The Apsara awards are back as every year. Once again rewarding the talents….making few really happy and some pretending to be happy, people sad. But there is always one winnerThe 7th Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012 powered by Venus Soap saw a dazzling night with all celebrities in shimmery attires. The event this was held at the Mumbai’s plush Yashraj Studios. These awards are not just awards like so many other awards happening every year off late, but are ranked among the most awaited events by the television and entertainment industry.

The hot topic to discuss is the red carpet. Which was the stand out at the event?

Who wore what?

This time the celebrities were dressed in classy attires. It was not just stylish garments by designers but added to it was the fabric they wore to stand out. It was more of satin, silk and velvet which added classy tint to the styling. The sari and dresses were all trancy with chiffon / crepe or net fabric. The ladies looked amazing with delicate work or zari preferred by most of them, where men were not less. Most men rocked the ramp with a black suit, walking on a red pathway.

Selena Gomez

  • Selena Gomez was given to the earth on July 22, 1992 by a Mexican American father and half Italian mother.
  • Her parents divorced when she was a kid and was raised by her mother in Grand Prairie and remarried when she was 14.
  • She grew up by the inspiration she got from her mother preparing for her shows.
  • Selena was only 7 when she got enrolled in Barney and Friends” and later in “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over”.
  • A nationwide search gave her identity to Disney Channel
  • Her talent was discovered by Disney Channel through a nationwide search. Her initial session on the channel was as a guest star on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”.
  • Her gifted potential gave her own show on “Wizards of Waverly Place”.
  • She also did minor roles in “Another Cinderella Story” and “Horton Hears a Who!” apart from television appearances.
  • Along with her bestie Demi Lovato, she started a TV movie called “Princess Protection Program” .
  • The success of her TV series, bought her the Disney production order,“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie”.
  • This actress bought out her talent in singing and recorded on the Disney Mania album and “Another Cinderella Story” tracks.
  • Selena then formed “The Scene” her own music band. She released her first album “Kiss & Tell” in the month of September, 2009.
  • Selena is made remarkable even for her compassionate work as the ambassador for UNICEF. Her efforts for providing clean water for Ghana encouraged children to be environmentally-friendly through Disney’s Friends for Change.
  • Selena has developed a production house called July Moon Productions and launched a clothing line called Dream Out Loud.

What to wear? Is this question troubling you….

You need to rush for a party; you have no clue what to wear. Infact most of us don’t know the difference and how they should dress depending upon the occasion. You cannot wear the same attire for an office party what you wear for a club. Check out one, two, three below…

One -Cocktail party: should be all about glamour, shimmer, sparkle all around. You have a bling bling sequence dress; it’s time to wear it now.  Even leather will do well, for this party. Club with a plain clutch bag and heels in contrast colours.

Two -House party: these parties are tricky, very tough to decide whether to dress up or go casual….so be safe dress up with something comfortable, bling it with shoes or bag. Flats will be a better option here. Dress up simple and stylish. The designer Shantanu and Nikhil has a lot in his collection for such parties.

Three -Office party: I would advice to be dressed up with smart formals. Bold colour dresses with belts and heels or may be high waist trousers with a cute top. Satin fabric dresses do quite well here. Don’t overdo with accessories. Studs will be enough with a clutch bag.

Fashionistas of Bollywood 2011

5. Rahul Khanna

We may not have been talking about Rahul Khanna this year because of his movies but we where certainly talking about him because of his wardrobe. Rahul Khanna is certainly one actor men should look to for some fashionable influence, as Rahul knows how to have fun with his wardrobe.

While most Bollywood actors opt for the same old black suits Rahul mixes it up by adding a spot of colour to his wardrobe, be it a white suit or blue blazer. Rahul has become a regular on our hot list for fashion and was the first male actor to gain our Star Stylist title.

4. Dia Mirza

2011 saw Dia Mirza launch her first film, Love Breakups Zindigi, under her production house, Born Free Entertainment, along with her boyfriend Sahil Sangha and actor Zayed Khan. This is also the year that we started noticing Dia Mirza even more because of her fabulous wardrobe both onscreen and off screen. What has she been upto.

3. Imran Khan

This year has been a great year for Imran Khan not only because of the success of movies such as Delhi Belly and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan but also because once again he has made it onto our most fashionable Bollywood stars list.

Imran is another actor that stayed away from the traditional black suit this year by opting for other colours such as grey. Imran brought his fun and youthful style to his outfits once again this year be it in a grey suit or a casual quirky t-shirt. Imran is certainly one Khan we will be keeping an eye on in 2012 to see if he can raise the fashion stakes once again.

2. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra should be beaming by the end of this year. Not only has she bagged herself a record deal, and had the release of the much-awaited film Don 2, but she was also named India’s Best Dressed by People magazine. We can’t say we disagree with People magazine as Priyanka Chopra has shown that she knows how to dress whether it is in Indian attire or western clothing. It is her choice of Indian attire this year, be it on the catwalk or at the Toronto IIFA awards that got us talking. However one or two fashion mistakes this year cost her the number one spot on our elite list. Priyanka Chopra is one star to keep an eye on in 2012 as if she raises her game she may be able to make it to our number one spot.

1. Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor has proved that once again she knows her fashion and is the ultimate Bollywood fashionista. 2011 has been a great year for Sonam, when it comes to fashion.

Off screen the actress made her debut on the Cannes red carpet and showed the world that she knows how to dress to impress by opting for a memorable Jean Paul Gaultier gown and a striking Masaba Gupta sari. Sonam didn’t stop there as she was also spotted amongst International stars such as Freida Pinto when she attended the Chanel Paris-Bombay Pre-Fall 2012 show in Paris this month.

Sonam Kapoor has also become a regular on our Star Stylista list gaining the title more than once this year by opting for fun outfits. Sonam always raises the fashion stakes by daring to be different and staying away from the cliché outfits that many actresses are spotted in.

Follow the 5 this season 2012

Romantic Silhouettes:  Ladylike details. Show the love with your clothes! Perfect for Spring, this vibrantly printed blouse creates a feminine shape with a nipped-in wrap waist that ties on the side. The double ruffle V-neckline and armholes add a soft touch to an already adorable sleeveless women’s top.


Retro Inspired Fashions:  Amp up your style repertoire with retro inspired women’s fashions.

Tribal Prints: Think ethnic-patterned tunics and hippy inspired maxis; fitted knits and hardware details. Not just this real mix of patterns on dresses, tops and skirts.  Designers are using a range of eccentric prints on the runway this season.

Leather: Not just for winter anymore! Leather blazers, leather shorts, and leather skirts in soft colors. Pick pieces that are breezy. No matter what you wear there is no match for beautiful leather clothing.


Color Blocking:

Using 2 or 3 colors on the same piece. Colour block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. It combines the use of two or more blocks of colour in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colours, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors.