So, yes, we all heard poor PC was raided by the I.T. department and Shahid answered the door, dressed in nothing but boxers. 😛
When I looked at the images to follow, though, I wondered if they were sharing taste in more than boxers, perhaps, t-shirts?
You must remember this t-shirt Shahid Kapoor wore to a promotional charity event for his film Paathshala. He seems to be having fun with his director, Ahmed Khan. Re-read my post: Fashion for all | Shahid Kapoor to jog your memory.
Priyanka Chopra has been in the news for reasons other than the I.T. raid. One of her most ambitious films Saat Khoon Maaf is up for release and she’s doing the promotional rounds. Take a look at what she wore to the Radio Mirchi studio.
While she’s prompting that you check out director Vishal Bhardwaj, you can’t help but notice the strikingly similar t-shirt to Shahid’s. We may never know what kind of boxers Priyanka will be caught in but we know for sure this couple likes to listen with headphones on their t-shirts.
I love ’em huge headphones and would love ’em even more on my t-shirt.
Are you a music lover? How do you incorporate music in your sense of style? Stay tuned! Alice is pitching a high note these days.
2010 was a year of many surprises, many more blunders and hardly any gems.
Presenting a review of the year gone by in a style file.
The item girl was reinvented! The question everyone had to answer at the end of the year was: Munni ki badnaami ya Sheila ki jawaani? You could even cast an electronic vote if you logged on to http:munniyasheila.com
While Munni had rustic appeal clad in a choli and short lehenga, complete with dangling gold jewellery, Sheila had urban appeal teaming her choli with knee length harem pants. Don’t miss the kamarbandh on both ladies!
Some films succeeded in recreating fashion of the genres they had taken up.
Salman Khan aka Chulbul Pandey brought Ray Ban’s aviator sunglasses back in vogue. Be it the cockpit or large metal styles, they were selling like hot cakes. And if Ray Ban didn’t fit your budget, the official Dabangg sunglasses surely would. Salman also showed you a new place to tuck in your sunglasses. No, it’s not your head or the opening in your shirt but the back of your collar. 🙂
Sonakshi Sinha who played the gaon ki gori rocked ’em backless blouses worn with mirror work sarees. It was quite a trend the following navratri.
Flashy costume had to be rung out, couture had made its way onto the silver screen. In 2010, Aisha was the most celebrated where fashion was concerned. The setting was Delhi and giggly girls essayed by the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Ira Dubey, Amrita Puri and Lisa Haydon become instant fashion icons. Reams of newsprint and television reel were spent displaying photographs, running interviews and conducting fashion quizzes with the cast of Aisha.
Sonam Kapoor aka Aisha was the contemporary Emma penned by Jane Austen. The trademark Clueless (earlier adaptation of Emma) skirt suit couldn’t be missed on Sonam. The Barbie doll room and closet of Manolo Blahniks was only a teaser. The clothes, be it Prada or Prabal Gurung, hogged the limelight. Fashionistas everywhere rejoiced. They now had something to aspire toward.
Abhay Deol wore the suit Mr Darcy style. And he looked equally gentlemanly in a plain tee. The chocolate boy was back in fashion.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi played their roles to the T, looking perfect, be it an all-white safari or a checkered 3 piece suit. Hats off to them for wearing large collars and bell bottom trousers with equal panache.
The girls weren’t left far behind. If one played a successful heroine, the other paid a fitting tribute. The sarees and kameezes reflected craftsmanship, achievable only in those times. A shy, conservative girl or an outspoken, modern woman, Prachi Desai and Kangna Ranaut were styled appropriately.
’80s fashion didn’t look better in the first decade of the 2000s.
Break Ke Baad
In a year where Dabangg, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Aisha ruled the roosters, for their ethnic charm, retro costume and classy couture, Break Ke Baad provided the much-needed freshness. The styling was casual, quirky and very real. If you had the boy sporting his favourite bands on his tees, the girl mixed it up with shorts and bikini tops. The wedding ensembles were well-cut and uber stylish. You saw a lot of girls sporting teeny tiny blouses with their lehengas this wedding season Deepika Padukone style. If only we had that flat stomach!
Lo and behold, there were films that had one too many fashion blunders.
Ranbir Kapoor was probably left wondering what he did to deserve an unshapely hospital gown. Priyanka Chopra probably had a say in the matter. It was fifteen minutes of screen time after all. How could she not have a form-fitting button down full sleeved mini dress? Oops… that’s her version of the hospital gown. Take it or leave it. You know doctors are going to check you out right?
Dior’s white rimmed sunglasses, distressed mini skirts, hot pants, bikini tops, slinky waistcoats. Girls are drooling already. Baggy jeans, trademark tees, white keds. Boys are checking their wallets. Wait, we’re not talking about the ’90s. You see, we were really impressed with present fashion. We couldn’t take a risk making our actors look out of vogue in ’90s trends. We just went to the mall, picked out the brightest colours and dressed our actors in them. Nobody checks Hindi films for period authenticity anyway. Not if we wear skinny jeans.
Aishwarya thought we wouldn’t see beyond her fancy head-gear. We have to admit it took us five minutes to process the number of feathers on her head. And even though the scene had moved to the next sequence, we were being flashed with shiny sequins and multi-coloured buttons. We did scream for sartorial surgery but Dr. Rajni was too busy cutting up Chitti. We’re hoping for better luck next time.
That’s it for tonight, folks! I’ve refreshed my memory and hunted out the best and worst for you. I sincerely hope you enjoy the post or at least scroll through the images. Until next time. 🙂
At Filmfare, we carry this page titled Instant Copy
Because everyone has a little fun when they see
more than one person wearing the same outfit
What is even more fun for me though
Is to randomly snap my friends, family and people off the street
Wearing an item of clothing previously seen on a celebrity
So, at a Filmfare photo shoot, I was taking behind the scenes photographs.
Shahid Kapoor was talking about his recent trip to Bangkok.
He had picked up funky t-shirts from Bangkok and preferred
To wear them for the shoot because a personal touch
Always adds to the styling. Don’t you agree guys?
Well, a couple of months later, I spotted him wearing one of the t-shirts
To a promotional event for his upcoming film then, Paathshala
Here’s the page from Filmfare.
For the behind the scenes video shoot of the Filmfare cover shoot.
(That I recorded and colleague edited :-))
And after the press screening of Cats & Dogs,
a friend tagged me along to a gig at Firangi Paani.
The band Zedde was performing.
And here’s what we snapped of the lead vocalist and guitarist.
Pretty cool, eh?
Although the t-shirt seems to carry a common graphic print,
I love the feel of it.
Shall locate it online for you guys. xoxo
And, now, time for a fun poll.
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Signing off now. Keep it fun and filmy. Keep it stylish. Mwah.