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‘BEST DRESSED’ of 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 8, 2013

‘Indian Fashion Police’ brings in the new year with the most stylish & well dressed celebrities wwhom we have seen over the past year. Our picks for the year 2012 are based on the numerous times these celebrities have looked fabulous on the red carpet.

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika had me surprised this year with her style choices especially post her ‘Cocktail’ movie success. Loved her looks in the movie as well on the red carpet where she experimented with her looks even more. The choices of designer gowns and sarees have  made IFP sit up & take a good look at her. Deepika has transformed from a girl to a demure woman……………IFP had to undoubtedly put her on this list. Her casuals had denims teamed with sexy lace tops styled with a purse & bangles while bold gowns & sarees flattered her figure on the red carpet.


Hrithik Roshan

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Even though we did not have many red carpet appearances but Hrithik still wooed us as he walked at Marrakech Film Festival in black Tuxedo & sleek hairstyle alongside wife Suzzane. He put in that extra effort to look good be in his clothes, his hair or his clean shaven face. That is why Hrithik makes it to IFP’s list of ‘Best Dressed’.

Sridevi

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She came back and stunned us yet again just to make us realize how much we missed the actor ‘Sridevi’. Her acting skills are uncomparable but it was her dressing style which made me smile every single time she walked the red carpet. Her saree choices from Manish Malhotra & Sabyasachi were beautiful so were her western attires. She complimented each look with alluring jewellery, a clutch & hairstyle which completed her look and made her look ever  more elegant.

 

Kareena Kapoor

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The year 2012 was indeed a blessing for Kareena Kapoor on both personal & professional front. But this year also saw her explore new wardrobe choices. The gal who was mostly seen in Manish Malhotra outfits on the red carpet, made way for designers gowns, dresses & jumpsuits…………something which we have been longing to see Kareena in. Her make-up is always flawless, her hair are superbly styled, her nails well-manicured and her outfits are to die for. Do we need to give anymore reasons as to why Kareena Kapoor makes it to this list?

 

 

Mini Mathur

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Mini Mathur might not be the Bollywood’s leading ladies but she sure stands out whenever seen at any red carpet event…………the reason : her choice of silk sarees which she wore with sheer elegance. On someone else the saree would have fallen flat, but on Mini the sarees looked fabulous especially when she paired them with stone jewellery & a batua bag.

 

Arjun Rampal

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Bandhgala paired with Jodhpuri pants on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival seems like a tricky choice, but our very own Arjun Rampal carried off effortlessly. Arjun is one of the few actors who rocks the red carpet in any thing that he wears plus he has evolved in his looks as he has ages gracefully. Arjun & his wife Meher made us red carpet proud at this year’s Cannes when they both walked in wearing a Rohit Bal & Tarun Tahiliani outfits. Neat, sophisticated and ever evolving…………that’s what makes Arjun stand out in our list.

Karisma Kapoor

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Polished, sophisticated, sexy, elegant, all combined in one is how I describe Karisma Kapoor’s style. Even though these days she is seen wearing black or pastels, she manages to grab eyeballs with her subtle style.  This mother of two has groomed her younger sister Kareena to stardom and has maintained herself as a ‘Diva’. Karisma makes it to this list too along with Kareena – both sisters are the offical muse of the eminent designer Manish Malhotra.

Kalki Koechlin

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Kalki is the surprise entrant on the red carpet who started off looking like a ‘girl next door’ but has morphed herself to a ‘celebrity’ with amazing style sense. Why she makes it to IFP’s list is because of her quirky, unusal options which she wears to the red carpet. She is refreshingly different from the rest of the celebrities and stands on her own. A celebrity who can wear a hairband with an Indian outfit & still manage to walk off with an ease…………..which is what Kalki did at this year’s Cannes.

 

Photo courtesy : Zimbio.com, Rediff! India

 

 

 

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People’s Choice Awards 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 28, 2012

People’s Choice Awards has arrived in India finally…………..the only award show  honouring people from various fields of  pop culture across Bollywood, music, television and sports. Celebrities from the silver screen as well as television were in attendance at this glam event. IFP gets you a look at who wore what & how did they fare?

Katrina Kaif walked in looking like a doll in a Valentino lace tier dress. Many fashionistas did not fancy her strappy sandals in purple which even I would agree on………..maybe pairing a nude peep toe pumps might have done the trick but on the whole this outfit desperately needed a pop of colour. For the red carpet this look is way too simple and the glamour factor is missing. Katrina undoubtedly looked pretty but one needs to stand out on the red carpet rather than blending in especially if you are a celebrity. 😦

Madhuri walked in with her husband Dr. Shriram Nene….Madhuri was dressed in a pink Manish Malhotra anarkali which did make her look different than her usual style of heavily embellished sarees. IFP likes this look of Madhuri and appreciates the fact that she has been experimenting with new styles lately. As for Dr. Nene……he is always dressed like a gentleman so why complain? 🙂

Looked who just made an appearance on the red carpet post her recent wedding…….Kareena Kapoor is definitely a sight in white one shoulder gown by designer David Meister. Red lips were the part that caught my eye especially reminded me of the song from her upcoming movie ‘Talaash’ in which she has flaunted dark lips. On the whole Kareena looked good in this outfit…..she knows how to make heads turn. 🙂

Priyanka Chopra wore a ‘Amato Haute Couture’ ….the entire look looked a bit wasted interms of styling. An oversized cuff did no good neither did the nude pumps or the tousled hair. Colour was missing from this entire look………wish Priyanka would opt for more darker shades in future. The pastels on her have become a routine. 😦

Sameera Reddy rocked the red carpet in her choice of ‘Dior’ gown in hot red…….IFP likes this demure look. Plus the cuff & the dangling earrings made it look all the more alluring. Need I say anymore 🙂 🙂

Sagarika Ghatge made an appearance in Surily Goel outfit and Bottega Veneta clutch in hot pink. She did look pretty in this look…..longer earrings would have looked good on this look. IFP is loving her pink clutch though. 🙂

Parineeti Chopra opted for a white ‘Anita Dongre’ design which needed accessories in colour. Plus the length of the gown seems a bit overwhelming on her petite frame. Parineeti is young and can experiment with her looks so why stick to this safer option which does no good to her cute face. 😦

Hema Malini also walked the red carpet in a pink saree [my guess would be Neeta Lulla] at the event. Love the saree but not in awe of the blouse which makes the look rather very crowded. Sigh 😦

Zarine Khan was looking hot in a jewel tone green outfit that had sequin bustier paired with matching clutch. From the looks of it IFP does like this look and Zarine did look beautiful in it. 🙂

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Saif & Kareena make it Official

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 16, 2012

Finally the day has arrived where Saif & Kareena have taken their relationship to the next level and made it official. Just a glimpse which I would like to share will all the IFP readers. Hope to get more inside details about this event soon. For now feast your eyes on Kareena’s fabulous attire designed by Manish Malhotra.

Just In : Kareena in her Bridal outfit with designer Manish Malhotra. She did looked beautiful on her D-day……..Sigh. :-). Karisma whose classic style I have always admired, looked so pure in terms of fashion……….loved seeing her in pastels all through.

Saif Ali Khan’s sister Saba wore a ‘Ritu Kumar’ Lehenga in gold. Wonder what mama Sharmila was dressed in???

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Star Style : Kareena Kapoor

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 7, 2012

With Kareena giving such good looks on the red carpet while promoting her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’, IFP had to do a post in her style. For the Indian wear Kareena has been loyal to her favourite designer ‘Manish Malhotra’ but I an happy that she has been experimenting a lot in western wear opting for numerous designers. She looked amazing as a show-stopper for Pankaj-Nidhi & Kallol Dutta at LFW and even more awesome in the ads of Lakme Absolute Monochrome make-up. Kareena is all set to release her book on style which I am sure will be up for grabs. Here is a look at her recent adventures with fashion.

The book’s cover page where Kareena has worn a Falguni & Shane Peacock Outfit.

Kareena Kapoor was promoting her movie along with sister Karisma in Dubai. Kareena opted for a one-shoulder ‘Mara Hoffman’ outfit. She sizzled in this awesome look of hers at the promotion after party at the Palace – Dubai.

My favourite look has to be her in a ‘Halston Heritage’ outfit that she paired with black strappy heels, ‘Aquamarine’ earring in black and vintage style sunglasses. LOVE this look for the vibrant hue and the fact that the dress gets our attention.

Kareena was also promoting her movie on various television shows like ‘Indian Idol’ and ‘Punar Vivah’ where she was in her Indian avatar. ‘Manish Malhotra’ saree in bright colors with chandelier earrings completed her look for the Indian Idol Finale.

While she opted for a ‘Manish Malhotra’ white anarkali while promoting on ‘Punar Vivah’ . Though I did like the outfit, I just feel the dupatta is too much of shimmer………….but hey that’s just me.

Other Looks of Kareena while promoting  ‘Heroine’ included…….

Green ‘Manish Malhotra’ anarkali at ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’

In gold sequin dress by ‘ATSU’ for ‘Heroine’ Promotion in Dance India Dance

In Emanuel Ungaro’s Summer 2012 collection

Falguni & Shane Peacock animal print dress

‘OSMAN’ by designer Osman Yousefzada and beautiful neckpiece by Mehak Gupta

Celeste blue color dress by designer Pernia Qureshi.

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 8, 2012

As Lakme Fashion Week comes to a closure, I have got to say that a new breed of designers are emerging and taking over the fashion scene. I did like the some of the creations of upcoming designers like Amrita Thakur & Rajat Tangri. The fit and the detail work was impression and I hope to see more creative designs from them in future. Designer Neeta Lulla also presented her collection ‘Radha’ but unfortunately their were outfits which I have already seen on the red carpet or on the silver screen. Was expecting something new fron Neeta but I must say that I am a bit disappointed with her latest collection. But my choice for the designer of the day has to be Pankaj & Nidhi. So here are the reviews for why I loved the works of the finale designer.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

 

Amrita Thakur

 

Rajat Tangri

 

 

Neeta Lulla

 

 

Pankaj & Nidhi

Designer Pankaj & Nidhi presented their collection based on Lakme Absolute Monochrome make-up collection. Kareena Kapoor who is the face of Lakme Absolute did look stunning in their ‘fringe look’  creation. Keeping in mind the upcoming winter season, the designers had plenty of jackets, kimono style tops, shawl wraps, pants, waistcoats, asymmetrical skirts, ponchos in their collection. The colour palette was dominated by black & white with infusion of bright colours like fuchsia, green, orange and blue. ‘Genius’ is how IFP can describe their work………..the designs were simply based on ‘out of the box’ thinking and were absolutely original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Update : First Look of ‘Heroine’

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 26, 2012

The first look of ‘Heroine’ is out and I can hardly wait for Kareena Kapoor’s upcoming flick. I am sure the lady would be looking perfect in every frame and it would be worth seeing the ‘Demure’ Kapoor  in action. Director Madhur Bhandarkar along with Kareena Kapoor & Arjun Rampal released the first look at Cinemax Theatre in Mumbai.

Kareena Kapoor stepped out for this event in a gorgeous, red hot ‘Emanuel Ungaro’ jumpsuit which was accessorized  with a belt, cuff and golden open toes. IFP says ‘Wowww!!’ to her look and look forward to more fabulous looks in the movie also.

Check out the trailer of ‘Heroine’ at the UTV – YouTube link here : http://www.youtube.com/user/UTVMotionPictures?feature=watch

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Celebrity Sightings this Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 28, 2011

This week witnessed loads of celebrations due to Diwali festival and this week also saw a lot of celebrity sightings. Here is the best from the week.

Lady Gaga arrives in style

Lady Gaga has arrived in India as she will be performing at the Grand Prix, but what I love about her that she like a chameleon can adapt to any style………….one moment she is a rockstar, then suddenly she turns up at an event looking like a ‘Diva’. She did surprise me in this beautiful ‘Naeem Khan’ designed one shoulder gown…………she looked splendid while she flaunted in this outfit accessorized with diamond jewelry and ‘vintage’ look sunglasses as she attended a press conference in New Delhi. Love, love. love…………

Kareena Kapoor unveils her wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. The figurine was dressed in ‘Jab we Met’ avatar and definitely is a high-point in her career to be recognized internationally as well.

As for me, I still think the original one looks much prettier in her ‘Manish Malhotra’ saree………groovy baby.

 

Ekta Kapoor’s Diwali Bash

 Kangana Ranaut took some inspiration from the 1960s to dress up in this peach ‘gotta’ work saree with side swept hairdo and a mini ‘Birkin’………..all the beautiful things put together unfortunately fell flat. Next time skip the bag and opt for a classy clutch. A bit of drama helps but too much of it actually spoils the look.

Someone seemed to be in some hurry………….Tusshar Kapoor was seen attending this bash in a olive green bandhgala which seemed way to body fit………Go easy on the fit, we don’t want celebrities gasping for fresh air due to tight clothes……:-)

Sophie Choudry is definitely emerging to be my favorite on the red carpet……she wore this fabulous ‘Sabyasachi’ gown to the bash and looked absolutely flawless. The understated Bottega Veneta clutch with strappy shoes complete her Anarkali look.

Samir Soni and Neelam did look color co-ordinated except for the jazzy big clutch. Though I  like her shimmery shoes……….

Spotted designer Nandita Mahtani in this hot pink saree with floral detail all over. Love the saree, hate the way it is draped and accessorized……..sigh.

Bachchans throw a Diwali Bash

Bachchan’s held a Diwali party at their residence in Juhu where many celebrities made their way to attend this event. Among the invitess were Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonali Bendre, Raveena Tandon, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Simi Garewal, Zayed Khan and many more. But what was good, that we people got to have a sneak peek of mum-to-be Aishwarya welcoming guests.

Photo courtesy : www.ibnlive.com, Naeem Khan’s FB page, www.ndtv.com

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RA.One premieres in London

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 26, 2011

RA.One arrived at London as well with King Khan and his team walking down the red carpet for the premiere of the movie. It is the first Bollywood movie to be released overseas in 3D. Now that is an achievement in itself. No matter what critics might say, I feel people should go ahead and watch every movie. Thereafter you be the judge about the film, since there is alot of hardwork and effort put behind any movie. For now enjoy the photos of the London premiere.

Shahana wore a pink one shoulder gown in which the drape of the gown fell flat, but neck up I feel Shahana looked very pretty with those dangling traditional earrings and side swept hair. Though I did like her look at the RA.One Dubai premiere much more than this one. Will wait for the Toronto premiere to see her walk the red carpet once again.

Shahrukh Khan added a muffler this time around to his tuxedo which gave a very mature vibe, wish he would have walked the red carpet in a bandhgala or Jodhpuri jacket. This look has been seen so many times till now……………..need to see something new.

Kareena Kapoor all dressed up in a black D&G gown though the big bow was an eyesore, but that is just me. Kareena did look sexy in this outfit and this is quite a change from her saree clad looks which one gets to see her at most events. Like it……absolutely.

Arjun Rampal has been my favorite celeb who will make it to the list of best dressed celebs. A formal suit and a clean shave look works for me, what about you??

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RA.One Premiere in Dubai

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 25, 2011

Ra.One finally releases on Diwali day but King Khan held the premiere at Grand Cineplex in Dubai. Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami along with child actor Armaan Verma & the crew walked the red carpet at this event. Here is your look at the star studded event…………I am all eyes for Kareena Kapoor’s saree designed by Manish Malhotra.

Photo credits: www.masala.com, www.gulfnews.com

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Designer and their Muse

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 14, 2011

The word ‘Muse’ has been often used by fashion writers and magazine, but as any other person I used to wonder what it meant?? Over time I have understood that ‘Muse’ means a source of inspiration for artists………..our designers are definitely no less than one. Centuries ago Mona Lisa inspired the greatest word of Leonardo Da’Vinci, in todays world every designer has an ‘inspiration’ behind their collection. I just wanted to list down some of the best ‘Designer-Muse’ pairing so far in India………the muse have not just worn the designer’s creations, but the designer in turn has given their image a glamorous look everytime they needed to stand out of the crowd. Some have been like ‘Fairy Godmother’ to the celebrities, while some designer took loads of inspiration from the celebrity’s style to feed their creativity. Their amazing combination has changed the face of couture in India….here is a write-up of what I have thought to be the best ‘Designer-Muse’ union till date.

Tarun Tahiliani & Shilpa Shetty

Both the ‘Designer’ Tarun Tahiliani and the ‘Muse’ Shilpa Shetty never needed any introduction before they started off working together. Tarun was well-known for his brilliance in designing and Boutique ‘Ensemble’, while had been charming the audience for more than a decade. But once they did get together for the styling part, it was fireworks and tons of it. This has to be the best union in terms of fashion as designer Tarun Tahiliani gave a new lease of life to the Shilpa Shetty’s style. And we were head over heels in love with Shilpa again. The magic of Tarun Tahiliani’s outfits and Shilpa’s grace worked wonders on the red carpet and at fashion weeks. Tarun turned Shilpa in to an Egyptian Queen, a blushing Bride and a beautiful Gypsy as a show-stopper during fashion weeks, each one left an alluring impression on our minds. Tarun even designed Shilpa’s Bridal Trousseau for her high profile wedding. All I can say that we are yet to have our fill of this ‘Designer-Muse’ association.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee & Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was known as the beautiful & talented actress who had a very girl-next-door sort of an image, but sadly she was never among the stylish ones. She was humiliated and criticized for her disastrous fashion sense and literally written off by many fashionistas. But a chance encounter of Vidya Balan with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the set of ‘Paa’ turned the things around forever. It was Vidya on the magazine cover, on the red carpet, on the billboard………everywhere you went, you were ought to notice the ‘brand’ new Vidya Balan. Sabyasachi understood Vidya looks which spelt ‘old world charm’ and styled her likewise. He never took out the element of ‘Innocence’ & ‘simplicity’ from her looks yet added in a bit of ‘sensuality’. Whenever I see Vidya dressed up in a Sabyasachi outfit, I think vintage, 1950s,  classic, elegant….something that can never be forgotten. The sarees, the kurtis, the dresses…..I love her in any Sabyasachi design as she looks splendid and different from her peers. Today fashionistas line up just to catch a glimpse of Vidya’s red carpet look while Vidya makes it a point to always be in the front row during fashion weeks to cheer for designer Sabyasachi.

Manish Malhotra and Kareena Kapoor

Designer Manish Malhotra gave a make-over to Kareena’s elder sister Karisma during ‘Raja Hindustani’……..so he had to be the one designer Kareena could go to whenever she needed help in the style department. Manish found another beautiful ‘Muse’ while Kareena got listed among ‘India’s Best Dressed’. He has designed for Kareena not just off-screen but also on-screen while keeping in mind the different characters she enacted in the movies. We saw her as the glamorous ‘Poo’ in Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham, the bold woman in ‘Chameli’ the vivacious ‘Geet’ in ‘Jab We Met’ or the sweet girl in recent ‘Bodyguard’………Manish created magic while designing a new look for Kareena and of course the masses followed the trends after watching these movies. I always see a reflection of the ‘Kareena’ in every new collection of Manish….the outfits are sexy, beautiful and chic just like his ‘Muse’. I do hope this fashionable  ‘Designer-Muse’ pair keep giving us alluring looks for years to come.

Gauri-Nainika & Bipasha Basu

All three are young, attractive and brainy women………..that’s a lot to start with the best ‘Designer-Muse’ combination. I think it was just a matter of timing that these three had to come together for creating the best looks till date on the red carpet. Bipasha Basu is someoen who I feel looks her best in a western attire, Gauri & Nainika just dressed her in the best of gowns and dresses. The element of ‘Sexiness’ was intact in their minds whenever they had to dress Bipasha. They gave her a very fashion forward look while making her stand out of the crowd. The designer duo definitely designs the best gowns in India that reflect style in every drape…..designing for Bipasha was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to them. Each one of Bipasha’s best red carpet looks are designed by Gauri & Nainika. The trio have given us one of the most sophisticated looks on the red carpet which I do wish continues for years to come.

Ritu Kumar & Sharmila Tagore

Ritu Kumar’s designs have spelt ‘Royalty’ over the years while Sharmila Tagore is a bonafide royal…….the coming together of both simply meant ‘Magic’. Sharmila & Ritu hve been friends for many decades and still continue to compliment each other like a ‘Designer-Muse’ pair. Ritu Kumar might have dressed a number of well known women, but I feel Sharmila has to be the best amongst all. Shramila has poise, grace & majestic look, the same attributes are present in a Ritu Kumar creation. So it never came as a surprise to me when I saw Sharmila Tagore and her daughter Soha Ali Khan walk the runway in Mughal inspired designs at Ritu Kumar’s ‘Falaknuma’ showcasing……..Sharmila looked every bit like a Queen.

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 22, 2011

Here is a quick glimpse at Kareena Kapoor walking as showstopper for Manish Malhotra…….more coming soon.

My pick of the day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 are………….

Shagufta Quamar

‘Moksha – The Pursuit of Inner Peace’ had a collection of bags which had images of Lord Buddha and Shri Krishna on them…….I liked the funky colourful bags which were a variety of them……clutch, sling bags, handbags, potlis………the collection had it all. Styling was kept simple with emphasis on the creations only………I kinda of liked the rudraksh mala and other neckpieces which were contemporary. My Verdict : Creative work which is funky……..young, hip and trendy………I like it.

Photo Courtesy : www.lakmefashionweek.co.in, www.masala.com

 

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Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Awards – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 7, 2011

The well known Cosmopolitan magazine had organized a Fun,Fearless Award events in Mumbai with many A-List celebrities gracing the red carpet. For our dish of the event, let’s see who fared well and who was a disaster on the red carpet.

Kareena Kapoor

Somebody who looked different has to be Kareena Kapoor in a beautiful peach colour with shimmer ‘Elie Saab’ gown. She looked very cute but wished she would have tied her hair up since she is wearing a halter neck. But nonetheless this look works for me since it is chic yet effortless…………Like it from the short dresses that she usually wears at such event. Refreshing change for once….

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


The lady in black i.e. Aishwarya wasnot looking exactly what I would expect her to wear. She is into wearing pants off late but all black looks very boring on her…………black trousers with a smart top with some ruffles would have looked good on her plus more colour with some open toe pumps. But hey that is just my opinion………………For someone who had rocked the red carpet at the Oscars, this is way too ‘bland’……more colour required here.

Imran Khan & Avantika

Imran Khan walked in with wife Avantika, both dressed in black with Imran wearing a neat black suit and a clean shaven look while Avantika went for a very lady like ‘Gauri & Nainika’ gown. Love the simple look and think that as a couple they look great. For the event this style is very appropriate given their young age. Like it………..absolutely.

 

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma wore this simple black gown that actually lacked imagination……………….for an event where one can be dressed in fun colours and fashion forward designs why go retro with simplicity. I would have liked her wearing a knee length dress like a ‘Prabal Gurung’ in bold colour coupled with killer heels………….Not liking this since have seen her do much, much better earlier. She has the bod, the grace and the naughty eyes………why not flaunt it???

 

Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan who is dressed to the nines on the red carpet, this time around seems a little out of place with straight hair, traditional Indian jewellery, the bandage dress and the shoes……….especially the shoes which is ruining the entire look. I do love her jewellery but feel it would have looked better with the gown in same colour rather on this short dress. For now, not into this look………….hope to see a great one in future.

 

Ramona Garware


Ramona’s dress colour reminds me of egg yolk or mangoes and not fashion forward. The colour simply washes her out with the blonde hair and the peacock blue open toe pumps. Even the all gold bling is not able to save the look. A darker shade would have worked but this is not my cup of tea………anybody liking this look???

 

Masaba Gupta

Designer Masaba Gupta looked quite dapper in the black short dress with matching shoes and a turquoise blue clutch to add that pop of colour. The sheer fabric detail at the waist does get our focus but in a subtle manner, just wish if she would tie her hair up and experiment a bit with longer earrings. Like the look which is age appropriate and just right for the event.

 

Shahid Kapur


Unfortunately I cannot find the handsome Shahid Kapur in this pic………..what I see here is someone who has come straight from work and is tired to dress up for the event. The stubble, no belt, the unpolished brown shoes and the crinkled pants……………need I say anymore. For someone who looks good, this is unfair……….next time Shahid Wrap up the shooting hours before in order to dress up for the red carpet or drop coming to such events if you wanna be dressed like that. Hate it………..

 

Neelam and Sameer Soni

Did somebody wrap Neelam in a silver foil and present her on the red carpet???? Yup that is what they did………..the newly weds though look made for each other, their dressing is not very appealing. Sameer Soni walks in wearing a blazer and denims, a style which I quoted as ‘out of fashion’ in ‘Fashion for Menswear‘…………….read this site Sameer!!! As for Neelam, the dress is too flashy for she oozes loads of grace & elegance. Wish to see her in a more diva-like avatar in pastels, peach and pinks.

 

Simone Singh

 

Peaches and cream is what I call Simone for her flawless skin, she came dressed in this shimmer number combined with black leggings. I like her look for it is glamorous but very stylish……….I like the way she dresses up at certain event and is totally comfortable in her skin. Though personally I would have worn stud earrings instead of a chandelier ones which Simone is seen wearing here, she can carry it off well. Like this ensemble………

 

Ranveer Singh

Leather jacket that too folded, pressed in half, faded denims and the red shoes coupled with bad hair do……………..a perfect recipe for red carpet disaster. Ranveer Singh simply forgot to see the mirror before leaving his home…………… his boots might be any big label but with the jeans tucked in so badly they spoil the entire look. A talented actor but definitely needs a stylist when it comes to red carpet………anyone interested in applying for the job????

 

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HDIL India Couture Week 2010 – Being Human

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 10, 2010

Salman Khan’s initiative ‘Being Human’- a charity event, had a bevy of bollywood beauties walking the runway and taking the audience through the past era of style. Salman Khan also joined the leading ladies of Bollywood with Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu………….beauty, beauty all around……….

Have a look at what every Bollywood hottie wore and represted which era, of course Sallu bhai also made his presence felt as he too strutted down the ramp………….

Preity Zinta as the 1920s Glam Queen

Our very own Peezee aka Preity Zinta looked lovely in a Ruchika Pandey outfit, a vintage hat, satin gloves and a feather to add a pop of colour to the entire black get up. Nobody could have pulled out this look so effortlessly as Preity did. She also walked the runway wearing a denim skirt, boots & ‘Being Human’ top toward the end.

 

Katrina Kaif is 1930s ‘Diva’

Katrina Kaif wore an alluring red gown designed by Gauri & Nainika as she walked the ramp for ‘Being Human’ represting the 1930s era…………..as much as I love the gown, I feel the outfit was paired with wrong shoes………..the strappy pair were more suitable for Indian attire than this divalicious outfit. Ona more casual front, Katrina wore a pink top with a pair of jeans…………..

 

Rani Mukherjee as 1940s ‘Classic Belle’

Rani Mukherjee all dressed in classic 1940s velvet chiffon lehenga in black & white designed by Manish Malhotra reminding us of the B/W movies as well. I am digging this look of hers……………she simply looks magical. Rani wore an orange ‘Being Human’ top paired with denim and seemed to be enjoying herself at the event.

 

Bipasha Basu as the 1950s ‘Sexy Siren’

Who better can you have to represent the 1950s era than Bipasha Basu since the glam factor was just coming into existence in the 50s……….Bipasha Basu walked in wearing a Sunaina Puri outfit looking ‘Oh so Fabulous’. Bipasha wore a yellow ‘Being Human’ top with a pair of denim shots…………Hot!!!! I say……..

 

Karisma Kapoor as 1960s ‘Flashback Goddess’

Karisma Kapoor was fit as a fiddle when she came all dressed in a Manish Malhotra creation which reminded me of yester year actress Mumtaz. She indeed looked splendid and even more in her casual avatar – green ‘Being Human’ top and jeans………..Two thumbs up for this beauty who rocks.

 

Sushmita Sen as 1970s ‘Hippie Hottie’ 

Sushmita Sen seen after ages on the ramp, represented the the 1970s era wore a Raakesh Agarwal orange shimmer number. The leggy beauty really reminds me of Zeenat Aman’s haydays. She was dressed in a blue ‘Being Human’ top with jeans and black boots. Grrrrrrrrrr……………

 

Priyanka Chopra as 1980s ‘Rockstar’

Remember Madonna anyone???? Priyanka Chopra so much reminds me of her……………..dressed in Sunaina Puri outfit along with net gloves. She definitely portrays the 1980s era…………..equally rocks in her casual avatar in a aquamarine ‘Being Human’ top and shots.

 

Kareena Kapoor as the 1990s ‘Sexy Daredevil’

Kareena Kapoor dressed in all black Varun Bahl creations complete with a hat & a whip reminds me of the hunterwali from circus, who is ready to tame the handsome Saif……………wink, wink just kiddin. But she can carry off this sexy look with that attitude…………….dons a purple ‘Being Human’ top with jeans………Hot! Hot!Hot!

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Things that are OK to be worn again!!!

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 28, 2010

People have a big misconception that once you have worn an outfit, shoe, jewellery……………..that is the end of it and they would not want to repeat the same even if that piece is a classic. Just for your fashion info I have some basic necessity in a woman’s wardrobe that are absolutely OK to be repeated and should not be considered a fashion crime…………I might be no one to re-write the fashion rules but a ‘vintage’  or a ‘classic’ deserves to be worn again and again.

Jewellery

This is one of my most favourite things in this entire world — Jewellery……………but why are people not open to the idea of wearing it again. I wear mine since the past so many years…………….gold, silver, platinum, precious, semi-precious or even not so real ones……………wear it as many times as you desire it. Women wear their wedding bands and engagement rings all the time……………..then why not your beautiful pair of earrings.

Deepika Padukone has worn her pair of Kundan earrings at many different occasions on the red carpet………Like the first one for Chandni Chowk to China Premiere, Cannes 2010 and the Miss India Contest where she was one of the judges. Earrings are a Stunning piece of Indian Jewellery and I see no reason why such a fabulous piece not be worn again……………Kudos to Deepika for carrying it like no other………………Love those classic earrings.

Handbags

Handbags are something I advice all you ladies to buy a good piece every year and stick to it all year round. I you can afford more than more the merrier but avoid buying fakes at all cost. If you cannot afford the high-end range it is better to go in for a brand that fits your pocket. Carrying a fake is definitely a fashion crime but carrying a brand within your budget is a ‘must have’. There are infinite number of colours and designs available in today’s market………..go ahead, take your pick.

I might not be a ‘Birkin’ fan but Shilpa Shetty definitely makes her Birkin bag in chocolate-brown work pretty hard…………she takes it wherever she travels………..with a classic bag like this one I can carry it for more than a decade.

Shoes

Love, adore and take good care of your shoes……………….literally. They are the most hard-working of all fashionable buys………..so own a good pair. Have at least 4 pairs of shoes  – everyday wear, basic flip-flops, party wear and casual wear. Flats or heels………..wear whatever you are comfortable in………………it is not necessary a woman should only be seen in a 4 inch above heels at all times………even Sarah Jessica Parker wears flats when she is not on a movie set. So clear off that misconception in your heads, ladies.

Check out Kareena Kapoor wear the lovely pair of platforms at different venues along with different outfit…………..a good pair of shoes no matter how old are always ‘In Vogue’. Same goes for men……….seen below is Abhishek Bachchan wearing a pair of Blue colour crocodile leather shoes…………PETA might not be very happy but the shoes are unique and different from the usual black pair of shoes. Pair it with denim or formal it works well. [Maximise by clicking on the pics]

 

Sunglasses

Once you have found a perfect pair of sunglasses…………….STICK TO THEM…………..honestly I don’t understand the obsession with people and their sunglasses……….does one really need that many pairs of sunglasses. I feel one pair is good enough for a year or max 2 years but a pair like Raybans ‘Aviator’ or ‘Wafers’ last a lifetime. But a good pair that is not just stylish but also gives you UV protection from the harsh afternoon tropical sunrays. Go for a shape which is unlike the shape of your face………..kinda a square frame for an oval-shaped face and find a pair which can be worn with formal as well as casual.

Seen here is our very own King Khan sporting a pair of Aviator for his daily outings at the IPL……….he is stylish that is beyond doubt but he also is smart enough to make the pair work with a pair of denim with T-shirt as well as a blazer.

Watches

This glorious tiny little things which makes the world go around is an absolute must have in every person’s wardrobe. Can be an Indian brand like Titan which makes one of the best watches in our country and I have 2 pairs of it which I have been wearing for the past 10 years……….it is still working amazingly………………else you could get yourself an international brand like Tagheurer, Omega, Rolex, Guess, Rado the list is endless………..whatever fits your pocket. You might be able to afford the best brands but the watch should suit your personality and most important should suit your wrist. A young guy’s sports watch does not suit an old man claded in a three piece suit and vice versa………………so see to it suits and enhances your personality. The choices are infinite  in Indian market today……………so go ahead buy a stunning piece of time for yourself.

Shahid Kapoor seems to love his watch since he has been seen sporting it on many different occassion………..the watch is smart, nothing flashy and suits him well.

 

 

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The Dream maker – Manish Malhotra

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 1, 2010

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all”…………….these days the answer from the magic mirror is usually the woman dressed in a ‘Manish Malhotra’ Couture………………beauty at it’s peak………simply divine. I bet every woman in India desires an outfit from his kitty of clothes. Indeed Manish Malhotra is the master at Indian couture work, he has transformed the women of Bollywood with his fashion forward looks and designs. Karisma & Kareena Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee….all swear by his creations and do credit their transformed looks to him. Surily Goel trained under him and today is a successful fashion designer herself.

Manish started off designing for Juhi Chawla in movie ‘Swarg’ and since then there has been no looking back. Big banner movies like Yashraj, Dharma films, Red chillies, all have him to design the look of the leading ladies…………of course the result is a dream which we get to see on the silver screen. With an infinite number of movies under his belt, Manish Malhotra definitely acquires the crown of being the ‘Numero Uno’ in the glamorous tinsel town. He is the person solely responsible for adding glitter to bollywood.

Earlier the outfits of the actresses was rented from the dresswalas but after the success of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Raja Hindustani’ Manish got a lot of fan following not just in bollywood but also outside. This ‘Punjabi Munda’ showed the world that his designs were original and unique. He has also designed wedding trousseau for numerous celebrities……………….they look ravishing on their D-day, remember Karisma Kapoor in the Pink Lehenga or Shilpa Shetty in the lovely pink saree she wore for her engagement.

He is the first designer who has done a successful cross-over from movies to mainstream fashion since usually the trend is vice-versa. He started his label ‘Manish Malhotra’ for the masses in 2004 and has been showcasing his latest creations in fashion weeks in India & abroad since 2006. Sequin work, crystal embellishment, embroidery are this designer’s forte which he elegantly uses in his Indian outfits. He has put the Sarees, Lehengas and churidhars back into fashion………………thank god for he has saved the element of Indianess in today’s fashionable world. Manish today not just rules the filmi dunia but also has a hold on the runway.

On the Red Carpet

Wish to see the woman of Bollywood wear his style on the red carpet abroad as well. Kudos to Kajol for doing that during the screening of ‘My Name is Khan’ in locations abroad.

On the Runway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manish Malhotra Bridal Couture

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