Celebrity Style! Love it or hate it but there is no escaping it. In an age of insta-feeds, tweets, Facebook posts, Snapchat stories and fashion blogs it might seem like celebrities are willing to share so much of their lives through social media that the days of paparazzi chases and clandestine gossip columnists might be numbered. Gone are the days of sifting through magazines and cutting out newspaper clippings of your favourite stars and taking them to your friendly neighbourhood designer or tailor as a reference for that jaw dropping gown or exquisite lehenga. Celebrity style has become not just easily accessible but also increasingly aspirational for the young and old alike.
The trickle down theory is no longer a vague concept from some excruciatingly boring Economics class no one cares to remember. It is staring the Indian fashion scene in its face and could well be renamed to waterfall theory considering the rapid pace at which celebrity fashion is being adopted by the masses. From movie promotions to event appearances down to airport looks, every celebrity has an army of stylists, fashion designers, make up and hair artists working round the clock to ensure that every look screams STAR!
While every woman dreams of having a staff of professionals at her beck and call to ensure she’s always perfectly turned out, the reality is that most of us are just winging it as we go along and secretly coveting our favourite celebrity’s wardrobe. What follows is a guide to stealing celebrity style from looks that were spotted at the Lakme India Fashion Week both on and off the runway.
As Divya Reddy’s showstopper at the Lakme India Fashion Week she wore a peach and yellow embellished lehenga with some heavy kundan earrings. Shilpa Shetty owned the look showing off her toned midriff. For those who love the look but can’t keep their hands off the biscuits and get their bottoms to the gym to work them off, Red Couture’s lehenga choli in a similar colour palette with a longer top will have you looking radiant like Mrs. Kundra without having starve yourself. Finish off the look with some Shilpa Puri kundan earrings and you’ve truly stolen her style.
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Have to attend a spring wedding? Love floral printed dresses but are worried about looking like grandma’s doily? Sonakshi Raaj’s show stopping embellished floral number on Kriti Sanon at the Lakme India Fashion Week might have been more bride appropriate but you don’t have walk down the aisle to steal her style. Kashmiraa’s dainty floral dresses with a full skirt and a high-low option are flawless substitutes. Pick from a peach and grey version like the colours on Kriti’s gown or a sunshine yellow with a sheer white underskirt for an ensemble that’s chic and sweet at the same time.
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Channelling her inner vintage seductress in a black lace Gaurav Gupta sari, Diya Mirza attended the scintillating grand finale of the Lakme India Fashion Week by the couturier. Pairing the sari with some long diamond earrings and a classic pin up make up look with cat eye liner and red lips, her look is one that has been revamped and reworked over and over but never goes out of style. Steal her style with a Chantilly lace Rakesh Agarvwal sari with a waist belt to create that enviable hourglass shape, Ambar Pariddhi Sahai crystal earrings and top if off with a luscious brick red lipstick.
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In a bohemian inspired outfit by Myoho and catching a few shows on the front row of the Lakme India Fashion Week was Aditi Rao Hydari who has mastered the art of looking effortlessly chic. She offset the monochrome look with some silver Amrapali stacked cuffs, a chain-strap bag, some flat black sandals and a braided updo. With Myoho being one of the more affordable and accessible brands, it’s not difficult to replicate her unfussy yet put together look. Pick from similar monochromatic Myoho dresses accented with a Roopa Vora silver cuff for daytime wear when you need a little something extra to lift your mood.
Sources: Vervemagazine.in, StrandofSilk.com