FAB BAG Magazine

Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Neharika Sabharwal

I SPY: Me, Two!

Is imitation truly the best form of flattery or are our desi fashion icons nothing but Xerox copies of Hollywood starlets? You decide. 

From movie scripts and soundtracks to trends, accessories and hairstyles, we’ve got to admit, Hollywood is the Mecca of all things fabulous. Facing west for inspiration to pump our creative juices is tradition, especially with our beloved Bollywood divas. But where does inspiration end and photocopying begin?

Kareena Kapoor

Known for her simplistic and elegant style Kareena Kapoor dazzled fans at her book launch in a black Tom Ford dress from his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. The sexy attire had the shapely silhouette of a bodycon, edgy pointed sleeves with shoulder pads, and a gold championship belt. Kareena rounded off the look with red lips, side-swept bang, pin-straight hair, and black peep-toes. However, the outfit is already last season’s rags in Hollywood. Not so long ago, Kim Kardashian wore the same outfit to promote her new perfume in New York City. Bold move or rookie fashion mistake?

Malaika Arora Khan

She’s the forerunner for all things chic and this time was no different. At the Mijwan Sonnets in Fabric 2012 fashion show, Khan shows off her figure in an uber-glam Alice +Olivia Minka sequin shift dress with vintage appeal. The couture also seems to be a favourite with Paris Hilton and Kara Toiton who sported the outfits at close dated events. Got to love the chaiya-chaiya girl for being so fashion forward!

Sonam Kapoor

She’s been hailed as the most fashionable celeb in Bollywood by glossies and designers alike, but actress Sonam Kapoor’s style sense may not be quite as original as it seems. The starlet has been caught red-handed plenty times sporting the exact same look as Hollywood stylistas without any personal touches. For example, at a promotional event in Dubai, Sonam appeared in black Chloe dress. Her dress as well as the hairdo was exactly the same as Diaz’s at a dinner in Paris two weeks prior.

Deepika Padukone

When it comes to looking glamorous, Deepika Padukone can give a run to any leading Hollywood star. Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) was spotted at Toronto Film Festival wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress that was also worn by Deepika to the recent Vogue Beauty Awards. Padukone paired this dress with a black clutch and some gold bangles. While we feel the dress was unflattering in the tummy for Ashley, full points to Deepika for a perfect fit and oozing confidence.

Katrina Kaif

Kim Kardashian seems to be a favourite icon for Bollywood divas to ape. In another fashion face-off we have Katrina Kaif and Kim Kardashian sporting the same Roland Mouret Who  ‘Annabelle’ crepe wool dress. While Katrina wore this sassy yet sophisticated number with nude pumps, Kimmie was spotted wearing it with black pumps. We feel Katrina looks washed out in the dress’s dull colour and the boring hair and makeup just adds to the drab. In this round their KK wins over  without really having to do much.


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