What is the first thing you think of when you see Kalki Koechlin on the red carpet? Her charming countenance? Her electrifying smile? Her perfect ten figure? For me, it is a combination of all these and her endearing persona for, let’s face it, you just cannot miss Kalki whenever she makes an appearance at the most happening soirees in the cinema and fashion circles. In this piece, I pick out five of her most recent red carpet looks, deconstruct her sense of knockout red carpet style, and recreate an all-time favourite look with our very own Myntra products. This one is indeed a blazing entry in our red carpet diaries…
Kalki Koechlin has been there and done it all- from the Cannes Film Festival and the IIFA Awards to the Filmfare Awards and the Colors Screen Awards, she has had the paparazzi scramble to get a picture of her, every single time. Be it the sheer grey tulle half saree with the scarlet head ornament (an international show of impressive and influential Indian dress sensibilities), or the pleated satin dress with the chunky black jewellery and the patterned grey purse, she can give most Hollywood A-listers a run for their money. A firm believer in fashion experimentation, Kalki has even donned a chromatic and layered sleeveless ankle-length dress with a jeweled waistband (not to mention the trendy side braid) and black pencil heels. She has also played it classy, a case in point being the flowing black gown with a magnificent lace neckline that she sported at a recent movie awards ceremony. This takes us to the look I favour most, the vibrant pink square-neck sleeveless gown with a simplistic black clutch, black watch, black heels and last but not the least, her shiny mane let loose. Kalki sure knows how to keep it sharp and realistic yet uber stylish and sophisticated. And to make it even more interesting, here is a rendering of the stunning diva-in-pink look with merchandise that is available right here at Myntra.
For a young Bollywood star on the rise, Kalki Koechlin sure knows her fashion! She makes you want to fish out a clipboard and start jotting down some pointers about style (read: keeping abreast of the current trends whilst maintaining an incisive personal flavour), doesn’t she? After all, the ability of making the rest of one’s surrounding melt away, and having your audience’s eyes riveted only on you comes with a lot of effort being put into how you style your look. Here’s to Kalki and her power to make thousands of women (including me) be comfortable in their own skin, to dress to impress; here’s to the country’s next big fashionista! Kalki, if you are reading this, I would only like to say… encore!