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June 11, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Double Fashion Assault on Sonam Kapoor via Priyanka Chopra and Cousin Parineeti!!!

WHO: Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra take on Fashion Icon Sonam Kapoor’s style

WHAT: Fashion Showdown

WHEN: June 9th

WHERE: 2012 IIFA Awards in Singapore
Sonam(left) & PC in D&G

Sonam(left) & Parineeti

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: Sonam Kapoor’s debut on the international scene at last year’s Cannes Film Festival was a big deal for the Indian fashion circuit and perhaps even globally as many international designers such as Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham & Jean Paul Gaultier (whom she wore for her debut) began to open their eyes to the baby fashion darling. That said, stylists for both Parineeti & Priyanka Chopra must have known what the were doing when they decided to place both actresses in statements already made by Kapoor. Excuse me while I gasp, if no stylists were involved. I think Priyanka wearing the Dolce & Gabbana dress (previously worn by Kapoor at Cosmopolitan’s Fun & Fearless Female Awards) is actually forgivable because in the long run designers want their clothes to be worn by as many people as possible. It is her cousin Parineeti’s fashion faux pas that took the whole ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ thing to a whole other level. SHE IS WEARING A JATIN VARMA THAT LOOKS LIKE A PLAGIARISED KNOCK-OFF OF THE JEAN PAUL GAULTIER KAPOOR WORE AT CANNES…LAST YEAR. Should stars be caught wearing knock-offs? Should designers dressing stars be caught allegedly borrowing from other designers? It is one thing to do something like this on a regional level but at an award show that takes place at an international venue where the foreign press is invited? There are pictures on Getty for crying out loud!

~Fashionwidget

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani for the photo of Sonam Kapoor in the red Dolce & Gabbana + Getty Images for all other photos

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June 11, 2012

Mag Rack: Freida Pinto Covers Flaunt Magazine for July 2012

Fabulous Freida

Proving once and for all in a pictorial for US Flaunt July 2012 that there is more to her than just playing the damsel-in-distress with the exotic looks. These photos bring to mind the blaxploitation era heroines portrayed by actress by Pam Grier in the 1970s, a no-nonsense crime-fighting sexy woman who was not to be messed around with. Well done Freida! This was totally unexpected. I hope this helps people see her in a different light and that we get to see her in more diverse roles from here on.

Freida Fabulous

~Fashionwidget

Photo Credit: Flaunt Magazine

June 11, 2012

Hollywood Fashion Update: The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2012

Held last night in New York City, for me the fashion statements at the Tony awards of the year 2012 did not register any better than India’s IIFA awards which took place a day before in Singapore. Catherine Zeta Jones was not there this year to spice things up and those who did show up, failed to sizzle.

I think it’s just that time of the year where except for resort wear, all the best red carpet looks for the current season have already been worn. I mean, Bernadette Peters showed up in the blue version of the red Donna Karan dress Nina Dobrev made supremely famous at the Emmys. She looked beautiful and was one of the best dressed stars last night but it was a bit underwhelming because we had seen it before and done to perfection. Audra Mcdonald looked stunning in a revival of cobalt blue and rounding out the top three best dressed was Beth Behrs in an effective red Naeem Khan gown.

Amanda Seyfried disappointed in an overly busy for night-time-telly Givenchy number, Sheryl Crow didn’t win either in a dull blue lacy number that did nothing for her cheerful personality or great body. The less said about Jessica Chastain who inexplicably put her boobs on reckless display in a lacy Mario Schwab mini dress, the better it will be for everyone.

Fashionwidget’s Best Dressed Picks

L to R: Bernadette, Audra & Beth

Fashionwidget’s Fashion Query List

L to R: Sheryl, Amanda & Jessica

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Photo Credit: PCN

Additional Credit: Fashionwidget

June 11, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: The Best and Worst of the IIFA Awards 2012

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards took place this weekend in Singapore. With the red carpet absence of many fan favourites (seriously, where were A-listers like the Bachchans, the Khans, the Kapoors & the Deols?) As well as fashion favourites (no Sonam Kapoor, no Kangana Ranaut, no Kareena Kapoor, no Twinkle Khanna) we had to make do with whatever was presented to us on the green carpet. So now, without further ado, here’s what was hot and what was lukewarm at IIFA 2012:

Fashionwidget’s Best Dressed Picks

Clockwise: Chitrangada, Preity, Bipasha & Sameera

Fashionwidget’s Fashion Query Report Card

Clockwise: Gaura, Parineeti, Kalki & Dia

Best Dressed Men

L to R: Prateik, Aryan & Aftab

Best Dressed Female at IIFA 2012

Bipasha Basu

Could Have Been a Contender…PC

Priyanka Chopra

I know, I know, the less said the better.

~Fashionwidget

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani, IANS, Twit Pics & Twicsy

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