WOW | Life's Beautiful

Pretty, witty and smart

Born into a family that owns a renowned cashmere production and design company in Nepal, Tara Oriental, Anushka Rajbhandari plans to carry the legacy forward. She has interned at many well-known fashion brands in New York including Prabal Gurung.  She recently moved back home, after completing her Bachelor's degree from New York and a course in fashion design from Central Saint Martins in London. Anushka is now engaged as the digital marketer, e-commerce coordinator and design advisor of Tara Oriental.

Life is beautiful because…

It is saturated with the love and support of my friends and family. 

The best year of my life

2018 has been a transcendent year so far. I recently graduated from college, lived in London for two months, shared quality time with my family and subsequently celebrated Dashain after four years!

My first pay…

Over the years I have gained diverse experiences in the fashion industry with brands based in New York City, but I got my first paid job during my freshmen year in college as a barista at Starbucks.

The most beautiful person in my life

Amongst the many beautiful souls that I am surrounded by, Megha, my closest high school friend has been my strength and light. She indeed is beautiful inside and out.

The secret behind my glow

Serums by The Ordinary

Happiness is…

Following your dreams and watch them turn into reality. And of course home-made food, especially momos.

Definition of beauty

Beauty is one’s soul, it’s that simple. 

Perfume

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel and Miss Dior, always!

A home remedy that I swear by

Turmeric face mask, it gives you the glow you need!

The secret to my healthy hair

A mixture of coconut, almond and mustard oil. I apply it two times a week and it works like magic!

On my wish-list

I have a never-ending wish list, but one of them is to learn how to fly an aeroplane and get my flying license some day.

Most expensive item in my closet

A Gucci Sylvie Mini chain bag.

I am obsessed with…

Fashion and street photography.

I can’t-live-without…

Face serums and moisturiser.

A beauty hack that works wonders…

Mascara makes a whole lot of difference.

I stay fit by…

Eating healthy. Right now I am into boxing as well. 

Last book I read

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao 

I can forever dance to

Any song as long as no one is looking 

Craziest beauty experiment

Applying an insane amount of eyeliner and kajal. I, for sure, looked crazy!

The oldest item in my closet

My brother's flannel shirt. He goes to boarding school and since I miss him a lot, I kept a piece of him with me. I’ve had it for six years now. Whenever I travel, I take it along.

Always in my handbag

Glossier lip gloss and lipstick.

 

Latest splurge

Accessories by Kaligarh and Niiaashi.

A quote that I live by…

Two quotes that I sincerely live by are: 
"Everything happens for a reason."
 "Stay strong even when it feels like everything’s falling apart."

Most loved possession

My Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and Polaroid 600 Camera.

I can forever dance to

Any song as long as no one is looking 

A movie that I can watch over and over again

Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut. This movie was refreshing for me as I had watched it right before I left for my undergraduate program in New York. As I had never visited the US before and was just a shy girl from Kathmandu living under my parent's radar, I was a western culture virgin. Every time I watch this movie I feel liberated. It gives me motivation to grow as a self-sustaining and independent woman.