“You don’t have to be Famous, to live out your own Red Carpet moment”
—– RACHEL ZOE
So very rightly put in the words of the acclaimed American Fashion designer, Rachel Zoe, who has been in the industry for nearly two decades now. I think I have subconsciously adhered to this statement every time I have stood up in front of my mirror to get dressed.
Taking you a little back in time. I was born in mid-80’s, 1985 to be precise and raised up through the 80’s and 90’s before I finally entered adulthood in 2003. Though Fashion was my weakness for as long as I could remember, my choices have sure evolved over the years and for good enough reasons, there are still a few memories I hold really close to my heart. My mom would get me those pretty frilled frocks in pinks and blues and all those floral maxis in those days and I still have such vivid memories of wearing them and feeling all pretty as a daisy.
Like every other girl, I too have grown up watching my mother getting ready in front of the mirror, and me sitting in some corner of the room and just admiring her. A lot of the aesthetic sense that I imbibed has been through seeing the fashion choices of my other and my aunts. In summers, they would wear those chiffon sarees with floral prints, pairing them with a sleeveless blouse. Oh, that was actually glamour at its pinnacle. They were young ladies at that time who loved to play dress up and I believe as little girls we just happen to be so awed by the style and aura of our mothers that it just so deeply impressions our fashion choices in its very formative years itself.
Well, cut to the present scenario, and I am very well aware of and in touch with my own sartorial inclinations. Anything that spells class and has an undertone of power definitely allures me. I like to keep my style very strong and powerful yet nothing loud or in your face. Having said that, I am still a mood dresser. I make an effort to get impeccably dressed only if I am really in the mood for it. On most days, I am a casual dresser with no fuss in my look, keeping it all polished and minimalist. Yet, if I have to make a formal appearance at a public platform, I really like to dress up to the hilt. There are some occasions when as a Fashion and Luxury Influencer, I have to attend an event of prominence and its kind of Red Carpet celebrity appearance in my head and then I leave no stone unturned to dress up ravishingly.
“I either dress like I am going to a Red Carpet event or like I am a homeless Drug addict; there is no in between.”
RockyStar has been a designer who has dressed up quite a few renowned celebrities both on and off the red carpet. Based on his visionary approach to fashion, I would like to define his clothes as unconventional, and his style sensibilities as way ahead of the times. From dressing international sensations such as Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Nicole Scherzinger to Bollywood celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif; Rocky creates timeless fashion that cater to the global clientele. There have been quite such Red carpet moments when noteworthy celebrities from across the globe have been spotted adorning his creations.
So recently, when I got an opportunity to wear one of his outfits at an occasion, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I could not have let that pass as any mediocre moment. I really wanted to have all those Red Carpet feels because the dress that I had chosen oozed glamour, sheer brilliance and some sexy vibes. I just fell in love with that bottle green colour, those multiple coloured sequins just flowing all over the gown and a must mention of the long attached trail that swayed behind. The gown meant sexy in all its forms and I couldn’t wait to style and wear it.
For the makeup, I went with a bright base and nude lips. I intently kept the eyes also very soft and not overtly dramatic. I could have given it a dark smokey eye look, but I refrained from doing that as I wanted the colour of the gown to do all the talking. With a light green eye shadow, and loads of mascara, I kept my eyes looking glamorous to match the whole look. I did play a lot with the highlighter though, just that when the flashlight falls on me, my face should shine in all possible proportions. Giving it a slight twist, I even played with a few swaroski embellishments putting them into a cluster on my cheek bone.
The hair were done in a side swept bouffant to give the whole look a slight retro feel. All in all, I think it did quite a justice to the whole look lending it a classic Red Carpet vibe. Though I have long hair, we secured them with some bobby pins, not aiming to achieve any perfection, but keeping it all a little easy and messy. It was a deliberate move on my part not to wear any accessories with this look. I could have worn a sleek bracelet or maybe some stone earrings, but I wanted to keep the whole look clean and easy on the eye.
Finally summing it up in the words of the acclaimed Hollywood singer, writer and actress Rita Ora who is a regular on these Red Carpet’s.
“I love getting dressed up for the Red Carpet. It makes me feel powerful and sexy!”
—– RITA ORA
Would love to hear how you would have styled this outfit for an occasion. Bring out that creative stylist in you, and comment below to let me know your suggestions.
Keep shinning and beaming bright.