Can’t take the credit for looking good, says Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai: National Award winning actress Sonam Kapoor, who stepped out in style at the 70th Cannes Film Festival red carpet earlier this week, says she does not take any credit for the way she looks. She says her genes, fashion designers, make-up artists and the photographers are to be thanked.

Asked about whom she would like to give credit for her good looks, Sonam told the media during a video interview from Cannes Film Festival: “I cannot take any credit for that. All I do is walk the red carpet and smile in front of the camera. I think for my beauty, the first credit goes to my genes, courtesy Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor. For my appearance, the credit goes to my make-up artist Namrata Soni, beauty products by L’Oreal and the creative team that works for me.”

Then she quipped: “I would also like to thank all the photographers who are clicking my good pictures and Almighty that produced me and put me on planet Earth.”

Sonam was praised for picking a sequinned peach Elie Saab dress followed by a prismatic saree by NorBlack NorWhite and a creation of Anamika Khanna. They also made a comparison between her looks and the appearances by other L’Oreal Paris brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. However, such scrutiny does not bother the actress at all.

Asked about her opinion on Deepika’s look, Sonam said: “I think she looked amazing in all her appearances as she was being herself.”

Can't take the credit for looking good, says Sonam KapoorThe fact that only one student-made film made its way to Cannes this year, Sonam said she hopes more works from the Indian film industry are showcased at such platforms.

“If and when I will direct a film, I would love to show it at such a festival. It is always a wish for any artiste to be on a platform to showcase the best of Indian talents, and I truly believe that Indian films have a wider audience, so we should show our films. Maybe one day, hopefully, one of my films will be showcased at the Cannes…I think I have done a lot of films that deserve to be on a festival circuit like ‘Delhi 6’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Neerja’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’,” said Sonam.

On the film front for now, the actress is occupied with three projects – ‘Padman’ with Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt’s biopic and her sister Rhea Kapoor’s production ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

Sonam Kapoor dazzles on the new Vogue Cover – SEE PIC

New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor is indeed the fashion diva of Bollywood who never fails to impress people by her style. Sonam along with her sister Rhea Kapoor have started their own clothing line ‘Rheson’ which aims to be affordable fashion for girls.

The ‘Neerja’ actress has always stressed on how much she loves dressing up and mix and match clothes.

Sonam Kapoor dazzles on the new Vogue Cover - SEE PICHer latest Vogue cover page is all about that. Sonam is seen wearing a demin jacket with birds embroidered on both sides.

Her makeup looks on point and the actress is seen wearing a blank expression

She took to social media to share the Vogue June issue with her fans and captioned it saying “ Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” — G. Bruce Boyer”.

South-Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is the latest internet sensation – See pics

New Delhi:  South-Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech has become the latest Internet sensation, all thanks to her mesmerising beauty. The 24-year-old diva has now been called the ‘Queen of Dark’ online and her social media images are going viral like crazy.

South-Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is the latest internet sensation - See picsNyakim has proved to the world that beauty knows no boundaries. She is a fine example of the notion that prettiness has got nothing to do with the complexion of a person.

“So my new nickname is Queen of the Dark and I love it I’m so thankful and grateful to all the amazing people showing me love and support and writing such powerful articles about me.. we are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God create us in. So why should the be dark bad? Embrace and love who you are and world would as well!!” Nyakim wrote online.

I’m not as crazy as Lady Gaga, says Ranveer Singh

Mumbai: “Outrageous fashion” has been a part of his life since school days. And actor Ranveer Singh, known for his eccentric style, says his craziest look is yet to come but it can’t be crazier than how pop star Lady Gaga dresses.

“In school and adolescence, I was known for my outrageous fashion. I was the first to sport baggy jeans and show off the top of my briefs as a fashion statement, the first to wear sports jerseys, use styling gel, wear chunky silver jewellery. It’s how I have always been. People in my school WhatsApp group are hardly surprised; they say it’s good to know I haven’t changed,” Ranveer said in an interview to Vogue India’s June 2017 issue.

He admits he is a “bit far-out” with his fashion choices, but said: “My craziest look is yet to come. I think Lady Gaga is outrageous and I love her, but I am not that crazy.

“For every post-apocalyptic outfit I wear, I also have very normal clothes. I call it the goalkeeper syndrome: he makes nine good saves and no one comments but it’s the one he misses that’s remembered. I wear normal clothes all the time but it’s the one time I’m feeling whimsical that gets noticed.”

I'm not as crazy as Lady Gaga, says Ranveer SinghThe actor, who is working on ‘Padmavati’, recounted how when ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ happened, stardom hit him “head-on”.

“Suddenly, I was in the limelight without the tools to cope with the attention. And when you are unsure, your guard goes up. A part of that measured response was to dress conventionally. This was to continue through that initial phase of stardom. The change, the empowerment, ultimately came from the validation I got for my performances,” added the actor, who got critical acclaim for ‘Lootera’ and commercial acclaim for ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela’ in 2013.

He describes it as a turning point.

“People recognised that I was good at what I did,” he said, remembering a time when he went to a chat show wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit, Kolhapuri chappals, a fedora and retro facial hair.

“I remember thinking that after a long time I looked and felt like the guy I lost somewhere along the way.”

Priyanka Chopra slays at CFDA Fashion Awards, clicks with Michael Kors—See pic!

New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra is a famous name not just in the country but in the West as well. The diva has worked hard to make a place for herself in the foreign land and how! After slaying in her beige train trenchcoat at the Met Gala 2017, the gorgeous Indian beauty attended the recent CFDA Fashion Awards.

Priyanka Chopra chills with Kendall Jenner and Nicole Kidman! - SEE pics

The CFDA Fashion Awards were held in the New York City and guess who PeeCee met there? Well, the popular face in fashion circuits, Michael Kors aka MK. Yes! The desi girl even shared a snap with MK on her Twitter handle.

Attending summer weddings? Here’s how you can get Benarasi right

New Delhi: Thinking of wearing a Benarasi lehenga or sari for a summer wedding? Make sure that you pick the right one in terms of colour and drape it innovatively, suggest experts.

Designers Naina Jain and Karan Arora shared tips on how to dress up with Benarasi in the right way.

* For main function: You can get the elaborative weaves done on your Benarasi sari or lehenga for the D-Day. If we talk about the latest trend, you can unhesitatingly opt for these detailed weaves with no borders. These weaves look perfect on colours like fuschia, off white, gold and pastel colours which are trending nowadays. With that, you can carry a beautiful traditional Bengali drape which would work great with the heavy weaves.

To complete the look, don’t forget to get yourself the South Indian temple jewellery which undoubtedly looks ethereal and extremely exquisite.

Attending summer weddings? Here’s how you can get Benarasi right* For a day event: If you wearing a Benarasi sari or a lehenga, you must try and choose the traditional jaal either for your sari or blouse. Additionally, if you are not very fond of the jaal work, you can go for the designs with small bootis for your traditional attire. Since the function is during the day, the light colours like lime, orange, mint green can be the best ones for your ensemble.

Moreover, if you are not very keen to sport a lehenga or sari, go and take out that pair of denim or a pant from the wardrobe and wear it with your favourite sari. This look is chic and contemporary.

For the jewellery, pick some pearl earrings or neckpiece or both that goes with the colour of your outfit. In addition to this, get a messy bun done with some gajra and you are good to go.

* For sagun ceremony, mehendi or haldi: The brides are equally worried for these day or evening functions as the ceremonies are now celebrated with great pomp and show, so it gets little difficult to decide on what exactly to wear for such occasions. Sport a meenakari weave sari or lehenga with a touch of bandhej which makes the whole attire unique. Also, colours such as blue, green, rose gold accentuate the beauty of the meenakari weaves. Team up the outfit with heavy gold jhumkas and a middle parting bun.

* Why Benarasi: It is often said that saris complement the Indian women or we can also say it completes them. But seeing the rise in temperature during summer wedding, even brides deserve to stay cool and stylish. Benarasi saris are also known as all-weather saris, because of its adaptability.

Deepika Padukone nails the casual look in ripped denims and stylish top

Mumbai: Deepika Padukone who was snapped at the airport recently looked chic in casuals. She nailed her look in a pair of ripped denims teamed up with a sky blue top.

To complement her attire, the dimpled girl who hails from Bengaluru wore brown leather boots.

It is be believed that the Mastani of Bollywood was on her way home (in Bengaluru) to spend some time with her family. It’s been a while she has been touring all over the world owing to her professional commitments. Hence the much needed break!

Easy hairdos for instant wedding plans

New Delhi: Go for low bun, hairband braid or just accessorise your hairdo right to get ready for an instant wedding plan, say experts.

Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, ROPOSO – a social media fashion platform, and Javed Khan, Creative Head, Be U Salons, share some easy to make hairstyles.

* Low bun: Tie the hair close to your nape in a ponytail, then roll your hair upwards in a bun and fix it with U-shaped hairpins. Fan the hair-bun evenly on both sides using your fingers tips.

* Hairband braid: For braiding, try skipping conditioning after shampoo. It might seem odd, but it makes a lot of difference in holding the braid better. Hairband braid is the sleekest way to keep your locks away from your face. Create tight braids with under each ear, wrap it across the edge of your hairline, and secure to back of the neck with bobby pins.

Easy hairdos for instant wedding plans* Pixie: A pixie cut is a hairstyle generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top. You can accessorise this haircut with a headband.

* Double French twists: If you have thick hair make it a double with the double French twist; pump up the volume with a sock French twist; or take the easy route and do a messy French twist. Accessorise with fresh or silk flowers.

* Princess braids: A simple yet elegant way to make your hair look fresh. Just take a small front section on the right and braid back close to the head. Anchor the braid to your hair with a bobby pin and repeat on the opposite side. Accessories with hair pins to cover up the bobby pins.

* French braid: French braid hairstyles are timeless classics and they’re picture perfect for so many occasions. From classy affairs in the evening and weddings to relaxed days around town, French braids will accompany and complement your every outfit.

Wedding special: Easy hairdos for instant marriage plans

New Delhi: Go for low bun, hair band braid or just accessorise your hairdo right to get ready for an instant wedding plan, say experts.

Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, ROPOSO – a social media fashion platform, and Javed Khan, Creative Head, Be U Salons, share some easy to make hairstyles.

* Low bun: Tie the hair close to your nape in a ponytail, then roll your hair upwards in a bun and fix it with U-shaped hairpins. Fan the hair-bun evenly on both sides using your fingers tips.

* Hairband braid: For braiding, try skipping conditioning after shampoo. It might seem odd, but it makes a lot of difference in holding the braid better. Hairband braid is the sleekest way to keep your locks away from your face. Create tight braids with under each ear, wrap it across the edge of your hairline, and secure to back of the neck with bobby pins.

Wedding special: Easy hairdos for instant marriage plans* Pixie: A pixie cut is a hairstyle generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top. You can accessorise this haircut with a headband.

* Double French twists: If you have thick hair make it a double with the double French twist; pump up the volume with a sock French twist; or take the easy route and do a messy French twist. Accessorise with fresh or silk flowers.

* Princess braids: A simple yet elegant way to make your hair look fresh. Just take a small front section on the right and braid back close to the head. Anchor the braid to your hair with a bobby pin and repeat on the opposite side. Accessories with hair pins to cover up the bobby pins.

* French braid: French braid hairstyles are timeless classics and they’re picture perfect for so many occasions. From classy affairs in the evening and weddings to relaxed days around town, French braids will accompany and complement your every outfit.

Fashion critics don’t make sense to me: Prateik Babbar

New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar calls himself a “fashion experimenter”. He says he doesn’t care much about fashion police as he believes that everybody has a unique statement to make, which doesn’t mean one has to be liked by everyone.

“I’m not fashion conscious, I’m just a fashion experimenter,” Prateik told IANS when asked if he is a fashion conscious person in real life.

“I like to create trends of my own and don’t follow the rule book. I would put it this way — I admire good style that is experimental and personalised as fashion is more seasonal,” added Prateik.

The actor is currently one of the faces of designer Rocky S’s new collection for RS jeans along with actress Elli Avram.

Fashion critics don't make sense to me: Prateik BabbarThe collection represents the free spiritedness of people who beat the summertime blues with a dash of indigo. RS jeans has a mix of deep and light hues of indigoes in tops, t-shirts and jeans in styles. Taking the current trends a notch higher, the collection is centered in ripped and distressed patterns in different styles.

Asked if he gets bothered if and when he makes headlines because of his wrong fashion choices, he said: “Fashion police are feared by those who aren’t confident of their personal style statement. Everybody has a unique statement… That doesn’t necessarily need to be a hot favourite with everyone and hence fashion critics don’t make sense to me.

“For me, style is about comfort and as long as you’re comfortable and confident, anything can look good.”

He also said that working with Rocky Star has been great.

“I love the energy and vibe that he brings on set. He’s got such a unique style which I love. Shooting for his new RS Jeans collection was an absolute riot. I was really pumped when he asked me to model for him,” said the actor, who has worked in films like ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Dhobi Ghat’ and ‘Aarakshan’.