Innovative, ambitious and fiercely chic, Sana Rezwan has become a fixture on the fashion and shopping scene in Bangalore, India. Her latest venture, Maison, will revolutionize the typical shopping experience in India with its anything but typical mission: to fuse art, fashion and cinema in one hotspot. As a busy jetsetter, Sana is exploring the world and discovering new places - she shares her finds and her secrets with L-atitude.
1. What creative ventures are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on Maison, a concept store where Art, Fashion and Cinema are the three elements that stand in the forefront of it?s integrity. The store has been designed to metamorphosize from an art gallery into a retail space offering over 20 international contemporary and luxury brands to a pop up cinema. This space is dedicated to empowering women intellectually while building their confidence by updating their wardrobes. We are set to launch in October along with an online store.
2. What are your three favorite off-the-beaten-track stores in India?
Tappu ki Dukan in Mumbai
Grasshopper in Bangalore
Santushti in New Delhi
3. How would you describe the signature style of the modern Indian woman?
I believe that modern Indian women are still in the process of exploring fashion and what really compliments their body. However, we do love to look glamorous and use any excuse to do so. Trends that you would find in New York, London or Paris do not dictate their sense of style however are highlighted with investment pieces from the season.
4. What is your favorite vacation destination? Where do you stay when there?
I don?t have a favourite destination yet, but I absolutely love beach vacations. I took a recent trip to Biarritz in France to learn how to surf! We stayed at Le Beaumanoir, a stunning boutique hotel with the largest selection of Champagne I?ve ever seen.
5. How would you describe your personal style?
I?m inspired by trends but I like reinterpreting them in my own way. My style ranges from 70s boho chic to rock grunge to understated elegance. Some of my favourite American designers are Thakoon, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang.
6. Do you have any tricks or secrets for traveling in style?
Accessorize! It?s the best way to play with different looks especially when you?ve got a tight baggage allowance.
7. What are three things you have to bring every time you travel (aside from necessities like phone, wallet, passport, etc.)?
1. A Le Pliage Longchamp bag for that extra shopping
2. A pair of Tod's Ballerina Dee?s for all that walking
3. Elizabeth Arden?s 8 hour cream
8. What city has the best nightlife? What is your favorite spot to visit when there?
London! I usually party in East London, where the music is better and the people are less pretentious. I?m still looking for my favourite spot.
9. What are three things every woman should have in her wardrobe?
1. A beautifully tailored Blazer
2. A killer pair of heels
3. And jeans that make you feel sexy
10. What is the best shopping find you've ever made while traveling?
At an art market in Havanna, where I found this beautiful pastel toned painting of the city-scape by a local artist named Valle.
11. What is your favorite market to shop in India?
Saturday Night Market in Goa
12. Who is your favorite Indian designer?
Rajesh Pratap Singh
13. What is one destination you've never been to that you're dying to visit?
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