Rachana Nakra

Rachana Nakra is a fashion and lifestyle writer, with bylines featured in various publications including The Indian Express, Mint Lounge, Elle and Vogue. She studied journalism from ACJ in Chennai and learned about the business of fashion at the University of Westminster, London.

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Bollywood first-timers Rimple and Harpreet Narula on the labour that went into creating Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor’s period costumes


The designer tells us about styling Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor and how the film started the trend of dressing Bollywood actors in trendy international brands


Isn’t it naïve to think stars are actually doing the designing? And doesn’t every mass produced brand sell similar styles? A break down of the celebrity-fashion collaboration 


Starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, Judwaa 2's styling is like the film itself - lacking nuance and proper thought


From Salman Khan's fish net vests and Karishma Kapoor's mini dresses, we look back at some questionable fashion choices in the 1997 film which we sincerely hope Judwaa 2 doesn’t repeat


Our fashion expert breaks down the actor’s looks that transition from a simple Gujarati girl in the US to a hotel maid and then to a bank robber in disguise in this week’s release, Simran


The stylists of Daddy and Haseena Parkar walk us through how they used prosthetics and grimy, old clothes to mould these good looking actors into dreaded gangsters of the 90s


The film starring Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Suniel Shetty is high on its style quotient as well as slick action sequences