Sartorial Highlights & Standout Celebrity Looks From The Week That Was
Last we spoke about the dresses that were trending for the season – from casual to flirty to glamorous (read the complete article here). And it seems like our words were kind of proverbial, going by the celebrity style we witnessed this week. From international fashion week after parties and film premieres to the store launches and promotional events closer home, it was the week of the dresses fashion wise and we for one aren’t complaining!
From the modern day princess look of Kangana Ranaut to the femme fatale version by Katy Perry, here are 8 celebrity looks from the week that went by that reiterate the fact that a lady looks her elegant best in a tailored dress, or her casual best in a flowy dress or her prettiest in a ruffled dress…err, somebody stop us before we launch in a full fledged ode to the dress!
Scroll down on the details of each of these looks, more from the category and oh yes, to find where you can shop some of these amazing dresses to own that celeb style!
The Princess Diaries Look
If anyone can pull off the charming princess look, it has to be Alia Bhatt. Pictured here in a custom made dress by stylist extraordinaire Ami Patel (how cute and cool is the dress?!), she looked ever the fun, youthful and cute as a button part to the T.
Alia Bhatt in custom Ami Patel (Image Courtesy: Elle India Instagram)
The Femme Fatale Look
We have seen her do bizarre and we have seen her do candy princess but there is no denying that whenever Katy Perry makes a public appearance, there is much envied speculation about how fearlessly she owns the look. And there is no denying that her look at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party this week was sultry sensuousness at it’s best. Icon worthy? Most definitely yes!
Katy Perry in Saint Laurent Paris (Image Courtesy: Harpersbazaar.com)
Closer home, Sushmita Sen has to be the original femme fatale for us – the endearing sass (oxymoron as that may be) and the innate style sense leaves us in awe every time she is out and about. As was the case for a recent promotional event in Dhaka. Oh and did we mention, you can shop this look right here (the fact that it is right off the runway from last month’s India Bridal Fashion Week is just the added incentive, if you even needed one)!
Sushmita Sen in Shantanu & Nikhil Couture (Shop Here) (Image Courtesy: Highheelconfidential)
The Eclectic Traditionalist Look
There can be no better brand ambassador for Dior then Ms. Kalyani Saha, at least in our opinion. The way she manages to pull of such diverse looks with the classic design label pieces earns her all the sartorial brownie points from us. Like the way she wore this Dior sequinned top with a simple black sari for that modernistic ethnic look – wish we were that effortlessly fashion forward!
Kalyani Saha in Dior at Paul Smith Store Launch (Image Courtesy: Highheelconfidential)
Speaking of contemporary ethnic ensembles, we recently came across Cecile D’Ascoli at Patine’s new collection preview, looking ever so charming in her Patine Dress in handwoven linen (the collection was a celebration of the handloom revival in Indian fashion – read tomorrow’s blog for more on this) with exquisite, understated zari thread work. One of this for us, please! (Do pardon the slightly out of focus, highly exposed picture – it was just our regular old iPhone at work)
Cecile D’Ascoli in Patine (You can shop similar hand woven dresses from the label here)
The Easy Breezy Day Look
Well she can wear whatever she wants and still look absolutely ravishing. Deepika Padukone, in our opinion, is quite possibly the most sartorial-genic person (a term we have coined for someone who looks good in everything) around. Take for instance, the below look. While on anyone else, it would be a regular old dress, pretty yes but not worth righting home about. But Ms. Padukone manages to look ever so fresh and delectably charming in it and by association, the dress becomes something we want in our closet now (never mind our own levels of sartorial-genicness)!
Another casual look we really liked from last week’s celeb spotting was this sporty chic Carven look by Athiya Shetty for her newly released film promotions. As we mentioned earlier in the week, Ms. Shetty is turning out to be quite the style icon (read about a detailed synopsis of her style here), this recent appearance being another case in point.
Athiya Shetty In Carvan (Image Courtesy: Pinkvilla)
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