Thursday, June 30, 2011

FAB! Leighton Meester.

I dig eveerything about this look.

The Carven print dress, the YSL bag, her bangs and sleek hair and the Alexandre Birman strappy sandals.


Clueless! Sushmita Sen.

Once in a while, I come across a look that makes no sense to me, try as I might to understand it.

Attending her I AM SHE event, Sushmita had me in one of those predicament - dressed in a White drape dress with asymmetrical neckline and a black stripe across the front panel. To add to the woes, she paired the dress with chunky golden heels, not that we were fans of the dress to begin with.

I tried to see the dress from many angles to see if it makes any sense, sadly, it didn't.

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Bipasha Basu - 'Players' team meeting with NZ Prime MInister.

Bipasha Basu was part of the cast and crew who met and interacted with the visiting Prime Minister of New Zealand - Mr.John Key.

Not sure if Bipasha was in character - I doubt that - she wore a salmon pink mini dress (bebe?)  with cut-out shoulder details and chunky heels.

 Some of you have written in earlier about Bipasha's obsession with mini dresses, in this instance, I wish she had changed it up a bit, I'm dying to see her do another silhouette, she sure has the body for it.

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Wearing Black - Alexa Chung.

At the Burberry Serpentine party, where rest of the attendees wore color galore, Alexa stuck to her style region, in a Black Carven dress with white peter pan -esque color and exaggerated ruffles in the front.

We have seen Blake Lively in a dress from the same collection, where she rocked the look, I'm not so sold on Alexa. The length of the dress paired with black pumps hardly spells summer and was a little too heavy.

Do you think otherwise?

Drape Dress Duo! Simone Singh & Divya Thakore.

Wearing similar silhouettes - with very different styling were Simone and Divya in Mumbai.

While Divya went with an all black theme - black drape dress and all black accessories - and added a splash of color with yellow neckpiece, Simone channelled a pure summer vibe in a Morphe by Amit Agarwal yellow outfit.

I loved how cheerful Simon's look was, and that she paired her cheery dress with nude heels. Also digging Divya's effort on making the black look fresh , the arm candy doesn't hurt the eye, too.

FAB! Ashley Greene at Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 Preview.

Ashley's was one of my favourite looks at the Ferragamo's Resort collection preview.

The white dress with accent shoulders paired with hounds tooth clutch and red heels appealed to me big-time, although I would have liked the pumps to be less pointed. Why am I nitpicking? I liked the look. A lot.

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Nearly There! Diane Kruger.

A fashionista with an unerring eye for detail and style, Diane Kruger's this appearance at Jaeger- LeCultre Grande Reverso 80th Anniversary left me a bit underwhelmed.

I love that she chooses to wear a mix bag of designers and not stuck in a style-label rut, and gets it right almost always.

In this instance though, it was everything was perfect and nearly there look in Vionnet dress and Gucci heels - till I got to the stockings. Almost there.


In Gucci - Kareena Kapoor.

Kareena Kapoor attended the Jaeger - LeCoultre Reverso 80th Anniversary in France, dressed in a Gucci gown.

Although there are no full length pics available at this time, I can tell you from what's available that it’s not a look that I'm sold on. The deep coal gown with halter neck did not need that emerald neckpiece and the Kareena's usual deft hand at make up seems to be off.

The tan make up that our celebs tend to do while attending international events doesn't work for the save for a certain Ms.Pinto, who seems to have mastered the art.

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In Salvatore Ferragamo - Freida Pinto.

The fashinable Ms.Pinto attended Ferragamo Resort presentation dressed in head to toe Ferragamo.

Freida paired a printed halter top with a white draped pencil skirt and a brown slim belt. I wish she had worn the skirt a little higher to define the waist further since in some pics it lacks definition.

That little gripe aside, I think she wore this one well.

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Celeb Travel Style - Anushka Sharma, Bipasha Basu & Dia Mirza.

The Bollywood folks from IIFA is back and its time to check out their travel style file.

All three ladies clearly dressed for comfort but in a put together manner, and we like celebs that dress for comfort but manage not to look homeless.

Anushka's travel style was fitted denims, printed T and a black cardigan along with her Fendi Silvana Bag worn cross body. Bipasha chose a loose fitting printed top and leggings and boots and wore my all time favourite travel companion - a Fedora.

Dia was in a frilled white sleeveless top, denims and what seemed like a nude bomber jacket. I'm digging the braid. Perfect for a long flight but adding a dash of style when done right.

                                   Left to Right - Anushka, Bipasha, Dia.

Fab! Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow attended Beyonce's concert last evening in a summer worthy style, in London.

She wore an Isabel Marant blue dress with a tan double belt and Givenchy heels. Trust Gwyneth to look paparazzi ready when normal folks would have done a denim and boots combo.

I think she looks Fab, the blue tier dress channelling summer and the tan accessories dressing up the look just right.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Its Julia Roberts! In Gucci.

Julia Roberts is one celeb I wish I could see more often on red carpet or events, because her star power is such that it comes through regardless of what she wears.

She attended the premiere of her movie ' Larry Crowne' in a Gucci Fall Navy suit with flared pants. She kept her hair in a side swept up do and wore green jade neckpiece to add a pop of color.

Julia, like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston is known to prefer to wear black on red carpet ( such a shame really, with all those colorful  options available to them) and so its good to see her in Navy.

Wearing Yellow - Kerry Washington at the BET Awards.

While the world and their cousins ( read you and VW) been busy cruising the IIFA boat, Kerry Washington looked smashing at the recently held BET Awards.

Kerry wore a sleek yellow Michael Kors (who is fast becoming the go-to designer for red carpets) gown and black Louboutins.

Usually not a fan of yellow coupled with black, but Kerry's this look makes me beg to differ. The metallic neck detail, key hole neck and the slim waist of the gown is so bang on that it made Kerry look like a million bucks.

Neha Dhupia at IIFA,2011 Toronto.

The most anticipated arrival on the IIFA green carpet for me was Neha Dhupia and she sure didn't disappoint.

One to almost always get it right and known for her very individualistic sense of style, Neha opted for a nude Malandrino gown with gold links detailing at the bust and back. The gown held a slight vintage appeal which she complemented with her tousled one sided hairdo and styling.

I'm rounding off my IIFA 2011 coverage with this post and Neha is most certainly one of the best dressed at the event.

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Movie Screening Style - Aishwarya, Anu, Avantika & Kiran.

Movie screenings typically see dressed down celebs in Bollywood (relatively speaking) and we got to see a few of them and let’s see how they did.

First up, mom to be Aishwarya Rai dressed in a white printed top and denims, which she cheered up by wearing a yellow cardigan and tan accessories. We like, the colorful cardigan made the outfit.

Anu Dewan attended the screening of 'Delhi Belly' in an Alexander McQueen Eagle print top and denims. She also carried her arm companion of all times - a Birkin.

Avantika wore a beige shirt dress (Michael Kors?) which she accessorised with a tan studded belt, Orange studded bag and nude heels. This is the best dressed Avantika has been in a while and we like.

Kiran kept her quirky style and dressed in a grey and white combination. It isn’t the best or worst she has looked, quite meh, actually.

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Runway or Real? Penelope Cruz in Roksanda Ilincic.

Penelope attended her star walk of fame photo call in Spain dressed in Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2011 dress.

The burnt orange color looked fabulous and Penelope worked her post baby body in the draped dress. Although I think she looked great, it wasn't a FAB look for me, I was so sold on the way the dress fell on the model, Penelope's dress seemed a bit too fitted ( I am nitpicking and its unreal but look at that dress on the model).

Penelope wore the dress with cork Christian Louboutin heels.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Celeb street Style - Jennifer Aniston.

Jennifer Aniston traded her off duty California girl style for some sharp NY chic.

Ms.Aniston stepped out in grey strapless skirt and top but my attention was for once riveted to two lust worthy accessories she wore.

The Tom Ford black bag with golden zippers had me swooning and the Michael Kors tan heels mad me feel that its normal to stare at your someone's feet for the longest of time without getting bored.

I heart. I want. I need.

On the Fence - Anne Hathaway in Prada.

Anne Hathaway attended the 13th Tie and Tiara Ball to benefit Elton John AIDS foundation dressed in Prada.

I'm usually over the moon to have an Anne sighting, because she always make such excellent fashion choices. However, this look of hers left me unsure for many reasons.

I'm not too sure of this silhouette on Anne, it just makes her figure look less full and normally that’s a good thing but in this case, not in a good way. The hair lacked any styled appearance and for me the hair color clashed with the bust of the dress. I wasn't too excited about the gold strappy purse either; a case clutche, hair styled with more volume and this would have been a better look.

In Alexander McQueen - Catherine Middleton.

Duchess Catherine Middleton is making all the right fashion moves and don't seem to be taking one one royal fashion step.

Looking impeccable in an Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2011 military inspired dress coat ( the collection showed it paired with pants at the unveiling) , she rocked this navy blue ensemble and VW is loving it!

Kate accessorised with gold shamrock brooch, navy shoes by Prada, a case clutch by Anya Hindermarch and a navy fascinator by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

Dia Mirza at the IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

Must admit that I was curious about what Dia was going to wear at the IIFA after her gazillion appearance in Zara, at the events leading up to the Awards ceremony.

Unlike most stars who wore fitted gowns to the ceremony, Dia's choice was a more summer friendly and billowy one, and I was pleasantly surprised that she opted to wear prints instead her usual favoured choice of solids and clean lines.

I like her look, the embellished cut out detailing giving the Mathew Williamson gown the glamour it requires for the event, its not all out FAB and in your face glam, but then that's not Dia's style either.

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Sharmila Tagore at IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

Sharmila Tagore was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards at the IIFA on Saturday.

The actress attended the event in a traditional peach and pink double shaded Kanjeevaram sari. I love how beautiful and elegant she looked and was happy to see a traditional sari look.

Wearing the same - Amy Adams in Fendi.

Amy Adams was seen wearing the same Fendi dress (different color) first worn by Minka Kelly (see here) at Guys Choice Awards last month.

While Minka paired her delish blue dress with coral suede pumps, Amy's choice was champagne color which she paired with satin wine red pumps.

Do you have a favourite?

Hilary Swank at IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

Hilary Swank attended IIFA Awards on Saturday in Toronto.

She wore a stunning Elie Saab couture gown in rosy plum. The silhouette of this gown was signature Hilary and served her well. She paired her stunning gown with a chignon and Judith Leiber clutch.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Genelia D'souza at the IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

Oh Genelia.

Good news first.

We loved your hair and make up. Neck up, you looked flawless. And we heart the McQueen knuckle duster clutch. And we love your smile.

But our love for your look at the IIFA Awards stops right there. The Gaurav Gupta gown did you zilch favours, rather its a confusing mesh of ruffles, drape, patches, beads .... Hot Mess is the only word that comes to mind.

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Red Carpet recovery? Bipasha Basu at IIFA Awards 2011.

Well, after walking the IIFA green carpet in the same Ramona Narang dress as Ameesha Patel's (see here) Bipasha made a fast dress change before appearing on stage.

The stage appearance was in a Gauri and Nainika Black gown, and a sleek hair do. I didn't think her first was very event appropriate and this one is a way better an upgrade and Bipasha looked good.

Isn't it great for her that the Black gown was handy!

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FAB! Mallika Sherawat at IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

I have to admit, Mallika has been the most surprising celeb for her wise fashion choices at the IIFA this year.

Mallika walked the IIFA Awards Green Carpet in a Dolce and Gabbana exotic strapless gown and upswept hair do.


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Anushka Sharma at IIFA Awards, 2011 - Toronto.

Anushka Sharma was one of the few Bollywood celebs who decided to go the traditional way at the IIFA Awards in a Sabyasachi Sari.

She looked great, but am I the only one wishing for her to change up the hair a bit?

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Priyanka Chopra at IIFA Awards 2011, Toronto.

Nothing is more style wearisome than seeing a celeb with everything going for her stuck in a style rut.

Of all the gazillion options out there to walk the red (green carpet in this case) carpet of an Award show, why would Priyanka Chopra choose something that we have seen on her and on others time an again?

The White and Blue lehenga by Manish Malhotra does no great favours to the actress. The voluminous skirt, velvet choli and embellished shawl brings nothing new to the table, Priyanka needs to find her Mojo again.

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Malaika Arora Khan at IIFA Awards 2011, Toronto.


Mallika most certainly pulled all stops to bring the sexy back to the IIFA Awards green carpet in champagne lace cut out gown.

The gown is very Malaika, in her bombshell sexiness style, but I really wish the MOnisha Jaisingh gown was minus the waist cut-out detail. Usually one to carry out in your face hotness, this look of hers with the one shoulder neck, thigh high slit and the waist, felt a bit too much.

What do you think?

How lovely are those earrings!

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Glitter Galore! Sonakshi Sinha at IIFA 2011, Toronto.

In what seems like a double duty on the IIFA green carpet, Sonakshi opted to join the glitter party, started off by Shilpa.

I think Sonakshi looked stunning in her wrap dress inspired black sequin gown, thanks to her keeping her accessories to minimum to let the gown take the centre stage. I do not have a full length photo yet to see her shoes, but from what we can see, this one is a winner.

PS: Love the touch of red flower and the very discreet pairing of the Black Bottega clutch with the shimmery gown.

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