Multitasking with Sachin and Babi of Sachin & Babi
When it comes to a good makeup day, nothing pairs better than the perfect outfit. And who do we turn to when we’re ready to get all dressed up? Sachin & Babi, of course. We love their take on occasion wear - but even more than that, love their brand story. We sat down with Sachin and Babi to hear about what their woman wants in fashion, what Babi’s favorite beauty look is, and more. Want to know more? Read on!
Tell us how Sachin & Babi came to be!
We (Sachin and Babi) met as students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. We bonded over our common interests, ambitions and heritage upbringing in India. Friendship grew into love, and soon after, a company. Together, we built a design and embroidery business, working for top houses including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Manolo Blahnik, among others. Driven by a commitment to incredible craftsmanship and a desire to connect with customers, we then launched our own brand. We set up a design studio and head office in NYC and opened our first Manhattan flagship on Madison Avenue shortly after.
Who is the Sachin & Babi woman? Where is she going? What is her life like?
Our customer is sophisticated but real and low maintenance. She’s modern, feminine and approachable. She loves detail and embroidery but is equally happy in a black dress. She’s confident, she loves fashion and she needs looks that take her from day to night with ease and flair.
We want to meet her needs from day to night! We strive to create a collection that, through extraordinary craftsmanship, construction and design details, strikes the right note between fun and fantasy, exceptional and real – fashion everyone can truly live in.
What’s the one Sachin & Babi piece that every woman needs in her wardrobe? Why?
It really depends on the aesthetic of the lady, but we think every woman needs a chic cocktail dress and statement earring to wear to special occasions.
What’s the beauty look that you feel best pairs with the Sachin & Babi look?
What’s your favorite piece you’ve ever designed?
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BABI: Both – more is more.
At Wander Beauty, we’re all about multitasking. As entrepreneurs, you have to wear many hats. How do you multitask to make it all happen? What does multitasking mean to you?
I (Babi) am honestly not a fan of multitasking because you can’t always do everything right. I am a believer in doing one thing at a time. Yet, being a working mom for the last 16 years, I have gotten more efficient with prioritizing what needs attention first and not taking myself too seriously.
What is your favorite way to unwind after a long day?
BABI: Good music while I draw a hot bath and watching really good movies with the family.
Anything else you want to tell us?
BABI: I am ever evolving as I grow older and am enjoying that.