.

Do you have a motto for life?
It’s in Latin but here’s a rough translation: “Virtue is its own reward, vice its own punishment.

"The best way to level with vanity? Get your caricature drawn. I looked like I dropped from Mars. So will you."

“The best way to level with vanity? Get your caricature drawn. I looked like I dropped from Mars. So will you.”

When you’re not working you can be found:

Dancing, drinking wine, making merry.

If you could meet anyone, dead or living, whom would it be and why?
Ernest Hemingway.

What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
Blow out the candle.

On Ms. Tewari's reading list for 2014.

On Ms. Tewari’s reading list for 2014.

 

 

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