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What makes Sobhita Dhulipala, the style star of the year? Her poise, her minimal style, or her unpredictably exciting approach to fashion. Last week, she was a guest at ‘Life Stories’ with the Sobhita Dhulipala series by Her Story Jewellery. The aim was to celebrate the journey of women who have won over life and achieved the impossible, and Dhulipala is the perfect match for such an adventurous journey. Her Story, the new-age jewellery label is centered around ‘the modern multi-faceted woman’ – a mother, a daughter, a worker bee, and a woman of today. Her Story in India, Unsaid Library in Europe, and Shades of Love in China – all three labels are part of the bigger idea, Walking Tree that is all about creating an intuitive, immersive experience through the world of precious jewellery. We got Sobhita Dhulipala to give us quickfire answers about her style must-haves. 

Sobhita Dhulipala

Your style statement 

When it comes to Indian clothes, it’s always vintage silhouettes I indulge in. Otherwise, if it’s western looks, I go for androgynous outfits – a mix of masculine and feminine works just fine for me. 

On favourite style trend 

Denim and diamonds. 

On trends in jewellery

Minimal and classic always stays in trend. 

On Story jewellery 

The fact that it’s actually driven by emotions and experiences makes it a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. It’s everyday worn jewellery, and that makes it easier to sport and harder to take off. 

Sobhita Dhulipala

Favourite collection from Her Story jewellery 

The heart of blues is a beautiful collection – its limitless and beautiful. When it came to poetry that resonated with jewellery, they had little poems for each collection. I loved the collection ‘Beautifully Broken’. 

On jewellery wishlist

Kamarbandh was always on my wishlist. It is a traditional jewellery piece that I cannot get enough of.

The kind of jewellery she gravitates towards

Andhra Pradesh, where I come from, does have a culture of beautiful jewellery and I want to wear more traditional designs in my wardrobe. 

Favourite fashion essentials

White shirt alongside a well-fitted trousers. Boot-cut denims and a great pair of sneakers. They always work and they’re comfortable. 

Her fashion and style inspiration 

Gayatri Devi; she’s inspirational and timeless

Personal style in one word

Parisian style is the way I see my style evolving. At least, that’s where I’m trying to go. I have different versions of me, alter-egos, moods so style always changes. But comfort is what I look for. I like feminine, minimal chic outfits.

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.