Get Deepika Padukone’s top fashion trends from HNY

The Diwali release of this year Happy New Year starring Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, has several fashion trends to watch out for.

Styled by veteran fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Deepika Padukone is mostly seen in “performance” outfits, which mostly feature bling and shine. And then there a few hot fashion trends have been incorporated into Deepika’s wardrobe in the movie. Here are the trends, and where you can buy the looks.

Crop tops

You need a sexy midriff like Deepika’s to carry off a crop top. These super-short tees and tops are best worn with high-waist jeans or pants and a cool belt. Deepika paired her crop tops with track pants and dhoti pants for dance rehearsal.

Get the trend from: AND, Forever 21 (Below: Mint crop top from AND)

AND Mint Panel Crop Top- Deepika in HNY

Printed kurtas

Prints on ethnic Indian wear are not restricted to paisleys and Indian flowers anymore—there are bold multi-hued florals, abstracts, geometric patterns and even African tribal prints on kurtas now. I especially loved Deepika’s white kurta with a bright floral splash.

Get the trend from: Zovi (Below: Geometric printed kurta from Zovi)

Zovi geometric kurta

Refreshing colour palette

Like any feel-good Bollywood movie, the colours were bright and happy. Deepika’s off-stage kurtas and tees are from the citrus family- lemon and orange, with a hint of peach.

Get the trend from: Mango (Below: Pleated top from Mango).

Mango yellow top- Happy New Year

Deepika Padukone’s best outfit in Happy New Year:

It was the hands-down winner- the blue bustier top and embellished skirt Deepika wore to a party (in the song Indiawaale). Very glam, very MM!

Deepika Padukone in blue Indiawaale

Bollywood Fashion: Sonam Kapoor’s designer explains her quirky look in Khoobsurat

A royal palace, a prince, and a very propah rani. That’s hardly the right place for a vibrant, quirky, almost boho clothes. But then there’s the movie Khoobsurat and Sonam Kapoor pulling off the most outrageous looks in this high-society setting.

Khoobsurat poster

Sonam Kapoor plays Dr Milli Chakravarty in Khoobsurat, and her hard-to-miss outfits will get your fashion radar beeping. There are quirky colours and prints, perfectly complimenting her candid dialogues. Karuna Laungani, who has designed costumes for Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat , explains how it all came together.

How did you go about creating the look for Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat?

I was inspired by her character Milli- she’s a very unique personality. She doesn’t care what the world thinks of her, and is bit of a tomboy. But she’s also feminine, a bit Indian and modern. Her look is therefore a bit androgynous mixed with prints. She has lots of things running though her mind at a time, which shows on her clothes. So she would probably end up in a pair of mismatched socks!

What did you keep in mind while designing Sonam Kapoor’s look?

The director Shashanka Ghosh’s brief was clear—Milli needed to stand out. The movie is mostly set in a royal palace, so everyone and everything there is very proper. With her kooky persona, the reaction she is mostly likely to elicit from people is: “OMG, what is she wearing?!” But Milli carries off the look and makes it her own. Sonam’s look by itself may not make sense, but with her character’s personality, it all falls together.

Khoobsurat selfie- Sonam Kapoor

So what is Sonam wearing in Khoobsurat?

Since Milli she expresses herself with what she wears, I’ve played around with androgyny that’s mixed with Indian prints. There is also plenty of layering, and mixing of colours and prints. Since she’s eccentric and experimental, she may not wear a typical salwar-kurta. Instead she’ll wear dhoti pants and a Rajsthani patchwork jacket. And she’ll wear boxers with cute onesies as nightwear.

Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat trailer

Where did you source Sonam Kapoor’s costumers from?

The sourcing was too much fun! We got to try a whole range of brands, looks and designers with all sorts of garments and accessories. I sourced a lot from Indian designers like Anupama Dayal, Karishma Shahani, and Pero (for scarves). From high Street, I chose Bhane for basics, and other brands like Vero Moda, Only, Zara and Asos. Her sneakers are from Adidas, worn with Happy Socks.

What about the accessories?

Milli’s accessories are fun, just like her. She wears Adidas sneakers throughout the film, they’re very sporty! You will also see her in jootis (since she’s living in Rajasthan) and her red watch. You would have already seen her maroon oversized spectacle frames in the posters and trailers. When it comes to jewellery, she’s wearing sensible studs (she’s a physiotherapist after all!), and there’s an arm party happening with lots of arm bracelets and arm bands! She probably got them on Friendship Day from her student days.

Khoobsurat-accessories

What is the one trend that you think stands out in the movie?

The Workout Look. Since Milli is a physiotherapist, she needs to wear practical clothes for working out. But she has fun even with her active wear. So she ends up wearing pink or blue tights with a striped sports bra, and interesting bomber jackets with floral prints.

What is the one thing you would to steal from Milli’s wardrobe?

EVERYTHING!! I like prints, colours, Indian textiles, and I love mixing everything up so it’s really difficult to say. But if I had to pick just one thing, I’d choose her sneakers.

Sonam Kapoor Khoobsurat poster

What is your favourite look from Khoobsurat?

It’s already on the poster. It’s a purple and pink cropped sweater with checked pants. Also, I like the dhoti pants with a blouse and blue shrug, with purple aviataors. It’s such a cool Indo-western look.

What advice would you give anyone who wants to take inspiration from Milli?

Think out of the box. You can clash prints and mix them up, or wear a fun tunic or kurta with denim and sneakers. You could try a printed skirt and printed blouse, but make sure they go together. It’s nice to wear Indian-inspired accessories (like silver jewellery) with skirts and shorts or even shirts. Electrical blue skirts would look great with sneakers and Indian kurtas.

All you need is the right attitude, and should know your style constraints. Of course, good taste in putting things together really helps. Most importantly, think about your personal style and what works for you and your body.

What was it like working with Sonam Kapoor, a fashion icon?

Sonam is an actor first, then a fashion icon. For her, it was getting into the skin of the character above anything else. She was very sporting and I loved how she could make every look work. She kind of inspires you to push the edge and try to do better. So when I would hesitate, she would say, “Come on, add another layer to this look”, and voila! It would look great.

Khoobsurat releases September 19 in cinemas across India.

Bollywood Fashion: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania vs DDLJ

Spoilt Ambala girl Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) is getting married soon. And she’s hell-bent on wearing a designer lehenga on her big day, a “local” lehenga just won’t do. And this determination is where the story of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania begins.

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A month in Europe or a designer lehenga?

While DDLJ’s Simran (Kajol) wanted a month of freedom and escaped to the beautiful landscapes of Europe, all Kavya wants is a designer lehenga, and escapes to Delhi. So this movie that aims to be the new generation’s Dilwala Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), swaps a yearning for independence with a strong desire for an outfit. That’s quite a leap this generation has taken.

Kavya (the bridezilla who’s never seen the guy she’s about to marry!) is so determined to get her hands on a designer lehenga, that she sets about looking for ways to raise funds for her bridal outfit.

Since Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania isn’t a documentary on young India’s materialism, it takes a dig at the designer obsession. There’s even a something on easily-available designer fakes that look like the real thing. The “fake” sellers swear the outfits are “real” and gullible people buy them happily.

Alia Bhatt’s look: Punjabi patialas, what else?

I’m bored of seeing Punjabi girls on screen wearing patiala salwars, like they don’t wear anything beyond that. Alia Bhatt wears her patialas almost all the time—with tees and kurtis, sometimes adding a shirt over the tee, or a tee with a sheer leheriya waistcoat. The dangling earrings and jhumkas may aim for an Indian boho look, but it seemed like she was trying too hard to look boho.

Alia Bhatt in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania

Interestingly, I found Alia’s makeup far more appropriate. As a typical Punjabi, she’d be likely to apply lots of colour on her face, so there’s blush and lipstick and kajal in several scenes. After all, Punjabis don’t really know the fine art of subtlety.

Varun Dhawan’s look: Tees, jeans and some jackets

As a vain guy, Humpty Sharma has carefully planned his look to project an I-don’t-care-a-damn look. For instance, he’s wearing pricey pairs of jeans and trendy t-shirts, like those with multi-hued stripes and tribal prints, often layered with shirts or light jackets. As far as his style goes, Humpty’s look was smart casual meets urban chic (for men). Costume designer Archana Walavalkar has done a great job styling Varun Dhawan.

Varun Dhawan in Lucky-Tu-Lucky-Me

But his key looks are the DDLJ-inspired ones (more on them below). If you remember DDLJ you know why they have some significance.

DDLJ-inspired costumes- The Hits and Misses

I would have loved to see an unusually-coloured lehenga on the bride in this movie (like Kajol’s green, which was unusual for the time), but Alia Bhatt wore orange for her mehendi and bright pink for her wedding, pretty standard choices for brides these days. And while Kavya experimented with her outfits during her Delhi stint, they were barely a shadow to Kajol’s daring outfits during her Europe trip (a statement on her month-long freedom).

The stronger DDLJ influence on costumes is seen on Varun Dhawan. When he wants to impress Kavya, he goes to meet her wearing a black leather jacket, very similar to the one Shahrukh Khan wore when he met Kajol in the train the first time. The spunky Kavya points out the jacket is completely inappropriate for the Delhi heat, deflating hiss ego. 😛 In the climax, Varun is in a brown jacket, again reminiscent of SRK’s costume in DDLJ in the famous train scene.

Train scene- Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania may try to be an homage to DDLJ, but its costumes stand nowhere close to the fresh take on outfits seen in the original and nor does the movie, which was the GREATEST ROMANTIC MOVIE of all time. Yeah, I still <3 DDLJ. Sigh.

Bollywood Fashion: Is Alia Bhatt dressed like an IIM student in 2 States?

From her high-fashion costume stint in Student of the Year and minimum costume changes in Highway, Alia Bhatt had a completely new wardrobe to wear as Ananya Subramaniam in 2 States.

Alia Bhatt in 2 States

What Alia Bhatt wore

Styled by Manish Malhotra, Alia Bhatt wore a range of cotton kurtas—in neon shades, with jeans, or with a denim waistcoat. Her tees and tank tops were paired with ghagra skirts, and accessorised with jhumkas, cotton scarves and Kolhapuri wedges.

Alia Bhatt in kurta- 2 States

While Alia Bhatt looked great, I got a sense of déjà vu. I had spotted similar looks in other movies like Kareena Kapoor in Bodyguard (also styled by Manish Malhotra) and Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu and Queen. All these looks are very Indo-boho / ethnic. You’d probably get Alia Bhatt’s huge collection of jhumkas, ghagra skirts and other such ethnic stuff Mumbai’s Colaba or Linking Road market and I’m sure every Indian town has such a market or two. There are also several local brands like Global Desi and Fab India who stock Indian-looking separates and accessories.

Alia Bhatt in 2 States

So what do girls at IIM wear?

While Alia Bhatt looks great and is styled well, I wondered what does a girl studying at IIM really wear? There is no definite answer of course- but I got some inputs from my hubby S (an IIM alumnus). While he claims he doesn’t remember much of his two years there (yeah, RIGHT!), and especially not what the girls wore, he add an interesting statement or two to make.

“The girls at IIM did not have time to accessorise or wear makeup.”

Packed lecture schedules, multiple projects and ongoing tests leaves IIM students with little or no time to do anything other than study. So for the girls there, there’s almost no time to find the right earrings before class or carefully apply liner to their upper and lower lash lines. But hey, I liked Alia’s nude pink lip colours.

Alia Bhatt- 2 States

“They mostly wore business suits to placement interviews.”

Alia Bhatt’s character Ananya wore a sari to her placement interview with Sunsilk (an HUL brand). Hubby confirms that almost all women wore business suits for their interviews- crisp shirt and trousers, blazer et al. Only one or two students chose to wear saris instead. Nice to know that Ananya was one of the rare ones!

“Only a handful of the girls were fashion-conscious.”

Ananya is clearly fashion-conscious- but while she doesn’t seem to follow trends, she has a flair for trying the quirky. Also, she seems to have a good fashion sense off campus as well. She wore a gorgeous sari to her boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding in Delhi- traditional but with bright colours. Given her fashion choices and cute looks, no wonder 11 guys hit on her on the first day at IIM!

Alia Bhatt in sari - 2 States

What did you think of Alia Bhatt’s outfits in 2 States?

 

Bollywood Fashion : Why Sonakshi Sinha is a fashion flop in OUATIMD, and Akshay Kumar isn’t

Bollywood Fashion : Why Sonakshi Sinha is a fashion flop in OUATIMD, and Akshay Kumar isn’t

I saw Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIMD) over the weekend, and I wasn’t impressed by the movie, and definitely not by the fashion. Sonakshi Sinha’s costumes, designed / styled by Manish Malhotra were a complete let-down. Here’s why:
Sonakshi was not wearing the right fits

OUATIMD- Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha’s wardrobe disaster in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara is primarily because of the ill-fitting outfits that she’s wearing. Yes, she’s a plus-sized actor, but that doesn’t excuse the tailoring. The knee-length kurtas were too tight for her– unsightly bulge jutted out at the sleeves and the back.

Sonakshi’s outfits were wrong for her body type
The camera adds 10 pounds and the silver screen another 10, I’d say. While the costume design team had to stick to the styles and trends of the era, Sonakshi looked bloated and way too plump next to the fit Akshay Kumar and skinny Imran Khan. Tweaking the outfits to better suit her body shape would have helped. Like the kurtas could be a bit looser on the chest and hips, and the necklines should have been higher.

The era was all wrong

OUATIMD- Sonakshi Sinha
Contrast dupattas are a fairly recent phenomenon, so Sonakshi shouldn’t have been wearing them in the movie. They weren’t around in the 1970s and 80s. I remember my mom and aunts wearing dupattas that were the same colour as their kurta and salwar. And the little prints on her kurtas can be found in any bazaar, department store or ethnic brand store in India today!

The costumes didn’t match the character
Sonakshi plays a naive aspiring actor from small-town Kashmir, and a girl with such a background would NOT be wearing such low necklies or plunging backs. And the dupatta would actually cover up her chest, not play peek a boo.

Sonakshi’s makeup could be so much better
Blush, eye shadow, liner and lipstick, all put together in a single look made me feel the makeup artist could have done a far better job. Sonakshi looked lovely in the scenes in which there was no hint of lipstick or rouge. And oh, the silver nail polish. Really?
Is the off-screen Sonakshi more fashionable?

OUATIMD-Sonakshi-Sinha
BTW, Sonakshi looked lovely in some of the events promoting the film, much more real and relaxed, and carrying similar looks but looking much more fashionable and comfortable. The fits seemed right this time. What say?

A word on Akshay Kumar’s costumes

Akshay Kumar looked pretty much the gangster comfortable in his own skin. While I thought Akshay’s acting was over-the-top, his look was very well styled by Kunal Rawal.

OUATIMD-Akshay Kumar

Kunal dressed Akshay Kumar in solid and striped shirts in colours like like deep wine, burgundy, and steel grey teamed with muted jackets in greys, navy and black. Unmissable accessories defined the man and his persona– a mix of classy (Cartier watch), trendy (over-sized dark sunglasses) and wanting to show who’s boss (shiny and pointy shoes). Slick and stylish!

BTW, another great piece of movie styling by Kunal Rawal is Aisha (click here to read about the Aisha costumes).

What did you think of the costumes in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara?

Cheap & Chic: Deepika’s leather look for under Rs 5000

Cheap & Chic: Deepika’s leather look for under Rs 5000

It may not be the right weather for this sweaty fabric, but Deepika Padukone chose to wear a leather skirt at a promotional event couple days ago. Pairing it with a nautical striped tank top, Deepika’s high-waisted skirt made her look taller than she is (which is a LOT).

Deepika Padukone in leather skirt

Anyways, I’m not a fan of leather for summer, but hey– if Deepika can rock leather, so can you! Here’s how you can get a more summer-friendly “leather look” for under Rs 5000, along with some tips.

Deepika Padukone Leather skirt look

(Skirt available on Rock.in; top available at Only brand stores and select fashion retail websites).

A few handy tips when wearing a leather skirt:

  • If you’re wearing a black leather skirt, experiment with neon or bright stripes. It’s summer, after all.
  • Soften the hard leather look with a feminine touch- delicate earrings or a hint of lace.
  • Skip the boots, please– it’s not winter!

Bollywood Fashion: Wear Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola’s looks the easy way

Bollywood Fashion: Wear Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola’s looks the easy way

As expected from a movie based in rural India,  there’s not much fashion in Vishal Bharadwaj’s latest venture Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola. With costumes by Payal Saluja, the clothes are rustic and raw as they should be, with each key character having a distinct style statement. Here they are (and how you can wear them):

Matru (Imran Khan)
Matru is not what he seems to be. Though he serves the zamindar, his revolutionary spirit is camouflaged well. Hence his look is decidedly blend-in-the-crowd and inconspicuous.

Imran Khan in Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

What he’s wearing: He dons a cotton kurta with sleeves folded or rolled up, teamed with worn-out waistcoat or leather jacket,  jeans and long scarf (the rural gamcha) wound around his neck.

How to wear: Both guys and girls can ape this ambiguous look, except perhaps for the gold balis and kada on his wrist. Instead of kurtas, try a long-sleeved tee for a more “cityish” look.

Recommendation: Kurta from Fab India

Men's kurta from Fab India

Bijlee (Anushka Sharma)
She’s cute but bold, and has got tattoos at the oddest of places to prove she’s rebellious.

Anushka Sharma in Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

(Picture courtesy: Official movie page on Facebook)

What she’s wearing: Anushka is in chunky  knits/ shawls and oversized crochet tops over camisoles, with a skirt or hot pants and lace stockings. Her hair is usually a mess, but the eyeliner is never out of place. On her wedding day, she changes from shorts to a calf-length ghagri in what seems to be a jiffy.

How to wear: Baggy tops are hot right now so wear them much as you like, but skip the shorts and wear jeans with boots instead. It’s grungy enough without being inappropriate.

Accessories tip: Anushka’s accessories are quirky earrings (like the long feathers-on-chains in Oye Boy Charlie) and several leather bands around her wrist. All of these are easily available at local and high street brands.

Recommendations: Cable knit cardigan from Zara, Color Carnival earrings (available on ShopInOnIt).

Zara Cable Knit Cardigan

color carnival long earrings inonit

 

Mandola (Pankaj Kapur)
The most complex character in the movie, Mandola is the rich zamindar who lives a luxurious life. On an ordinary day, he chooses between a Rolls Royce, Bentley and limousine and has a guy to hold his sunglasses for him.

Pankaj Kapur in Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

What he’s wearing: He dresses elegantly in tailored suits, complete with matching pocket squares and scarves. And oh, very British hats! Unfortunately his Haryanvi paunch requires him to wear unattractive suspenders. Pankaj Kapur may not be a handsome actor,  but his character’s irony is not lost given the context of rural India.

How to wear: Most men may choose to wear coloured suits now, but the best bets are still black, grey and navy. Ties are optional.

Recommendation: Suit from Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre suit

Bollywood Fashion: Barfi is a classic, sweet look from the seventies

Bollywood Fashion: Barfi is a classic, sweet look from the seventies

Barfi! is not a fashionable film, though it’s a fun watch. There is nothing special about the clothes, since the focus is on the characters. Gorgeous clothes would draw attention away from the non-verbal gestures and expressions in this largely silent film, in which a lot of emphasis is on body language, interaction among characters and the setting.

 

The background

The movie is set in the 1970s and you would expect to see bell bottoms, polka dots and flashy prints and colours. But you won’t spot too many of these in the movie, because Darjeeling is far away from the frenzy of the seventies.

Ranbir Kapoor as Barfi

As a chauffeur’s son, Barfi wears the sweaters and shirts a small-town boy would be expected to wear. Costume designer Aki Narula has paid careful attention to define the character- while Barfi’s clothes are not fashion-forward, he’s a real charmer and a guy like him would be expected to pay some attention to his appearance. Hence you notice the neat look and careful layering. The clothes look neither too fresh nor too worn out.

Ranbir Kapoor in Barfi

Key pieces:

Patterned and knitted sweaters and cardigans (argyle and plaid)

Small checks on shirts

Worn out jackets worn over shirts and cardigans. Ranbir wore a similar jacket on Indian Idol, and I can take a safe guess that it’s from Diesel.

Ranbir Kapoor in Barfi

Ileana D’Cruz as Shruti

As a fresh college graduate, Shruti (Ileana) dresses casually, wearing jeans, turtlenecks, sweaters and skirts, without flashing skin. Her key accessories at this period are hoop earrings- in dozens of sizes, colours and styles!

Ileana D'Cruz in Barfi

As a married woman, Shefalina GUpta has chosen Dhaka saris for Shruti in earthy colours and tiny prints. Her look is reportedly inspired by Jaya Bachchan in Mili and Guddi.

Ileana D'Cruz in Barfi

Priyanka Chopra as Jhilmil

Playing an autistic character, Priyanka Chopra underwent a magical transformation and skipped her usual glamourous avatar. Hats off to the team behind her Barfi look for the cropped unruly curls and no-makeup look.

Priyanka Chopra in Barfi

Jhilmil’s childish appearance includes a midi-length dress/ skirt with strong feminine touches like a rounded Peter Pan collar, lace hems and old-fashioned bloomers! She wears Mary Janes with white socks- an apt finishing touch for a schoolgirl. In Kolkata, Jhilmil sticks to loose fit cotton blouses and skirts, with a few comfort clothes like loose printed PJs.

Priyanka Chopra in Barfi

Touching sartorial moment

At one point in the story, Jhilmil develops a childish fascination with sensuality as she tries to ape Shruti’s sari, draping a bedsheet around her, looking very awkward but very satisfied with her achievement. That was one of the super sweet moments in the film.

(Pictures courtesy: UTV Motion Pictures)

Bollywood Fashion: An introduction to Cocktail style

Bollywood Fashion: An introduction to Cocktail style

Talking fashion with Anaita Shroff Adajania is fun though a bit overwhelming. After all, she is fashion director for Vogue India and costume stylist for a bunch of movies, which kinda makes her an industry veteran.

So of course I was nervous when I spoke to her about fashion in Cocktail, her latest movie project. With her insights, I’ve put together a primer on key looks in the movie. Enjoy!

Cocktail- Deepaika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty

(Psst… This is just a look-see into the movie, stay tuned for more Cocktail fashion over the next few days.)

Veronica (played by Deepika Padukone):

Deepika Padukone in Cocktail

Veronica is a fashion forward gal, though she doesn’t follow trends blindly. She enjoys looking good and being the centre of attention, even though she makes her style look completely effortless. She experiments by mixing high street fashion with designer wear and dressing according to her mood. So you never know what she’s going to wear next!

What she wears: Being a fun-loving girl in the movie, you will spot Deepika wearing off-shoulder tees, bold colours and prints, shorts, distressed jeans, designer bags and stacked accessories.

Deepika Padukone in Cocktail

Style in five words or less: Unpredictable, whimsical, fun!

What I like: The animal print cardigan and gold party dress.

Veronica’s fashion tip: Be your own person, folks! Pick up things you like- they could be from anywhere- and put your looks together.

Meera (played by Diana Penty):

Diana Penty in Cocktail

Meera is a middle-class girl from Delhi, hence her dressing style is a bit conservative- so you will see her in kurtas and patialas, and she probably still wears butterfly clips! She wants to blend in with the crowd, and will keep her arms and legs covered as much as possible. Even though she dresses for comfort, the layering makes her wardrobe exciting.

What she wears: Meera’s staples are a simple cardigan with chinos or flared jeans. Her prints are simple too- nautical stripes, polka dots and delicate florals.

Style in five words or less: Muted, feminine and understated.

Diana Penty- Saif Ali Khan in Cocktail

What I like: Layering cardigans over tees with skinny belts, comfy blouses and tees.

Meera’s fashion tip: Simplicity is never boring. Being conservative can be cool!

Gautam (played by Saif Ali Khan):

Gautam’s got a very casual approach to life and fashion. He wears a jacket to work only because he has to, and pairs it with a skinny tie. He probably doesn’t iron his clothes, and keeps it casual most times. He’s got the “lived-in” look.

Saif Ali Khan in Cocktail

What he wears: Saif’s character enjoys wearing old t-shirts, easy shirts, shorts and subtly distressed jeans.

Style in five words or less: Easy dressing!

What I like: Worn-out tees and shorts.

Gautam’s fashion tip: Wear your clothes with a bit of carelessness.

Which character’s look would you like to try?

Coming soon: Bollywood Fashion: The Anaita Shroff Adajania interview! stirs a heady fashion mix in Cocktail

Chic Trend: Get Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar look (guide for both guys and girls)

Chic Trend: Get Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar look (guide for both guys and girls)

Couple days ago, I de-coded Ranbir Kapoor’s look in upcoming movie Rockstar, as envisioned and designed by Aki Narula. Today I’ve taken the Rockstar look a step further. Drawing inspiration from Jordan (Ranbir’s character in the movie), here’s how you can get the Rockstar look. The best part is—both guys and gals can get steal from Rockstar, as long as they got the grunge attitude. 🙂

Ranbir Kapoor with guitar in Rockstar

Basics:

  • To start with, you could wear a military-style jacket or army print/ camouflage shirts. Military jackets were very popular last autumn/winter, so if you’ve got one in your wardrobe, pull it out.
  • If you can’t get your hands on a military jacket, look for army green jackets/ shirts. Another good option is a green or black waistcoat.
  • While I don’t suggest pairing a green/ army shirt with olive cargo pants, you can wear your cargos with basic round-neck tee.
  • If you’re the non-fearing types, dare to wear loose printed pyjamas or harem pants with your jacket or waistcoat.

Below: Jacket from Zara, Probase Cargos (available on Myntra.com)

zara jacket1Probase men solid olive cargos

Advanced:

In the mood to have some fun as a rockstar? You could personalise your clothes by adding your own touch to a jacket or waistcoat. Some suggestions:

Pin some fun badges or paste some stickers on the jacket. They could be of your favourite rock band, sports team or just have some fun quote. An easy alternative is a magnet (use another magnet to hold it in place or attach it with glue).

Below: Badges from FC Barcelona, stickers from Manchester United

FC-Barcelona-badge man-utd-stickers

Add feathers and tassles: You could “borrow” tassles from your living room cushion or make your own tassle with wool or thread. Here’s a short and sweet video that shows you the easy way to make a tassle.

Add a totem: Your favourite keychain, quirky picture, photo or bookmark. It’s your personal stamp!

Below: Boot keychain (available on ebay.in), Clip bookmarks from Quirkoshop.com

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Draw: Sketch a peace sign on the jacket with a thick marker or felt pen. Or you could paint or create a picture on Photoshop and stick it on cardboard, then attach it to your jacket.

Some more crazy tips to look like rockstar Ranbir:

Guys: Grow a beard, keep your hair long.

Girls: Ditch the skinny jeans; wear flowing pants with chappals.

Both: Wear military green sneakers.

Rock on, stay chic!