What do India's top models wear off-duty?
Are they as chic away from the ramp? Or do they prefer to gad about in loosey-goosey non-finery -- you know, banyan-type tops, shorts and flip flops.
Does the war paint need to be on most of the time?
IMAGE: Excuse me, no cheap chappals and scruffy shorts for Nicole Faria Powar off the job. She does casual cool gloriously well.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Nicole Faria Powar/Instagram
IMAGE: It's hard to believe that the Maldives landscape could get any prettier. It just did. Water baby Aishwarya Sushmita has perfected the pool-side pose in a tropical itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, swimsuit.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Aishwarya Sushmita/Instagram
IMAGE: At play? Or working? In her one-shoulder dress, Aditi Mishra opts for elegant simplicity. And that's the thing about choosing tasteful plainness -- its interchangeability allows it to be suitable for formal or informal occasions.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Aditi Mishra/Instagram
IMAGE: Candice Pinto's bold eyes are mesmerising.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Candice Pinto/Instagram
IMAGE: Shruti Tuli outshines Dilli ka Jantar Mantar behind her in bright metallics. (Like those boots.)
Photograph: Kind courtesy Shruti Tuli/Instagram
IMAGE: Off duty can be Aastha Ssidana's chaste look in desi separates.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Aastha Ssidana/Instagram
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