When Beyoncé took over the stage for tonight's Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, she was wearing Proenza Schouler booties and a black leather and lace number created by designer Rubin Singer. The two sat down (along with Bey's longtime stylist Ty Hunter) shortly after Thanksgiving to start working on the star's halftime costume, which was inspired by the Valkyries in Norse mythology.
Ms. Banks tweeted these pictures a few minutes ago showcasing her bare face and then a semi-made up look involving contouring and lots of eye shadow. Want to recreate the look? Try Nordstrom’s ‘Studio to Go’ Palette available at Nordstrom.com.
Photo Credit: Tyra Banks via Twitter + Nordstrom on Polyvore
Pink Unveils Her 1st Cover Girl Ad in an Edgy Norma Kamali Opening Ceremony Dress and Alexander McQueen Cage Sandals
My initial reaction to the recent addition of singer Pink to the Cover Girl family was shock then curiosity. I was wondering if they were about to launch some rebellious punk rock line because I was finding it quite hard to picture Pink all flowery and sugary sweet like say…fellow Cover Girl ambassador Taylor Swift looks in her ad-campaigns. Much to my surprise, Pink unveiled her rather sultry-edgy first advertisement for the brand yesterday and was looking red-hot in a cut-out Norma Kamali OC exclusive Aztec dress (available at openingceremony.us) balanced off with a pair of Alexander McQueen cage sandals (available at nordstrom.com) to match her edgy persona. A pink coif reminiscent of Johnny Bravo and gold earrings completed her look.
Photo Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images, Shoerazzi.com & Openingceremony.us
Sporting sleek shoulder length hair with highlighted bangs and wearing a traditional red saree adorned with golden accents complete with what looks like bridal henna on her hands and arms, Halle Berry appears to be portraying an Indian bride in this movie still taken from the upcoming Hollywood film ‘Cloud Atlas’ in which the Oscar™ winner is said to be portraying several characters. The film, due in theatres this Autumn, also co-stars fellow Oscar™ winners Susan Sarandon, Tom Hanks and Jim Broadbent.
Photo Credit: Daylife.com and Warner Brothers Pictures
Stylishly seen here on the cover of EYE (a section of the Indian Financial Express), former Indian supermodel turned actress Deepika Padukone is riding a tidal wave of popularity with the success of her recent films ‘desi boyz’ & the newly released ‘cocktail’ not to mention countless magazine covers that almost rival her days as a supermodel as well as numerous appearances promoting her brands. One such occasion was that of the world premiere of ‘cocktail’ in Mumbai last week where she debuted her newly curvy figure in a stunning 2012 bridal collection Sabyasachi saree. Previously in the week, she promoted the film wearing casual looks from Halston Heritage and Diesel, in all of which she looked on-trend and poised. See collages below for details on where to buy the looks.
SNAG HER STYLE
Photo Credit: India Today, Hindustan Times, DK, Pinkvilla, Viral Bhayani & The Hindu.
Looking too cool for school in a classic white tee, faded jeans & wayfarer sunglasses Indian actor Imran Khan covers filmfare magazine’s first issue for the month of August 2012.
I love Imran Khan (Fashionwidget’s choice for best dressed bollywood male 2011) the actor and the stylish bloke. I have not seen enough of him this year on the red carpet but wherever & whenever the reclusive actor has shown up, he has delivered the style as expected even at somewhere as simple as the airport. He just knows how to bring something special to the traditional suit look and I think that’s the style factor I appreciate most about him. His wife Avantika’s style (pictured below) is a different tale entirely but she is a star-wife and is free to dress any way she chooses to. I appreciate those who try to make fashion statements but if they do not care for fashion then they should be left alone. While we’re on fashion statements, I’m hoping that new beard Khan has been sporting is for an upcoming movie role…it keeps growing and looks a bit creepy. Nothing against bearded people or beards or anything.
Imran Khan’s Best Looks – 2012
Photo Credit: IANS, Filmfare Magazine India & V. Bhayani
She has just begun a whirlwind promotional tour for her upcoming film ‘Cocktail’ so we are guaranteed to see more fashion risk taking from the Bollywood showstopper. Preliminary reports are good. I have to say I wasn’t expecting to see her so elegantly decked out in a Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga saree on Sunday as she walked the red carpet at the Filmfare South Awards. The tie-dye skinny jean and tank top look seems in line with the fashion sense of her ‘Cocktail’ character (at least based on what I picked up from the trailers) and as we know actresses tend to dress up as their characters during the film’s promotion. She seemed to be back to being Deepika in a jumpsuit, black peep toe pumps and fuchsia clutch when she stepped out for more promotional duties with her co-stars Saif Ali-Khan (pictured) & Diana Penty (not pictured). What I like about her style is the fact that while she never seems to be trying so hard she never stops short of reminding us of her days as a supermodel with her choice of fashion statements.
Even as she graces the cover of Women’s Health India July/August 2012 gone is her usual high-octane style replaced with a more resort/beach carefree look in line with ‘Cocktail’ tentatively scheduled to hit theatres on July 13th. Yes, Ms. Padukone is in full ‘Cocktail’ promo mode and (while it may be asking for too much) I hope she lands the upcoming covers of L’Officiel and Hi! Blitz magazines just for the sake of glamour.
Photo Credit: IANS, Women’s Health Magazine & Mumbai Boss
It’s not so much as a statement cover but Ms. Sharma does look pretty in a beige-ish pink sequins et sheer mini dress styled up with tousled locks, nude makeup and a simple black chain bag. Three hit films strong (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Band Baaja Baaraat & Ladies vs Vicky Bahl) with a film career that began in 2008, the former model discusses her upcoming film projects with ace directors Anurag Kashyap and Raju Hirani among others. The issue is available on international newsstands now or press/media representatives can request a digital copy at filmfare.com/magazine.
Side Note: The other headline on the cover quoting French-Indian actress Kalki Koechlin (wife of director Anurag Kashyap) as saying she cannot play Bengali village-girl is so hilarious. I don’t believe I need to read the magazine to figure out why she has said this and if you know what Ms. Koechlin looks like versus a Bengali village girl, you will be laughing at her statement too. I just love Kalki, she is one of my favourite new Indian actresses and a fabulous fashionista might I add. Nice to know she has such a healthy sense of humour and does not take herself too seriously. Hopefully, somebody will challenge her and cast her in this role she does not think she can do.
Open Note To Kalki Koechlin: Meryl Streep would never give such a quote! You can do it Kalki, don’t limit yourself. If Robert Downing Jr. could convincingly play an African-American in ‘Tropic Thunder’ without causing any racial uproar, certainly you can play a Bengali village girl. All you need is a tan and drop your Tamilian accent, the acting thing is already in the bag.
Photo Credit: Filmfare Middle-East, IANS & Greg Miles via Flickr