Behind the Lens
A HEALTHY START
Japinder begins her day at 4:30am with prayer. She then heads out for a jog after which she sits down for a heavy breakfast. “I like to keep my mornings relaxed and even when I have morning meetings, I prefer to wake up earlier in order to go through my morning routine in peace.” Dressed in a Juicy Couture tracksuit and shoes from Hogan, she keeps her jewellery choices simple with studs from Gucci and accessorizes the look with a Gc watch. A Burberry Prorsum bag completes the look.
MEETINGS AND GREETINGS
“I usually schedule two to three meetings before lunch with friends and always dress in something that can double up. I find the Downtown Dubai area most convenient for work and it makes meeting my friends for lunch at DIFC an option too. I love how we have so many options to choose from with eating out becoming much more exciting over the past decade.” Dressed in an Emilio Pucci dress and pairing it with Valentino shoes and a Louis Vuitton purse, she accessorises the look with earrings by Versace Fine Jewellery, a bracelet by Louis Vuitton Fine Jewellery and a ring from Gucci Fine Jewellery.
A TIME FOR TEA
“While evening tea with the family is a ritual at home, there are days when I have to head out for high tea events in the evening.” For one such occasion, Japinder dons a silk top and feathered skirt by Coach. She adds earrings by Dolce & Gabbana, a bracelet by Louis Vuitton Fine Jewellery and a ring by Dior Fine Jewellery to the look. She pairs is all with a Valentino bag and Moschino shoes to complete the look.
PARTYING IT UP
“There are places in the world where going to bed at a reasonable hour is always an option. Dubai is not one of those places. Dining out and partying are such an integral part of the lifestyle here and I love it!” At one such night out, she wears a dress she picked up at Bloomingdale’s and pairs it with heels from Versace. She borrows a pair of emerald and sapphire earrings from her mother and adds a custom made three finger ring designed by Queenie Singh to complete the look.
“I don’t understand why directors in the Indian film industry are not expected to have any style or fashion sense. Maybe it’s the fact that I was born and brought up in Dubai because fashion is an integral part of my life,” says Japinder Kaur, owner of her production house, Jap Films. Post completing her under graduate degree in the city, she spent two years working on her post graduate degree at Subash Ghai’s film school in Mumbai, Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts. After a stretch of television work, she launched her own career in the Indian film industry with her directorial debut, ‘Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend’. Sharon Carvalho spends a day with the creative mind
Photographs by: Sarfaraz Ali Photography