Style Speak with Beena Chokshi

Style Speak with Beena Chokshi

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Beena Choksi, a home-maker, a sareeista and a parent to three, gives us major fitness and style goals as she flaunts her sarees, dresses and jumpsuits with equal elan at 53. A self-confessed cinephile and music lover, Beena’s graceful and elegant saree clad feed has made her an Instagram hit. Her insta-stories are filled with #fitat50 videos and the feed is occupied with #beenstergramSarees and #beenstergramtravels pictures. Her dedicated daily fitness videos have motivated many to start treating their bodies with care. A culture vulture by choice, she attends all the art and culture centric events in Ahmedabad; be it musical concerts or performance recitals, be it theatre or dance. 

In a candid tete-a-tete with Ciceroni, Beena spilled the beans about her personal style, beauty regime and fitness funda. Read on…

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Beena Chokshi
  • 3 words to define your personal style  

               Effortless, comfortable and understated

  • Your favourite fashion icon

               I like Kareena Kapoor Khan’s easy breezy casual style that always appears sophisticated in all avatars. 

  • One fashion trend you are digging in 2019  

               I do not follow trends as I am a believer of sustainability. However I would like to see more sarees being worn with a twist, like team it with a sexy top, add a belt or try a different drape.

  • One fashion trend that makes you cringe 

               Bright and neon coloured Velour track suits

  • If you had just one garment to wear for the rest of your life, what would that be? 

           Handloom sarees, hands down.  

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  • Understated elegance or maximalist drama  

           Understated elegance definitely 

  • One celeb you would want to swap your wardrobe with  

           None really

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  • 3 make-up products you just can’t do without  

           Eyeliner, Mascara and nude lipsticks

  • How old were you when you first applied lipstick ? 

          I am 53 so that was a long time ago. I guess I don’t remember…

  • Bold lips or nude style 

I usually wear nude lipsticks but when I need to create statement, I opt for bold lips. 

  • One nani ka nuskha that you swear by 

I swear by orange peel powder with fresh cream for exfoliation regularly.

  • Night ritual for skin  

I follow cleansing and moisturising routine with aloe vera gel. 

  • Easy solution for bad hair day  

          Ceramic hair straightener or tied up hair. 

  • Vacation on your mind  

I am a beach person travelling to Maldives soon.

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  • What’s on your reading desk ? 

          The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Music for your soul 

          Sufi music, Bollywood and 80s tracks

  • Movie and Series recommendation  

          Chernobyl, Game of Thrones and The Crown

  • Daily fitness routine  

          I work out for 75 mins daily doing a mix of cardio, weight training, resistance training, isometrics and stretching besides brisk walking for 30 mins daily. 

  • Your food craving 

          Khichadi with veggies is my soul food

  • Quote that you live by 

Smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.

          Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always.

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“Style Speak” is a weekly series of interviews exploring the fashion, style, beauty, fitness and cultural identities of different personalities thereby shaping the discourse beyond the flippant surface of mere trends.

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Editor and Head - Strategy & Operations at Ciceroni
With a keen eye for aesthetics and ardent love for words, wit and sarcasm, Falguni critiques fashion and lifestyle unapologetically. Being a strategic and visual communicator, she traverses the Fashion communication fluidly. Self confessed Bibliophile and sucker for humour in mundane, Falguni loves food analogies in her conversations.
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