Bollywood Style File At Cannes 2013
This year, Sonam has been a woman on a mission to seriously up the ante with her red carpet looks. Except for one forgettable look, I think she has totally nailed it with outfits that couldn’t be more different from one another.
For the screening of The Great Gatsby, she went for traditional with a twist in an Anamika Khanna white lace saree with which she added a floor-sweeping, gold embroidered jacket. Though many people have mixed feelings towards this ensemble I think it worked. The hair and make-up was flawless and went really well with the whole look, including the statement nose ring.
On Day 2, she floated down the red carpet in a voluminous Dolce & Gabbana gown that was custom made for her. The stunning Sunita Kapoor necklace and luscious, side-swept locks totally helped her own the style.
Her appearance in the black Shehla Khan number has been the only downer in her stylish run. The so-called lehenga had us wondering what had gotten into her suddenly. I think the outfit did absolutely nothing for her; the only saving grace was the pretty up-do and Chopard diamond necklace.
Freida proved why she’s probably the only Indian actress to have successfully made the transition to Hollywood with her graceful and elegantly poised style on the Cannes red carpet. Both her appearances so far have seen her looking radiant and effortlessly chic.
Day one had her grab attention in a custom, hot pink Gucci halter gown that had a pink, gold and orange beaded belt vying for attention around her waist. The colour looked great on her. Don’t miss the glittering gold, embellished heels that have made her an object of envy for women everywhere.
She came back on the second day, glowing in a beaded Sanchita gown with matching dragonfly clips in her hair and strappy Jimmy Choos. A scooped back and red lips just added to the romantic charm of her look. Soft up-dos completed both of her appearances.
She may be on the jury of Cannes this year but that doesn’t stop us from judging her style, or lack of it! Though there’s nothing extremely wrong with her sartorial choices as such, it just has us really wishing that she try something different for a change. Each appearance has seen her in a full sleeved Sabyasachi accompanied by her hair wound in a bun, yes that’s each and every outfit on each and every day!
Though her choices of outfits have been very so-so, special mention needs to be made for the gorgeous baubles she’s been sporting with each look. From blue sapphires, to pretty jhumkas and a nath (nose-ring), they added a regal charm to her appearances. At least accessorizing is one thing she isn’t afraid to step up and experiment with.
Since there are a few days left to go till the close of the film festival, here’s hoping she’s got a special sartorial surprise in store for us.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Ash has received enough flack over the years for her style choices, which probably had her step it up and prove the world wrong. This year, she’s been anything but a fashion disaster and has actually fared pretty well on the red carpet with her two distinct appearances.
Her first look was a gorgeous grey and black lace, sequinned Elie Saab Couture gown which had her looking confident and super glam.
She went traditional for her next appearance in a lace black Sabyashi lehenga saree with beautiful gold Baroque work. She finished it off with a simple up-do and a pretty, gold tiara-esque headband giving it a royal feel.
I think she looked fab this year, let’s hope she continues with this ethereal style in the future.