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Sonam Kapoor (A Week Before Cannes)
We caught up with fashion’s favourite child before she left for the prestigious film festival.
COSMO: ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT VISITING CANNES AGAIN?
Sonam Kapoor: “I'm extremely excited, especially this year, because we're celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema. Plus, L’Oréal Paris, makeup artist Namrata Soni, and I have come up with six looks for me—and one of them is Rekha! My sister Rhea (Kapoor) styled the shoot.”
C: WHAT ARE YOUR DAYS AT CANNES LOOKING LIKE?
SK: “I’m doing the opening ceremony for The Great Gatsby. Hugh Topps will be performing, and then there's a dinner with the L'Oréal Paris brand ambassadors the night before.”
C: WHAT IS MORE EXCITING... THE RED CARPET OR AFTER-PARTY?
SK: “They're both fun. Cannes has always been an amazing experience. You feel just like a little girl in a candy store!”
C: WHAT HAVE YOU PACKED
IN YOUR TRAVEL BAG?
SK: “I’ve packed a lot of Anamika Khanna and Shehla Khan Couture. There's lots of great fashion, and Indian jewellery from my mom's collection.”
C: WHAT AND WHO WILL YOU BE WEARING TO THE FESTIVAL?
SK: “I’m wearing one Indian designer and one International designer. It’ll be amazing, and it’ll be dramatic."
C: WHAT ABOUT YOUR MAKE-UP AND HAIR? ANY LOOKS IN MIND?
SK: “Hair and make-up will be inspired by various trends. I’m leaning towards the ’60s, ’20s, and ’80s—black liner and dark lips!”
C: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS RIGHT NOW?
SK: “I like Michael by Michael Kors—it’s my go-to fragrance. Also, the L’Oréal sheer lipsticks—they’re fabulous to wear on lips and cheeks. I’m addicted to essential oils right now—peppermint, rose, tea tree. I apply the oil by mixing it with my cold cream.”
C: WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO RED-CARPET CONFIDENCE?
SK: “I don’t get nervous on the red carpet. As soon as I’m on it, I’m fine. I tell myself to just have fun.”
C: WHAT KIND OF FITNESS ROUTINE DO YOU FOLLOW BEFORE CANNES?
SK: “I’ve been working out less actually because I’ve had no time. Normally, I do Pilates and yoga, and I swim. And no carbs after 6pm!”
C: DO YOU HAVE DAYS WHEN YOU’VE JUST GOT ‘NOTHING TO WEAR’?
SK: “No (laughs)! Rhea does a great job of styling always. I don’t mind repeating stuff, so it’s okay.”
Sonam in an Anamika Khanna couture sari and jacket. She made headlines with her unusual choice of nath from mum Sunita Kapoor's jewellery line