Anuza Rajbhandari Shrestha is a fashion entrepreneur who loves to experiment. The Managing Director and Co-founder of Ekadesma, she started the company with her sister in 2011 as a sustainable apparel and accessories brand.
Anuza has varied interests, loves to spend time with her family and is known as a creative and positive person. In this edition of WOW, Anushka Shrestha catches up with her to learn what makes her life beautiful.
What makes a person beautiful
Their mindset, kindness and intelligence
What makes you beautiful
What makes life beautiful
Being around your loved ones and doing what you love
What tickles your funny bones
My daughter’s innocent jokes
What makes you smile
Mr Bean. I grew up watching him.
Therapy for happiness
Being grateful for what you have. Gratitude!
Versace and Gucci Iconic Bloom. love floral fragrances
You are addicted to
On your wish list
To travel and explore new places with my family
You stay fit by
Meditation, a balanced diet and hydration
Best year of your life
2011 when I started my journey of Ekadesma
Diamond jewellery which I was eyeing since a while ago
Home remedies. I prefer natural products as my skin is very sensitive along with everyday cleansing and sunscreen before I step out
I am not a gadget person but I cannot do without my phone and laptop.
Lady Diana is my forever style icon.
Always in your handbag
Phone, sanitiser, ATM card, mascara and small perfume
What do you do to unwind
Sing and listen to music
You always struggle with
Communicating with new people
Best thing about being you
I am a multitasker
Make up… can’t do without
Favourite makeup brands
Bodyshop, Neutrogena, Estee Lauder
Three things you absolutely do to look your best
Take care of my skin, groom myself, and always have a good vibe
On a bad hair day
Just tie it up
What do you like doing in your spare time
Watch movies and spend time with my children
Favourite place to eat in Kathmandu
Thamel House Restaurant for Newari Cuisine and Haopin Hotpot
What advice would you give to your younger self
Patience and persistence ultimately pays. Don’t care what people think about you.
A quote you live by
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dream.
Have you ever been told to change something about yourself?
Yes, my short temper
Newari and Chinese
A quote you live by
Be the best version of yourself
Taking a pause takes you to the root and makes you realise you need less stuff than you thought to survive. The lockdown definitely taught me not to take anything for granted.