‘CHIC YET CA­SUAL’

THAT’S HOW VAANI KAPOOR DE­SCRIBES HER STYLE

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - AFTER - Nayan­deep Rakshit

To­day, when so­cial me­dia has be­come all-per­va­sive and ac­tors are closely scru­ti­nised for what they wear on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, style has be­come an im­por­tant seg­ment of the en­tire power play. Vaani Kapoor, how­ever, deals with it in her own way. She ad­mits, “Some­times, it can be pres­suris­ing,” but adds quickly, “The best thing is to not let it af­fect you at all.” Quiz the Be­fikre ac­tress about her sar­to­rial sense and she quips, “I get col­ly­wob­bles while talk­ing about it.” On the side­lines of a fash­ion event, she tells us how she likes to be com­fort­able in her own skin, with­out con­form­ing to norms.

Marks & Spencer has a new con­cept for their Spring-Sum­mer col­lec­tion ti­tled Re­think. What’s your idea on the same?

I feel they have truly come up with a cre­ative idea to be able to em­power women by giv­ing them op­por­tu­ni­ties to try and ex­per­i­ment with new styles. Now, there will be stylists on board, who will guide cus­tomers on get­ting the per­fect looks.

Some­times, you can be doubt­ful or obliv­i­ous of how some­thing can look so good on you, be­cause you haven’t tried it be­fore. There are cooler, quirkier styles like stripes and an­i­mal prints, which they have in­cor­po­rated in the for­mal set-up to make it a lit­tle in­for­mal.

Has there ever been an in­stance when you were told that you won’t be able to carry off a par­tic­u­lar out­fit, but you did?

My favourite de­signer and good friend Nikhil Thampi tries some­thing on me and I’ll be like, “Aah­hhh! Not this, there’s too much back show­ing.” But when I Fash­ion is some­thing that comes and goes. What re­mains is your style and that’s noth­ing but an ex­ten­sion of your per­son­al­ity that you are show­cas­ing via your clothes wear it, I end up look­ing the best (smiles).

What’s your fash­ion state­ment?

I’d like to be­lieve that I’m chic yet cool and ca­sual. So I guess, I have a com­fort­able sense of style.

Are you picky about your out­fits?

I know what I can pull off and what I can’t. That’s im­por­tant for ev­ery­one be­cause not ev­ery­thing will look good on you. But you must def­i­nitely try to see if it works for you.

How im­por­tant is it to stay true to your style?

Fash­ion is some­thing that comes and goes. What re­mains is your style and that’s noth­ing but an ex­ten­sion of your per­son­al­ity that you are show­cas­ing via your clothes. If you’re feel­ing com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in what­ever you are sport­ing, you will pull it off. One can even wear garbage bags if they are con­fi­dent enough. It’ll then be­come a trend. It’s all about the ease with which you pull off an out­fit.

What’s the most risqué en­sem­ble that you have worn?

I don’t wear back­less gowns in my ev­ery­day life be­cause they are gala gowns. But they look ex­tremely sexy at events.

Vaani Kapoor

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.