We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Masaba Gupta Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I think Bengali women have the most eclectic sense of dressing.
It’s natural to want to have the things your peers do, adopting a lifestyle that lets you have the best of all worlds, but it’s a trap. Don’t let any person, thing or even a lifestyle have the power to control you. Learn to break free and be independent.
Know your worth and please don’t invest in toxic people or relationships, because any bond that requires servicing is not worth your time.
I do want to do a strong bridal line.
I think the evolution of Arya Stark’s character has been incredible.
When it comes to my skin, let’s just say my dermatologist is on my speed dial. I have this major hormonal imbalance so it all just sort of flares up every few months.
I have changed drastically because I allow myself to not just grieve and feel down.
Nothing shines out more than a bride in her most natural state.
My body structure ensures that if I do not watch what I eat, my weight tends to spiral crazily out of control.
I used to be angry all the time and at everybody. I would get really violent.
It’s very important for me to wake up and do some form of workout every day.
I don’t force reinvention. I play with silhouette and color, since Indian as well as Caribbean women have a penchant for these.
I think a lot of magazine covers are heavily photoshopped and bodies are distorted to look a certain way.
Mine was the most usual upbringing, I swear! I knew a girl who could only wear full-sleeved clothes. They had weird restrictions. My life was great.
Normcore doesn’t equal wearing the first pair of jeans and T-shirt from your wardrobe. Behind dressing easy, lies a precise selection.
Anxiety is a trap; it’s not a trend to be followed. It’s not supposed to be cool, it’s meant to be fixed.
I used to have a Milton steel water bottle that I would wield like a hammer, almost! My answer to all my bullies was to take out my bottle and hit them.
I started out fairly easier but I had the problem of proving that I’m actually talented. People think you have a privilege over others and I had to keep working harder.
We are now welcoming a world where fashion is not bogged down by binary gender norms. The trend is moving beyond symbolizing its wearers’ identity or gender. It’s now being accepted by the mainstream as more of a look, both on the catwalk and the high street.
One thing we do, to be inclusive, is that when we shoot campaigns, we ensure to do so with models of different body types, skin colors and with those hailing from different cultures.
When I made my debut, I remember bridalwear being the only thing you ever showed at a runway presentation.
I was born in the Eighties, and at that time the idea of having a mixed-race child wasn’t welcome. Then I was also an unusual mix nobody was used to seeing. So people weren’t very accepting of me in the beginning, but later that changed.
I wanted to act since I was 14, but I was dissuaded by my mother for various reasons. She told me I would be stereotyped.
Embrace your vulnerability and celebrate your flaws; it will let you appreciate the world around you and make you more compassionate.
I agree the SS 2014 collection from my own line comprising knee pads and polka dots didn’t feel too good but I’m proud of the fact that it was original.
Mom and I are playing fictionalized characters of ourselves in ‘Masaba Masaba.’ The series is a slice of our lives, and reliving key moments, even though fictionalized, took me down memory lane.
Fashion is one industry that can really change things around for young boys and girls and make them feel like they are not left out. It can send a message that one doesn’t have to look a certain way to be considered more beautiful or fashionable.
I want to be the Tory Burch of India – never once moving from my aesthetic, but offering a story and putting a print on whatever I can.
My style is all about being comfortable in every outfit I decide to wear.
Home is where I shed my skin.
I grew up thinking I was inferior to white-skinned people. And as a child if you are conditioned like this, it becomes a part of your upbringing that you believe that probably because I look like this, I won’t get anywhere in life.
I wanted to be anything but a designer. I was not willing to enroll into fashion school. It is just because that was the last resort and there was nothing else, I had to do it!
Weight-gain brings with it a number of health issues, but at some point you just realise that you want to live longer, eat healthier. You don’t want to be out of breath when you climb a flight of stairs.
I do want to do a strong bridal line.
Only you can give yourself the love you need and deserve.
A piece that is extremely close to my heart is a gold ring with bouts of mint and baby pink that my grandfather gave to my mother and she passed it down to me. What’s sweet is that it has my grandparent’s name on the flipside.
My job as a designer is done when my clothes inspire freedom in Muslim women to adopt fashion the way they desire.
I can’t be diplomatic or compromise or take crap from people, so I’d probably make an exit way before I even made a proper entry into Bollywood.
I want to set an example and say that you don’t need to wear a certain color, a certain type of maang tika; your hair doesn’t have to look a particular way.
Since I’m always on the go, I think it’s necessary to have basic strappy sandals that go seamlessly with everything you wear.
Combine leather pants or leggings with an oversized sweater or turtleneck and sneakers for a super-chic look. However, remember to keep the colors subtle.
I played professional tennis for about six years and I played football and handball in school as well.
Layering is the best way to express yourself through jewelry; each piece makes a statement, each piece has its story and if curated and layered well, it can enhance your look and make sure you stand out.
I believe getting rid of the divide between men and women will truly establish what it is to be equal. Fashion is increasingly acting as a weapon of change, inspiring ideas that blur that division, albeit in a subliminal manner.
Every time I attempt something feminine, I can’t resist adding Amazon-inspired designs.
Men aren’t really conscious about what they wear. They are more interested in the fit and comfort and they don’t want to wear anything that’s too outlandish, so I think it will take me some time to start a menswear line.
My cultural identity is obviously a huge part of my design aesthetic.
You know, all these fancy, detailed diets work only if you are sitting at home doing nothing. If you are working, where is the time to whip up food again and again?
It’s hard to tell if fashion will hold on to its ‘exclusive’ attitude, or change completely. Only time and Instagram will tell.
I think Calcutta is that kind of a market that if you are a Delhi or a Bombay designer, they feel they are being shortchanged and given stock that isn’t fresh.
I will act because I enjoy it.
No crash diets work. I have tried everything, believe me.
When I started out, I was more focussed on being creative and wanting to do certain things I hadn’t done before. That’s great if you’re doing fashion as a hobby. But when you want to sell out stores, you need to be very sure of the balance between commerce and art.
I wanted to be a musician and studied vocals in London for a year and then I gave it up.
At the end of the day, the real goal of fashion is to create clothes that make you feel as comfortable as possible, inside and out – no matter what your gender.
Pair kurtas with cigarette pants, formal pants or palazzos for a more relaxed yet classy look.
For women looking to dress up on a budget, a jacket is a good investment.
The power of Bollywood is undeniable. When a celebrity wears your clothes, it sells out – stars here can make you a household name.
I can’t wear a sari to save my life. So when I’m designing them, I know what I want: it definitely has to be lightweight and have pockets – girls have a lot to carry around, let’s face it.
I always wear at least five rings on my fingers – I have these knuckle rings I really like.