“Dear Sonam...”

Eight lucky Cosmo girls asked Sonam Kapoor about fash­ion, beauty and ev­ery­thing she loves...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - UPFRONT -

Q which are your favourite on­line shop­ping and fash­ion web­sites? —Mansi, 22

Sonam: “I of­ten check the sites be­low for in­spi­ra­tion, on­line shop­ping and in­ter­est­ing blog posts.”

Q who are your favourite de­sign­ers? —Kri­tika, 27

Sonam: “That’s a tough one, as I don’t have any one favourite de­signer. There are many that I like, and here’s a sneakpeek...” Q I seem to be cursed with bad hair days... is there any way to put an end to them?

—Sim­ran, 23 Sonam: “You’re in luck, be­cause this sea­son, wear­ing your hair up and away from your face is so chic. I’m lov­ing messy fish braids, sleek high pony­tails and braided buns. They’re great for cam­ou­flag­ing greasy, dif­fi­cult hair.” Q I want to style a white blazer with an out­fit and I’m find­ing it quite hard. Help!

—Mona, 24 Sonam: “A slouchy white blazer can be thrown over some wide-legged pants, or try a more tai­lored ver­sion with a romper or shorts—very Kate Moss and Gwyneth-es­que! Aim for an­drog­y­nous-sexy— wear your blazer with a but­toned up shirt and rolled up sleeves. Now throw on some re­laxed trousers and brogues.”


want to know about your faves—gad­gets, eater­ies and for­eign lo­cales...

—Sheena, 22 Sonam: “Phew! Well, my iPad 2 helps me scan through pics and read scripts. I love the food at Indigo Deli in Mum­bai and my favourite hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion is Italy.” Q how can I work this sea­son’s tricky leather trend?

—Meghna, 23 Sonam: “The key is to work a dar­ing trend in a clas­sic sil­hou­ette. In the case of leather, try a fit­ted leather pen­cil skirt or a struc­tured shift dress, es­pe­cially in a neu­tral hue, for an ul­tra chic look.” Q what are the es­sen­tials in your wardrobe?

—Deepti, 25 Sonam: “These are the five items on my ‘must-have’ list right now and I can’t wait to get my hands on them...” Q I love the sheer trend. How do I wear it with­out look­ing like I’m hav­ing a wardrobe m mal­func­tion? —Neha, 26 Soonam: “You need to bal­ance the nat­u­ral sex­i­ness of sheer fab­rics with soft, fem­i­nine de­tails and, if re­quired, coon­ser­va­tive touches. So if you’re wear­ing a sheer shirt, wear it but­toned to the col­lar and un­der a well-fit­ted jacket. Also try sheers with a busy print that dis­tracts att­ten­tion and keeps from giv­ing tooo much away.”

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The iPad 2 A great pair of sun­glasses: Jimmy Choo, ` 17,900 An Anu­radha Vakil sari A Chanel Cou­ture dress Leighton Meester

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