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66th Cannes Film Festival – Day 9

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 24, 2013




Aishwarya Rai attended the amFar’s 20th Cinema against Aids Gala at Cannes in a golden Tarun Tahiliani saree. This outfit was a nice change from the earlier choice of outfits & I love the elegance the outfit exuded. The clutch & the jewels complemented the outfit well but not liking the hairdo at all…….a french updo might have worked really well with this look………….the high updo is again very beauty pagent like.


Fashionistas have pleaded Mallika to cover up on the red carpet…………….this year she exactly did that……….maybe a wee bit too much. In a grey ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ lace dress, Mallika did look beautiful but the volume of this outfit failed to make any long lasting impression. Nonetheless I do like her in a much more classy avatar.

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66th Cannes Film Festival – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 16, 2013

66th Cannes Film Festival went on floors with the star studded première of ‘The Great Gatsby’ where Mr. Amitabh Bachchan walked the red carpet with the cast of the movie.


But I was sorely disappointed to see him in a sequin studded dinner jacket…………truly wish he would have opted for a simpler silhouette than opt for too much of shine.


The photocall session of ‘The Great Gatsby’


Vidya Balan was seen in a Sabyasachi Lehenga on the red carpet of the opening ceremony. The draping of the dupatta definitely spoilt the entire look………..wish the draping was done more neatly……..even better if Vidya would have worn the dupatta on the side & not covering her head. As for the jewels & the outfit I have no complains at all.



The Jury members walk the red carpet at the opening ceremony.




I loved the saree look of Vidya at the photocall of the Jury at Cannes. The look was by Sabyasachi & jewels by Amrapali but love the sophistication it had. Wish Vidya would have worn this look to the red carpet………….sigh.


Freida Pinto walked the red carpet in a sorbet pink colour Gucci gown………… for her petite frame I found the gown a bit too overwhelming plus the hairdo did not do any good to her look. Freida would have rocked the red carpet if she would have left her hair open and shortened the length of the gown a wee bit.



Sonam Kapoor wore ‘Anamika Khanna’ & a nathani by ‘Sunita Kapoor’………..the lace saree was combined with a  beaded jacket. The look had a very international feel to it but I thought the nathani made the look ‘too desi’. A pair of studd earrings might have worked better. But we do know that we can only expect something new from Sonam every time she walks the red carpet. 


Also spotted were Sonam & Freida together before walking the red carpet. The two beauty ambassador of  L’oreal did look fashionable. Sonam is wearing a saree by Huemn and earrings by Suhani Pittie.


Mallika Sherawat in a golden colour gown & looking all polished was a shock to me since she did look pretty. Though not a fan of the gown but Mallika’s hair & make-up plus the way this entire look was put together was worth a note. Hope to see a classy Mallika emerge at future sightings on the red carpet.

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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 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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Aamby Valley India Bridal Week – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 24, 2011

Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor opened the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week 2011 season with their dazzling “Phantom Couture” Collection that had a mélange of the most stunning creations. For the finale, Anjalee and Arjun had the gorgeous sexy Bollywood star, Mallika Sherawat, wearing one of the most stunning creations as she glided down the ramp. The glam international celeb was the perfect model for the gorgeous jewelled bustier and the innovative panelled lehenga in bright carrot red. There was a truly creative touch of the Victorian and Mughal era in the final creation.

Inspired by the Victorian era and the drama of Mughal times, the designers wove together glamour, grandeur and colour into their opera style ball gowns and ethnic wear.

The colours were as royal as the theme with jewel tones of ruby, sapphire, emerald and topaz playing a melody of hues, for moulded blouses and fluid voluminous skirts. To add that touch of feminine romantic elegance, the delicate lace trimmings edged the creations to highlight the silhouettes.

The setting of the opening show was the exotic Tropical Lagoon at the Sahara Star Hotel where the 90 ft. ramp emerged from the impressive backdrop in the circular giant atrium, which was the perfect arrangement to enable the audience sitting on four split levels to get a good look at the lovely garments.

Bringing in a hint of 17thcentury Venice to the Victorian/ Mughal mélange, the pair opened the show with Rachel in a splendid layered white gown with shimmering net and chiffon.

Ameesha Patel walked as a show stopper for Designer Rocky S in a lehenga and looked every bit ‘Royal’ in the outfit. The Collection was a rich assortment of soft gold lamé, sheer net, georgette silk, satin and lush brocade. Colours that Rocky S played with moved from black to charcoal grey, then onto delicate ivory and pearl. For luxurious drama, Rocky S added deep old rose, mauve, royal blue, poison green and burnt orange.

Empire line kurtas, saris with embroidery, men’s sherwanis with silver work and sheer net churidars teamed with pleated bodices for kurtas with attached dupattas were a great opening. The all black section had tuxedos for the men while the graceful net saris and the flesh coloured minis with black scalloped embellishments or lean lace kurtas could double up as dresses without the net churidars.

Rocky S added interesting accessories like the ornate belts for the saris, which gave a seductive touch to the traditional garments. The final lehenga choli section with red panelled combo, the shaded red and cream net trio and the wine coloured silk lehenga choli, were almost dream-like in their appearance.  For ultra-bridal glamour for the couple, Rocky S offers some great creations that will be the cynosure of all eyes on that big day

Vikram Phadnis also displayed his Bridal Collection at this event where actor Neil Nitin Mukesh was the show-stopper. The handsome actor looked dapper in a black & maroon ‘Achkan’……….reminded me so much of the Royal Rajputs.

Vikram revealed how beautifully tradition and contemporary styling can be presented for wedding trousseau. Working around a colour palette that started with the famed bright red, which is a favourite of all Indian brides; Vikram moved to orange and mustard and then added large doses of pink, green and royal blue to finally top the hues with a lavish sprinkling of silver and gold embroidery. Tunics were teamed with lehengas, while long floor length kurtas could double up as gowns.

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IIFA Awards 2011 – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 24, 2011

The Bollywood Oscars which some people address it as has kicked off with so much of hooo hallaa in Toronto yesterday Night. There was the premiere of Double Dhamaal also held at IIFA. Day 1 was for Press Meet with the stars attending the IIFA.Here is our feedback on Fashion at the IIFA.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat posing for the shutterbugs at the IIFA press meet in ‘Anita Dongre’ Resort/Summer collection…………..all I can say she looks flawless. I love it when she is dressed more in style than crying out loud for attention in revealing outfits. She gets my attention in this anyways without the outfit being loud…………..two thumbs up for Ms. Sherawat………….your choices are better these days than they were………

Anil Kapoor also came in dressed in grey pin stripe suit with blue undertones which somehow did no justice to his handsome being. I feel he would have looked much better had he opted for a darker shade. I am no fan of this look…………..Anil, you have two stylish daughters so please take their expert advice before stepping out for a major event like this.

Bipasha Basu was also present at this press meet where she wore a lace ‘Gauri & Nainika’ mini dress and nude heels plus her trademark loose curls. Bipasha as usual is always dressed to the nines though she could have given a better surprise by wearing something unique or different than her usual style of mini dress and I not a fan of lace.  Lace I feel is a bit tricky when one has to wear it…… suited as an under shirt with a blazer or a gown with detail work.

Kangna Ranaut

Kangna Ranaut reminded me so much of the 1950s Hollywood Glam era in this amazing one shoulder gown in pink. Double Dhamaal held a world premiere at the IIFA Awards in Toronto. The classic hairstyle, the dark lips, the glittery clutch……..she oozes omphh on this green carpet.though I am not a fan of the gown especially the fit of the bustier but Kangna seems to have done justice to this outfit with styling. The dress I think might be Monisha Jaisingh since it looks pretty similar to what Malaika Arora Khan had worn to Filmfare this year.

Lisa Ray

It was a happy sight to see Lisa Ray healthy and fit making a public appearance at IIFA……….after battling Cancer, she sure looked ready to party at the event in this gown though the army print was quite a let down stylewise. Plus a beautiful face like her needs something more feminine than military. I wish she would have opted for a bright colour to stand out on the Green carpet at this event.

Aashish Chaudhary

Aashish wore a sleek grey suit which was very ‘Resort’ type in true sense and looked amazing. I am all for his gelled back hair, the tinted glasses and the French beard with that suit…………though I wish I could get a full length pic of the same. Perfect dressing for the summers and thankfully not over the top.

Ritesh Deshmukh

Ritesh Deshmukh can dressed in a weird biker jacket, ripped denims and a tie…………….and I am totally numb seeing him in this attire. When will he start acting his age at least at such events. Why do some people always mess up the loads of golden opportunities that they are given to be a true celebrity. On this one, I feel he was absolutely the worst dressed for the event. Ritesh please take your dressing style more seriously.

Arshad Warsi & Maria Goretti

I wonder why Arshad loves shiny outfits……………like even this suit is an eye sore but the saving grace to this look would have to be the perfect arm candy in wife Maria Goretti.The browny points which Arshad lost were made up by his cute wife in this all ruffle dress but the satin pink ribbon is quite a distraction.

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 9

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 20, 2011

Day 9 will witness Freida Pinto taking over the limelight at Cannes.Here’s your look at how she looked while walking down the red carpet.

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto came dressed to kill in a ‘Lanvin Fall 2010’ dress and looked absolutely ravishing. The event was amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala held during the Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France.The fact I love here is that where everyone else went for the gown look at this event, Freida choose a short dress which was perfect given her age. The minimum jewelery let the outfit take center stage but the shoes, clutch & belt were kept in plain black……………….hair & make-up……….I have no complaints either.

Also giving her company in this event was her Actor-Boyfriend Dev Patel who himself looked dapper in a suit.

Mallika Sherawat

Whenever I see a beautiful lady in white on the red carpet I am reminded of the phrase ‘Vision in White’ but seeing Mallika in this white feather outfit all I can think of is “What were you thinking lady???” The only thing pretty here would be the ‘Jimmy Choo’ shoes which she had also worn in golden yesterday. The dress does no justice to her figure and feels more like an Autumn/Winter collection…………….I wish Mallika would lose that big clutch of hers and the hair???…………..just don’t get me started on the hair part.

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 8

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 19, 2011

After an exciting start to the week, I cannot see many Indian Celebrities popping up on the red carpet at Cannes. Nonetheless Mallika Sherawat is still attending the parties and posing for the cameras. I came across her looking like Ms. Sunshine at a party organized by ‘Hollywood Reporter’ where Jodie Foster was honored and her movie ‘The Beaver’ was screened.

Yellow is definitely the colour of spring and no wonder Ms. Sherawat stood out of the crowd but what bothers me is the too much matchy-matchy stuff here and considering the outfit in bright hues, I wish she would have opted for a more mature yet fashionable look. The golden clutch & stilettos adding too much of bling instead a pop of colour like purple would have added that much needed glamour. One thing I have to say here is that Mallika might not be in her early 20s anymore, so why dress or pretend to be one. This look simply doesn’t work for me plus the out of bed hair makes it look even more messed up.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor attends a private dinner on the Cavalli yacht during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival wearing Roberto Cavalli of course…………she looks beautiful and absolutely lady-like. Love this look of hers……….absolutely fashionable. The make-up is pretty, the hair are glam and the gown, thankfully not ‘over-the-top’.

Also got to lay my hands on Sonam’s L’oreal photo-shoot which she did just before walking the red carpet in Cannes on 15th May,2011…………….catcha Glimpse of her in a Vivienne Westwood outfit and vintage styling.

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 7

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 18, 2011

I am a content soul & can very well say that Indian celebrities at Cannes were a true delight to see. Since we are nearing the end of the film festival we still have few more red carpet appearances left especially one with Frieda Pinto who is expected to walk on the 19th. My wish still remains to see more of Sonam Kapoor at Cannes………But who posed for the shutterbugs on Day 7…….let’s have a look.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika came dressed in aqua-marine chiffon dress for the photo-call of her upcoming movie ‘Politics of Love’. Mallika Sherawat has stuck to wearing the chiffon gowns and I couldn’t be much more happier to see her look beautiful & sophisticated in this clean look. The hair, the make-up and the sexy dress……….works for me after seeing her red carpet shredded gown look. Mallika, all I can say please maintain this dazzling look…………adore it.

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 6

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 17, 2011

Flawless, Flawless, Flawless……………….that’s what I call the appearance of Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet. Let’s take a look at what Day 6 holds for fashion fanatics like us.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor seen here attending the Chopard party at Cannes in a white ensemble & Chopard jewels. The jewels are magnificent, the dress from ‘The Row’ is too plain…….does no justice to Sonam’s figure and the hair spoils the look further more. The jewels are no doubt giving the pop of colour but the coral lips are an absolute distraction…………..I was happy for her red carpet appearance yesterday. The thing that bothers me is that the jewels are classic but the hair reminds me of a school girl……………and the two put together don’t gel. I would have given Sonam a ‘pulled back’ hair look with emphasis on eyes only while keeping the lips neutral. I honestly feel Sonam’s playful eyes are her strongest features and she make them stand out with her make-up.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat went coral with this ‘Max Azaria Atelier’ chiffon gown with elaborate detail work for the ‘Tree of Life’ party at Cannes………….except for the oversized clutch, Mallika looks pretty………..I have liked her more in a sexy avatar than skin show avatar. This is definitely the kind of look we want to see Mallika wear on the red carpet more often. Mallika please continue this look forever rather than going back to shocking us off our boots………

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 4

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 15, 2011

The first 3 days had more focus on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but now we move on to other Indian Celebrities who made their mark on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival. Of course the highlight of Day 4 has to be Mallika Sherawat…….so let’s see whether her ‘jalwa’ worked on the international red carpet or not…….

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat was seen dressed in black sequin lace attire when she attended the screening of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides’ …………….this outfit makes me think that did the designer feed the dress to the dogs to create that shredded unruly effect…………..honestly I was overjoyed seeing Mallika in more classy outfits at recent White house events then suddenly she felt the need to go back to her earlier looks…………..unfortunately this look reminds me of the ‘Adams Family’ and Mallika of the Mrs. Adams……….I wish Mallika would have opted for another Shahab Durazi outfit which makes her look classy. The hair & make-up??? Let me get past through the dress first, then only I can notice the updo & make-up.

A red carpet rule : If your inner wear is very much visible to the public eye, please do not think yourself to be a ‘Red Carpet Goddess’………..such a look is better left behind closed doors.

Shekhar Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Shekhar Kapur arrived at Cannes Film Festival in a more Indian Avatar of silk kurta with a jacket for the screening of ‘Bollywood – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told’ . The project is backed by UTV Motion Pictures and co-directed by Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra also dressed in Indian attire of Achkan and American documentary-maker Jeff  Zimbalist. Ronnie Screwvala on the other hand went in for a bandhgala suit…………………out of the three I would go for Ronnie’s style which spells elegance all the way though I do like Shekhar’s attitude of being comfortable in his own skin.

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Academy Awards 2011 – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 28, 2011

Academy Awards better known as ‘Oscars’ is the most prestigious award ceremony held to honour the best in Hollywood. Many Indian origin designers who created outfits for Hollywood celebrity as well as Indian celebrities were present to grace this occasion. Heres your look at the red carpet.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was present at the event looking awesome in an ‘Armani Prive’ off shoulder gown in shimmer coffee colour with those amazing earrings. Thank god she is wearing jewellery like the earrings, a cuff and the gorgeous ring……………Love the look. It is clean, hair is done up in bangs with twisted curls at the end, a mini chocolate brown clutch, her skin is flawless. Can’t find any fault with it.  She is at her best on the International red carpet as I have maintained since her Cannes appearances. Way to go girl………


Just In are the photos of Aishwarya along with hubby Abhishek who looked quite handsome himself in a tuxedo. Check out their photo together. Feast your eyes people.


Annette Bening wearing a Naeem Khan outfit

Oscar nominee Annette Bening  was seen wearing a Naeem Khan designed outift from his recent Fall 2011 collection. A graceful woman like her  can do no wrong with her emerald earrings, bracelet and a ring. Love the gown on the runway, love it equally on her. Way to go Naeem Khan.



Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat also made a surprising red carpet appearance in a shimmer grey gown with quite an eye-catching one shoulder design. I am gonna say that this appearance of hers was way better than the earlier ones. Though the shoes and the hair got me down a bit, still she looks sexy in a sleek way. I like it…………..


A.R.Rahman with wife

A.R.Rahman walked the red carpet hand in hand with his wife wearing a black suit with a ‘pop of colour’ tie. His wife Saira went for a more traditional way opting for a golden beige salwar kameez  & looked elegant. A.R.Rahman went traditional in a black bandhgala while he performed on stage……………I honestly preferred that look which you can see below.



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Cannes International Film Festival 2010

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 13, 2010

Cannes International Film Festival 2010 or better known as ‘Festival De Cannes’ is in full swing starting from 12th May, 2010. Bollywood stars shine on the Red Carpet with the first day kicking off as Aishwarya Rai and Shekhar Kapur both made their presence felt. It is always a delight to see a fellow Indian representing the country in such major International Events.

Day 1

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya walked the red carpet at Cannes International Film Festival 2010 in an ash grey colour ‘Elie Saab’ gown which looked like a ‘mermaid’ inspired design with silhouette stitched like fish scales. The gown works for me since it gives a very international feel to it and is very appropriate for the event. The accessories are well coordinated with silver sequins clutch bag, silver stilettos and platinum diamond jewellery though I wish Aishwarya would have worn longer earrings since she has her hair tied up and her neckline is devoid of any jewellery. Speaking of which her hairstyle looked a bit inspired by the 1800 era of British empire when the big hair bouffant was so’ in’. Would have prefered if Aishwarya had left her hair open set in waves. Nonetheless this is an International arena where she is expected to be bold and a trendsetter with her style. She was a ‘Vision’ in that classic gown………….love the outfit.

Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur seen above in the photo with Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale was a member of the Jury selected  Cannes International Film Festival 2010. As handsome as he is, the bandhgala coat in a chrome yellow colour somehow did no justice to this brilliant director’s personality. What would have looked good on him is a black colour bandhgala since i feel dark colours suit him the best.This just makes him look so sad……………….Shekhar if you are in no mood to dress up for the event stick to dark colours like black, navy blue or even dark maroons.

Day 2

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

‘Oh La la’………… this is what I call a red carpet look. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has done much much better than day 1 of Cannes. Here she looks ravishing in a beautiful Armani black sequin gown with her hair pulled back into a sophisticated ‘do’. The corset is embellished with crystal detailing on the rim and sequins all over is glamorous but not over the top, thankfully. The fit of the gown shows-off her hour-glass figure well and the red lip colour keeps the focus on her face. Despite all that I still wish Aishwarya would have worn longer earrings since her round face demands that kind of styling. The accessories blend in well with her outfit. Two thumbs up for this ‘Armani’ outfit and styling……………..Aishwarya you are worth it.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone made her Cannes debut wearing a Rohit Bal designed saree…………but somehow it did not catch the eye of people. The saree was beautiful but what marred the entire look was the lack of glamour factor in it………firstly the colour was a total wash-out, the hair style made her look way older than she actually is, the pallu was pinned up which looked very tacky instead of elegant. Now the thing over here is that the outfit is beautiful………….no doubt about it………..but what went wrong is the styling & draping coz Deepika has a long waist so instead of showing off her face the stylist ended up showing off her not so strong feature. Because of her longer waist I feel Deepika is more suited to wearing an Evening gown which gives her an hour-glass shape than a Saree which divides her figure. Better luck next time dear………

 Day 3

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I am glad Aishwarya has learnt the tricks to looking good on the red carpet in a western attire. Her Miss world experience does come in handy during such events. No wonder she features in the E- entertainment’s ‘Most stylish person list’ published. She walked down the red carpet with her mother Mrs.Vrinda Rai who herself looked gracious in an off-white saree. I am liking the fact that Aishwarya is experimenting with colours, make-up and hairstyle…………this magenta colour ‘Gucci’ gown is definitely a keeper coz the ‘pleat look’ is ‘oh-so-fabulous’.She oozes loads of elegance in this outfit plus has kept her make-up nude. I love her open toe silver shoes which are matched well with her clutch.  Aishwarya you are getting better and better with passing of each day at Cannes Film festival. Keep up the good work………

Mallika Sherawat


Mallika Sherawat was never my favourite on the red carpet and hope this photo of her’s at Cannes prove why she was never my favourite. She has combined a bubble dress with ankle length tie up heels and a funky hair do. I don’t understand was she trying to dress up like a Diva but couldn’t let go off her rock-star image hence this disaster occurred or what??? Mallika please sober up, this dress would have looked amazing if you had combined it with a pair of open toe stilettos and calmed down your hair a bit by going straight. You would have looking alluring but this is a mess…………………plus the accessories are tacky but the only part I like in your outfit is your clutch which is very decent. Get a good stylist or change the one you have right now……………………….else I will be looking forward to many such blunders from your end on the red carpet.

Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur unveiled his new movie ‘Paani’ which is a story based on love story set on a back drop of water problem which we might face in the future. Doesn’t he remind of school ke Masterji of ‘Malgudi Days’ in this attire but nonetheless for the fact that he is actively involved in Water conservation issues, I am ready to overlook his style of dressing and support the cause. Here’s wishing the best to Shekhar Kapur’s new venture ‘Paani’.

Day 4

Lakshmi & Usha Mittal

Indian Steel Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and his lovely wife Usha Mittal graced the red carpet at 63rd Cannes Film Festival. Lakshmi Mittal was dressed to the nine in a black Tuxedo and a bow tie looked very bit like a thorough gentlemen. Usha Mittal on the other hand went with a simple yet elegant peach colour Churidhar Kurta which had crystal and silver detailing all over. The outfit was beautifully acessorized with pearl jewellery coordinated well with the shoes and the clutch. Even though they are not very regular on the red carpet nonetheless they are always graceful when ever they are a part of any big event.

Day 5

Mallika Sherawat

The day time photocall of movie ‘Hiss’ had Mallika Sherawat covered in snakes instead of accessories……………..hmmmmmm I think snakes were her accessories for the day…………..nonetheless during the photo shoot Mallika wore a yellow and black gown which reminded me so much of our Mumbai taxi……………cliche I know but could not think of anything else I could compare it to. I am sure the gown would have looked much much much better if it was entirely in Black or any other dark shade since the bustier of the gown was unique in design. I think Mallika was trying to match her outfit colour with the exotic snakes which she was seen carrying around……………..but this pic has two things that scare me the most – bad outfit and snakes.

Mallika Sherawat attended the Doha Film festival held at Cannes wearing a fuchsia pink off shoulder gown……………well I must say where did you hide this beautiful gown on the day you walked the red carpet of Cannes??? This is how we want to see Mallika Sherawat on the red carpet…………..honestly this might not be the best gown I have seen but it works wonders to make Mallika look graceful. She has a good figure to carry off such elegant stuff and hope she does justice to her looks in future too. My verdict: Beautiful gown with nice accessories but her hair definitely calls for some work…………….at last I am not disappointed.

Day 6

Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan

Aishwarya wore a beautiful Sabyasachi saree in golden colour though was a bit confused why she matched it with the bottle green colour blouse. Nonetheless the saree looks elegant despite the fact that this time around Aishwarya kept her style simple with a ‘do’ and bindi…………..I would have loved it if she would have glamed it up like she did in the past few days at Cannes. Love the intrinsic embroidery work on the saree…………….Sabyasachi you bring out the best in an Indian outfit. As for Abhishek Bachchan, now this is how I wanna see him on the red carpet looking dashing, handsome and a thorough gentleman in a black tuxedo with a beautiful lady besides him. On the whole I am digging their look as a couple.

Aishwarya-Abhishek with Vikram

Aishwarya, Abhishek and their ‘Raavan’ co-star Vikram posing for the daytime photocall at Cannes. Aishwarya looked classy in the little black dress in a boat-neck style and strappy sandals. Whereas Abhishek tried to take risk posing in a red jacket [reminded me of Iron Man somehow] but the risk did not pay off that well since [a]  his shoes were a mismatch with his jacket in terms of colour and [b] he has long legs so he needs to go in for longer jacket which can proportionate his upper and lower body well. But the surprise in this picture was Vikram who looked good in a grey suit the colour which was fit for day wear at Cannes. Will be looking forward to see him in the movie as well as on the red carpet in future.

 Lakshmi and Usha Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal and his Usha Mittal attended the Chopard Party at Cannes dressed pretty much casually for the occassion. Usha Mittal’s animal print kurta paired with black trousers somehow did not do any justice to her pretty face………………….it was a bit tacky with velvet cuffs and improper fit. I would have prefered her in a designer Salwar Kameez or a Saree since I feel she looks her best in Indian Attire. This Indo-western fusion is not for the lovely lady who is always graceful on or off the red carpet. On the other hand it seemed like Mr. Mittal had a tough day from the looks of his attire. But he is always dressed in formal suits so this mistake is forgiven since he does make up for it during the Arcelor Mittal press conferences.

Day 7

Mallika Sherawat

Va..Va..Voom people………I say Mallika Sherawat has arrived in this attire. Yes the gown was demure and bold showing off her curves but it was sexy with a touch of refinement. Definitely better than the other red carpet looks she had given us in the past few days. This golden glittery designer gown with a trail is alluring yet very contemporary. Mallika has kept her accessories minimal with a matching golden clutch. Overall I love this look on her and wish she would keep up with this style. She is audacious but needs to channel her boldness in the right outfit……………looking at this attire gives me some sense of relief and contentment.

Day 8

Vikramaditya Motwane, Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor

Just sighted the Indian Television Czars on the Cannes red carpet attending a film premiere ‘My Joy’. Actor Ronit Roy looked pretty handsome in a black velvet bandhgala………………now that’s what I call going western with a desi twist. Ditto for Vikramaditya Motwane [screenwriter of ‘Dev D’]who also wore a bandhgala but the designed varied a bit from Ronit’s.  Ram kapoor went for a suit with velvet collar but somehow it was not very impressive. Would have liked if he would have gone ‘desi’ in a jodhpuri jacket. Nonetheless the trio rocked the red carpet since their movie ‘Udaan’ in which Vikramaditya has made his directorial debut starring Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor, has been selected to be screened at Cannes this year. Wishing all of them luck.

Day 9

Mallika Sherawat

‘Oh-la-la’ the lady looks dazzling in this silhoutte……………………smoking hot.I am liking this divalicious version of Mallika Sherawat. The little black dress is gorgeous, the necklace is beautiful, the clutch and shoes are perfect……………10 on 10 to Ms. Sherawat for working it well on the red carpet at Cannes. This is how we wanna see you in future also…………..please please please dress up like this and forget your old funky rock star days. If Mallika or her fans are reading this can someone tell her that straight hair will work wonders for her since it has been long since we have been seeing her in curled up look not that it doesn’t suit her……………but a bit of change will be nice.

Day 10

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika at a Dior party in Cannes wearing ummmm……. a Dolce & Gabbana gown with golden trimmings at the end.Wish the trimmings would disappear somehow. Plus was Mallika having a bad hair day that she had to tie it up in a bad hair-do…………….All my hopes about Mallika being the Diva come crashing right here.  Lady this is a Dior party where you are expected to be dressed like a super-star and not a girl lost in her dreams……… say for this is a disastor look even if it is a designer outfit. Not liking it one bit.

Last Day at Cannes

Shekhar Kapur

With the closing of Cannes I was pleasantly surprised to see Shekhar Kapur in a Tuxedo…………….he simply looked wonderful. It actually got a smile on my face seeing this handsome man dressed to kill. I had expected he might wear a kurta coupled with a jacket or so…………….but this was definitely what I would have loved to see him in the opening ceremony as well. Nonetheless my word on this ensemble is elegant, surprising and makes him look even more graceful. Two thumbs up for you Sir………………

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