The star talks about the new season of INTM, her personal style and more
Lisa Haydon is not easy to pin down, seeing as it has taken us over two weeks to get an interview with the stunning model-turned-actress. Between shooting for the second edition of her show, India’s Next Top Model and forthcoming films, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Baadshaho, it’s only natural that the half-Indian, half-Australian beauty has got her hands full at the moment. Known as much for her edgy yet feminine style and poise, as her on-screen talent, it’s no surprise that the articulate star has got an equal share of male and female fans. With the reality show set to premiere on Sunday, she talks to us about what to expect and lets us in on her style secrets.
What to expect from the show.
This season has been all about upping the game. Right from the get go, the challenges have been tough and expectations really high. We’ve got girls from across the country — one from Guwahati, one from a small town in South India, a few from West Bengal.
I can’t say too much, but what I will say is that right from the start there were a few girls I didn’t really like, I didn’t think they have what it takes. But some of them learnt from their mistakes and made it far.
Trends you love.
I don’t think trends are something one should blindly follow. It’s important to see if it suits your personal style. That said, I’m a great fan of the off-shoulder trend. I’ve been wearing that a lot lately. I also love chokers, which are a rage at the moment. Also, I don’t like to match my earrings. I usually opt for mismatched earrings, or a statement piece, which I wear just on one ear.
Your thoughts on the pajama trend.
I saw Ranbir Kapoor sport the look. I thought it was very cool. I haven’t worn it, but I might give it a try.
How important is it to dress right.
I think dressing right is individual. What is right for me and my sense of style may not be right for someone else. For instance, my little sister’s always in shorts and a T-shirt whether we’re having lunch at a nice restaurant, out with family or when she’s at school. If I were to ask her to dress like me, it would be odd.
Your personal style.
I would say my style is easy, contemporary, boho and minimal. I keep it simple and do not like to accessorise too much.
I’m obsessed with denim at the moment. This brand called Goldsign does great jeans that are super stretchy and hug my legs. I have a bunch of different shades from the same brand.
Shopping on location.
London and Australia are my favourite shopping destinations. In Australia, there are a lot of independent designers who I feel don’t get their due. One Teaspoon is a brand that I love. They have really edgy and contemporary dresses, tops, denims and more. In London, I usually head to Selfridges on Oxford Street. Browns is another store I visit there.The show premieres on July 10,
9 pm on MTV
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo