Kareena Kapoor

Meet the new Me – Kareena Kapoor promotes Heroine

As Kareena does the promotional rounds of her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’, we see her step out of her signature style short numbers & saris & instead make much wiser & bolder choices for each of her appearances. At a recently held first look event of Heroine, Bebo went for a crimson ‘Ungaro’ jumspuit, accessorizing it with a gold cuff (like Deepika here) & a gold belt. What we love about this look is that red lips generally dont go too well with the same hued dress, but Kareena just proved otherwise – drop dead gorgeous.

Kareena Kapoor at Heroine Promotions

Kareena Kapoor at Heroine Promotions

Kareena Kapoor at Heroine Promotions

Kareena Kapoor at Heroine Promotions

On Day 1 of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 , Kareena wore a Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna fringed top with straight cut black pants. Yet again , a very non-Kareena-ish look that we really liked. Very classy & neat.

P.S. Red sole – umm-  Christian Louboutin?

Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Day 1

Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Day One

Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Day1

Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Day One

Fashion Face-Off – Sri Devi & Kareena’s Manish Malhotra sari

There was something about the on-stage flash or the blouse of Sri Devi’s Manish Malhotra sari that made this look close to being tacky. We prefer the silver-sequin version of the same sari that Kareena wore at the Filmfare awards earlier this year.  The drape should also have been spread out & not pinned up – not for this one. You agree or is it just our bias for Kareena speaking here ? :/

Sri Devi at South Indian International Awards 2012

Sri Devi at South Indian International Awards 2012

Kareena Kapoor at Filmfare Awards 2012

Kareena Kapoor at Filmfare Awards 2012

Kareena Kapoor in Halkat Jawaani

For the Item number (Noun – Def : hypnotic dance on a mindless song by thinly clad actresses to increase their movie ratings)  in her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’, Kareena Kapoor is reported to have said : “Halkat Jawani is the raunchiest Item Number I have Done’ . So who does Bebo pick to do the styling for the most sizzling number of her career? None other than the King of Couture himself – Manish Malhotra. And this is just one of the reported 130 dresses that Babo will be wearing in the movie – phew – we can already feel the fever settling in.

Loved the black velvet blouse over the fuschia & gold sari on Bebo. Take notes girls.

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine Item Song

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine Item Song

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine Movie

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine Movie

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine

Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sari in Heroine

Karan Johar’s Birthday Party (Part 2) – AWA’s Almost There List

In continuation of our last post, we compiled a list of celebrities from KJo’s party who we thought were ‘almost there’ and would have looked great had they made slight changes in their appearances. Do we like them? Yes. Are we Blown Away? No. Here’s why :-

1. Kareena Kapoor in All Saints

We loved the tribal dress on Kareena. What Didnt Work – The dress should have been one size plus considering the bust is squashed and the fat is kinda oozing out . We were’nt fans of the strappy gold heels either. The Dress screamed for peep-toes instead.

Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party in Mumbai

Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party in Mumbai

2.  Anushka Sharma in Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna

One of the very few celebrities to go bold and different at the party was Anushka. Loved the Tailored suit on her chiselled frame. What Didnt Work – The hair were such killjoy. A sleek ponytail would have been just perfect for the look. The heels too were such bummer. Pumps/Brogues would have done the job.

Anushka Sharma at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Anushka Sharma at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

3. Amrita Arora

The Hair – The Hair. Mommy-To-Be would have looked alot better had she skipped the handband/poofy crown look. Not feeling it.

Amrita Arora at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Amrita Arora at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

 4. Dia Mirza in Rocky S

Well we wont really blame Dia here, because we arent fans of the cut-work around the bust at first place. What could have taken the focus off were open hair – lets say Afro – would have looked great on Dia.

Dia Mirza in Rocky S at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Dia Mirza in Rocky S at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

4. Gauri Khan

The Hair – The Hair – Ah so Prom-y. Gauri Y U NO do better hair-dos?

Gauri Khan with Shah Rukh Khan at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Gauri Khan with Shah Rukh Khan at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

 5. Kalki Koechlin in Christian Dior

The orange Dior was just the perfect pick for the event. What didnt work , again , were the Hair !
DIY : Just put a finger on the screen hiding the side bun/curls. Doesnt it transform the whole look?

Kalki Koechlin at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kalki Koechlin at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

6. Soha Ali Khan

Soha was one person who was THIS close to entering our Best Dressed List. The hair looked jaw-dropping sexy. However, what didnt work was the terribly misfit clutch bag. Had she skipped it altogether, it would have still been a 10/10 for us.

Soha Ali Khan with boyfriend Kunal Khemu at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Soha Ali Khan with boyfriend Kunal Khemu at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

7. Neha Dhupia in Gauri & Nainika

One to always make striking appearances, Neha missed this one because of the necklace and the hair-do. The make-up too made her look washed out. If you want to know what we are talking about, compare it with the look from the runway. Agreed?

Neha Dhupia at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Neha Dhupia at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Gauri & Nainika spring 2012 gown

Gauri & Nainika spring 2012 gown

8. Preity Zinta in Gauri & Nainika

Just when we thought the red velevet gown looked great on Preity, the locks made us drop the idea. The ‘cutsie effect’ just doesnt go well with the classy feminine gown.

Preity Zinta at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Preity Zinta at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

9. Sonali Bindre in Ramona Narang

What went Wrong – The fact that it was too safe  :) We like but we arent impressed much.

Sonali Bindre at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Sonali Bindre at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

 

 

Karan Johar’s Birthday Party – AWA’s Best Dressed List

Of all the celebrities who attended Karan Johar’s 40th Birthday Party on 25th May in Mumbai , surprisingly , there were only a handful who made it to our best dressed list & fewer still who blew us away ; many A-Listers trickled down to the worst-dressed category and some failed to make an impression despite putting in an effort.
This time AWA decided to do something different for you guys and so we clubbed the appearances into different categories (this post being the first). Read on and take note of who wore what.

Disclaimer : The results might be shocking. Read at your own risk :P

1. Kangna Ranaut in Burberry

So when we said ‘fewer still who blew us away‘ Kangna was one of them. Intelligent choice of color . Loved the sassy hair against the victorian look. Make-up & accessories spot on ! For the finishing touches , just the right attitude *pout*

Kangna Ranaut at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kangna Ranaut at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kangna Ranaut at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Kangna Ranaut at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

2. Deepika Padukone in Prabal Gurung

We re so in love with the gold Parabal Gurung gown , that despite not having a full length picture of Deepika , we are ready to crown her as the best dressed at the party (we re trying to put together Deepika with the complete picture of Jennifer Lawrence who wore the same dress earlier this year) . From what we see, waist up , Deepika has blown us away !

Deepika Padukone at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Deepika Padukone at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Jennifer Lawrence in a Gold Prabal Gurung Gown For The Hunger Games Premiere

Left : Parabal Gurung Fall 2012 gown ,Right : Jennifer Lawrence in the gold Prabal Gurung Gown at The Hunger Games premiere

3. Malaika Arora Khan in Roberto Cavalli

Though Malaika wore this Cavalli jersey gown for the second time (first time in Dec’2011 at the High Life Dubai interview – see below ) , we think she looked as lovely as she did back then. Change of hair & accesories and she was ready to rock the red carpet.

Malaika Arora Khan at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Malaika Arora Khan at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Malaika Arora in Roberto Cavalli at High Life Dubai Interview

Malaika Arora in Roberto Cavalli at High Life Dubai Interview

4. Karishma Kapoor in Herve Leger

With Lolo in perfect shape, donning a black patent Leger, our long lost love for the label has come to life again (thanks to the gazillion Leger appearances by Bollywood actresses). A Bottega Veneta clutch & Black Louboutin pumps were perfect to add to the drama. *love*

Karishma Kapoor with sister Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

Karishma Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor at Karan Johar's Birthday Party

5. Suzanne Roshan in Dolce & Gabbana

F.i.n.a.l.l.y Suzanne decides to change her hair – and BOY did it work wonders for her – perfectly complementing the Leopard Print D&G gown. Suzanne looked like ‘The’ celebrity wife and we aint complaining about anything in this look.

Suzanne Roshan at Karan Johar's Birthday Party in Mumbai

Suzanne Roshan with Hrithik Roshan at Karan Johar's Birthday Party in Mumbai

6. Bipasha Basu in Arpan Vohra

Though this black tiered Arpan Vohra gown was simple & drama-free , it looked gorgeous on Bips (especially the sexy back ;) ) . Side swept hair, and a sparkly Gucci clutch completed her look. Of all the ladies who chose to wear black for the evening , this was our favorite.

Bipasha Basu at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Bipasha Basu at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party