Celeb Style Weekly: As Unpredictable As The Mumbai Rains
Our celebs were a busy lot this week, what with film promotions, jewellery store openings, magazine launches, et al, in spite of the fact that the rain gods showed no signs of letting up. And just as the Mumbai monsoons are unpredictable, so were these celebs’ sartorial choices. Read on to know more.
1. Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi at the launch of Femina‘s new issue
Not usually known for her impeccable dressing sense (remember this?), we were pleasantly surprised to see Huma wearing an outfit that not only fit her like a glove but was also appropriate for her body shape. The Vizyon red peplum perfectly complemented the white pencil skirt and those peep-toes were the perfect shoe addition. Here’s to many more such sartorial celebrations!
2. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor at the trailer launch of Haider
In sharp contrast to Huma, look what the normally well-turned-out Shraddha came up with! We’re at a loss as to how someone could pick this weirdly patterned dress (DvF or not) and then go on to pair it with those horrendous spidery cut-out Zara shoes. You can do so much better, Shraddha!
3. Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan at the launch of Savvy‘s new issue
Malaika killed it at a recent appearance in her Zara playsuit (or are those separates?) with white sandals and a gold necklace. We’re loving the restrained makeup and coral lips. We know this isn’t veering far from Mrs Khan’s comfort zone, but for once the ultra-short clothes didn’t make us cringe.
4. Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan at promotions for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Varun epitomised casual chic with this look, where he paired his jeans with two shirts and combat boots. We’ve seen a lot of men do casual with jeans and jackets, but this one stands out for its sheer creativity and effortless simplicity. Love!
5. Alia Bhatt & Kiara Advani
Alia Bhatt at promotions for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania; Kiara Advani at a screening of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
Speaking of great casual looks, Varun’s co-star Alia wasn’t far behind. Both Alia and newbie Kiara Advani kept it simple yet so, so effective. Alia’s maxi dress worked great with her dewy makeup, while Kiara’s well-fitted outfit made sure she looked the young and sweet girl she is. Are you taking notes, Ameesha?
6. Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz at Eternal Reflections Launch
You almost got it right there, Ileana! The Pankaj and Nidhi jacket was a great choice with those wide-legged white pants, but why did you have go and bring a perfectly good outfit down a notch with that hair and makeup that makes you look 20 years older? Anyone else feels she looks like a member of NYC’s over-40s ladies-who-lunch club?
7. Parineeti Chopra & Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur & Parineeti Chopra at the Daawat-E-Ishq trailer launch
We’re always quite surprised how Parineeti yo-yos so much with her appearances, but this embellished maxi dress look was a definite hit. The actress looks wonderful here, but we’re not sure if it’s because of the spiffily dressed hunk by her side? Yes, we have a weak spot for men in Indian wear.
And the turkey of the week goes to…
8. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez outside a Starbucks
We are still reeling from the shock of seeing Jackie in the turkey section. What happened here, Jacqueline? Did you just happen to throw on the first things you came across in your closet because you were craving coffee so badly? Or is the mirror in your home broken? Stripes, prints, denim… nothing comes together in this woeful look!
Images: Viral Bhayani