Celeb Style Weekly: Stars Come In Pairs
Last week, we told you about B-town’s herd mentality. And this week we’ll prove our point once more by showing you how fashion choices happen in pairs. We really do hope our dear celebs (and their stylists) have started taking their originality pills right now, because one more week of this and we will be forced to change the name of our column to ‘Celeb Snooze Weekly’. Here’s what this week had to offer.
1. Parineeti Chopra & Alia Bhatt
Parineeti Chopra at a Whisper event & Alia Bhatt at a Garnier one
Spot the difference! Two young actresses, friends, Koffee With Karan couch companions… we understand now what Alia meant when she said she’d be imparting style tips to Parineeti—they’ve become cookie-cutter versions of each other! We can hardly distinguish between their white bodycon dresses (for the record, Alia’s is Arden B), identical dewy makeup and smooth, wavy locks. (If it wasn’t for Alia’s
unkempt signature eyebrows, we’d have actually been completely confused.) Thank god for product launches, which meant Parineeti at least had to wear the green jacket.
2. Deepika Padukone & Sonam Kapoor
Deepika Padukone at the Finding Fanny song launch & Sonam Kapoor at Navbharat Times Samvaad
These two contemporaries, while not wearing the exact same clothes, were spotted in similarly cool, casual, high-street styles at their recent events. Deepika’s Forever 21 dress did look good (though a tad too laid-back for an official appearance), but we can’t really say the same for Sonam. The striped Zara top and those River Island for Jabong sandals really killed whatever potential there was in the lovely Nisha Sainani skirt. What’s going on, girls? Get back in the game!
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan at Singham 2 promotions
Thanks to her upcoming movie, Singham 2, Kareena has been seen all over town—and we’re not complaining. While she did look nice, what’s with the overdose of sheath dresses (in this case, Bibhu Mohapatra and Atsu) worn with tied-back hair? We love you, Bebo, and that’s why we say this. Maybe it’s time to head to the gym to get rid of that double chin!
4. Ameesha Patel & Bipasha Basu
Ameesha Patel outside Nido restaurant & Bipasha Basu at the music launch of Creature
When we’re talking about pairs, how can Bollywood contemporaries and resident tack queens Ameesha and Bipasha be far behind? Who do you think looks more tacky here? Ameesha in her metallic pants (worn with Chanel, Hermès and Louboutin to create a visible designer overload) or Bipasha in that embellished mini with illusion panels that only highlighted the ugliness of that dress? We know you have a spankin’ hot body, Bips, but that’s so not the way to show it off!
5. Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia at the trailer launch for her film, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami
Ah, finally some respite! This is how uniquely stylish is done, girls. Neha is resplendent in her pink Payal Singhal saree with minimal makeup and a chic, short hairstyle. See, Indian women can look great in short hairdos!
6. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of RK Medical Guide
This one’s just for some visual pleasure! We think you deserve a treat after going through the list above. Wonder where Ranbir has been to come back with that amazing golden tan. Oh, and there isn’t much to fault in his semi-casual blazer and jeans outfit, either.
And the turkey of the week goes to…
7. Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt at Govinda celebrations
We’re seeing her after aeons, but seeing her this way we did not expect. Take some style advice from younger sis Alia and ditch that hat. And that loose top. And those ill-fitting pants. AND those ugly shoes. Yes, the only thing worth salvaging from this disaster site is the floral Mango jacket.
Images: Viral Bhayani