MissMalini In Vogue: How To Be an Fashionista at a Fashion Tour/Week!

Ranjit Rodricks , 08 Aug 2011
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Raveena Tandon
Actress Raveena Tandon walks the ramp for Ramona Narang at BPFT in Mumbai
Actress Raveena Tandon walks the ramp for Ramona Narang at BPFT in Mumbai

Vogue_Blogger_Badges_1-1So you’ve always wanted to score A-list invites for all the best fashion parties in town (like the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour above). But somehow, your sister’s best-friend’s third-cousin from Dombivli ALWAYS manages to get a much coveted pass – and that too in the front row – which leaves you green with envy? No sweat! Follow these simple tips by Ranjit Rodricks and you’re guaranteed to have the best of the best vying for your attention at the next fashion extravaganza and if you play it right, you may just get to walk the ramp as well!

Gavin Miguel's lovely outfit for the Blender's Pride Fashion Tour
Gavin Miguel's lovely outfit for the Blender's Pride Fashion Tour

1) The most important thing is to “look” the part.

If you don’t dress up, you wont fit in. Always wear a show-stopping, red-carpet-worthy outfit when you set out for a fashion party. The more “Hollywood” it looks, the better. This gown by Gavin Miguel would be ideal.

Kalki Koechlin shows us her rings at the Gavin Miguel showing at the Blender's Pride Fashion Tour
Kalki Koechlin shows us her rings at the Gavin Miguel showing at the Blender's Pride Fashion Tour

2) Wear statement jewelry.

The bigger the piece is, the better. Actress Kalki Koechlin’s rings are a super example. Also, check out Queenie Singh’s brooch below. She designed it herself.

Queenie Singh's brooch is an eye-catcher
Queenie Singh's brooch is an eye-catcher

3) Bling is always “In”

And nothing could attract attention more than these fabulous embroidered pants by Hyderabad-based designer, Anand Kabra, which he showed at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour (BPFT) in Mumbai.

Anand Kabra blings it on!
Anand Kabra blings it on!

4) If you’re a guy, a chic kurta, tee shirt or shirt in a vibrant hue works wonders.

Men look boring and staid in stripes, checks and self-colours. A little brightness and some fab prints work wonders. You can always balance of the look with darker hued trousers or jeans.

Columnist Marcellus Baptista works it with a vibrant printed kurta
Columnist Marcellus Baptista works it with a vibrant printed kurta

5) Always make sure your nails are properly manicured and match your outfit.

In the picture below, singer Manasi Scott wears a lovely shade of nail-polish which perfectly match her Lanvin dress.

Manasi Scott sits in the front row at the Blender's Pride fashion Tour
Manasi Scott sits in the front row at the Blender's Pride fashion Tour

6) It helps big-time if you’re related to someone famous.

For instance, even though he’s not a Page 3 regular, we saw Arun Nayyar’s younger brother, Nicky, partying with his pals at the BPFT party in Mumbai.

Arun Nayyar's brother, Nicky (center) parties in Mumbai at the BPFT party
Arun Nayyar's brother, Nicky (center) parties in Mumbai at the BPFT party

7) A little PDA (Public Display of Affection) never hurt anyone.

It gives the press something to gossip about and ensures your lovey-dovey pix will make it to Page 3. Here, Laila Khan (Fardeen’s sister) can’t keep her hand’s off her husband, Farhan Furniturewalla. They are sitting in the front row of Ramona Narang’s show for the BPFT in Mumbai.

Laila Khan and husband Farhan Furniturewalla at the BPFT in Mumbai
Laila Khan and husband Farhan Furniturewalla at the BPFT in Mumbai

8) The most important part is to arrive in style.

Forget the family car which use use to go grocery shopping. Hire a high-end limousine for the night and when you alight from your car onto the red-carpet, you’re bound to be noticed immediately.

A Rolls Royce would do just fine
A Rolls Royce would do just fine

Once you have this entire act in place, you’re guaranteed to be considered a Page 3 Fashionista and have the crème de la crème of society vying to be seen in your presence. See you in the Front Row…

Maheep Sanjay Kapoor, Bhavana Chunkey Pandey and Queenie Singh sit in the front row at BPFT in Mumbai
Maheep Sanjay Kapoor, Bhavana Chunkey Pandey and Queenie Singh sit in the front row at BPFT in Mumbai

By Ranjit Rodricks for MissMalini

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