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We’ve yet to see the tinseltown ladies pick up Balmain but until they do, we’ll keep ourselves happy spotting some on the non-filmi ones. Closer to home, Ms. Poonawala wore the same Balmain jacket seen on Gisele on the Vogue cover and in London, Priyanka Gill hosted a Diwali party wearing a Balmain dress with a heavy kundan choker. Am all about mixing it up but the heavy-duty traditional necklace didn’t quite work with the edgy dress.

P.S. Still have my fingers crossed and hoping to spot one (some day) on the ‘filmy’ crowd (and not in a magazine spread). Will it ever happen? :P

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Left: Natasha Poonawala at Dior’s Winter Collection Launch, Delhi
Right: Balmain Tweed Jacket with Crystal Bow


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Left: Balmain, Spring 2009
Right: Priyanka Gill at Diwali Party, London


Photo Credit: Style, Desi Mag, HTCity

20 COMMENTS

  1. @ PnP: considering that we’ve seen the bollywood set ruin even the most basic of outfits with their sense of style (cue Katrina’s junk food tee or Kareena’s bugs bunny tee with the camel toe and countless others) do you REALLY want to see what they do with something as tricky as Balmain’s statement couture? LOL I for one am grateful that we’ve been spared that horror thus far!

    The jacket is sumptuous in a very edgy way…but Natasha is not working it. I give the lady her due for steering away from the unimaginative outfits that most of Mumbai’s social set stick to, but she really does not pull them off… at all!

    The jacket would work well with the body type of a tall, statuesque and slender woman. Add dramatic, smoky eyes, ultra-straight black hair, black skinny jeans/ black liquid leggings and a pair of killer, stiletto-heeled boots (black again) while keeping everything else COMPLETELY minimal to let the bling of the jacket shine through and you have a winner.

    As for the dress, I’ve been lusting after it for quite some time now…love, love, love. But NOT with that choker! The dress itself is such a dramatic, statement outfit hat the last thing it needs is heavy jewellery or any kind of bling accessory.




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    • well said. balmain needs personality, an attitude.
      maybe it is a good thing that bollywood and the socialites sticks to cavalli, bcbg, leger…it’s what they can carry. they would kill a jean gaultier, zanotti, or a mcqueen.
      i think they don’t have the body type nor the flair.




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  2. I just saw this pic in my morning newspaper.. and i was OMG, BAALMAIN! seriously, even though she wears it well… i’d like more edge to a piece like that.. Attitude.. edgy hair.. more drama.. something’s missing!! i need more chutzpah!! lol

    maybe she wore killer heels, though its highly unlikely!!




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  3. Trickiest piece of couture EVER! Yet so wonderful… thinking about the filmy crowd touching this makes me shudder. Except for Sonam, I see her attempting it (can’t say working it for sure ’cause this jacket scares me in that it’s so full of potential but can very easily be ruined).




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  4. Why do they make silhouettes that eff up the human anatomy itself when worn? She looks like she’s participating in a Fancy-dress competition!




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  5. i think you need to have a fierce sense of fashion attitude for balmain,either you have it or done,money cany buy it and in the cases above money CERTAILNY didnt buy them that attitude!




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  6. The jacket is not one of my favs, but with the right styling it could have looked a lot better than it does (whats new?)…As for the dress, I wish I could get a closer look at it but I love it and I wish I could see the choker up close but just by looking at the dress, it seems obvious that any elaborate jewelery would be just a bit much!




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  7. agree agree agree with everyone here. one comment on the bollywood types wearing balmain:
    * no one in bollywood has the style chops (except sonam and preity zinta) to even know Balmain considering it is a recently revived house
    * sonam is probably the only one who’d think it through and style the whole outfit (whether the jacket or the dress) and do the ensemble justice, head to toe. Preity keeps things too simple and looks too cute to carry off seriously edgy clothes
    * though the girls make a lot money, they just don’t make enough to plan a retirement well as well as be able to affrod serious couture for their personal wardrobes :-) …except miss zinta, maybe…that’s why they are all climbing on the IPL bandwagon!!




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