About Neha Dua


Multiply a love for fashion, food and music, with my passion for writing, and you get a person whose words are drenched in deliciously musical and fashionable thoughts! Simple things like shopping sprees, flowers, chocolates and diamonds bring a smile on my face. Truth is, I get to smile a lot! I write with an open mind and heart, hoping that my work brings to light my attempts at comprehending the ever-changing world of fashion. With honesty and a dash of humor, my articles aspire to give you a little window of understanding into this fascinating field.

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Dress right and nail it!

Not every interview you attend converts into a job offer. And though it’s not just how you dress that matters, it is important that your attire is in accordance with the work culture and dress code of the company you are applying to. Here’s how you can floor the interviewer with your sense of style. The rest, of course, depends on your academic/work experience, which I can’t help you with!

Dressing casually for an interview

If you’re interviewing for an organization where employees dress casually, like, say an ad agency or a dot com firm, and your profile doesn’t require you to interact with clients, it’s alright to dress casually. You can wear jeans, but avoid ripped ones. It’s still an interview, so don’t wear a T-shirt. Men can wear casual shirts, and women can opt for shirts/tops in muted colours. No sports shoes or flip-flops please!

Dress semi-formally for an interview

If you’re interviewing for a slightly more formal company, like say, a PR agency, dress accordingly. No jeans here. Men and women can wear chinos, and the latter can even wear a dress (sheath dress, shirt dress etc.) with flat sandals.

Dress formally for an interview

If you’re interviewing for a senior position, you are required to dress formally. Radiate power through your formal attire. Both men and women can wear blazers; men can team them with formal trousers and shirt, women can pair them with a high-waist formal skirt and shirt.

There are some basic don’ts that apply to both the sexes. Body odour is a big no no, as is bad breath. No tight clothing, nothing transparent, no jazzy colours. Women who are not comfortable with Western wear can don a salwar kameez without gaudy embellishments. It’s vital that women wear minimal makeup and no distracting jewellery. Don’t accessorise too much. A sleek watch, stud earrings, and maybe a delicate ring or pendant is more than enough. And do take care that your skirts and dresses are knee-length or just above, with no plunging necklines. All you men, ensure that you’re not wearing snazzy shirts, your belt matches the colour of your well-polished shoes, and you’re not wearing a sports watch with your formal blazer. Opt for smart formal watches with steel straps and medium-sized dials.

Above all, look pleasant, don’t try too hard, and be polite yet assertive. Go crack it!

Trendy Thursdays: Baroque

Question: What is more regal than baroque when it comes to fashion?

Answer: Nothing!

Yes, grand is in.

Baroque fashion

A trend that originated in 17th century Rome, baroque has been taking the fashion world by storm this season, and will continue to rule even Spring Summer 2013. It works well not just on dresses and skirts, but also on Indian garments like saris and salwar kameez. How do you recognize it though? Look for swirls of glistening gold, luxurious embossed prints, lavish brocades, rich embroideries and filigree, large floral prints, velvet, heavy crystals & pearls, artistic patterns, broad laces & ribbons, and other ornate embellishments.

Hollywood stars like Kristen Stewart, and Bollywood A-listers like Katrina Kaif have sported this trend rather beautifully (see above image). Top designers, from Alexander McQueen to Dolce & Gabbana, Neeta Lulla to Manish Arora, have incorporated it in their latest collections. If an extravagant dress is a bit much, you can still make this trend a part of your wardrobe by wearing baroque-inspired footwear, jewellery, clutches, headbands etc.

Baroque at Myntra

Guess there’s nothing called over-indulgence!

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And now… the January Boys

After the post on the gorgeous January girls, we thought of rounding up the January boys for you. Let’s check out some of the hottest men who are celebrating their birthday this month.

celebrity birthdays in january


To get Bradley’s look: Team trousers with a casual shirt, use a good hair product to get the uncombed-and-very-hot look, and wear your best smile.

To get Farhan’s look: Pair casual pants with a T-shirt and casual shoes. Grow your hair, curl them and wear a vibrant, colourful, broad hairband.

To get Hrithik’s look: Wear linen pants with a casual shirt (solid colour preferably) and tie a scarf around your neck, like Hrithik does quite often.

To get Christian’s look: Wear formal trousers and a shirt with a slim tie, a slim-fit blazer, and mess up your hair slightly.


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Chi Chi 10/10

The big one is next year; his 50th birthday that is! And while we have already started planning for it, here are ten reasons why Govinda truly is a style icon.

govinda in colourful clothes

govinda's tight jeans

govinda's tight T-shirts

govinda dancing with mouth open

govinda's paunch

govinda's hairstyle

govinda in aunty no 1

govinda laughing

govinda looks the same

govinda not caring about fashion

Jokes apart, I love Govinda and his movies. He gives the audience what he promises: mindless entertainment without any pretentions. A hard-working and honest man, Style Mynt wishes Govinda a happy 49th birthday.

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