Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Here's wishing to a very chic new year filled with love and joy; and many glorious fashion moments for us to obsess about and some not so great ones to put a smile on our face ! Love, chicbollywood xoxo

The leading ladies of Ghajini

Jiah Khan Asin Ghajini success party
Both Asin and Jiah Khan went in total opposite directions when picking their outfits for the Ghajini success party. Asin went all traditional and Jiah was in a short and flirty zebra print dress. Usually I'm a fan of classic traditional ensembles but I don't quite like what Asin is wearing and her choice of footwear is definitely the deal breaker so my vote goes to Jiah. Who do you think looked better?

Get Rhea Kapoor's style

Liked Rhea Kapoor's (Sonam Kapoor's sister) outfit at the Slumdog premiere in Dubai? You can get the real deal which is a Herve Leger (no surprises!) at net-a-porter or opt for the budget friendly BCBG number currently on sale for USD$120 at Saks.
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L: Herve Leger Bandgage dress/R: BCBG Sweater dress

More of Tabu from Vogue

Here's another pic of Tabu from the latest Vogue Issue in a Herve Leger bandage dress. There was also an alternate cover pic shot for the issue with massively curly hair. I'm glad they went for the poker straight hair as it looks heaps better.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

First look: Tabu in Vogue

The January 09 edition of Vogue India features a gorgeous Tabu on the cover. Tabu looks absolutely ethereal but do think heavy photoshoping has been involved which is standard protocol I guess with entertainment publications. Great cover nevertheless and great start to the year Vogue India! Tabu Vogue India January 2009

Sonam Kapoor on Filmfare

Filmfare presents Sonam Kapoor on the first edition of the mag for the upcoming year. She's look fab as usual and I'm loving the touselled shorter hair on her. Think "chicness" runs in the family with younger sis Rhea Kapoor looking great in a classic black and white figure hugging dress at the Slumdog Millionaire showcase at Dubai International Film Festival. Dad Anil Kapoor looks dappers too in a well cut black suit, crisp white shirt and a metallic skinny tie. If you haven't seen the movie as yet please do as its absolutely fantastic!


Do not like the dress and definitely do not like the high sheen stockings with open toe sandals! The least Ms. Rao could've done was pair the stockings with close toe shoes. Here's one making its way to the fugly archives. Amrita Rao Victory music release

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays!Have fun and take care over the festive season.

xoxo chicbollywood

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Katrina for Nakshatra diamonds

Toga fashion

Kamal Sidhu disappoints in this toga inspired floor length gown. Everything right from the colour to the fabric is wrong! I'm a huge fan of asymetrical one shoulder floor length maxis and so wish that Kamal would've opted for something with a better colour and drape like two of my current favourites available for sale at shopbop.

L: Rachel Pally Ophelia Dress/R: Lauren Conrad Nora Dress

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Anushka's public appearances so far

What's your take on Anushka's outfits at her public appearances so far post the release of Rab Ne? Me thinks she's trying to be a bit "too safe" and "in character" by sticking to these standard designer suits. I prefer the orange number of the green and blue velvet suit. It does resemblance the suit that Shilpa Shetty wore to a book launch recently. Perhaps another Manish Malhotra creation.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I heart purple

I love the colour, love the outfit and the choice of accessories as channelled by style diva Bipasha Basu. Photo source

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chic in black

Whilst I'm not sold on Sonam's choice of hair colour, totally loving her chic black dress teamed with kundan kadas and bright fuschia flats at the Dilli6 showcase at DIFF'08.

If you like Sonam Kapoor's shoes, check out this season's similar offerings from Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo both available from net-a-porter

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The long and short of 'yellow'

None of these yellow outfits worked for me as seen on Mughda Godse and Monica Bedi respectively at the Pogo Amazing Kids Awards. Mughda Godse Monica Bedi Pogo Amazing Kids Awards

Deepika graces another magazine cover

After being featured on the cover of Elle Deepika Padukone makes an appearance on the cover of lifestyle mag 'The Man'.

Leiber Ganesh Collectors Clutch

The latest India inspired offering from Judith Leiber is the Ganesh clutch. Currently on backorder at Neiman Marcus this collector's edition will set you back a cool USD$5595+taxes. Leiber Ganesh Clutch

Clutch spotting

Usually seen carrying Louis Vuitton, Shilpa Shetty is seen with a Louboutin patent clutch at the Pogo Kids Awards.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kangana Ranaut on Filmfare

Check out Kangana in December's Filmfare

Asia's sexiest man

Meet world's sexiest Asian man of the year - John Abraham! It comes as no surprise to anyone that John beat his contemporaries Hrithik Roshan and the Khans in a poll conducted by British Asian Weekly, Eastern Eye mostly thanks to his fab look and physique in Dostana. John's look in Dostana also earned him a spot on the "25 Sexiest Men" list on US entertainment channel E! John Abraham Asia's Sexiest Man

Miss World 08 update

Whilst Miss Russia Ksenya Sukhinova walked away with the title, we are extremely proud of 21 year old Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan who are crowned the first runner up.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anushka Sharma

The latest Bollywood starlet to make it big is Anushka Sharma who's debuted in Aditya Chopra's movie "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" opposite Shahrukh Khan. She's also walked the ramp for some of India's top designers as well. Here's a dekho

L: Khushali Kumar / R: Azara

L: Ritu Kumar/R: Surily Goel

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More of Preity from Dubai

Preity Zinta's second outing at the 5th Dubai International Film Festival was at the Amfar dinner. Think the outfit is strictly ok and definitely pales in comparison to the floor length black and gold gown she wore on the opening night.

Preity Zinta Dubai International Film Festival Amfar dinner

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Questionable taste

Ripped jeans ready to fall apart, the widest possible headband and having a bad hair day at a saloon launch is making me question Shahid Kapoor's fashion sense. Perhaps he should look at Suniel Shetty for inspiration who was also present at the event!
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Drool worthy

How utterly fabulous does Preity Zinta look on the opening night of Dubai 5th Annual International Film Festival! The dress is absolutely divine - so loving the gold with the black, perfect hair and makeup; PZ adds the perfect finishing touch to the outfit with the ever bankable Bottega Veneta gold clutch. This gown supercedes the red number Preity wore at the Toronto International Film Festival. Despite her petite frame Preity carries off floor length dresses with elan and rarely gets it wrong. This red carpet queen is here to stay!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oriental influences

Both Deepika Padukone and Mughda Godse were seen in outfits with a strong oriental influence. Kudos to Deepika for pulling off this cape like dress and actually make it look quite ethereal - keep the make up minimal and hair simple. Mughda's outfit on the other hand is not doing much for me.

L: Deepika Padukone at CC2C music launch, R: Mughda Godse at website launch

Eshtylish in denim

Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor show the boys how to rock their favourite jeans. Ranbir keeps it classic with a crisp white shirt and Akki roughs it up with ankle high boots, a cowboy style shirt and a very in vogue vest. Who's look do you prefer? Source

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Manish Arora, Loubies et al.

Elle India caps off the year with Deepika Padukone featured in the December issue in creations from Manish Arora's SS09 collection teamed with the highly coveted Christian Louboutin fringe boots. The round toe boots are sold out but the newer peep-toe versions are still available for sale but tread with caution as they will put a massive dent in your credit card at a retail price of USD$1695 + taxes. Coming back to the mag think the look is different from Deepika's usual photo shoots and I actually quite like it - very diva meets rockstar!

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Shilpa Shetty

How good does this woman look in skinny jeans! I also adore the Louis Vuitton perforated speedy she's carrying. Top marks once more Ms. Shetty! Source

Monday, December 8, 2008

Glittery affair

Update - Thanks Luna for sending through a full length shot of PZ's outfit. I love the colour on her !
Looked and looked but couldn't find a full length shot of PZ; attending the wedding of a politician's son. Bit hard to say whether Preity's traditional ensemble is a hit or a miss as we can't see it in full but I'm definitely liking the yellow and gold on her.
Also present at the event were designer duo Gauri & Nainika looking quite chic in their simple but elegantly draped sarees.

Ditto in Shantanu-Nikhil

After Neha Dhupia at the 08 Toronto International Film Festival its Dia Mirza's turn to don this Shantanu Nikhil maxi dress on the cover of tech magazine T3. Think the dress looks good on both!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kats for Vogue India

Katrina Kaif shimmies on the year's finale cover of Vogue India in a one shoulder purple number. You like?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Man candy

Aamir Khan on the cover of GQ magazine's Dec 08 edition. Here's also wishing him the very best for TZP at the Oscars.