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Freida, Sonam, Deepika: Vogue's MOST STYLISH stars of 2014

Last updated on: June 04, 2014 18:13 IST

Freida, Sonam, Deepika: Vogue's MOST STYLISH stars of 2014

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Fashion magazine Vogue's June 2014 India edition's Best Dressed list features the most fashion forward stars from tinsel town. 

Fashion's changing winds have given us a brave new breed of dressers -- the counter-intuitive, the tradition-bearers, the latest stars on the sartorial block.

Vogue's second best-dressed list rounds up the country's most stylish and, even better, deconstructs what constitutes their inimitable appeal 2014 style.

Freida Pinto

Actor

Who: Undoubtedly the country’s most famous export, she’s universally admired for her cool pairings.

Label love: Sanchita, James Ferreira, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna

Fashion moment: "In college, I would wear my dad's high-waisted bell bottoms -- altered, of course -- with big sunglasses and a tee. When you don't have money to buy beautiful things, you innovate. I was really proud of what I could do with clothes." 

Famous words: "I love fashion. I'm not worried about it making me any less of a serious actor."

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Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Courtesy Vogue India

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Sonam Kapoor

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Actor

Who:
The country's resident fashionista needs no introduction when it comes to her bold choices.

Influences: "My mother, my maasi Kavita Singh, and Waheeda Rehman."

Style blog: Man Repeller

Summer must-haves: "Sheer and stripes, white and florals. I love spring/summer as a season."

Signature accessory: Rose gold Cartier watch

Online shopping haunts: Shopbop.com, ASOS.com, Perniaspopupshop.com

Style hashtag: #mixitup


Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Sonam Kapor/Instagram

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Kangna Ranaut

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Actor

Who:
Recently anointed Bollywood's Queen, we've seen her style choices, like her roles, go from ordinary to extraordinary.

Label love: Burberry, Sabyasachi, Dior

Dare to wear: Bleached eyebrows

Beauty trademark: Mass of curls

Favourite fashion era: Old Hollywood

Style hashtag: #unpredictable

 


Image: Kangna Ranaut
Photographs: www.officialkanganaranaut.com

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Kiran Rao

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Filmmaker

Who:
With her indie clothing choices, she is a refreshing alternative on the red-carpet scene.

Influences: "I don't really have one. I like the way Tilda Swinton and Chloë Sevigny dress, but they aren't an influence."

Label love: Marni, Dries Van Noten, Péro by Aneeth Arora, Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva, NorBlack NorWhite

Signature accessory: "My spectacles."

Style blog: Wearabout by Manou

Online haunt: Barneys.com

New discovery: Eka


Image: Kiran Rao
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Kalki Koechlin

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Actor

Who:
The actor walks the line between feminine romance and androgynous ease.

Influences:
Gwen Stefani and Audrey Hepburn

Label love:
Sabyasachi, Shift by Nimish Shah, Gaurav Gupta, Marc Jacobs

Beauty secret:
 "Lots of water and green tea."

Fashion moment: "At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, I paid homage to my Indo-French roots and wore Sabyasachi one day and Dior the other."


Image: Kalki Koechlin
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Alia Bhatt

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Actor

Who:
The young actor is coming into her own, both on film and in fashion.

Label love: Pankaj & Nidhi, Anushka Khanna, Dior, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna

Influences:
Sonam Kapoor and Jennifer Lawrence

Investment buy: An Alexander McQueen tote

Beauty routine: "Fifteen minutes -- bare skin, kajal, mascara, lip balm and heels."

Style hashtag: #comfort


Image: Alia Bhatt
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar
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Masaba Gupta

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Fashion Designer

Who: The Instagram-happy designer is known for her signature prints, but off-duty she works her curves in a mix of Indian designers and high-street finds.

Influences: "My mother Neena Gupta, Beyoncé, Rihanna."

Label love: Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel and Anamika Khanna

Style blogger: Bryan Boy

Online shopping haunt: Farfetch.com and ASOS.com


Image: Masaba Gupta
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Deepika Padukone

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Actor

Who: Our cover girl has had a stellar year, both on screen and on the red carpet. Metallic dresses, statement accents and her trademark sex appeal—this is the best she’s ever looked.

Influence: Audrey Hepburn

Beauty secret: "Lipstick, preferably a deep burgundy."

Accessory love: Mawi Current obsession: Brogues

Style philosophy: "It's not the clothes, it's the way you carry yourself."


Image: Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Courtesy Vogue India

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Carol Gracias

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Model

Who: She may have been around for a while, but Gracias’ laid-back style never ceases to pleasantly surprise.

Influences: Kate Moss and Sapna Bhavnani

Summer must-have: Gold cuff from Dang in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi

Beauty secrets: Himalaya Purifying Neem Facewash and Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream

Label love: Zara and Anamika Khanna. “I love wearing the basics on which Anamika layers her embroidered garments. They are just as beautiful and can be worn as standalone pieces.”

Style hashtag: #effortless


Image: Carol Gracias
Photographs: Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week
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Lisa Haydon

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Model/Actress

Who: The sultry siren is reaping the benefits of her half-Indian, half-Australian gene pool, moving successfully from ramp to the big screen with her breakout hit, Queen.

Label love: Stone Cold Fox, Helmut Lang, Namrata Joshipura

Fashion mantra: "Dressing in a rush always yields the most intuitive results."

Investment buy: "Day bags, which change every six months."

Style hashtag: #easybreezy


Image: Lisa Haydon
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Karisma Kapoor

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Actor

Who: A penchant for monochrome and structured silhouettes has this actor on our list for the second year.

Summer must-have: Colour-blocked Hermès Birkin

Staples: Black dresses, white shirts, jeans, and shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti Design and Jimmy Choo

Online haunt: Net-a-porter.com


Image: Karisma Kapoor
Photographs: Rajesh karkera/Rediff.com

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Shweta Nanda

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Homemaker

Who: We're endlessly fascinated by the quiet elegance of the low key Bachchan daughter.

Summer must-have: Isabel Marant 'Holden' slippers

Staples: Mansur Gavriel bucket bag in Flame, J Brand stocking jeans and Isabel Marant for Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Wardrobe fail-safe: A crisp white shirt

Style blog: The Blonde Salad by Chiara Ferragni

Her daughter covets: "Everything in my closet!"

Check out the complete Vogue Style List 2014 in the Vogue India June 2014 issue, on stands now.


Image: Shweta Nanda
Photographs: Courtesy Vogue India

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