Thursday, March 4, 2021

IFFM 2018: Who wore what

Who sparkled and who shone? Did we gush or did we moan? Let’s hear the verdict from the fashion cops at IFFM Awards Night 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a quick round-up of what the celebrities wore on the red carpet at The Indian Film Festival Melbourne, who wowed us…and who didn’t.
They got it
Little Freida Peep..er..Pinto exuded vintage vibes in her gorgeous Elie Saab gown. There’s a lot going on there, but Freida, ever the picture of elegance, managed to pull it off. And unlike Rani Mukerji, who chose to freeze to death in her beautiful but sheer sari, Freida layered the number with extra tulle. Full points, Freida.
Fashion siren Malaika Arora brought her A-game on the red carpet at IIFM in a House of Kotwara and Apala by Sumit. The soft mint and cream lehenga, with a sexy choli paired with statement oxidised silver necklace, dewy makeup and a soft bun ticked all the boxes.
Richa Chadha, darling of the masses, looked quite chic in a sparkling navy gown by Namrata Joshipura. The muted makeup with smokey eyes and soft curls went perfectly with the bold colour of the dress and took the focus away from the tuck shop arms. A mention for the Label Sreya Samanta dress sari, though, that she wore on the opening night. Such a spunky yet gorgeous outfit and no one could have pulled it off better than her.

Talented Actor Vicky Kaushal filled his tall frame snugly in a well cut, long achkan style jacket with white bottoms and it was love per square foot for all the fans in the audience.

We fell in deep for this dark maroon, soft silk saree with a delicate gold border and hand embroidered blouse carried off beautifully by festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange. Super woman sure knows how to rock her sarees.

They didn’t
Best Actress Rani Mukerji was also nominated for fashion’s best in a trademark black Sabyasachi anarkali, paired with a grey and gold dupatta. An overzealous straightener let her down, though, as did the ho-hum smokey eyes. Elegant, sure, but spectacular? Nah.

Sachin of the Sachin-Jigar duo chose to go monochrome. The funky jacket that shone on stage didn’t quite cut it, nor did his performance.

She loves her white – we know that from the time she hit the screen in the 70s but this fur meets furls failed to flatter our generally elegant yesteryear actress and talk show host Simi Garewal. The fresh botox looked furious not fashionable.
Which ones are your favourite? Tell us in the comments.
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Preeti is the Melbourne Coordinator of Indian Link.

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  1. Preeti, Your news stories are always lovely. A comment in reference to Rani Mukherjee’s hair look – an overzealous straightener, had me chuckling. Its a look that is very much trending and is referred to as Glass Hair. I feel sorry for the Makeup artist who would have got her ready but I guess you were looking for something that did not go right.


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