Happy birthday, Kangana Ranaut: A look at her best looks of 2017 so far

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Kangana Ranaut, who celebrates her 29th birthday on March 23 is not just a powerhouse of talent, but also an epitome of class and elegance. Just as much her career choices seem a reflection of her indomitable spirit, her fashion choices too — right from her formal dresses to the gorgeous six yards — are an extension of her fierce personality. On her birthday this year, we list her best looks from 2017 that celebrates her nonchalance, grit and enigma the best.

Ranaut, whose movie Rangoon released this year, was seen making a lot of public appearances as a part of the promotions and each time, she looked like she was dressed to kill. Be it her striped-Fendi dress or her Falguni and Shane Peacock sari, the actor has given us more reasons to look up to her amazing fashion sense.

Let’s take a look:

The actor had looked gracious in chic Fendi separates and Tom Ford pumps. Her stripy cotton jacket with a cut-out back was one of her best looks this year.In another look, Ranaut took classy a notch higher in a formal checkered shirt, black bow and black palazzo pants that she teamed with black Tom Ford pumps. Yes, basic, yet elegant.

The actress managed to grab attention in a monochrome number, looking gorgeous in a black Bardot shoulder top that she wore with a white pencil-fit skirt with a thigh-high-slit. She had teamed the look with a black choker and pumps and nude, understated make-up.

She made her love for bows explicit this year, by looking ethereal in a Paule Ka red satin bow top that she paired with a pair of maroon pants.

 

And just as seamlessly, the actress looks gorgeous in the traditional six yards too. As a guest for a reality show, she looked beautiful in a midnight blue Falguni and Shane Peacock sari. She had paired the sari with a sheer yoke blouse, looking every bit gorgeous.

 

Later, as she made an appearance in another reality show, she looked smart and lovely in a blue checkered sari by Pero by Aneeth Arora which she paired with a similarly printed blouse. Her make-up was  understated but her luscious curls and radiant smile were accessories enough.

Parineeti Chopra looks bright and beautiful in this off-shoulder Avaro Figlio gown

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Bubbly and spirited, Parineeti Chopra has been acing her fashion game these days. It’s kind of interesting to see how the ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ actress after her dramatic weight loss is experimenting with her sartorial choices and in the process giving us serious fashion goals.

Putting her fashion foot forward at HT Most Stylish awards, the 28-year-old stepped in an orange off-shoulder Avaro Figlio gown. Quirky and classy at the same time, her look perfectly complemented her personal style. The high-low hem added to the panache. The actress shared her pictures on Instagram, and captioned it, “When you’re happy and you know it!!”

 

Chopra wore marsala toned pumps from Aldo shoes and accentuated her look with rings from Isharya. While we simple adore the attire, we think Sanjana Batra could have opted for a better pair of shoes while styling her. Her look was rounded off with wavy tresses, kohled eyes and glossy make-up by make-up artist Arti Nayar and hairstylist Gohar Shaikh.

Sunny Leone looks dead-drop gorgeous in this sequined Rocky Star dress

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Glamourous Sunny Leone has been making everyone jealous with her amazing holiday photos. The Bollywood diva is on a vacation in picturesque Mexico beaches giving everyone travel goals. And as if her sensuous bikini-clad photos were not enough to set the temperature soaring, the actor posted few pictures of her partying with friends in a cocktail dress and looks just amazing.

The ‘Raees’ actor sizzled in a sequined dress in pastel tones. The boatneck, floral embellished outfit with a tapered hemline by celebrated Indian designer Rocky Star accentuated her curves really well. Pairing it up with nude punks and shimmery clutch also by the designer, she looked absolutely party ready.

Known for her spectacular personality and star presence, the ‘Mastizaade’ actor made a style statement sporting a fringed ear cuff and a chunky wrist cuff. The dark kohl-eyes and peach lipgloss added the extra edge to her evening look, making her look a perfect combination of hot and classy.

 

Along with her husband, she posted a picture of the party chilling with ‘Raees’ director Rahul Dholakia.
Leone had a spectacular year in 2016, as she shared the screen with Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan in the chartbuster song from the film — Laila Main Laila. The trio was partying in San Jose. It seems that her vacation mode is still on and we are not complaining.

The war of the gowns: Alia Bhatt looks all princess-y while Aditi Rao Hydari turns into a diva

Red carpet appearances have become a regular part of an actor’s life and ever since the high priestess of fashion herself, Sonam Kapoor ushered in this change in the industry where full-fledged fashion extravaganza is on display, the Bollywood fashion scene has become a wonderful thing to follow. Over the last couple of years, B-Town beauties have impressed us with their sartorial experiments and this time too it was no different when we spotted Alia Bhatt and Aditi Rao Hydari on the red carpet.

Wearing a beautiful Georges Chakra Spring 2016 couture gown, Alia Bhatt channelled some major princess-y vibes. The rose lace strapless floral embroidered corset bodice with pastel silk threads and a pink embroidered ball gown skirt looked really lovely on her. The gown is a beauty – it’s like stating the Bhatt – but we also love how she styled it well with minimal make-up and unkempt hair. The idea to go sans jewellery was a good one.

Meanwhile, Aditi Rao Hydari scorched the red carpet in a gorgeous striped metallic gown by Amit Aggarwal from his latest collection. The gown with a V-neck line and high-low hem with a structural skirt was complemented with a matching pair of sandals and gold earrings with black stone work. Her make-up was kept minimal with a hint of pink lip shade. She managed to work it well.

However, we prefer Alia Bhatt’s look here because of the fresh summery vibes.

Parineeti Chopra or Monica Dogra: Whose ethnic game is stronger?

When it comes to ethnic wear people usually take inspiration from Bollywood celebs. Earlier this year Kangana Ranaut gave us major #indianwear goals when she stepped out in pretty florals and pastel saris for the promotion of Rangoon. We also saw Shilpa Shetty flaunting her curves in ethnic wear at numerous events. Following the trend now is Parineeti Chopra and Monica Dogra in Payal Singhal ensembles.

 

Parineeti Chopra, for the first round of promotion of her upcoming movie Meri Pyaari Bindu opposite Ayushmann Khurrana picked a gorgeous ethnic wear which gave out Princess Jasmine vibes. We are glad that she brought her A-game with this two-piece crop and dhoti pant combo with a long-line contrasting-coloured jacket by Payal Singhal. Usually, for the first round of promotion celebs try to play it safe with something simpler with sharp cuts and neat lines but it’s interesting to see that Chopra decided to go all-out. We are already excited about the entire series of events. The actress accessorised it with earrings from Amrapali Jewels and a statement ring by Minerali Store. Celebrity make-up artist Arti Nayar did a good job by keeping her look minimal while hairstylist Gohar Shaikh worked it out perfectly with a puffed ponytail.

 

Meanwhile, Monica Dogra was seen in New York City working out a very indie look for her first performance at the Lincoln Centre. We love the Payal Singhal blue crop top and lehenga with gold tassels on it. With hair styled perfectly in soft curls, she rounded the look with a marsala tone lipstick and a bindi.

We think both the ladies looked lovely. It’s a tie this time!

Alia Bhatt or Mahira Khan: Who looked better in this gorgeous white jumpsuit?

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Like we all know, Mahira Khan is not a stranger to controversies. The Pakistani actress, who starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees, earlier this year was unfortunately caught in the middle of a political turmoil between India and Pakistan owing to the Uri attacks and a ban on Pakistani artistes working in the country. Khan was barred from promoting her Bollywood debut in India with her team but she did attend promotional events in Dubai and while she was at it, she put her best foot forward.

 

The actress was seen in a chic off-shoulder Lavish Alice jumpsuit in white with a twisted front, which also gave the impression of a knot. Khan styled her outfit with voluminous curls and a pair of metallic ankle straps. Celebrity make-up artist Krystal George rounded her look perfectly with soft, subtle make-up. We love how she kept it simple and classy and how it was the perfect pick for a daytime look.

 

Now, a couple of months after her appearance, we spotted the same jumpsuit on Alia Bhatt while she was attending the Youtube Fan Fest. The ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ actress too teamed it up with a pair of metallic footwear. As far as the styling is concerned, Bhatt opted for a bun, a fresh face and a bright pink lip shade. We think she wore the look more casually.

Priyanka Chopra wows all in this edgy black dress at Las Vegas CinemaCon

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By now, it’s safe to say that Priyanka Chopra has aced the art of slaying in stunning attires – be it on the red carpet, making a public appearance or simply slogging it in casuals. This time too, it wasn’t any different! Hollywood’s favourite star at the moment got together with the entire cast of Baywatch for the promotion of the film at Las Vegas CinemaCon and even though there were other celebs present, the only person who caught our attention was Priyanka Chopra.

 

The black dress with the edgy asymmetrical cuts and hemline accentuated her curves well. Chopra accessorised it well with a pair of black ankle length boots and lovely drop-earrings. Her hair was styled perfectly in beach waves and her make-up was kept simple with a soft blush of pink on her cheeks, softly highlighted eyelids and a brown lip shade. We think she looked perfect, no complaints here. She is on a roll, we say.

 

Prior to this, she wowed everybody when she made an appearance on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon. Flirting with fashion in a mini skirt, Chopra donned a Fendi attire from their summer-spring collection in 2017. She actually looked like a bundle of joy in blue! The 34-year-old wore the navy sheer organza blouse well with the skirt and paired it with matching blue pumps. Celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich did a good job here by styling Chopra in a Samurai topknot and heavy kohled look.

Brazilian designer brings out Princess line for Indian market

Princess-like ensembles by Brazilian-born designer Daniella Helayel, whose sapphire blue silk creation was worn by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton when her engagement to Prince William was announced, will now be available in India.

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Inspired by Kate’s sister Pippa’s much-anticipated wedding, and to coincide with the summer party season, the Princess collection by Helayel will offer seamless day-to-evening wear, read a statement.

Having returned to fashion last year with her new label Dhela, this is her first collaboration with Koovs specifically for young style-conscious women in India.

“I started designing to make clothes that made women feel sexy and confident — clothes that could move seamlessly from day-wear to evening, that looked great and that lasted. I believe that feeling gorgeous, sophisticated and confident should be accessible to every woman,” Helayal said in a statement.

The designer has also created clothes for celebrities like Madonna and Scarlett Johansson.

Kareena Kapoor or Kangana Ranaut, who pulled the ruched off-shoulder look better?

If recent appearances by Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kangana Ranaut — two incredibly fashionable actors — are anything to go by, the love for off-shoulder is yet to wear off. Recently, both the beauties were seen in black off-shoulder numbers with ruched ends, at different occasions, looking beautiful as ever.

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Kapoor, evidently enjoying motherhood and flaunting the post-pregnancy glow, looked vivacious as she stepped out in an off-shoulder black maxi dress by Ankita Choksey. With ruching around the waist, sleeves and neckline, she teamed her look with minimal make-up and hair in natural waves. Pairing her dress with black sandals, she balanced her casual look with elegance. The 36-year-old actress who will be next seen in Veere Di Wedding with Sonam Kapoor, also recently walked the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week finale for designer Anita Dogre — her first, after delivering her baby boy.

(Source: Express photo by Varinder Chawla)

Meanwhile, Ranaut, who made a couple of her recent appearances in the six yards, decided to go the monotone way as a part of ‘Rangoon’ promotions. She was spotted in a black Bardo shoulder top that she wore with a beige pencil-fit skirt with a thigh-high-slit, from Emanuel Ungaro’s Spring 2017 collection. Looking every bit sexy, she accessorised the number with a black choker and black pumps. Smokey eyes and nude make-up rounded her look.

This Is the Color You Should Always Wear on Job Interviews

You’ve prepared your answers for tough questions, updated your resume, and made of list of references. The only interview prep left to do is to select an outfit. So as you stare at your closet, scanning an overwhelming number of options, you probably can’t help but wonder what to wear. And now, there’s a definitive answer.

While we believe you should wear whatever makes you feel your professional best, there’s one particular hue that will aid you in the interview process, according to research. Black will help you be perceived as confident, according to a recent study conducted by the British retailer BuyTShirtsOnline, SheFinds.com reports.

The company surveyed 1,000 people, and according to 48% of women and 64% of men, black inspires confidence, making it the perfect option for both first dates and interviews.

What colors should one avoid for an interview? According to the study: orange and brown. Only 2% of women and 8% of men said the hues evoke confidence. On that note, you might also want to avoid red. The study revealed that most associated this color with arrogance, which isn’t a great trait to portray during an interview.