Talent seems to run in the family when fashion designer Cheryl Dutta, the multi-talented sister of actress Lara Dutta, showcased her latest bridal collection over high-tea on Tuesday. Cheryl Dutta was an air-force pilot by profession, Cheryl made a daring transition a few years ago to follow her heart’s calling and become a designer. She decieded to follow her heart and do what she likes.
“I always had the aesthetical sense of designing but had never thought of retailing my creations. But finally, I took the step and am very happy with my decision,” blushed the soft-spoken designer. And what’s her inspiration, we asked? “Lara is my muse. She was always the stylish one at home, and she carries off almost every outfit so well!” To which designer Neeta Lulla, who had come in with son Siddharth, added, “That’s true. Lara’s one of the few people who can carry off anything from a sari to a cocktail dress.”
And was the ‘muse’ herself present? Of course, and she was accompanied by her proud parents Wing Commander (retd) Lalit Dutta and Jennifer. When asked about her sister’s creativity, Lara exulted, “Oh, she’s always been the most creative and dynamic of us all. And though I find it absolutely flattering when she says I am her muse, I have to admit that she has been a source of inspiration for me all through…” Sister bonding at its best!
Co-host boutique owner Aminder Madan’s close friends including Deanne Pandey who had come in after a long day at the gym but said, “I had to come to see Cheryl’s outfits; she always has something novel up her sleeve”; Shaheen Abbas who said she was determined to get rid off her post-pregnancy flab and tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani were also present. And Munisha found company in Lara, who incidentally shares a passion for tarot as well!