Bollywood Blast: Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, & Frieda Pinto at Cannes 2013!
The illustrious Bollywood actress and L’oreal Brand Ambassador Sonam Kapoor won our vote for best dressed at Cannes 2012 and it seems like she may have a shot at the title this year again, although it is a bit early to judge. Her claim to fame is no doubt her innate sense of style and the starlet has already been spotted in quite a few different dreamy outfits while the rest of the club is still making their way to the beautiful French Riviera.
Sonam Kapoor in Armani Prive at Loreal Press Conference in Cannes
At a L’Oréal Press Conference Sonam was spotted in an Armani Prive midi dress with an exotic metallic textured pleated pocket skirt that she paired surprisingly with traditional Minakari earrings from her Mom, Sunita Kapoor’s jewelry line. We approve of the mix and match statement accessorizing however the oversize beaten gold earrings she wore alongside Frieda Pinto on the Hotel Martinez balcony were far more trend aspired. The actress wore a classy color block Huemn and Suhani Pittie sari and was styled by her sister Rhea Kapoor.
Sonam Kapoor wearing Sunita Kapoor earrings
Sonam Kapoor in Huemn and Suhani Pittie sari with Frieda Pinto
While preparing for her L’Oréal shoot Sonam was spotted in an absolutely stunning crochet thread work tailored blazer with a lace crop top and high waisted pants by her favorite designer Anamika Khanna. She stayed true to the designer for her appearance at the Great Gatsby premiere as well, donning a white lace sari with a gold military accent jacket and an oversize ethnic nose ring. This ensemble was more of a miss relative to what we expect from Sonam and the vamp makeup did not help her cause.
Sonam Kapoor in Anamika Khanna before her shoot for Loreal Paris
Once more in Anamika Khanna for the Great Gatsby Premiere
Wearing Elie Saab for the Cannes Gala
For the Cannes 2013 Opening Gala Dinner, Sonam went feminine chic in a dainty pink embellished Elie Saab midi dress with a cinched waist and matching accessories. An elegant but not particularly the most cutting edge choice. Perhaps we’ve seen enough of the style on red carpet events over the months.
Vidya Balan in Sabyasachi
Vidya Balan was honoured with the title of jury member at the Cannes 2013 Film Festival. An incredibly proud moment for the award winning actress who has taken huge strides in her career off late. We wish she had done the same with regard to her wardrobe. She appeared three times in Sabyasachi with the same pulled back traditional middle parting bun that emphasizes her pretty round face. While the white sari and sunglasses were reminiscent of a politician’s well-to-do wife, the deep red full sleeves high neck lehnga with a black dupatta and dull gold zari borders was rather becoming. Vidya who is also brand ambassador for Amrapali jewels wore traditional antique jhumkas by the label.
Vidya Balan brand ambassador for Sabyasachi Mukherjee
3rd time is not a charm! Once more in Sabyasachi
Ironically Vidya Balan chose to wear her worst look for the Great Gatsby premiere! While we can forgive the tired white full skirted lehnga with detailed patis, we cannot comprehend why she would wear her dupatta on her head the whole time with the ends tied in front. Was it mean to be a message of the image she was trying to convey of India which would be incredibly naive, or was it just an ill conceived styling choice? Either way the act felt contrived and over compensatory.
Frieda Pinto in Gucci
Frieda Pinto chose a bright pink over lapping halter neck Gucci gown with an ornamental gold belt for her red carpet appearance at the Gatsby premiere that was far more convincing. She completed it with an elaborate Grecian braided hairdo.
Malika Sherwat at Cannes Film Festival 2013
While Malika Sharawat won no prizes for her taste in fashion, wearing a gold snake embellished dress that was a tad bit short for a full length style, atleast she managed to cover up in all the right places for once!
Vote for Best Dressed at the Ref Carpet Goes to ?
Many more guests are expected to arrive over the next few days but for now it seems Sonam Kapoor is in the lead for Best Dressed Bollywood celebrity at Cannes 2013! What do you think?