THE COLLECTIVE THE COVER STORY
The Collective Cover Story: This initiative, on a monthly basis, honours one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, industry contributors, upcoming actors, athletes, or other prominent personalities who are at the forefront of their respective industries and who have contributed to the growth of their industry and society. It aims to bring together leaders from different walks of life to celebrate them, their journey, and their sense of style.
One of a kind, experimental, dynamic and all about creating a personalised experience, Tasheen Rahimtoola, the founder of Taste Retreat is here to share her journey with The Collective. Taste Retreat is a first-of-its-kind, exclusive and bespoke culinary enterprise, conceptualised after Tasheeen made a transition from finance into the gourmet industry. As a young woman entrepreneur, she has always tried to set benchmarks through all her creations based on her core values of smart work and strong work ethics. From putting Taste Retreat on the global gastronomy map within a year to fine tuning the system to provide the best experiential journey to clients, being featured under Forbes 30 under 30 for her pioneering spirit is just one of her humbling achievements.
If there’s one thing that Tasheen’s culinary entrepreneurial journey has taught her, it is that every client is different and so is their vision, and similarly everyday is different so is everyday’s style! Her everyday revolves around making customised experiences for clients and she strongly believes in experimenting with the styles, colour palettes and textures. Growing up, she always looked up to her mother, trying to imbibe her style and personality. She has learned from her mother the importance of going that extra mile for loved ones, for her dreams and aspirations and of course, for a well-styled look. As Tasheen likes to say “I am at my best, when I am dressed in my best!” One phrase that describes Tasheen, her motto and her style would definitely be – ‘Do not be afraid to be experimental’
There is a certain charm about a monochromatic power suit that one cannot resist. The comfort, the clean cuts and of course, the confidence that it helps radiate! When it is one of those stressful days, where Tasheen needs that extra boost of confidence, a monochromatic power suit is her saviour. After all, what’s not to love about a flattering structured silhouette that roars power and confidence! To slay her day in confidence and style, Tasheen loves a good oversized blazer paired up with tailored pants, a basic white tee and a pair of heels to elevate the look.
SKIP OR STREET
Being a young female entrepreneur, maintaining an everyday glamorous look is way out of the question. With several things to juggle at once, athleisure is ultimately what comes to Tasheen’s rescue to get things done while staying comfortable. A crop top, a comfortable pair of leggings with sport shoes and a ponytail is Tasheen’s go-to look to run errands and get things done. While listing
her wardrobe essentials, crop tops are something that she cannot miss out on.
“You see me all dolled up at the moment, but this isn’t what my every day looks like. When I am running chores and getting tasks done..from briefing my team to handling last-minute fallouts, I can’t imagine wearing anything else other than a tank top with leggings and some bobby pins taking the weight of my stress. This pair of colourful leggings from The Collective is exactly what helps me remind myself of maintaining a playful attitude no matter what curveballs are thrown my way”, says Tasheen.
GLAM O’ CLOCK
While organising exclusive dining experiences for Taste Retreat which includes elegant sit-down lunches and dinners for major corporate events Pan India and globally, Tasheen loves a subtle glam look that’s not only eloquent but comfortable.
A black dress that comes with a structured corset top and pleated skirt silhouette paired up with classic pointy-toed heels is the perfect modest
element balancing out Tasheen’s personality. Teamed up with a dainty necklace and a complimenting black purse, Tasheen looks no less than a modern Cinderella on her way to slay the night with her charm and style. A black dress that comes with a structured corset top and pleated skirt silhouette paired up with classic pointy-toed heels is the perfect modest element balancing out Tasheen’s personality. Teamed up with a dainty necklace and a complimenting black purse, Tasheen looks no less than a modern Cinderella on her way to slay the night with her charm and style.
As Tasheen firmly believes, “Curating theatrical performances will only be possible with an innovative twist”, her personal sense of style is nothing but avant-garde and experimental. Tasheen Rahimtoola describes fashion as a way of self-expression. She has never been one to follow trends, but rather her heart which is the perfect blend of experimental & experiential.