The current reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is no stranger to the charmed life of luxury labels and champagne flutes. She might have an entourage at her disposal to dress her for every occasion but there is no denying that her ensembles are a clear reflection of her own style aesthetic. The admittedly shy star’s sartorial sensibility is all about timeless glamour with a subtle touch of experimentation. The total opposite of husband Ranveer Singh’s style philosophy of more is more. Many other Bollywood divas too can be considered way more avant garde in comparison. But we love that fact that Deepika stands her ground and does her own thing.
The star could well be considered the poster child for inclusivity because she’s all about self-acceptance and embracing your flaws. There is no pretentiousness or false airs about Deepika’s personality as she comes across as someone who isn’t afraid to go against the popular grain just to fit in. It’s possibly the same reason why anything she touches turns to gold. And also why everyone is obsessed with wanting to ape her natural style and charisma. This includes her clothes, shoes, jewellery and bags, all put together expertly by stylist Shaleena Nathani to reflect Deepika’s unique and personable attitude to life.
The jet setting star’s hectic schedule has her flying across time zones making all sorts of appearances wherever she goes. But the one staple in her wardrobe is a drool-liscious handbag. Whether it’s the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, a special screening of her upcoming release, a quick dash to the airport or even a fundraiser in New York, Deepika is rarely seen without a piece of scrumptious arm candy. Her personal collection features enviable classics like totes and top handles but also includes an eclectic mix of on-trend pieces like bum bags and miniatures.
If you have some spare coins and are looking to start a handbag collection or if you’re already the proud owner of some seriously enviable designer pieces and are looking to add some more then here’s a peak into what Deepika is currently loving for some inspiration.
The most classic, versatile and practical of bag styles, the tote is definitely a handbag essential for every woman. Deepika is no different as she’s always been partial to the roomy bag silhouette when she’s travelling. The Burberry Belt Bag is a clear front-runner when it comes to comfy stuff-it-all-in days and she owns not one but two of these babies in black and olive green. Another favourite of hers that has made quite a few appearances in Deepika’s airport looks is the Chanel Phantom Tote in black crocodile leather.
Deepika Padukone Carrying The Burberry Belt Bags & Chanel Phantom Tote
The tote’s even comfier twin, the sling tote bag is yet another god sent for women on-the-go and given Deepika’s penchant for fuss free dressing, it’s unsurprising that she’s invested in a few of these as well. The peach hued Chloe Marcie Tote is a brilliant substitute for dated blacks and tans. And Deepika has been seen carrying it around on dressed down days. The extra large Chanel Deauville Tote might be simple but it’s the ultimate boho chic accessory. Deepika always styles her own with monochrome separates so the focus is on her stunning handbag. A similarly attention-worthy yet dressier bag is the Fendi DotCom that she also pairs with very basic outfits.
Deepika Padukone Carrying The Chloe Marcie Tote, Chanel Deauvilla Tote & Fendi DotCom Bag
For days when she’s craving a little va-va-voom, Deepika looks to her stylish array of top handle bags. The vintage inspired shape is always on-trend and the easiest way to bring in some old school glam into any look. Deepika has been seen carrying the Burberry DK88 Bag for quick flights followed by meetings and press conferences. The tan Hermes Kelly Bag is definitely one of her favourites as she’s carried it styled effortlessly with ethnic Indian wear as well as with statement coords. Deepika’s multi-coloured Gucci Dionysus bag has also made an appearance paired with an equally sassy ensemble of leather leggings and a printed bomber jacket.
Deepika Padukone Carrying The Burberry DK88 Bag, Hermes Kelly Bag & Gucci Dionysus Bag
It’s not all about archetypal shapes in Deepika’s handbag collection because as a true fashion insider she’s extremely clued into what’s hot in the bag world. Stylist Shaleena keeps a hawk eye on the latest runway trends and often puts together edgy looks featuring the freshest styles. Deepika was recently seen in a White Printed Mini Flap Shoulder Bag when returning from New York marking a departure from her trustee yet bulky tote bags. She was even way ahead in the fashion game when it came to bum bags sporting a Gucci GG 2.0 Marmont Insect Belt Bag much before Bollywood became obsessed with the style. Deepika has even looked towards mini bags to completely elevate her evening outfits by carrying the Gucci Sylvie Mini paired with a basic cami and shimmer paper bag trousers.
Deepika Padukone Carrying The Gucci GG 2.0 Marmont Insect Belt Bag, Gucci Sylvie Mini & White Printed Mini Flap Shoulder Bag
Sources: Vogue.in, Pinterest.com