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Katrina Kaif

Sonam Kapoor, India's Best Dressed List

India’s Best Dressed List: Sonam Kapoor

Text by Shirin Mehta and Sohiny Das. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Photographs by Vishesh Verma (Mumbai), Amit Dey (Delhi), Kaustav Saikia (Kolkata), Ramya Reddy and Waseem Khan (Bangalore)

The past year was rough. The dreaded ‘R’ word popped up everywhere. It was the survival of the fittest and the cheapest. Women bought relatively inexpensive items. Lipstick sales were good. Fashion sales were not (at full price); so tabs were slashed. Designers restrategised and redefined haute. Boyfriend chic (borrow his clothes since you have no new ones), vintage (borrow grandma’s for similar reasons) and power shoulders (intimidate at work-place so they do not fire you) rose to prominence. Even couture in Paris offered (hush hush) ‘package deals’ to their loyal customers. Suddenly, apparel was available at almost lipstick prices. What joy… let us buy everything!
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Kareena Kapoor, Bollywood Superstar

In association with CARTIER It has not been easy to pin down on paper a select 50. For all over the country – and world – there are innumerable Indian women who are taking charge, breaking boundaries and coming out ahead of the curve. Even in a tough economic climate, core competencies, the willingness to adapt and an unwavering discipline have taken many of these women flying through the turbulence. Verve handpicks a set of the big players who continued to hit the headlines in the past year, whether in retaining their choice positions, causing a flurry overseas, grabbing 15 minutes of well deserved fame or raising their own bar. And, best of all, they don’t wear their gender on their sleeve
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Nasreen Qureshi

India’s Best Dressed List 2008

Text by Shirin Mehta, Nisha Jhangiani and Sohiny Das

This year’s Verve list identifies the three Cs in each of the ladies. They are varied in profession, personality, opinion and attire. Yet they are threaded together by distinction, which sets them apart. These fashion-forward women certainly deserve kudos for being the nation’s style-guides in their own inimitable ways.
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Katrina Kaif, Bollywood Actress

Leading Lady Of The Ramp

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Prasad Naik. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Subhash Vagal

Whoever said that the era of the supermodel is dead, had not reckoned with Katrina Kaif's presence on the ramp, says Verve
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