Saturday, 29 December 2012

114 memorable Fashion & Style moments of 2012

2012 was an eventful year in the world of fashion. After culling through various events, (Oscars,Golden Globe, Cannes, CFDA,Fashion Weeks and more) Stylefluid Trendz presents list of  selected few people who stood out with their sartorial choices or decisions and the events that stayed back in our memory because of the way it was presented. The year saw some significant changes, moments or decisions being taken (Raf Simons taking over Dior, Hedi Slimane replaced Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang took over for Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga) in the world of fashion which changed the very history of the iconic fashion houses thus bringing in a fresh perspective to the unpredictable and dynamic fashion industry. The year also raised questions (Dolce and Gabbana Blackamoor figures earrings) on sensitivity of the fashion industry while exploring its creative freedom and imagination.

Trust me it was one Herculean task. Hope you enjoy it as much i enjoyed working on this post. Join me in looking back at the year that was – 2012. Have a wonderful and ultra chic new year.

Oscars 2012 Red carpet moments

Oscars is easily one of the biggest night of Red Carpet fashion.This was the year when the Red carpet fashion at the Academy Award lived up to all the hype that it is known for. Here are some of the most talked about and memorable looks from the Red carpet.

Angelina Jolie's one leg pose in Atelier Versace created lot of stir

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli & Louis Vuitton

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior Couture from Spring 1954 & Harry Winston

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive & Chopard


 Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

 Met Gala 2012 

Fashion’s one of the biggest night, The annual Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala 2012) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, took place on 7-May-2012. It was indeed a celebration of Art of Fashion. The A- Lister event was flooded with glamorous, crazy & best of red carpet fashion.
This year’s Met Gala 2012 also known as “Oscars of the East Coast” has been dedicated to two Italian designers, Elsa Schiaparelli & Miuccia Prada. Check out some of the memorable red carpet moments.

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

 Renee-Zellweger in Pucci

 Lauren Santo Domingo in Oscar de la Renta

Beyonce in Givenchy

Rihanna in Tom Ford

Carey Mulligan in Prada

 Bee Shaffer in Erdem

Constance Jablonski in Haider Ackermann

 Emma Roberts in Escada

 Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen

 January Jones in Versace  

Joan Smalls in Balmain

65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Fashion and Cannes Film Festival goes hand in hand & it is a fine balance of best of the designer fashion and cinema. It in nothing less than an everlasting love affair between the two industries. This is the moment, the designer houses have been waiting for, to display best of their creation to the world and the beautiful divas ensure that they do justice to the clothes by adding extra dash of red carpet glamour & style.The style-o-meter  at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 was at its peak. Just like any other year, this time as well the beauties filled the red carpet in the best of their designer wear and personal style. The divas had ensured that there is no dearth of fashion and style on the Red Carpet. 

Here are some of the selected  styles from the Red carpet Red Carpet of 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

German beauty and model turned actor, Diane Kruger's impeccable taste and sartorial choices  stole major limelight at the Cannes 2012.

Diane Kruger simply dazzled in the closing ceremony of 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture Gown. She took us straight to the Victorian era in this voluminous elegant gown. Her petite frame , perfectly complemented the beauty of the grey and white plaid voluminous Victorian organza ball gown which had black lace embroidery over the bodice. Her sparkling earrings, simple ponytail and the minimal make-up palette completed the entire look which can take anyone straight to the world of fantasy

 Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013

Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

 Diane Kruger in Nina Ricci

Diane-Kruger in Jason Wu

 Diane Kruger in Versus

                                                              Diane Kruger Vivienne Westwood gown

Supermodel Eva Herzigova arrived for the opening ceremony and screening of 'Moonrise Kingdom' at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, wearing a Chopard diamond set - a tribute to Marilyn Monroe - composed of a necklace in 18k white gold, set with 172 diamond beads (151.64 carats), 22 heart shaped diamonds (30.72 carats) and 143 round diamonds (18.43 carats).

 Eva Herzigova in Dolce and Gabbana

 The 74 year old beauty, Jane Fonda out shined stars half her age at Cannes 2012. With her sartorial choices, she made a strong, unique & stunning style statement. See it to believe it.

Jane Fonda in a  deep red sequined Roberto Cavalli gown

Jane Fonda in a Stella McCartney 

 Jane Fonda in  Atelier Versace

 It was a much anticipated appearance, specially after all the buzz & curiosity about Aishwarya’s post pregnancy weight gain (surprisingly this became a national news).

Aishwarya walked the red carpet at 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of ‘Cosmopolis’. She looked gorgeous in a midnight blue long-sleeve embroidered Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture gown. The velvet floral appliqué at the waist accentuated her over all look and she was at ease with this beautiful ultra feminine gown.

 Bérénice Bejo in Giambattista Valli Spring 

 Bérénice Bejo in  Louis Vuitton

 Camila Alves in Marchesa gown

 Cassie  Roberto Cavalli gown 

Doutzen Kroes in Elie Saab

 Eva Longoria in Marchesa

 Eva Longoria in a white Emilio Pucci gown

Heidi Klum in Marchesa 

 Jessica Chastain in Gucci

 Marion Cotillard's Christian Dior Couture gown

Sonam Kapoor - Chopard and L'Oreal party at 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival - For the Chopard and L'Oreal party at Cannes 2012, Bollywood Fashionista Sonam Kapoor chose to wear a black and white polka dotted gown from Naeem Khan’s Fall 2012 collection . The one shoulder flowing gown with a bow on the right shoulder looked good on her slender tall frame.

 Naomi-Watts in Marchesa

 Natasha Poly in Gucci

 Nicole Kidman in Lanvin 

Paz Vega in Stéphane Rolland 

 Cheryl  in Stéphane Rolland

 Fan Bingbing in a Laurence Hsu gown 

Freida Pinto in Atelier Versace Spring 2012 gown

Irina Shayk in Roberto Cavalli

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein Collection

 Natasha Poly in Roberto Cavalli

 Golden Globe 2012
Check out some of the memorable red carpet moments from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

 Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

 Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen

Emma Stone in Lanvin

 Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premier

 Lea Michele  in Marchesa

Nicole Kidman in Versace

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier

 Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann

 Zooey Deschanel in Prada

 2012 Billboard Music Award
The star-studded Billboard Music Award 2012 was a stylish & a gorgeous affair. The Red Carpet was flooded with stars, wearing designer wear mainly in eclectic mix of pastel hues & other lighter shades. For instance Katy Perry chose to wear a Lavender Blumarine gown & Carrie Underwood took us to her fantasy world in a Lavender Oscar de la Renta gown. Daring Miley Cyrus stole the red carpet moment in her androgynous avatar by wearing only a double-breasted white tuxedo jacket by Jean-Paul Gaultier & nothing else. Check out some of the chosen style from the Red Carpet.

 Carrie Underwood in Oscar de la Renta

 Katy Perry in a Lavender Blumarine gown

 Taylor Swift in Elie Saab 

 Miley Cyrus in Jean Paul Gaultier

Alicia Keys in Azzedine Alaia Couture


The CFDA Fashion Awards 2012

The stars who strutted down the red carpet at the CFDA Fashion Awards 2012 made some stunning  style statement.

One of the best dressed, Zoe Saldana’s black sheer panelled gown by Prabal Gurung complimented her hour glass figure to the T and she looked superbly elegant. The construction of the gown was such that it added lot more drama to the Red Carpet.

Julianne Hough was breathtaking in a daring plunging red Kaufman Franco gown which she wore with ease.

Beautiful Doutzen Kroes looked stunning in a sheer black Sophie Theallet gown . The choker detailed neckline of the gown beautifully accessorized her look. 

Joan Small looked ultra chic in a Michael Kors white dress with a low hem. The generous cut of the dress complemented her curves. Joan’s choice of gold accessories was a perfect way to complete the look.

Erin Heatherton was simply wow in a Michael Kors Halter gown from his Resort 2013 collection. Wearing a gold neckpiece, Erin looked ultra elegant in her Grecian look.

Elettra Wiedemann looked stunning in a burgundy Rachel Roy cut-out dress. Wearing a Lulu Frost 100 Year Necklace and earrings, she simply nailed the Red Carpet.

Wearing a Jason Wu blue sleeveless gown with black lace underlay, Jessica Stam looked quite seductive. 

Victoria’s secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel’s pale blue Valentino lace dress looked gorgeous on her. She was a complete head turner on the Red Carpet.

Fashion's New Czars 

* Raf Simons as the new creative director of Dior

After all the speculations and guessing game, Belgian designer Raf Simons was hired as the new creative director of Dior. His first show for Christian Dior Fall Winter 2012 was easily one of the most anticipated and awaited Couture show of the season. Royalty, designers, editors, movie stars were all present to watch Raf Simons’s debut couture show. Princess Charlene of Monaco, Pierre Cardin, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg ,Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Alaia,Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Hamish Bowles, Alexandra Schulman, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Lawrence were all present in equal attendance.
The show was presented in a floral backdrop, which was an ode to Christian Dior’s passion for flowers. The wall of five rooms of a Parisian mansion were decorated with blooming flowers like yellow laburnums, orchids, blue delphiniums, pink and yellow roses. The architectural silhouette (may be also has an influence of Raf’s background in industrial design) was a modern reinterpretation of Dior’s signature hourglass silhouette. 

 * Hedi Slimane as the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent

It was a turning point for the fashion industry when Stefano Pilati was ousted from his position at Yves Saint Laurent and Hedi Slimane, the former creative director of Dior Homme was hired as a new creative director for the French fashion house.After taking over as creative director of  YSL, Hedi Slimane decided to  rename the brand by dropping "Yves" from Yves Saint Laurent thus making it Saint Laurent Paris which was in line with the new make over that the Parisian Fashion house got . This bold move by Mr. Slimane definitely had  its share of controvesy. However the controversy had no impact on him and as always he preferred ignoring it and doing things his way.

*  Alexander Wang as a new creative director of  Balenciaga

After sudden exit of Balenciaga’s  designer Nicolas Ghesquière, the industry was yet again busy in  the guessing game. Post multiple speculation, finally it was Alexander Wang who was hired for the position.According to François-Henri Pinault, chairman & CEO of PPR, the French multinational holding company that owns the brand, Wang was chosen for the job because of his design sensibilities, street savvy and ability to generate buzz.

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* Impossible Conversations by The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's subject for the Spring show,  “Impossible Conversations,”  was an initiative to bring forth the relationship between Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) and Miucci Prada (Italian, born 1949), both from very different era. As the name indicates, Miucci Prada was put in conversation with Schiaparelli on video throughout the exhibit thus allowing us to gain extraordinary impact of their aesthetics, design philosophy and sensibilities of each designer.Well known Film director, Baz Luhrmann, created the video which depicted dialogue between Muccia Prada and  Schiaparelli , played by actress Judy Davis.This was indeed one innovative approach to blend history with contemporary fashion.

Louis Vuitton collaborates with Yayoi Kusama 

Continuing his artistic collaboration, Marc Jacobs teamed up with legendry Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her whimsical signature dot motifs. Prior to this Marc had collaborated with Takashi Murakami in 2003 & Stephen Sprouse in 2001. Kusama’s signature dots can be seen on everything ranging from clothes to jewellery.
Marc said that for those who are not aware of Kusama’s work, the collection would be a new venue to see her signature work through the eye of Louis Vuitton. "The obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us." 

*Supermodel reunion at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony 

This was one of the most eye catching moments of the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony with its share of backlash as well. Supermodels like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, David Gandy, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, and Jordan Dunn strutted down the stadium wearing best of well know British fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham and Vivienne Westwood.

The models had their shared of admiration as well as backlash. Hadley Freeman at The Guardian wrote, "Seeing models strut in six-inch heels looked a little less impressive after a fortnight of watching extraordinary athletic feats, not least because those who performed them had to stand on the side-lines and watch some women walk about in clothes."

Piers Morgan tweeted, "I suspect Kate Moss might fail her drugs test later."

The models were also criticized for their anorexic and unhealthy appearance which could send a wrong message.

Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen

  Naomi Campbell  in a glittering, gold Alexander McQueen

*Giant Chanel beach bag in hula hoops (Spring Summer 2013)

Giant Chanel beach bag in hula hoops (Spring Summer 2013) - During Chanel’s Spring Summer 2013 show on 2nd October in Paris’s Grand Palais, the design genius, Karl Lagerfeld sent Sigrid Agren down the runway wearing a giant white quilted leather beach bag, balanced between two black hula hoops in a semi circle. This bag was definitely a highlight of the collection.

"It's for the beach" Lagerfeld explained after the show in the Grand Palais. "You need space for the beach towel, huh? And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it."

Only Karl could think and create something so dreamy and exaggerated thus making a statement of its own. One can either love it or leave it but can’t ignore it.

 *Philip Treacy’s Spring Summer 2013 @ London Fashion Week

London milliner, Philip Treacy’s Spring Summer 2013 show was an extraordinary and one of the most glamorous moments at the recently concluded London fashion week. The legendry Irish milliner returned to the runway after 13 years & dedicated the show to king of pop, Michael Jackson. The show was a cast of all black models which in Treacy’s words, was a homage to the African woman and their sensibility to dress up .A total of 25 black women sashayed up and down the runway wearing Treacy’s creation and outfits from MJ’s archive and oh so iconic ‘Thriller Jacket’.

* Gown made of Gummy Bears (Homage to Late Alexander McQueen)

A gown that screams – Eat me ; ). New York based TWELV magazine recreated Alexander McQueen‘s iconic rainbow feather-printed gown from his Spring ’08 collection.
For the debut issue of the magazine, the Editor-in-Chief, Hissa Igarashi and Fashion Editor, Sayuri Marakumi took 3 weeks to construct the gown using 50,000 gummy bears in multicolor with steel wire which were twisted into the shape of a gown covered with a sheet of vinyl. Each gummy bear was glued on by hand and it weighed whopping 220 pounds. No wonder Jessica Pitti, the model needed 3 people to move around and the shoot almost took 5 hours. This is indeed a masterpiece and a beautiful homage to the late designer.
Now isn’t that a delicious design?

 *6 months pregnant Raffaella Fico hits the catwalk

The 24 year old Italian model Raffaella Fico turned quite a few heads when she took to the catwalk showing off her baby bump at Milan Fashion Week. Raffaella seemed very comfortable as she sashayed up and down the runway for Pin Up Stars wearing sexy bikinis and not so maternity friendly gold strappy high heels highlighting her six months swollen tummy. The model, who claims she is carrying star soccer & Manchester city player ex-boyfriend Mario Balotelli’s baby was given special recognition by the designer at the end of the show.

* Lady Gaga's Body Revolution

In the month of September, Gaga launched a page titled A Body Revolution 2012 on her Little Monsters site, encouraging fans to accept and share their flaws.She posted pictures of herself in nothing but a yellow bra and underwear. She told her fans that she has had bulimia and anorexia since she was 15."My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "to inspire bravery," Gaga said on the site. "This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous." The message was clear - celebrate your flaws.

* Return of Cone Bra – Madonna’s World tour concert at Tel Aviv

The Queen of Pop, Madonna, kicked off her worldwide MDNA concert tour at Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv on 31st May, 2012.Do you all remember the iconic cone bra corset, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, that was worn by Madonna during her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour?  For her 2012 concert as well, Madonna chose to wear the cone bra, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, with a 3-Dimensional twist to it. Gaultier , revamped the  cones by making it look like a cage. He used patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. Madonna,53, wore the Cone (Cage) Bra over a white shirt, a black tie and black pinstriped pants. So, here we have 2012 version of futuristic cone bra.

 * Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2013

Bold check patterns (read – LV Damier squares), graphical prints, bright sunshine yellow, 60’s styling and last but not the least – the fabulous set designed by artist Daniel Buren, was a perfect example of effortless showmanship by Marc Jacobs.
The set – Marc collaborated with artist Daniel Buren to create the eye grabbing magical set. The set had four escalators with yellow stripes, emptying out on a giant yellow and white checked runway. The escalators carried the models in pairs, down onto the shiny yellow and white checked runway. It was indeed a treat to watch the symmetry of the show, created by this fabulous set.

* Fantasy Bra at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Alessandra Ambrosio wore the famed Fantasy Bra @ this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The fantasy bra is made of 5,200 precious and semi-precious stones and is reportedly worth over $2.5 million.

* Daniel Craif in Tom Ford's slim suit

Daniel Craig's suits, by Tom Ford, in Skyfall, were slimmer and fashionably tighter than usual.  

 * Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 2013 (A trip to India)

Jean Paul Gaultier has a love affair going on with India and his Spring Summer 2013 is a perfect example of that. In one of his previous interviews he had mentioned - 'In every collection I have done, there is always an Indian inspiration. The nautical inspired collection had a strong essence of India & its exotic craftsmanship (the picture says it all) which was presented at Gaultier’s showroom in Paris’s Rue Saint Martin. With this collection it is quite firmly established that India has definitely found a significant place in global fashion.
The Sikh inspired turban & Jodhpurs from India & pleated skirts inspired from Scotland was a successful fusion of East meeting the West.

 * Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2013 Blackamoor Earring

Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2013 collection generated quite a lot of back lash and criticism and also raised question on sensitivity of  the fashion world. The dangling chandelier ear rings featuring Blackamoor figures was termed racist as it was identical to Blackamoor statues - a depictions of black Africans used in sculpture, jewelry, armorial designs and decorative art. The imagery is reminiscent of the slave era.

* Miley Cyrus's haircut

Miley Cyrus's haircut created lot of buzz.She shocked the fashion world by chopping of her long blonde locks which was quite rebellious. Miley also tweeted a picture of herself to flaunt her new androgynous and later on stating that she gets an adrenaline rush from cutting her hair.

* The Vogue "120” portfolio

To celebrate Vogue's 120th Anniversary, Fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy shot “The Vogue 120” portfolio. The special pictorial editorial features the most influential people in Fashion under 45. The magazine compiled an elite list of people like fashion designers, models, actors, singers and personalities that have influenced and shaped the very concept of modern fashion.
From Dior's creative head Raf Simons to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, Super model Chanel Iman to Karlie Kloss, musician Florence Welch to actor Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games fame, Norman beautifully framed the sheer drama of today's fashion world by capturing these young icons.

* The Little Black Jacket - Chanel's Classic Revisited

The Little Black Jacket, Chanel's Classic Revisited. Yes, the book is a spectacular tribute to the same iconic Little Black Jacket that Coco Chanel made famous. The book has more than 200 pages of portrait photography shot by one and only Karl Lagerfeld and edited and styled by Carine Roitfeld.
With an amazing cast of personalities from various field of work – Anna Wintour, Tilda Swinton, Claudia Schiffer, Freja BehaErichsen, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Milla Jovovich, Daphne Groeneveld, Tao Okamoto,Baptiste Giabiconi, Saskia de Brauw, Linda Evangelista, Gaspard Ulliel, Stella Tennant, Natalia Vodianova, Daphne Guinness,Mariacarla Boscono,Sarah Jessica Parker, Yoko Ono, Kanye West,Theophilus London, Kirsten Dunst – this is indeed a collector’s item for those who appreciate fashion and the quintessential Little Black Jacket.
The Jacket’s gender neutral character is beautifully captured by Karl without disturbing the very essence of this stunning & iconic creation. Using his skilful hands & creative vision, Karl has redesigned the jacket, converting it into a contemporary, adaptable piece of garment to be worn by both genders without any age restriction.

* Royal Mail Great British Fashion Stamps

When it comes to Fashion, Britain truly knows how to celebrate Fashion. The Royal Mail released a collection of 10 stamps in honor of the country's biggest fashion designers to celebrate 60 years of British fashion history.
The work of Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark with Celia Birtwell, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen showcase some of the most glorious & influential years of British fashion.
The first class Royal Mail fashion stamps were beautifully shot by photographer Solve Sundsbo.

* Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton stole all the limelight, especially amongst the fashion circle.
As a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, The Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton wore a custom made (modified) Red Alexander McQueen dress, along with LK Bennett nudes and a hat by Lock & Co.
Prior to this, Kate had attended her first ever royal garden party to kick start the Jubilee celebration. For the garden party, Kate recycled her baby pink pleated Emilia Wickstead dress. Earlier she had worn this dress for a lunch at Windsor castle. For the garden party, Kate wore her Emilia Wickstead number with nude pumps from LK Bennett and a raffia-lace mix pink hat by Jane Corbett.

Even her teal  Jenny Packham gown which she wore to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall caught lot of attention.

*Michelle Obama in a Tracy Reese Dress


Michelle Obama in a Tracy Reese Dress at the Democratic National Convention Speech 2012 - For her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., First Lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a custom made pink sleeveless frock custom made by New York Designer Tracy Reese and everly suede pumps in Rhubarb shade from J.Crew. Flaunting her famous toned arms in this sleeveless number, Michelle looked stunning.

* Sonam Kapoor 

Sonam Kapoor had attended the Elie Saab Spring 2012 Haute Couture Fashion Week at Paris on the designer’s personal invitation.She was in the front row wearing a pale pink saree created by Deepti Pruthi with a white halter blouse and Elie Saab bejeweled jacket.

The year also saw  Sonam Kapoor unveiling a pair of customised Salvatore Ferragamo. She chose an Anamika Khanna draped sari-pants look.

* Kangana Ranaut 

Stunner !!! I had to put this pic here. It looks like as if that black frock is just made for her. Don't miss out on her Audrey Hepburn hairstyle. Lady Dior Bag,nude pumps & vintage pearl choker necklace complimented her entire look.

 * Burlesque Dita Von Teese in Shivan and Narresh

This year Burlesque Dita Von Teese was in India on behalf of  Cointreau. Talented Indian designer  Shivan and Narresh were given the task of designing her  wardrobe and she looked extremely ravishing in their design.

* Antara Motiwala (Fashion Editor – GQ India) on The Sartorialist 

This year gorgeous Antara Motiwala – Fashion Editor – GQ India was  featured on Scott Schuman’s street style blog – The Sartorialist. Yes the same influential blog that has been a daily source of inspiration and knowledge for the fashion world.

Antara’s unique style quotient instantly captivates all your attention in this striking photograph. For me this is a fine example of "Chic Personified" that oozes a strong and gorgeous personality which is unique to her - nothing looks imposed here and that is how fashion and style should be. Looking at this photograph, i have to agree that no one else could have carried the entire look with so much of ease and confidence, the way she did it or so to say nailed it.

The midriff baring Dolce and Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 ensemble (collection that was inspired by Italian Dinner table) was accessorized with a Hermès Birkin and an interesting and unconventional choice of flat sandals – that is daringly chic thus bringing in a fresh inspiration. Her shiny, silky and voluminous hair & the cat eye sunglasses complete this classic yet contemporary look – making a style statement that is just so uniquely Antara.

*Bianca Balti In Fendi

While inaugurating the ‘Bianca Balti: Scenes From A Fashion Fairy Tale’ exhibition at Mercati Di Traiano  in Rome, Italy, Bianca immaculately layered a Fendi two-tone dress with a Fendi printed skirt. She was simply spectacular and also taught us fine art of layering.

* Deepika Padukone at GQ Men of the year awards 2012 

At this year's GQ Men of the year awards 2012, Deepika Padukone  looked ravishing and turned lot of head  in a Gaurav Gupta red gown.

* Kate Bosworth in Burberry Prorsum

Kate Bosworth in Burberry Prorsum @  Burberry Prorsum AW 2012 show

* Leelee Sobieski in Jil Sander

Leele Sobieski in Jil Sander at 2012  Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party. Not everyone can carry this dramatic look . It looked like as if  this dress is simply made for her.

 *  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci

Again not many can carry such a provocative dress with so much of grace and elegance. Rosie wore this Gucci spring 2013 green floor length gown at the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala at LACMA in LA, California. The gown features a high ruffled details all around the neck and coming down the back. The sides were daringly exposed.

* Kangana Ranaut in Burberry Prorsum 

Chic and sultry Kangana in Burberry Prorsum at Karan Johar's 40th Birthday party at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai .

* Alexa Chung in Moschino


Alexa Chung wore a stylish Moschino dress at the private viewing of Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012 event in London, England. She looked stunning and ultra chic in this  minimalist dress.

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