Wednesday, 6 March 2013

DIVO Style Files: Sonam Kapoor

If there’s one Bollywood diva we admire for her panache, it’s Sonam Kapoor. She’s trendsetting, unconventional and isn’t afraid to try something new when it comes to hairstyles.

Where most other actresses opt for fail-safe looks, Sonam stands out with flair – it’s no wonder then, that she’s caught the attention of fashion houses across the world.

One of the very few actresses who continually puts her hair up to complement her various outfits, we found her red carpet appearances to be refreshingly unusual – don’t you agree?

From chic chignons to intricate updos and even a quiff or two, we give you a quick overview of Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet style:

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2011
At Cannes 2011, Sonam paired her white Jean Paul Gaultier gown with an intricate updo – with slight volume at the back – that pulled away from her face. The perfect hairstyle for the attention-drawing gown, as you can see.

Sonam at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Awards '12
At the Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Female and Male Awards, Sonam took the more conventional route with her sidwept curls. Even this commonly seen red carpet hairstyle, however, was given a twist with an embellished hair clip on one side.

Sonam Kapoor at the Ghanta Awards '12

Sonam paired her one shoulder white gown with a messy updo and topped it off with an embellished headband and loose tendrils around her face. Slightly Grecian, don’t you think?

Sonam at the Pure Concept Launch '12
The most outrageous of them all – for the Pure Concept Launch in 2012, Sonam topped her ponytail with a quiff up front, giving her black Dolce & Gabbana suit and ruffled shirt a dash of old-world glamour.

Sonam at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards '12
Opting for a slightly more structured than messy updo for this incredibly detailed sari, Sonam nonetheless kept her hairstyle feminine with a few curled tendrils around her face.

Sonam at the HT Mumbai Most Stylish Awards '13
A classic chignon showed off her ear cuffs and complemented the silhouette of her dress perfectly. This is one of the rare occasions we’ve seen Sonam’s hair pulled back as sleekly as it is - another stunning and slightly Grecian style, right?

Sonam Kapoor at the Gem & Jewellery Fair Launch '13
Sonam recently launched the Gem and Jewellery Fair ’13 with her hair up in another intricate updo (did we mention she continually puts her hair up?) that showed off the gorgeous necklace she had on. Note how the hairstyle also draws attention to her off-shoulder blouse.

What we can take away from this style icon’s red carpet appearances then, is that she isn’t afraid to mix things up a bit and always wears her clothes with the best possible hairstyle that will highlight the outfit’s most prominent details. A great tip for us to take away, no?