Ahead of his arrival in Dubai for Glam Closet on October 22 at Taj Dubai where the ace designer will be presenting his range of exquisite crystalware, Masala! plays a round of rapid fire, as a preview to our sit-down high tea with the man himself at Taj Dubai.
M: If you could only have one piece of crystal ware, what would it be and why…
R: It would have to be a champagne flute. It is celebratory and also, signifies luxury.
M: Your dream dinner party guest would be…
R: There’s no one in particular that I can think of except that it’ll definitely have to be someone I am in love with.
M: The three ingredients that make for a great party…
R: The first most important ingredient is a good mix of people, second is a great ambience and lighting, and thirdly, good food and beverages. These three ingredients together are guaranteed to make for a great party.
M: Your biggest pet peeve at social gatherings…
R: Social climbing and wannabes.
M: What was the last gift you gave someone?
R: The last gift I gave was to a friend. It was a set of crystal champagne flutes from my own collection for their 70th birthday.
M: If there was only one colour you could wear for one whole year, what would it be and why?
R: It’ll have to black because black always look good. Black is black, what more can I say.
M: The biggest faux pas a guest could commit….
R: Making a pass at the host’s wife!
STEAL HER STYLE
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DRESS FOR DIWALI
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