Oooh…Stylista Had A Little Party!

Let’s just say it was a major undertaking.

As all labours of love are wont to do, this post has been four months in the making. launched in November last year, and ever since then we’ve been hard at work fixing every little kink to give you a smooth shopping experience. We’re extremely proud of what we’ve built and all the people who’ve helped us get to this point, so we’ve been planning an ultra chic party since before the launch was even official! (Call it OCD, but we’re a dedicated young bunch, ok?)

While there’s never a wrong time to throw a party, the moment finally seemed right when one of our launch designers and biggest champions – the inimitable Wendell Rodricks - was awarded the Padma Shri earlier this year. He’s only the second fashion designer to be bestowed with this civilian honour, so you can imagine how proud we are to be associated with the veteran genius and all-round good guy. Naturally, Stylista immediately went into a tizzy planning a mega party as we now had more than one reason to celebrate: our official launch as well as Wendell’s Padma Shri honour. (Score!)

Guest lists were drawn up, venues were recce’d, copious amounts of coffee were consumed and sleepless nights were had in anticipation of our big celebration. We decided to host it at the chic 212 Bar & Grill in Worli, Mumbai as it had the perfect setting to celebrate an intimate do with our dearest friends and supporters. On March 5, Stylista finally brought the house down with a super fun party and what a turnout it was! Designers, models, film stars, society swans – along with our extended family and friends – were on hand to burn the dance floor with us.

Lest you think we’ve forgotten, none of this would be a cause for celebration without YOU, dear readers and dedicated shopoholics, so we just had to share our happiness with you. Take a peek below to check out all the glamorous guests at what can only be called one of the biggest fashion parties of 2014!

Team Stylista


Wendell Rodricks, Anjana Sharma, Avnish Chhabria, Jerome Marrel celebrating Neeta Lulla’s birthday


Reclusive designer Shahab Durazi made a rare appearance specially for his dear friend. Stylista couldn’t be more honoured that he did!


Hemangi Parte, Candice Pinto, Asif Azim, Wendell, Nethra Raghuraman and Dipti Gujral


Wendell’s long-time supporter and friend Malaika Arora-Khan too showed up to wish him and team Stylista


Grazia’s Fashion Director Ekta Rajani and Indian Express columnist Namrata Zakaria with Wendell


Suresh Bhojwani, Pamela and Farrokh Chothia


Narresh Kukreja, Masaba Gupta and Shivan Bhatia


Waluscha D’Souza and Wendell


Maria Goretti and Mini Mathur


Priyadarshini Rao


Tanya Sharma


Yogesh Chaudhary


Sona Mohapatra


Nishka and Neeta Lulla


Jerome Marrel, Evelyn Sharma and Wendell


Wendell’s long-time partner Jerome Marrel


Pia Trivedi, Carol Gracias, Wendell, Binal Trivedi and Nethra Raghuraman


The charming Arunoday Singh


Zaheer Khan, Anjana and Zayed Khan


Amrita Puri with a friend



Aqeel Ali and Farah Khan Ali


The team behind it all!

Team Stylista represented!! Gitesh, Amtosh, Agnelo, Rebecca, Masaba, Anjana, Shamita, Zahra and Tina

Indie music enthusiast and resident cat lady, Zahra indulges the team with regular Biryani binges as she cues us in on the latest Bollywood gossip. On an average day, you’ll see her tapping away at her laptop, always chasing the next big fashion story.