Posts tagged ‘India’

July 26, 2012

Mag Rack: Former ANTM Contestant/Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri Covers Marie Claire India – August 2012

Often criticised for over-accentuating her luscious lips, newly minted starlet Nargis Fakhri seems to be having the last laugh as she has landed yet another fashion magazine cover with just one movie (2011’s Roskstar) under her belt and just two years in Bollywood. The lovely maroon coloured long-sleeved crocheted dress and understated makeup really helped play up her exotic looks. Last month, she posed for the cover of the prestigious fashion glossy, Hi! Blitz.


Photo Credit: Marie Claire India

April 18, 2012

Priyanka Chopra paints the town red in a Lanvin Cape-Sleeve Dress – Shop the exact look or the look-alike for less


Priyanka Chopra in Lanvin
(Photo: Dattaram Kaudare)

Lanvin Cape-Sleeve Dress - $1,043 -

LANVIN Asymmetric crepe silk-blend cape dress - $1,370 (£860) -

Miu Miu Peep-Toes - $645 -

Or Bargain…

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Fond draped crepe dress - $184 -

Marc Fisher Shoes, Tumble Pumps - A Macy's Exclusive - $63 -

Photo Credit: Dattaram Kaudare and Polyvore

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Priyanka (seen here at the April 5th, 2012 unveiling of her upcoming film ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ in Mumbai) had been doing so well on the red carpet until this beautiful red mis-step which I happen to prefer on the Lanvin model. The dress is great but just not on PC who has managed to make such a statement piece look rather matronly and unflattering.


September 28, 2011

Paris in India – Her Fashion Report Card + What Fashionwidget would have worn differently…


visited India this past weekend to celebrate the inauguration of her boutique in the city of Mumbai as well as to launch her latest line of handbags. Here’s a scorecard on how we think she did on the fashion scene.




Alexis Claire Long Sleeve Flared Jumpsuit in Blue - $286 -

But Would Have Looked better in…

Blue scalloped jumpsuit - $78 (£50) -

Read more about this look here:



She wore a saree inspired gown of which her nude pumps were totally wrong for the look. While Ms. Hilton certainly gets brownie points for trying, she should have gone all out and worn a full-on Indian look or stuck to a Western look like this one

Marchesa Asymmetric Silk-Chiffon Gown - $2,090 -



Paris attended a party held in her honour and she came ready to party like the party girl we all know and love. This would have been an A+ but I don’t like her shoes.


Christian Louboutin Lady Glitter Slingback, Gold - $895 -



Promoting her brand and wearing it too. What’s not to love? Well done Paris.

Paris Hilton Tyra - Leopard Pony/Blk Pat - $100 -

Overall, Paris Hilton gave India the Paris we all know and (say what you want about her but you know you love her)  love to read about and review.

Final Verdict: B

Photo Credit: and


September 24, 2011

Curb Side Appeal – Paris Hilton Touches Down in Mumbai, India.


Not entirely in love with this look for Paris but it’s NOT a complete  fashion disaster. Here’s a look at how I would have flaunted my airport style if I was a hotel heiress:


ELIE SAAB Tailored Jumpsuit - $652 -

Alexander McQueen Platform Pump With Metal Toe And Heel - $985 -

Balenciaga bags BLUE - $1,225 (£795) -


BIRD BY JUICY COUTURE Slate Grey Sequin-Embellished Blazer Alin - $275 -

Halston Heritage Galaxy One Shoulder Jumpsuit - $175 (£114) -

Paris Hilton Tamika - Dark Grey Suede - $95 -

Charcoal Grey Felt Weekender Bag - $50 -

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July 13, 2011

The Women of Bollywood Suit up for Vaibhavi Merchant’s ‘Taj Express’ Premiere


WHO: Sonam Kapoor, Vaibhavi Merchant, Shobaa De, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee

WHAT: Taj Express – The Musical (Premiere)

WHEN: July 2011

WHERE: Mumbai, India

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: And the most stylishly improved award goes to….Rani Mukherjee in her decent version of the LBD. The rest, well not so much. It’s worth mentioning that Sonam Kapoor is wearing an outfit designed by The Row (the Olsen twins brand). Anushka Sharma does not look like the fashionista-supermodel we’ve come to love here. What happened?


The Row Pell silk-georgette blouse - $1,300 -

Alice + Olivia Erica - $286 -

red quasar patent leather 'Daisy' pumps Stuart Weitzman - $165

Red Oversized Smart Clutch - $35 (£22) -

Diane von furstenberg dresses BLACK IVORY - $205 (£129) -

Diane von furstenberg dresses BLACK WHITE - $235 (£147) -

Sondra Roberts Pleated Box Clutch White One Size - $88 -

Wedges - Black & white - $110 (€77) -

PAUL & JOE Nini Jumpsuit - $329 -

Steve Madden Partyy-R - $130 -

kate spade new york 'lemondrop - small lella' frame clutch - $150 -

Amrita Singh Yapa Ring Women - $75 -

PHOTO CREDIT: Viral Bhayani and Polyvore


June 6, 2011

Ganesh Hegde Weds Sunayna Shetty – Congrats to the Newly Weds + Fashionwidget’s Fashion Review

Bollywood Wedding Fashion

WHO: Bollywood Celebrities

WHAT: Ganesh Hegde weds Sunayna Shetty

WHEN: June 5th 2011

WHERE: Mumbai, India

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: First and foremost, congratulations to ace choreographer Ganesh and his wife Sunayna Hedge. We wish them all the best. Now on to the fashion statements that caught our peepers as have now become second nature on the wedding red carpets these days. Maybe the blogosphere is partially responsible for this new trend as we do pay attention to them whenever these events take place. I have always maintained that it is tacky to show up at someone’s wedding, dressed to take the attention away from the bride (anywhere in the world) not just in T-Town Bollywood.  A certain celebrity who recently tied the knot and opted for a low-key wedding (and who shall remain nameless) said that she/he would rather avoid a tamasha (Hindi: circus) style wedding altogether and I have to say that I cannot blame her/him given what wedding ceremonies have now morphed into for the Hindi film fraternity. Case in point the three lovely ladies featured in the photo compilation above, while Shamita Shetty should be considered part of the celebrant brigade (as it was her cousin Ganesh getting hitched) so her super flashy saree and skin show is excused, she was happy for her cousin I guess. But what is Priyanka Chopra’s excuse? And what does Sophie Choudhry have to say for herself dressing this way? IT’S A WEDDING!!! Not a movie premiere or music launch + respect your age if you are no longer in your early twenties or a teenager. I’m sure there is a way to drap this style saree without showing so much skin.  Just because there is a red carpet and the paparazzi have shown up does not give you the right to turn another person’s ceremony or event into a “tamasha” that’s just not cool. You dressed okay ladies, just not for this event. That said, I loved the ever classy Shilpa Shetty (pictured below) who came dressed for the occasion.  Once again, congrats to the newlyweds from the entire Fashionwidget team.

Shilpa Shetty


Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

May 13, 2011

Cannes Film Festival DAY 2 – Best Dressed Star – Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in Armani Privé


WHO: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan

WHAT: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Day 2

WHEN: May 12

WHERE: Cannes, France

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: She has  a served as a juror amongst the prestigious Cannes Film Festival jury, walked the red carpet for L’Oreal & AmFar, world premiered/screened four of her own films, dined with the elite in honour of Martin Scorsese and all this while flying a proud banner for India along the way inspiring many to follow in her footsteps. In fact, Aishwarya has been a regular on the Cannes red carpet for ten years now and it’s no wonder why this year she looks like she has truly come into her own. As we take a look back at her fashion triumphs and fails (2003 being the worst thus far) through the years, I think we all can agree that this has truly been a remarkable journey. Stunning in Armani Privé (a designer favourite of hers no doubt), Mrs Bachchan (jr) showed up on Day 2 with unflappable poise ready to play the fashion game yet again and this year, she’s in it to win it. A+

Aishwarya poses as Andie McDowell snaps...

Fashionwidget Looks Back at 10 Years of Aishwarya at Cannes

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Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin, Getty Images, MJ Kim/Getty Images Entertainment, Francois Durand/Getty Images Entertainment, Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Entertainment,Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe,Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe,Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe,Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe,, Yahoo Entertainment, Rediff, Vettri, & DTP. Thank you all very much for your amazing photo journalism.


April 7, 2011

Kareena Kapoor Covers Grazia India as the Magazine Turns 3

Kareena Kapoor

Grazia India Past Issue (March 2011)

Credit: Grazia India

Style Diva for Fashionwidget

March 28, 2011

Deepika Padukone in Burberry Prorsum for Vogue March 2011

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was photographed by Prasad Naik and styled by Anaita Shroff-Adajania for Vogue India March 2011. On the cover, Deepika is wearing a pink Burberry Prorsum dress from the spring 2011 collection. Below Deepika is pictured with Christopher Bailey and sports another look from the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 Collection.

About Christopher Bailey:

Since his arrival at Burberry Prorsum in 2001, British designer Christopher Bailey has taken the luxe British brand to new heights. Drawing inspiration from Burberry’s illustrious heritage (it was founded in 1856), he has updated the label’s classic pieces with fashion-forward flair.

Make the line your destination for elegantly tailored dresses, structured military jackets and, of course, the iconic trench coat.


– Instyle Diva for Fashionwidget

Credit for the Scans go to Vogue India

March 21, 2011

A Jumpsuit With Priyanka Chopra’s Name On It

It’s no secret that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is currently trending the jumpsuit look and over the last year or so, the actress has sampled them at her red carpet events in nearly every variation imaginable. As a matter of fact, her most recent jumpsuit sighting was just last week in Mumbai at a Nikon event (where she was crowned brand ambassador) during their latest Nikon Coolpix launch.

Priyanka Chopra - The Jumpsuit Diary

We must admit, we were not too in love with her look at the event which is why we were psyched when we spotted this flesh-toned belted flared-pant jumpsuit by Salvatore Ferragamo during the brand’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection showcase in Singapore. Perfect for Ms. Chopra don’t you agree?

A model showcases designs by Salvatore Ferragamo on the catwalk during the Spring/Summer collection launch on March 10, 2011 in Singapore.

A model showcases designs by Salvatore Ferragamo on the catwalk during the Spring/Summer collection launch on March 10, 2011 in Singapore.


Photo Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images AsiaPac

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