Menu

Darshana Jariwala

Darshana Jariwala

Featuring Darshana Jariwala
Photography by Alex Cayley

Makeup by Regina Harris

Hair by Deycke Heidorn

Darshana Jariwala, Brand Manager and Hospitality Entrepreneur has a wardrobe that combines her Indian roots and glamorous New York style. For Margot's shopping fantasy, this elegant beauty considered not only what she wanted but what would complement her existing wardrobe.

Products featured are independently selected by our team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Darshana Jariwala
Darshana Jariwala wearing a pink and neon green dress while adjusting hair

Darshana wears a maxi pleated dress by Indian designer Payal Khandwala.

Mixing my Indian roots with western high fashion is instinctual. I’m a thoughtful, detailed and a global shopper, so when presented with the $25k spending spree, I created a deck for all my ideas to live in. Experiences, architecture, and emotion inspires my dressing. I’m always asking myself, “How does this outfit make me feel?” A little black dress, or LBD, is a surefire way to make me feel confident and pulled together. So, I started there. 

The first item on Darshana's list Alexander Mcqueen Asymmetric One-shoulder Dress. Available via

The first item on Darshana's list Alexander Mcqueen Asymmetric One-shoulder Dress. Available via MyTheresa

This Alexander McQueen Slashed Asymmetric One-shoulder Dress in Black ($3,390) feels elemental and structural. I love showing parts of my body intentionally. I would add even more glamour with this beautiful Wajiha, kundan studded choker from Anayah ($216) On the other hand, this LBD from Simkhai ($345) feels easy for everyday wear. I imagine both with black heels—either showstoppers from Attico with a hint of yellow ($990) or more subdued mules from Alevi Milano that I already own.

 Choker from

Choker from Anayah

As personal style tends to follow a pattern, the rest of the outfits I put together orbited around breathtaking dresses in a variety of dynamic silhouettes.

Darshana Jariwala wearing a black dress

Darshana wears her own black dress custom-made by Rebecca Chan (Elegant garments, New York)

Being a farmer’s daughter, I love how this sequin-draped fitted saree gown from Rohit and Rahul ($2719) is reminiscent of the modern-day “dhoti”. Keeping the rest of the look subdued is key to letting this wonder of a gown shine.

As much as I love a LBD, I find myself drawn with equal affection to its sister, the little white dress. Opting for white in a sea of black sheaths makes a statement, no matter the season. This Khaite dress ($640) is open-backed and made from a ribbed-cotton blend; super wearable and extremely comfortable. I would pair with fiery red accessories from my closet for a touch of boldness.

What’s great about this white kaftan from Studio Verandah ($595) is the endless outfit iterations it holds. Worn with heels, it feels dressed up and ready for dinner, and it’s easy to picture it with sandals for a more casual outing.

Sequined Sari Gown from Rohit and Rahul.

Sequined Sari Gown from Rohit and Rahul.

Wearing color lifts my spirits; recently, I’ve been enjoying bright pink. This striking pleated poncho from Payal Khandwala ($135) is pink perfection. I’d elevate the look with Paycen belted stretch-cady coat from The Row ($6450) The Davida gown from Cult Gaia ($898) is a great reminder that summer is coming. I’m imagining wearing it in a hidden vineyard nestled in Sonoma with oversized sunglasses, easy mules, and the Paloma Vegan Leather Bag from A.L.C ($295)

The last two gowns in my $25k fantasy are both powerful in their own rights. I adore the Herve Leger number ($1990) for its perfectly placed straps and cinematic movement. I picture it with an Aspinal of London transparent trunk ($790) and these equally statement-making shoes from Tamara Mellon($1295.)

Darshana's choice of shoe to wear with Raven Saree and top. Asymmetric Clarita Sneaker from Alexandre Birman. Available via

Darshana's choice of shoe to wear with Raven Saree and top. Asymmetric Clarita Sneaker from Alexandre Birman. Available via Bloomingdales

Wearing this Raven Saree Skirt & Top, made of handwoven mul from Chola ($392) is exactly the kind of culture-fusing dressing I love to embrace. Finishing the outfit with Asymmetric Clarita Sneaker from Alexandre Birman ($450) and Ai Messenger Bag in braided leather from Akris ($2,990) is the embodiment of my East-meets-West style. 

Image Credits: From Darshana's Wardrobe

Necklace from Samreen Vance, Maxi pleated dress from Payal Khandwala, Black dress- Custom made by Rebecca Chan (Elegant garments New York)

Four Margot women take on the 25K Shopping Spree

[object Object]

Darshana Jariwala

Darshana Jariwala, Brand Manager and Hospitality Entrepreneur has a wardrobe that combines her Indian roots and glamorous New York style. For Margot's shopping fantasy, this elegant beauty considered not only what she wanted but what would complement her existing wardrobe.

Read more

[object Object]

Maryjane Fahey

Classic New Yorker Maryjane Fahey, founder of Glorious Broads, isn't a shopper. So when asked to participate in Margot's fantasy shopping spree, she called on her fashionable friends for guidance.

Read more

[object Object]

Marilee Fiebig

Lawyer Marilee Fiebig's wardrobe features classic button-downs and perfectly fitted jeans. For Margot's fantasy shopping spree, this busy mother elevated her basics with a touch of sparkle and a pop of color.

Read more

[object Object],[object Object]

Erika Veurink

Standing over 6 feet the stunning writer Erika Veurink went for custom suiting and a quick jaunt to Paris for the Margot shopping spree. Discover what she considers the ultimate investment buys.

Read more