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    Ira Dubey’s  wardrobe picks  to keep you  warm on that  winter vacation.

    On or off screen, Ira Dubey always turns heads. However, the Mumbai-based actress—who played the glamorous Pinky Bose in Aisha, and the strong yet silent activist, Jay, in the recently-released M Cream—insists she is not brand crazy. “I create my own style with anything that  I wear,” says the 30-something. Dubey lists her picks for a luxe  vacation abroad this fall-winter season.

    Get the boot
    Having splurged on a pair of Chloé boots while in college in the US more than 12 years ago (which she barely used), Dubey says she wants to invest in a flatter, functional and tanned pair from the brand. Our vote goes for this Lexie calfskin ankle boot with an oversized zip, which can be teamed with skinny jeans and a white tee. Rs 64,018 approximately. Details: raffaello-network.com

    Sunny side up
    With a fetish for sunnies, Dubey picks Tom Ford as one of her all-time favourites. “I love him, I adore him, I think he is one of the
    finest designers. I can’t believe how talented this man is,” she gushes. We think this limited-edition gold-plated sunglasses will be perfect for a day out. Rs 1,30,090 approximately. At Sunglass Hut, Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083389

    On the scent
    “At the moment, I am obsessing over this Carolina Herrera perfume. I can’t stop using it,” shares the actress. In the shape of a stiletto, Good Girl ticks all the right boxes. The Oriental floral fragrance from the House of Herrera is infused with jasmine and tonka beans. Rs 5,500 approximately (for 50 ml). At Parcos, Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083341

    Hands on
    Though she doesn’t wear gloves, Dubey would pick Italian brands Fendi or Ferragamo if she had to opt for a pair. “I think the Italians know style the best and you can’t go wrong with them.” These quirky red nappa leather gloves from Fendi, with silk lining, are sure to brighten up even the chilliest of days. Rs 38,789 approximately. At DLF Emporio, Delhi. Details: 46040777

    Wrist action
    Dubey keeps her accessories simple. “I live in my diamond solitaires and wear three simple diamond bands on my fingers—one from my grandmother, one belongs to my mother and the third, mine.” But she admits that  she is also eyeing a Rolex currently. Our pick is the Everose gold and diamond watch with a 36 mm dial from the brand’s Datejust collection. Rs 8,37,000. At Horology, Express Avenue Mall. Details: 28464095

    It’s a wrap
    “I love my traditional Kashmiri shawls. I think they are absolutely stunning,” says the theatre artiste, adding that she would go for a toosh or pashmina of the finest quality for that perfect wrap. This handspun indigo Kashmir Kani pashmina shawl should do the trick. Rs 87,500.
    Available on jaypore.com

    From the hood
    As far as hoodies go, Dubey picks Juicy Couture and Puma for their style and comfort. We think this Puma sweatshirt—laced at the front with a trendy knotted rope through oversized eyelets—fits the bill. With a Japanese red sun motif at the back, the jacket makes for
    comfortable travel wear. Rs 8,999.
    At the Puma Store, Express Avenue. Details: 28464073

    Denim update
    Picking a pant suit from Stella McCartney for formals, Dubey confesses that she favours jeans above trousers any day. “I live in jeans, so I would rather invest in a sexy pair of denims,” she says. Like this low-waist, skinny grey pair from Diesel, with streamlined stitching to keep it edgy. Rs 16,500 approximately. At Diesel, Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083577

    Flight of fancy
    For a special night out, Dubey chooses Oscar de la Renta as her current international favourite for gowns. Closer home, it is Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna for their elegant, understated style. This piece from the Indian designers’ autumn-winter collection is the look to go for when stepping out for dinner and drinks. Rs 24,500, at their store in Khar West, Mumbai. Details: 022 26485622

    Checking in
    Dubey relies on Tumi and Longchamp for her luggage. This large canvas bag from Longchamp’s Le Pliage Néo Fantaisie line, with its detachable shoulder strap, is a handy and stylish choice for cabin luggage. The neo-camouflage version comes with a snap closure leather flap.
    Rs 23,349 approximately. At DLF Emporio, Delhi. Details: 011 46561441

    In the trenches
    For chilly days, Dubey feels Burberry does the trick. This striking orange amber trenchcoat—with large patch pockets to keep your hands warm—is perfect for any winter destination. The Tartan brushed wool-mohair coat with belted cuffs will keep you in the spotlight. Rs 2,66,527 approximately. At
    DLF Emporio, Delhi. Details: 011 46529850

    —Simar Bhasin


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