MANGO opened its first store in Delhi at Select Citywalk Mall. The store has been opened in partnership with Myntra. The model and actor, Ileana D'Cruz hosted the event.
Cosmo- What excites you most about the 'Myntra and Mango' partnership?
Ileana- "The fact that Mango is here, finally! I absolutely love shopping at Mango. I just love their silhouettes. I think, for someone like me who is pear-shaped it's very hard to find pants. Either it is really big on the waist or really loose and tight on the bum, but Mango is the perfect fit. I feel really happy when I shop for something and it just fits and makes me feel really good—Mango does that for me."
Cosmo- What are a few of your favourite pieces that you saw browsing about?
Ileana- "I love the fur coat! I'm not somebody who'd actually wear a real fur coat but this faux fur one just caught my eye. It's just so cute, it's like hugging a Persian cat. I also love the boots, they're really in right now and I think they look super-cool with skinny jeans and jeggings...or even a mini skirt for that matter. They also seem really comfy, and that's a big plus because it's always a nightmare to walk anywhere in heels."
Cosmo- What item from the collection do you see yourself wearing the most?
Ileana- "Definitely the boots and the shoes! I do love the bags as well...especially the little backpacks. I definitely love the shirts as well as the blouses, they've got some lovely colours. I think it's really nice that they're getting colours to winterwear."
Cosmo- Okay, so what's your one tip for shopping in a sale?
Ileana- "Go crazy! Just like grab as much stuff as you can, that's what I do, I grab over arm loads of stuff in a lot of amount and then I run to the fitting room. That's the best way because you never know what you're eventually going to end up getting. So yeah, just grab it, get it."
Cosmo- How has your style evolved since you've joined the industry?
Ileana- "It has definitely evolved. I used to wear jeans from the mens section when I was in college because I thought that was cool. And I'm not talking about some cool boyfriend jeans either. These were simply just ugly, grey, boy jeans. So, I've definitely evolved and most importantly I have accepted my body shape. Initially, I used to try and cover as much as possible but now I am like, yeah I've got a big bum, so whatever deal with it!"
Cosmo- One last thing, what do you have in your bag right now that you never leave home without (barring phone and wallet)?
Ileana- "Mints! I always, always need mints."