Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Girly" Does It

I love love love this orange-pink-grey Georges Chakra dress that Elizabeth Banks wore at the Cannes 2010 Red Carpet. It's soft, feminine, romantic and happy & playful at the same time!

I love how the soft colors come together in this swirling dress, love the flowiness of the fabric (organza), the shoulder detail and how she's kept the entire look so soft & feminine. It's such a "girly" dress, I'm lovin' it!!

BUT (and there's always a 'but', isn't there? :) I can't help feeling I would've loved the dress much more without the trail. Then again, that's me...I'm not a big fan of sweeping trails and I have a thing for short dresses ;)

She paired the dress with satin nude pumps. Another great choice! Absolutely Fabulous!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

And It Just Got Better!

After a stellar appearance in a pink/fuschia pleated gown at the Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai gives us another Ab Fab appearance in a - hold your breath - Sabyasachi saree!!

She paired her ombre & gold embroidered saree with a dark green velvet blouse. I would've prefered a deep red blouse given the ombre base of the saree, but then that might have become too conventional. There's nothing to fault with this look.

She kept her accessories to a minimum, kept her neck bare. She also kept her make-up as nude as it could get. I thought both were excellent decisions - she let the saree be the center of attention.

I love Sabya. He's so different from the other Indian designers and his clothes are so breath-takingly beautiful that even something that's mediocre by his standards, looks exquisite. To me in any case!

Hoping we get more Sabya sightings in the days to come when she gets busy promoting 'Raavan' at Cannes :)

Nailing It

Aishwarya Rai finally got her look completely right. Nailed it. She wore a fuschia Gucci gown to the premiere of 'Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps' at Cannes.

I love the color of her gown, love the mute make-up, love that she didn't over-do the accessories. The hair is perfect. And it also proves the point I made on my other blog about empire waistlines looking wayyy better on her than hip-hugging gowns.

The only grouse I have is to do with the untoned arms & back. I know, I know...we should cut her some slack, but then as someone mentioned "she's a movie star...she's part of the glamour industry...not a soccer mom". She really should pay attention to her body. She has confessed many times that she doesn't gym but I think it's about time she started. Afterall, gravity is known to do very unkind things to ageing women. And at 37/38, ageing she surely is.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Lust Edition: Office Chic

Roberto Cavalli Suede Ankle Strap SandalsLanvin Crinkled Patent Leather Sandals
Jimmy Choo Private Patent Leather Sandals
Donna Karan Linen Canvas Platform Sandals
Christian Louboutin Ronette 140 Sandals
Chloe Wood & Canvas Wedges Stella McCartney Cork Platform Sandals

Lust Edition: F.i.e.r.c.e.

Giuseppe Zanotti Strappy Leather Sandals - Perfect for pairing with a snug fitting LBD or a short white dress, sans embellishments.

Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Gladiator Heel Sandals - Great for a night out. Think electric or midnight blue, fuschia, purple....or good ol' black :)

Miu Miu Leather Multi-Strap Sandals - Perfect for day wear with a short, snug dress.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Burberry Prorsum Knotted Skirt Trench

I'm in love with this ivory Burberry Prorsum knotted skirt trench coat, and I think Victoria Beckham wears it very well (pic below). The impact is heightened by the belt, the bag she's carrying, her shades and nude make-up. What a terribly chic look for a cloudy day!

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For those who're salivating at this trench, it's on sale at for a cool £2,376.84. That's 1,62,529.87 in Indian Rupees. Go hurry!! :)

Understated Elegance

This is one outfit (Twinkle's, not Akshay's :) that I've really really liked in a long time. We see celebrities in all kinds of outfits all the time, but there are some that remain with you long after you've seen them. This is one such, for me in any case.

I think this white chikan (Abu Sandeep?) salwaar-kameez that Twinkle has on is BEAUTIFUL. It has such intricate embroidery, yet is so understated & elegant. And I like that the only pop of color comes from the green earrings. It also re-inforces the thumb rule I swear by while shopping for clothes - when it comes to clothes, the fit is everything.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sonam Kapoor in Anamika Khanna

Sonam Kapoor is fast emerging as Bollywood's latest fashionista. I don't care much for her as an actress but I do like her sense of style. Sometimes classy, at times quirky but mostly chic. She can make even seemingly disparate ensembles work. And she can carry off kitsch quite confidently.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE her appearance in this Grecian toga-esque Anamika Khanna outfit with heavy kundan necklaces and gladiator sandals at the IIFA 2009 Awards.

So Greeak Goddess! How beautiful is that dress of hers! Of course, it helps to be flat, if you know what I mean :(

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