Tanya Ghavri, Celebrity Stylist
She started out assisting Pernia Qureshi, and now she's such a big-wig celebrity stylist, she's a celeb herself! From being on Sonam Kapoor's style speed-dial to dolling up the likes of Kareena and Karisma Kapoor, to making Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan as dapper as can be. She looks back to the beginning fondly. "Pernia was the best thing that happened to me. She's so encouraging and fiercely ambitious. I follow in her footsteps to date."
The real moment she knew she'd arrived, though, was when Sonam put her faith in her. "I think the day I started styling Sonam, I felt like I was really part of the styling world. She's a true-blue fashion icon, so her trusting me was a real vote of confidence…"
The scariest part of styling, according to her, is the competition. "There's so much talent out there—it's fierce! And if you think you're working hard, don't worry—someone's definitely working harder than you." To break into the field, her recommendation is...education, education, education!
"Nothing will give you a base in styling like studying fashion—it gives you insight into the world of fashion, how to trend-spot and keep up, because, trust me, it's an incredibly dynamic field. Apart from that, just love it with every fibre of your being—it takes all the fear away."