Bollywood is synonymous with edgy fashion, quirky styles and dynamic trends. We are absolutely besotted and cannot stop marveling at their sartorial choices. But the mavericks behind the dolled up avatars of our lissome Bollywood divas are the celeb stylists. With their keen styling techniques and eye for detail, some of the most sought after celeb stylists for Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, and Jacqueline Fernandes are Rhea Kapoor, Anaita Shroff Adajania, Aastha Sharma, Tanya Ghavri, Shaleena Nathani, Ami Patel, Nitasha Gaurav, Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar. Imbibing their innate fashion sensibilities, these celeb stylists are the reckoning force for some of the finest fashion moments and also MALFUNCTIONS! As much as we admire the ardent efforts of the celeb glam squad that comprises apparel stylists, makeup, and hair stylists, certain fashion faux pas are inadvertent. But looking glamorous is pretty much a permanent fixture of their profession and celeb stylists have to up the celeb glam game with each appearance. As fashion aficionados, our roving eye never blinks! Recently, we came across an intriguing celeb fashion face-off between two Bollywood divas, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan. Both are versatile actors with an astounding star presence. Deepika’s celeb stylist is Shaleena Nathani while Vidya is styled by the Who Wore What When duo Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar. Vidya donned an ikkat printed jacket from the Blueprint label by Navya and Divya at the airport recently for the promotional activities of her upcoming thriller, Kahaani 2. BUT! Deepika had donned a classic white tee-denim look teamed with a long ikkat kimono jacket from the label Chola as she sauntered casually from the airport late September. What’s the big deal you wonder? Scroll down to know more. (ALSO READ: Whoa! 12 times Deepika Padukone reminded us why Black is the new Black!)
Deepika Padukone was spotted returning to Mumbai after shooting for her upcoming Hollywood flick, xxx The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel in September. Deepika donned a basic white tee with a pair of denim and layered it with the ikkat printed jacket. A Chanel tote and a cool pair of sunnies completed her breezy look.
Vidya donned a black kurta, palazzo pants and layered it with the ikkat printed jacket. For her appearance on Bigg Boss Season 10, Vidya accessorized her look with a statement necklace and bangles. With her hair styled and minimal makeup, Vidya looks demure! But she dressed down completely as she made a beeline to the airport, tying up her hair and discarding the necklace, armed with a denim bag and sunnies.
So who do you think dressed well? For starters, both divas donned similar these jackets as their Travel Wear! Vidya who also appeared on Bigg Boss Season 10 dressed up her look for the show but dressed down for the airport. Since Deepika had long sported this cool look, Vidya’s stylists failed to notice the similarity and committed a major blunder, fancily termed as a STYLIST MALFUNCTION! Deepika’s stylist, Shaleena Nathani dolled Deepika in this buttonless ikkat jacket with flared sleeves while Vidya’s stylists’ Pranay and Shounak dolled Vidya in a buttoned ikkat jacket with side slits and neatly rolled up sleeves. Deepika looks chic in sneakers while Vidya donned shiny shoes and flared palazzos that look quite unflattering and tacky. The jacket is elegant but fails to blend in and starkly mismatches with the ensemble. So who do you think donned the ikkat printed jacket better? Our obvious choice is Deepika Padukone! Known for her uber stylish travel wear, Deepika never fails to mesmerize us and unfailingly affords us those amazing #TravelWearGoals!
Vidya has been mercilessly panned by the fashion critics in the past for her outlandish choice of ensembles. Just when her ensembles were being appreciated by the fashion pundits, Vidya stumbled yet another style impediment! If only her stylist were updated! Sigh!