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Megha Shah of Verve Magazine shares her Christmas wishlist with us

Here’s what the digital editor is shortlisting this holiday season

‘Tis the season to make merry and indulge yourself with a little something special. But if you’ve been having a tough time navigating the flashy sales and impulse buys to find the gems that are worth your money, help is at hand. We got the industry’s top insiders to handpick the items that they are loving right now. Leveraging their position on the frontlines of all that’s new in the world of beauty and fashion, here’s what they are excited about this season.

The onset of the holiday season and the promise of a fresh decade around the corner serves as a good enough excuse to cut loose and live a little. But do you wish you had an expert on speed dial to guide you through the sheer volume of options? We did you one better by tapping into Megha Shah’s sartorial savvy. As the digital editor of Verve Magazine, she has front row seats to the latest in fashion and beauty. Here, she rounds up all the products worthy of your attention this season.


This French-Indian brand has elegant, understated home decor pieces with a sustainable heart. The website lets you filter items based on fair wage, recycled, carbon footprint etc. I love starting the new year by sprucing up my home for a fresh start.

Doh tak keh

This streetwear label transforms scrap into wearable art. The clothes display graphic sketches made from textile waste like glass beads, threads etc. Every piece is so special.

Alqvimia Essential Oils

I’ve recently been introduced to the benefits of aromatherapy for the mind and general well-being, and these are the best quality essential oils I’ve come across. They’re available at Oberoi Sukhvillas in India and are worth every penny.

Farsali Unicorn Essence and Rose Gold Elixir

Farsali by Farah Dhukai, the Toronto-based blogger, has two truly effective face serums. The unicorn essence goes on the skin before makeup and adds depth to the finished look. The rose gold elixir is great for the winter and keeps skin luminous. Nykaa just introduced them in India, so I’ll be stocking up.

Decleor Aromessence Rose D’orient Soothing Oil Serum

I love face serums but have really sensitive skin. This one from Decleor is so soothing and my skin drinks it up without getting irritated. I’ll be stocking up on this one and trying some of the other variants in the range.

Gucci My Body My Choice Jacket

I love investing in pieces of clothing that make statements — literally. Gucci has a rich history with slogans and the latest structured blue jacket with the feminist slogan from the '70s is an item I’m coveting.