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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Finale

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 28, 2012

At the end of Cannes this year, IFP has been surprised by unexpected red carpet appearances…………..many new Indian celebs walking at this  event have made an impression fashionwise. So for the finally we finally got to see Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet………….was she able to take our breath away………let’s find out………

For the finale Sonam had opted for Alexander McQueen outfit that had left us with one question………………Why did she ever choose this outfit for the most prestigious red carpet event of the year???? She had Dior, Chanel, Naeem Khan, Valentino and so many other designers to select couture from but why this???

It’s not that we don’t like the gown but it does nothing to this brilliant fashionista……………the only saving grace is her hair & make-up. I wish Sonam would have opted for a structured gown that would do justice to her frame. This one is surely a forgettable look………..need more glamour factor.

Sonam Kapoor also made an appearance in a velvet ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ dress which was styled in a very vintage manner for the finale dinner. The hairband, the long earrings, all made the look classy. IFP likes it for sure……….this look was adventurous and better than her day look.

IFP also caught a Cannes look at Arjun Rampal & missus Mehr Jessia. Arjun looked absolutely like a prince in Rohit Bal’s Jodhpuri pants & jacket attire, but it was Mehr Jessia who stole the look in beautiful Tarun Tahiliani. As a couple IFP adores their red carpet ready look.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 10

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 26, 2012

After a day of amazing looks by the Indian celebs on the Cannes red carpet, I am at ease for the fact that our celebrities do know how to rock at any international events. Day 10 had the bigwigs of Hollywood walk the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Cosmopolis’ that stars the ‘Twilight series’ hear throb Robert Pattison & Kristen Stewart. Among our desi celebs, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also walked the red carpet.

Aishwarya wore an Elie Saab 2011 Couture gown for the premiere in midnight blue color. The mesh fabric ahd all over detail work along velvet floral appliqué at the waist. Elie Saab has been her choice for many international events and I must admit that the designer always makes Aishwarya look effortlessly elegant and beautiful in every look.

The irony of this situation is that international media is loving Aishwarya’s comeback on the red carpet, unfortunately it is just the Indian media that has been pretty rude about her looks. All I can say is that ‘real women have curves’ and Aishwarya portrayed that with utmost grace at Cannes 2012. From fashion point of view, I like the dress, the jewellery has been kept to the minimum and the make-up is all glam.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 9

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 25, 2012

Finally my wait is over…………..and I am delighted to see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan take on the Cannes red carpet for the 11th time in a row. Now that is a hell lot of experience for anyone. Aishwarya stunned us yet again with her style options this time around when she attended the amFAR’s  ‘Cinema against AIDS’ event at Cannes yesterday.

Aishwarya opted for a beautiful ‘Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla’ ensemble which was a combination of a pastel color saree and a heavy detail work blouse. I am impressed at the ability of the designer to make Aishwarya look so beautiful in this Indian attire. I am in awe of the detail work on the blouse which had a lot of traditional zaridosi work and chikan-kari work on the saree……………..It was ‘Indianess’ at it’s best.

As for people concerned with Aishwarya’s weight issue…………….why consider it at all when she still looks this good. People please give some respect to a new mother who has many things on her mind apart from just looking good. Find a better way to waste your time than to discuss such petty issues since we all face similar things at some point of time.

So far this has been my favourite appearance at Cannes 2012. IFP also spotted Aishwarya in a more casual appearance for a photo shoot at Cannes.

Aishwarya opted for ‘Angelo Katsapis’ outfit for daytime………..the black and white ensemble put together with side swept hair. Simple yet very international.

Among other Indian celebrities, IFP spotted Kalki Koechlin in a ‘Sabyasachi’ outfit, clutch and hair accessory. The bejewelled hair band might seem a bit out of place but I still feel no one could have carried off it so well with an Indian outfit as well as Kalki did. IFP likes her style on the red carpet and the fact that she is different from the other usual pouting celebs.

Sonam Kapoor looked pretty in a Naeem Khan polka dot outfit while attending the Chopard & L’oreal bash at Cannes. She added a pop of color with a burgundy clutch. IFP likes her classy look in this outfit and wish to see her in more ‘Naeem Khan’ looks in future.

Mallika Sherwat was also at the amFAR event, I feel she has found an affinity towards the pastels and nude colors. She was dressed in Ali Mahdavi outfit that had a hoodie………………but I am surprised that she could carry this off with such an ease.  The vintage style hair and make-up add the much needed glamour to this outfit and she looks much better all covered up……..:-) IFP gives this look of Mallika a thumbs up and appreciates her effort for trying something new on the red carpet every single time.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 8

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 24, 2012

I think that we are actually getting started at Cannes Film Festival with amazing movie line-up from ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to ‘Peddlers’ both being received well at the festival. As for the red carpet, the unexpected celebrities are wooing us with their looks. Kalki Koechlin did bring a smile our face with her simple yet cute look. Day 8 saw the cast & crew of ‘Peddlers pose on the red carpet.

Kriti Malhotra, Gulshan Devaiah & Nimrat Kaur

Actress Kriti Malhotra of the ‘Dhobi Ghat’ fame wore a shimmer black gown by designer Jatin Varma. The gown was combined with a grey clutch, dangling earrings and black strappy sandals. The look was kept understated for more emphasis on the outfit.Whereas actress Nimrat Kaur wore a fuchsia color gown at the event. As for the lead actor Gulshan, when you have two pretty women posing besides you, you certainly look good…………:-)

Just in : Nimrat is wearing Swapnil Shinde design and had worn Amrapali jewels at all events in Cannes. Thank you for the update Rubina.


Kriti Malhotra, Siddharth Menon & Nimrat Kaur

Also caught Nimrat Kaur wearing a Sabyasachi saree at the Semaine De La Critique’ event in Cannes. While Kriti Malhotra opted for a Gauri & Nainika Gown in summery yellow. Both the ladies looked gorgeous in western & Indian ensemble for their first time appearance at Cannes……….IFP has no complains on this.

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Cannes Film Festival – Day 6 & 7

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 23, 2012

Finally we get to see an appearance of the cast members of the much talked movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Anurag Kashyap, his wife Kalki Koechlin and Manoj Bajpai along with other actors posed for the shutterbugs at the photo-call held in Cannes.

Richa Chadda,Huma Quereshi, Reema Sen and Kalki Koechlin pose for the camera.

It was good to see Kalki Koechlin on the red carpet in that gorgeous ‘Christian Dior’ outfit, though I am not fond of the neckpiece that she is wearing, I feel no one else could have every made it work so gracefully as Kalki did. After few disappointing celebrity looks, it was a refreshing change to see the cast of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and Kalki of course bring some fashion energy on the red carpet.

Richa Chadda at Cannes 2012 for the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ photocall was carrying a ‘Invintage’ clutch from ‘MALAGA’.The flat-bottomed shape and sleek construction of the bag allow for a convenient carriage, while the zirconium and semi precious stones studded in an intricate pattern invoke the Regality of our Indian heritage. The brass metal bag, is an iconic piece of Malaga’s evergreen Invintage collection……….IFP does like this clutch which definitely stands out at this International event for its Indian appeal……..

Also spotted in Cannes was Sanjay Suri at the ‘Incredible India’ bash. Looking handsome in a Jodhpuri suit of ‘AD Man’ a label by designer Anita Dongre.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 4 & 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 22, 2012

After the hype created by Freida Pinto on the red carpet, there has not been anymore Indian celeb spotting on the red carpet that would have made us sit upright and take notice. Mallika Sherawat who should have created the buzz after Freida, seems to have been gone unnoticed by the shutter-bugs.

Mallika Sherawat wore a nude color gown with a sexy back and gave a peek of her bosom, but does it impress us fashionwise…………….. unfortunately not. The hair is too big, the outfit lacks class and just not fond of the skinshow either ways.

On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor attended the Gucci-Vanity Fair Party in Gucci ensemble, beautiful earrings and hair styled short which pratically destroyed the entire look. Still waiting to see the full length pics of hers to decide if this look worked or not???

Right now I am just thinking if Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would bring in some refreshing change on the red carpet. Sigh….

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 19, 2012

I rejoice on hearing the news that Sonam Kapoor has left for Cannes, I truly look forward to what history this pretty lady will create on the red carpet. IFP loved her first appearance at Cannes last year and definitely her red carpet walk will be the most anticipated one for Indian fashionistas. Meanwhile, our very own star in Hollywood Freida Pinto is making waves with her style at Cannes 2012. Let’s check out her summer look on Day 3 which we loved……..

Shutterbugs spotted Freida at the photocall for ‘Desert Dancer’ held in Cannes. Freida wore a ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’ Resort 2012 outfit looking every bit like a celeb. The halter top was paired skirt in geometric print…..the outfit was combined with two-tone strappy sandals. For someone as young as her, I feel she could carry this summer outfit with alot of ease. Her sun-kissed look was kept simple with eye make-up and gloss while hair was styled in a pony.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 18, 2012

Indian media thought that Day 1 would be truly exciting to see many Indian celebs walk the red carpet, but were left a bit disappointed. But I can assure that the festival has just started, we will surely have many surprises to look forward to. As for Day 2, I loved Freida Pinto’s look in lime green……….that was thankfully fresh. Freida walked the red carpet again for the première of ‘Rust & Bone’.

Ms. Pinto took a risk with this color that did pay off on Day 2. IFP loves the beaded gown from ‘Atelier Versace’ and gives it a thumbs up. It had to be the color that scored browny points from IFP. The make-up was minimal and the hair pulled back in a pony. The look was young and chic.

Freida arrived in style in a ‘Paco Rabbane’ outfit at the L’oreal party held in Cannes. We like the dress but not feeling the hair which was too beauty pagent like. Out of the two IFP definitely loves her day look.

Also spotted was actress Fagun Thakrar attending Women In Film celebration which was organised by IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & Euphoria by Calvin Klein. She danced her way thru Cannes 2011 and seems to attract alot of shutterbugs this year too.

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 17, 2012

Films, Red Carpet, Beauties, and the best in fashion. It never gets any bigger than seeing the new styles at Cannes film festival each year. Many trends world-wide get set here and IFP will surely keep you updated about our very own Indian celebs. So day 1 started off on a very fashionable note with Freida Pinto taking the red carpet as the brand ambassador of L’oreal Paris.

Freida Pinto opted for a pink Michael Angel gown and combined the look with ‘Chopard’ jewelry. The beaded bodice and the soft color works for us but the platform heels seems a little out-of-place with such a flowy ensemble. The hair and the make-up were undoubtedly flawless but wish Freida would have opted for a more demure outfit for the first day at Cannes,since this outfit does not make any lasting impression.

While daytime look was softer, Freida opted for an all ‘Versace’ black gown which had beads & mesh detailing for the after party at Cannes. Freida who is amazingly dressed on the red carpet at all international events, seems to have missed the mark with these choices on Day 1. IFP does not hate the looks but is not in awe either. Hope to get pleasantly surprised by our Indian celebs during the upcoming days at Cannes 2012.

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