Call it the designers deal that make these actors look their best, or just the magic of Bollywood. Whoever is once introduced to the industry, is impacted heavily by the effortless Bollywood fashion. The industry has always inspired the fashion sense of masses. It has given all of us boys and girls, a brilliant outlook of what’s in and what’s not. From the bell bottoms in the seventies and that winged eyeliner in the eighties to the backless dresses and halter neck blouses today, we all have got the best from Bollywood. It never fails to seize us with the all new trends and keep coming with the better versions of everything we know.
So let’s just explore some of the best Bollywood looks that we all must have copied or want to copy, Read more
We all the hype created around Sonam Kapoor starer Neerja, a story based on true events. And much deserved, this story needs to get out to the world for its inspiring, moving and breathtaking!
Neerja Bhanot was merely 21 years old when she got married. Little did she know that this blissful arrangement would turn into a bitter one with demands for dowry. Doing the right thing, Neerja left after being referred to as ‘just a graduate with no market value’. With her head in the game and a will to outdo anyone who raised a finger at her, Neerja applied for a job as an attendant with the PanAm Airways. Her luck along with her hard work and dedication got her the job and she soon became a familiar face with her popularity rising as a model.
On the night of 5th September 1986, Neerja’s US-bound flight was to leave via Karachi. This is just when her mother asked her to pay extra caution for she felt something wasn’t right. A mother’s heart always knows, but she hoped that her daughter suffered no ill fate.
Then there were 4 gunmen on that same flight and the rest was history. As per the highjack regulations, Neerja gave the code out to the pilots who escaped leaving everything to Neerja. With US citizens as their primary target, Neerja showed great courage by flushing 39 American passports down the toilets thereby saving the lives of 359 passengers. She opened the emergency door and allowed the passengers to vacate first taking a bullet herself while saving three innocent children.
On 7th September 1989, Neerja made it back home for her birthday but only in a coffin.
A young girl with such conviction was honoured by the Indian as well as the Pakistani and American government bagging the Ashok Chakra at such a tender age.
Watch the trailer that follows the epic legend of this silenced hero. With a great star cast and an unbelievable tale, Neerja is all set the hit the theatres on February 19th. We are ready, are you?
After the release of the two hit movies- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo & Tamasha, people have been comparing the two fashion icons. Sonam as Maithili in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo & Deepika as Tara in Tamasha, have beautifully and intelligently shown their great sense of fashion.
Sonam as Maithili has focused much on the Indian Wear although Deepika as Tara has flawlessly shown her Western Wear. Both the looks sound contrary together, but independently they’ve both done a great job. Here, are the few cool facts and looks of both the icons.
Evolution: Sonam, being born & brought up in a celebrity family came with a branded tag. Initially, she started her fashion journey with her debut movie Saawariya although she received critical comments from film & fashion industry. Later she signed up for Aisha in 2010 which turned to be the turning point for her fashion journey. With the release of Aisha, Sonam delivered one of its kind fashion and trended all year long for bringing international style to the Indian fashion circuit. Gradually, she became a hit among the fashion designers. In 2011, Sonam’s style statement inspired the international red carpet in Cannes.
She also shared seats with Anne Wintour & Will.I.Am in Fashion Weeks around the world. Finally, 2103 onwards she came to be known as the Bollywood Fashionista. Sonam has become a fashion influencer for the Indian fashion market. The girl who was once criticized for her sour debut attempt in Bollywood now has a fan following of over 7.8 million on Facebook.
Pear-Shaped Body (triangle), with hips larger than busts and well-defined waist.
Trainers: Sunita Kapoor (mother) helped her lose weight before joining B-Town. Radhika Karle is her personal trainer. Sonam often trains with Zarine Watson, does Pilates & hits the gym at least 3 times a week, with Yasmin Karachiwala.
Favorite Designer: Anamika Khanna. Sonam is often seen flaunting the lace embellished designs & cape styled gowns by Anamika. Even Cannes’ red carpet appearances were from Anamika’s collections.
Brand Endorsements: Electrolux, Spice Mobile, Mont Blanc, L’Oreal Paris.
Dress like Sonam!
Deepika’s journey began with her debut film Om Shanti Om opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Over the years, she has taken to minimalistic makeup. From 2004 to 2006, she rose to fame with her modeling assignments and achievements. After being awarded as the “model of the year” by Kingfisher, Deepika Padukone soon got selected as one of the cover girls of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar 2006. It was in 2011 that she started picking silhouettes and edgy styles that suited her model good looks and poise.
It started with a CUE by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna one-shoulder metallic dress, a difficult silhouette for anybody without Padukone’s athletic arms. But Padukone’s biggest year so far has got to have been 2013.
The star was spotted in everything from an Alexander McQueen gown to a Shehla Khan lehenga, Sonaakshi Raaj sari gown and that barely-there Gaurav Gupta gown. Two years later, the looks haven’t gotten any less exciting. Now Padukone doesn’t just have a killer body, but an equally deadly wardrobe to show it off with too.
Athletic Shaped Body (inverted triangle), with shoulders wider than hips and hardly defined waist.
Trainers: Deepika does not have any personal fitness trainer, although she takes help from Yasmin Karachiwala, at times. Deepika does Pilates, yoga, breathing exercises and asanas with Abhishek Sharma (fitness trainer).
Favorite Designer: Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Deepika is often seen flaunting the traditional looks with the Indian Wear. She prefers wearing saree to many events and occasions.
Brand Endorsements: Nestle Nescafe, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Kellogg’s Special K, Neutrogena, Sony Cybershot, Parachute, Tissot, Garnier (face products), Lux, HP, Coke and many more.
Celebrity designer Masaba Gupta got married to her beau Madhu Mantena in the presence of family and close friends from the fraternity. Masaba is the daughter of the veteran actress, director & producer Neena Gupta & cricketer Vivian Richards. Her wedding was a grand three-day gala with a-list attendees from Bollywood including Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty, Huma Qureshi, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Shahid & Mira Kapoor to name a few.
The Love Affair:
Masaba and Madhu got to know each other through common friends. They had been dating each other since quite some time. The couple decided to announce their relation to the world in a private ceremony held in March 2015. They soon decided to host a grand wedding ceremony and here it is! It all started with mehendi & pre-bridal shower, read on for more on her marriage.
Masaba chose to host Mehendi at her house while other events like sangeet, wedding and reception were held at five-star hotels in the suburbs. She chose white attire with gold block prints, whereas Madhu wore a green kurta with black pajama. Both complemented each other well.
Her Bridal Shower was more of an intimate affair limited to close friends. Guests were spotted in floral tiaras and “M” sign gifts.
The couple was happy to announce their relationship to the world. They also flaunted their engagement rings after the ceremony.
From Masaba’s Mother:
Neena was happy to see them build consensus over marriage, she quoted “I’m going to miss her. I didn’t have the time to react, it happened so quickly!” She continued, “Madhu and Masaba were so confused about where to get married, Kabhi it was Europe, Kabhi the Carribean! Finally, I told them to get the relationship formalized in a court first,” she laughed. Her only advice to her daughter is “Just make the marriage work.”
All her well-wishers from b-town were around to make the ceremonies merrier. There were performances by her besties including Alia Bhat and Vikas Bahl. Her wedding was nothing less than Sooraj Barjatiya’s wedding sequence. Here’s a sneak peek into her wedding:
Shilpa Shetty at Masaba’s wedding shower!
Posing with the bride!
Neha Dhupia & friends with Masaba’s.
Athiya Shetty & Alia Bhatt at Masaba’s wedding reception.
Sonam & Rhea Kapoor at Masaba’s reception.
Shahid and Mira arrived hand-in-hand for the reception.
Chetan Bhagat with his wife at Masaba’s marriage.
Jaya Bachchan graced the occasion with her presence.
Masaba on the dance floor with director Anurag Kashyap!
Selfie time for Alia, Pernia & Masaba!
Masaba with family & friends.
Masaba with Pernia Quereshi.
Team LimeRoad wishes Masaba & Mantena a happy married life ahead!
It is time to let the cat out of the bag; in this case it is time to get your khadis out of the bag, closet, trunk where all the old junk is stored or head over to your mom’s to dig some more. Why? Because it is time to rediscover Khadi!
Khadi or Khaddar as it was known was not just a homespun cloth but a complete movement in itself that helped us establish our own ideology, self-reliance, and independence from the British Colonizers. While the movement created a huge furor and evoked a sense of national pride, it slowly slipped out of the mainstream fashion scene. It was left to the arty-types, the ones who were mainly seen in cultural set-ups such as offbeat filmmakers, politicos, artists, painters etc. to appreciate the worth of this woven wonder.
But now our very own Khadi is making waves internationally. And this comes as no surprise as Khadi was and is a versatile cloth; keeping one cozy and warm in winters, and cool in summers. The whole world, especially leading Indian fashion designers, are putting together their creative prowess to re-invent Khadi.
Seen here is actress Sonam Kapoor strutting in a gorgeous Khadi designer outfit at the IIM Campus in Ahmedabad. This fashion show was the second edition of FDCI and Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board’s initiative to support and promote khadi, titled ‘Huts To High Street’, furthers the cause to make the fabric relevant. Designers like Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap, 11.11 and Pero shared their vision for this indigenous fabric.
So as we continue to drool over Ms. Kapoor’s outfits (designed by Rajesh Pratap), we need to come up with ideas to reinvent the Khadi in our own wardrobes. Kurtas, sarees, dupattas, heavy traditional clothes in Khadi silk etc. are pieces that rarely go out of fashion. But why leave Khadi out of our daily equation? To help you sort out this dilemma, we at LimeRoad have selected a few interesting Khadi pieces for you:
Ditch the regular blazers and add a special charm to your outfit with this pink floral khadi coat!
Try the embroidered version of Khadi
Why simply stick to Khadi kurtas in solid colors? Khadi can be embroidered on and boy does it look amazing! Check it out for yourself.
Paint the town red in Khadi
These Khadi pants is going to make your friends red with jealousy!
Look cute in Khadi culottes
Flaunt those sexy calves in your cute Khadi culottes! Pair them with plain tees and complete the look pumps or even chappals!
Sonam Kapoor’s sizzling chemistry with Hrithik Roshan in the recently released “Dheere Dheere Se” music video has been grabbing headlines. But, what we couldn’t help but notice was how stylish does Sonam look! Her fashion game is on point like always.
Hrithik Roshan seems to be this rich corporate guy, and she seems to play the ever-fashionable party planner. True to her real self, she mixes up designer labels and high-street fashion with ease to play her character brilliantly. We bring to you some of the key looks from the music video that you can replicate to rock your style day and night!
Classic yet Charming
A denim lower and a white top is the most conventional outfit one can think of. You really can’t seem to go wrong with this one. But, trust Sonam Kapoor to churn out something completely different using the two staples. A denim palazzo paired with an off-white peasant top with lace detailing is the perfect pick! Team it up with oxfords or interesting footwear and finish off the look with long earrings.
Old World Charm
Sonam Kapoor is known to create fashion. And when she wears a bright midi skirt paired with a simple top, it is time to embrace the look. Wear a bright-hued flared midi skirt with a short crop top in a contrasting colour. Two bold colours like tangerine and aqua here create an unbeatable look for the day. Keep the accessories minimal like some earrings and rings, along with matching footwear to complete the look.
There is no perfect rule to mixing prints. But, what we know from Sonam Kapoor’s look is that you can mix stripes and florals to churn our a look which is soft, feminine yet powerful. Go ahead and have fun with prints. When it comes to accessorising, don’t forget to pop your lips with a beautiful colour like fuchsia or coral to maximise the impact of your look.
Ethereal in White
For formal days, swap the colour black with the righteous white. Sonam loves it, and we can’t get enough of it too. Some glitter on the bodice works perfectly well when matched with studded crystal earrings. You can experiment with your hairstyle and get braids like her or even have curls to get a slightly retro feel. A red lipstick is all you need to take on your date!
Sonam Kapoor looks like a princess romancing in the remake of the 90’s song. She gives you enough style lessons to look amazing on your next lunch date or even for an outing with friends. Follow her style to buy fashionable looks at pocket-friendly prices to stay trendy at all times!
Sonam Kapoor has shown what she’s made of once again by scoring a whopping 7 million followers on Twitter! She is the queen of hearts and a running fashion story on her own. She is always a class apart and full of all things glamorous.
Marking this huge milestone, we have 5 looks Sonam pulled off with great confidence and that you can also rock easily!
1. Blissful Blues
Everything with Sonam is always on point.From the hair to the makeup and her extravagant taste in fashion! Get Sonam’s classic blue look with this gorgeous blue dress. Taking notes from the stylista itself, add a pop of yellow to your look with these statement pumps and look nothing less than a star.
2. Relaxed Endeavours – Running Errands
Even with some casual clothing, Sonam just does not miss making a statement. She is always brimming with layers of panache and style. Get her ‘Sunday Brunch’ look with a classic white shirt paired alongside the grey palazzo pants. Put on a great smile and be your own Sonam for the day.
3. The Black Seductress
Sultry and sexy, Sonam rocks the flawless blacks like a boss. Recreate her look with this one-shouldered maxi dress. This alone isn’t enough because it isn’t at that ‘Sonam’ mark yet. Add some shimmering gold bling to your look with this abstract oval necklace. Hike up the style quotient with this timeless look and look lethal.
4. For The Love Of Ear Candies
Flickering and catching eyes is what Sonam does best. Get these turquoise tassel earrings inspired from Sonam’s look. They are full of drama and we are totally loving the attention its grabbing. Give these earrings a date to romance with and you’ll be set to get going.
5. Goddess In Red
Sonam has never fallen short of elegance. She is the epitome of style and we monitor her looks for inspiration very closely. Live like Sonam in this red maxi dress with delicate gathers around the waist for just the right amount of volume. Team it with some silver shenanigans and rock that modish evening.
Saree is one hell of a wardrobe staple for every single WOMAN i would say, if you really wanna look deliciously gorgeous. Yes! I used the word staple to highlight the importance of a drape for a woman to look heavenly. Apparently, saree has always been the most preferred choice of Indian women. It’s has acquired amazing craze outside India too, stumped by its unadulterated culture. Our beautiful leading ladies in Bollywood have been no different. They dress in magnificent sarees that are absolutely stunning to see and start a fashion trend with every new look they adorn. But, when it comes down to looking drop dead gorgeous in sarees, nobody quite pulls it off like our beloved ladies on the silver screen. Amidst, all the fashion rush, bollywood divas never disappoint us to show their statement style when it comes to draping the six yard cloth beautifully. Be it the traditional look or that indo-western thingy. Spare some time to read this post on how bollywood ka sexy women rocked the saree looking effortlessly ravishing!
This dancing doll seems ageless. Yes! Who dares to say no to this? Anyone? Guess not! Atleast after watching her and her gorgeous clothes on ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She nails the look every single time. Mirrored blouses are on rage this season and Arpita Mehta takes her bit of share of credit for her signature ‘mirror’ style. Madhuri on most of the occasions is seen in Arpita mehta’s creations followed by as usual oohs and aahs!
Sridevi is known for her sense of style when it comes to saree draping. Thanks to her south indian roots! She never fails to wow everyone with her trousseau with an admirable figure. Be it Manish malhotra’s heavily embellished saree or Sabyasachi’s simple drape, she shoots up the look in a jiffy. Lastly, we love her choice of blouse that adds an instant pop of colour in an otherwise dull colour!
Mostly seen in sheer and blingy sarees, no one wears it more confidently as her. It’s amazing that she carries off some of the more louder prints and designs with such ease.
Sonam Kapoor has an unusual sense of fashion which is highly raved about and her style and dressing sense has earned her the title of “fashionista.” She was looking drop-dead gorgeous in the light pink saree and an armored blouse. It was with this look that we finally have to agree that she indeed is a fashionista. She adds a lot of dimension to the ethnic wear and give it a new look each time she dons it.
She may have been called the worst dressed woman in Bollywood but today, Vidya Balan is the ultimate saree adorning diva and no one does it better than her. This Kerala kutti is at her best whenever it is the SAREE.
Rani Mukherjee surely knows the secret behind carrying off a sari so elegantly. She experiments with colour, material and pattern and gets it right most of the time. Sheer elegance!
The dusky beauty of Bollywood is in race with sonam for the ‘fashionista’ title. This leggy lass in desi avatar looks uber cool we must say. She carries off an ultramodern glam look too with oomph. Look how angelic our very own Deepika is in this all white saree by Anamika khanna with a fully embroidered ivory border.
Sarees have been given a modern touch and moulded into different forms like dhoti-saree, saree-skirt, pre-draped and pre-stitched which was very famous with actresses like Chitrangada, Deeepika Padukone, Sophie, Madhuri Dixit, wearing these at events. All you ladies might be wondering how to create this look at much lesser cost. Am almost there lovelies! Bollywood replica sarees are easily available all over the net and even on our limeroad. Donn your favorite drape and flaunt off! Hope this post did its bit and wooed you all! Signing off on a positive note waiting for your comments below!