Thursday, September 29, 2011

Star Fest.

At long last. A real star studded affair. The premiere for Mausam drew out some of our faves from the Bolly sphere. Conspicuously absent were all of the Khans (Saifeena being understandably so) and the Bachchan brigade. But I'm a glass half full kind of girl, so let's focus on the gang that was in attendance.
Our dapper leading man with his super fashionable leading lady.
Sonam wears this girlie-girl Prabal Gurung with such élan!
Rani's attire is disappointing to say the least. But how nice of her to
offer to hold Sonam's clutch for her. What's that? That's her clutch? I don't understand how hot pink even remotely complements Rani's dress.

Impeccable if a trifle boring. Can't blame them though.
It's Shahid and Sonam's night after all.
What is going on with that sequined panel on Ritesh's shirt?
Ritesh's "special friend" Genelia D looks lovely in this
colorful Nishka Lulla chania choli. Just in time for Navratri
because GD looks like she's ready to bust some garba moves
on the red carpet.

Yawn. I dunno. Not a big fan of gold lamé.
Tabu, what the hell is this?! Why did you take
a pair of scissors to a perfectly good sari?
Paris had the sari-as-a-gown look down better than you.
That's right, Paris. As in Hilton. As in standard bearer
for all that is tacky.
Allright, Sonakshi. I'll give you this one. Though I don't
love the drab olive, you do look polished.
Channeling Betty Boop are we, Kangana?
This photo doesn't do justice to how horrendous
Ayesha's bizarre, sequined get up really is.

But never fear, this one does! Those are leggings.
She is wearing flippin' leggings on a red carpet with
a short top and even shorter cropped blazer. This girl does not
comprehend proportions does she? Can you imagine what the
rear view must be like? Horrors!
What a satiny, slip of a disappointment, Vids.
The clutch and bangles are money though!
Speaking of satiny slips, here's Amisha with her take on the same.
No risks here, but Amrita looks lovely.
Lesson to Sonakshi: if you're gonna go with boring olive
then go wild with a fitted mini like Soniya. This girl
loves her some quirkiness - those roided up
rosettes are just crazy!
I like the orange/pink color blocking and the pink/black color blocking.
But together, on one dress, it's jarring. Plus, I gotta ask
Shraddha how many curtain panels died in the making of this dress.
Hmmm. Blazer over ill-fitting mock neck and weird wash
jeans? Not working, Shivdasani!
Madam Shabana nails it per ush. Loving the statement
necklace and colorful bag; they really pop against
that lovely cream sari.
And we'll end this one with a real snoozefest. Priyanka looks chic
 but so, terribly boring. Both are way too cas for a film premiere.
Photos: getty, bollywoodhungama

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Paris in Mumbai.

No, I am not referring to a new pâtisserie hot spot in Mumbai (though that sounds delish right about now). I am in fact referring to the hotel heiress' whirlwind promotional tour of Mumbai in which she launched her eponymous line of handbags and accessories. Though it was a brief trip, Paris did make time to party with Queenie and friends.
La Rai: [gasp] how dare she steal my signature pose?!
Paris' take on the sari?
Photos: getty, filmicafe, smitag/pinkvilla.

Sought After Actress, Brand Ambassador, Vogue Contributor.

Yep. You read that right! With a recent spate of big budget releases (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Black Gold, and upcoming Immortals), Freida has amply proven that she is no one hit wonder. Her near-constant appearances in fashion glossies (in addition to her adverts for L'Oreal Paris) demonstrate that the fashion world tips its cap at her style sense. Her latest appearance in Vogue as a contributor? Well that just seals her awesomeness. Have a dekho!
Dress: Nicole Miller, Hat: Derek Lam
Dress: DVF, Clutch: Stella McCartney
Watch: Emporio Armani

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I dislike everything about Deepika's look at a recent Tissot launch. Something about the asymetric sleeve coupled with the too-long hem results in an unbalanced look. With her gorge height, an above-the-knee hemline would have nicely offset the mono-sleeve. The mono-sleeve itself is a fail - to achieve a better look, a flowy single sleeve would have worked better. As it stands, it looks like poor DP was attacked backstage by a scissors-wielding rival. Add to that, her greasy, slicked back pony tail is doing nothing for her.
Photos: getty, filmicafe

Monday, September 26, 2011

Come Again?

Look who made a desippearance in the October issue of Allure. My as yet unanswered question of what exactly Ms. Sherwat is doing in Hollywood remains. However, now we have an inexplicable sound byte from Ms. S to ponder as well.
Desipolitan's rebuttal: really? You're going to wax poetic about your so-called Bollywood actress chops to a Hollywood reporter who will take you at face value not knowing any better? Girl, please. You are no more a Bollywood actress than you are a Hollywood actress. Boom!
Point of clarification: since when is singing a requirement for Bollywood actresses (Piggy Chops aside)? Hello, playback singers? If anything, our B-town gang are mostly excellent, top notch lip syncers, na?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

AdWatch: Art Karat.

Art Karat, or as I like to call them, "Overpriced Knockoffs" introduced none other than Juhi as their brand ambassador. The hazy, soft focus style of these photos is quite flattering. Ju-ju looks lovely with her low key makeup and trademark ringlets.

The tagline had me in stitches. As if Ju-Ju ever steps out
with the fake stuff. Child, please.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Favorite Color Combination. Ever.

Sonam trotted out yet another Anamika Khanna creation for Mausam promotions on India's Got Talent. I love love love the hot pink/orange combination. These two colors just belong together. Add to that, those pearl bangles and jhumkas - {swoon}. Looks like Anamika K has been styling Sonam for all of her Mausam promos. Sonam's smokey eye with winged liner paired nicely with pale pink lips and a light dusting of blush.
Photos: filmicafe

Desi Girl.

Akki recently tweeted a pic of Camilla sporting desi attire in a still from Breakaway. I love love love her eye brows - the frame her face in a bold way. No wispy brows for this girl!