Ask me who my current favourite is among the Bollywood actresses? I’d unflinchingly say Deepika Padukone. She manages to strike the right balance between the casualness and approachability of a girl-next-door and the glamour and sophistication of a Bollywood diva. And I will not get started about the signature Deepika Padukone style, of which I vehemently approve.
And here she is a brand new avatar… as a designer. I recently saw her in Van Heusen’s latest ad campaign where she looks as chic as an Italian prima donna. And as gorgeous as she is, we couldn’t help but admire the pristine setting she found herself in. The Bollywood diva was flown all the way to Milan, playground of the world’s fashion fraternity to shoot for her ‘Limited Edition’ women’s collection, designed by her, exclusively for Van Heusen.
In the photographs, Deepika looks OH SO CHIC and seems to have perfectly captured the essence of the Italians’ sense of chic. Classic chic might I add! Inspired by ‘Old Hollywood’ Glamour — we just love our vintage trends, don’t we? — the collection is a sophisticatedly subdued one with the generous use of monochrome, and a blend of sobre colours and bright shades.
Those of you who aren’t so much interested in fashion as the fact that it’s shot in Milan, Italy, you will be glad to spot some Milanese landmarks like Piazza Del Duomo, Di Viole Di Liquirozia, The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Mercato De Piazza and La Scala opera.