THE STAR SPEAKS

Lakmé brand am­bas­sador Ka­reena Kapoor re­veals her style and beauty se­crets to Harper’s Bazaar Edi­tor Nishat Fa­tima

Cosmopolitan (India) - - LAST WORD -

Heels or flats? “A woman can’t do with­out both. But... I think it would be heels.”

Stilet­tos or plat­forms? “Stilet­tos, be­cause I have big calves.”

Dresses or trousers? “Dresses, with­out a doubt. Not fig­ure-hug­ging ones, but more flowy, Gre­cian in style.” Hero items of your wardrobe? “Track pants, jeans, sneak­ers, and my pink T-shirts from Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret. People buy lin­gerie from there, but I buy yoga pants, and boyfriend track pants to wear on flights.”

Your style in­flu­ences? “Kate Moss, she’s a rock­star. It’s not just her style, I also like the way she lives her life,

how all her de­ci­sions come from the heart. I also think my sis­ter [ac­tor Karisma Kapoor] is very stylish and chic.”

Ac­ces­sorised or min­i­mal? “Min­i­mal. I am not a big ac­ces­sories per­son. The only thing I al­ways wear is my wed­ding ring.” Jew­ellery—cos­tume or pre­cious?

“Di­a­monds!”

Saris or gowns? “Saris. There is just no com­par­i­son. I’m an In­dian woman, I’m quite cur­va­ceous, and saris are supremely flat­ter­ing. I like very sexy slinky chif­fon saris. Gowns are for people like Kate Moss.” Ra­jesh Pratap Singh and Ka­reena Kapoor Khan? “It’s great! Thanks to Lakmé I get to meet some crazy de­sign­ers, people who are edgy, people who are new age, and whose thought pro­cesses are fu­tur­is­tic. Like Ra­jesh. His fi­nale is wild and my out­fit is very chic. And it’s like a home-com­ing for me to walk for the Lakmé Fash­ion Week fi­nale.”

Show­stop­per or item num­ber? “I’ve been lucky to do both. The fact is I’m an ac­tor first. That can never change.”

Favourite de­sign­ers? “Ra­jesh Pratap Singh is ab­so­lutely bril­liant. I’ve never seen a de­signer who cuts a woman’s shirts the way he does. I also love Ashish Soni, he makes amaz­ing suits for both Saif and me. Sabyasachi is great, Man­ish Mal­ho­tra, of course, and Aki Narula, too.”

Fash­ion in­her­i­tance? “For my wed­ding I wore my mother’s ear­rings. They are vin­tage with un­cut di­a­monds, which she had bought from rom her hard-earned money when n she got mar­ried. So, ob­vi­ously y now they are mine and I’m not giv­ing them back.”

Morn­ing beauty rou­tine? “Wake up, brush my teeth and eat a fruit.” No cleanse, tone, mois­turise? e? (Dies of shock) “I only mois­turise if I have to ap­ply ply makeup. I just drink lots of wa­ter er and it helps that I’m a veg­e­tar­ian n so I have good skin. But I also have to thank my genes—my par­ents have very good skin.”

Eyes or lips? “I love do­ing up my eyes. For an n event I might wear red lip­stick, but in my per­sonal life, it’s just ka­jal and I’m out.” Must have prod­ucts? “Lakmé Ab­so­lute Kohl Ul­ti­mate—I —I swear by it. My new favourites in­clude the Lakmé Eye­conic White and Lakmé Ab­so­lute Creme me Lip­stick in Red Car­pet.” Your five min­utes to fab­u­lous tip would be... “Well fit­ted blue jeans, crisp white shirt, and ka­jal in the eyes. And if you are up for it, a pop of red on the lips.”

Ka­reena Kapoor walks the ramp for Ra­jesh Pratap Singh’s grand fi­nale at Lakmé Fash­ion Week

Ka­reena Kapoor poses with Ra­jesh Pratap Singh and Purn­ima Lamba

af­ter the show

Ka­reena Kapoor strikes a pose

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