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Friday, June 14, 2013

Vogue India: Sonam Kapoor Is A 'Girl On Fire'

Indian actress Sonam Kapoor is not just a 'Girl on Fire', she is ablaze on the cover of Vogue India for the month of June (2013). Vogue came out with two covers featuring Kapoor and a video. I love when magazines make videos of the photo shoot, because you can really see the styling in detail. For example, look at the exquisite earrings she's wearing with this red Alexander McQueen.
Another reason I like Vogue India, is that they incorporate the accessories, taste, style and fashion of India women in every issue. You're probably saying, well Kim it is Vogue India. HaHaHa And you're right! However, many times there's an American on the cover of Vogue China or Vogue Russia. It always comes across a little odd to me. I'm an individual that likes to learn about different cultures and customs. So when there's a woman from India on the cover, or Asian on the cover, or Russian on the cover of a magazine it helps me to understand that individual and what makes her successful in her country. Before today, I knew nothing about Sonam Kapoor! Now I know she's an actress, former model, and highly praised for her fashion taste. Not only did I find out who Sonam Kapoor is, but it also introduced me to some designers I've never heard about before. Yes, I know McQueen, Versace, but I've never heard of Lourenco, Scervino and Arora. HaHaHa So see, blogging is learning! I love to see designs on models, but what I love about a photo shoot is that we get to see those designs on different nationalities and body types. That McQueen looks entirely different on Kapoor! Photo shoots can give you a different perspective.

Don't laugh at me! But let me tell you what else I learned. I'm very finicky about any PR offers I accept (I raised my prices and haven't accepted any in months because everyone wanted to be on my blog), but I get them all the time. The other day, I got one that talked about a camel toe pad. I was like WTH is that? Well ladies, if you look at the picture above (lavender). The model has camel toe (crotch) and Kapoor doesn't. HaHaHa It hit me like a ton of bricks! They must've given Kapoor a camel toe pad. I've NEVER heard of such a thing! I can be so green about some things! You guys have a great weekend.

photographer: marcin tyszka / stylist: anaita shroff adajania / make-up: namrata soni
hair: kacper raczkowski



mispapelicos said...

I love Vogue India. The models have great body shape, and the colours are fabulous, as the country itself.
I have crazy offers for my blog too but not as funny, LOl.
Have a fabulous weekend, dear Kim.

Unknown said...

She is so beautiful Kim! I love seeing women of color represented {looking forward to the day we don't even need to make that distinction} and how crazy is it that she wears each one of those outfits better than the model! She's totally on my radar now--thanks!

xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

This is a really interesting post Kim and I totally agree, it's so refreshing to see magazines properly tailored to their target market! It's why I love Irish mags xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She's so stunning, love her look. And I prefer her covers to the others...beautiful!! Hahahaha...camel toe, that's hilarious!! I didn't know they had pads for that, hahahahaha. I can't believe an offer for it came to you, too funny!! I would have fell over laughing, hahaha! I love it. Happy Friday doll xxx

Carole Poirot said...

She looks gorgeous and that first dress is one hell of a statement! I actually think she looks much better than the catwalk models because - whilst she's still very slim - she's not as sickly-skinny as them, but looks fresh and healthy. Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend xo


Yes, you must be selective with PR's, haha! As for the images, I love that red dress and especially the looks in white are stunning. She's gorgeous! Happy weekend Kim. /Madison

Anonymous said...

She looks stunning.

Cee said...

I was all set to comment about how beautiful, striking and obviously accomplished Sonam Kapoor is... and then I read about the camel toe pad and all of those thoughts went right out the window, replaced by, "WHAT?!" The gimmicky products on the market will never cease to amaze me {for example, my husband's cousin - no joke - has become a millionaire by developing mens underwear that lift and separate} particularly because people obviously buy them! I always knew you had integrity, Kim, but knowing you passed on writing about the camel toe pad is a great reminder ;)

anyaadores said...

She is beautiful and her skin flawless and an amazing body right - Love her:)
And the camel toe pad - ha ha - imagine being the person who invented that!! ;-)
Happy weekend,

Annie Sand said...

She looks really fabulous, you're right about the girl on fire part. Haha! And that Alexander McQueen-dress is just gorgeous! I hope you're having a fabulous day!

meghan silva said...

She really is gorgeous and I love everything she is wearing and the video , gorgeous post Kim .

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Style Journey said...

Oh my gosh I am cracking up about the camel toe pad! Who knew they even made those things, ha ha! She is really beautiful, especially in that purple dress :) Heather

Emmylou said...

Hahaha....camel toe pad....that's priceless:D
And I must say she looks so stunning in that red gown. I agree with what you wrote....a lot of Asian magazines always seem to have very Western-centric covers (ahem), and it boggles my mind too. It's great that Vogue India tries to actually cater to the target audience.

Tina Bradley said...

Sonam is gorgeous! Great pics and fashion inspirations, Kim. Have a fab weekend!!! xo T.

Mica said...

The camel toe pad - they really do make something for every non existent problem don't they? haha! I'd say just get some better fitting clothes, but I'm cheeky like that ;)

Love love her photoshoot - and how you've displayed it next to the runway pics. She looks like a wonderful fun loving lady, complete contrast from the stiff catwalk models. It must be so tiring for models not being able to smile!

Also, your comment on my blog - if I had a chance to meet him I definitely would have gotten you Ricky Martin's autograph, haha! He didn't even sing, let down!

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Unknown said...

i love the cover! i think she's really pretty and sounds intellegent! what i love with indian fashion is their style and colorful garments and accessories!!!!

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Always Maylee said...

That red dress is just stunning! She looks gorgeous.

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TheTinyHeart said...

I hadn't heard of her before but she is gorgeous. I love the Alexander McQueen dress on her too, it looks much better than on the runway. And that is hilarious about the camel toe pad! Who knew?!

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Thrifted Shift said...

I just love the side by sides! Thanks for sharing!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Love Vogue India as well as in general Indian Fashion! She look outstanding, the editorial is an explosion of colors and style:) Lol for the toe pad, havent heard about it either, you never know what kind of offers you got through the blog!^^' Kisses dear, happy weekend! xo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

She looks good in everything, but I especially like the change they made to the bodice of the McQueen dress. Hope you're having a very sweet day, Kim!

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Sara said...

Oh she is beautiful! I love that photo of her by the car! Haha! Too cute & funny!

Coco said...

I still don't get what a camel toe pad is!
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Joie Fatale said...

Kapoor KILLED it in those clothes!
She looks uber fantastic.
Also, she has a great build, and like you said: "I'm an individual that likes to learn about different cultures and customs"
(same here), and, "but what I love about a photo shoot is that we get to see those designs on different nationalities and body types." I know WHY this (diverse models) doesn't happen...and, then again I don't.

As slow as it seems we are getting to a little town called Diversity, we are at least going there!
Thank you for sharing this! So cool!
**Runs off to grab her own copy**

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

She looks really beautiful, especially in McQueen! Love that shot very much. Very romantic.
As for the advertising offer. I have actually known about this thingie for several years. It was PR'ed in Russia back in 2009-2010 if not earlier. It certainly caused a lot of laughs. :)
And since I adore Aymeline, I just have to say that she doesn't actually have the CT moment in that outfit - the real CT is a bit different - just google a pic or two. :D
And Vogue just retouched everything - easily done.

Jessica said...

lmao omg i like this vogue too!!! and good for rasing your prices hun! your blogs amazing! eww camel toe pads you shoulda excepted just for shits n giggles hahahaa

Corinne said...

These models are all amazing! Wow, camel toe pads, how weird!

Corinne x

Lorena said...

Hi Kim
I could not agree more - blogging is learning!
You know, i like how you placed the runway photo and then the magazine.... i was actually surprised to see that some of the items look so much better on the magazine!

Jo said...

Kim, I love reading this post! Omg, didn't know what a camel toe pad is. Wow, it's true, we learn something new every day. Haha. I love the contrast of both dresses. Very nice. Sonam is gorgeous! I was obsessed with the Bollywood actor/actresses too. We had a Bollywood (Oscar night) here in Vancouver back in April and boy, the stars are SO BEAUTIFUL! Anyway, what are your plans this weekend? I'm watching Les Mis (broadway) tonight. Don't know what's it's about but they all said that it's good. Have a great weekend girlfriend!

xo Jo

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Is a beautiful girl, we have in common a love of learning about other cultutras, now with the internet is much easier as a child I loved reading National Geografics: D

Unknown said...

Amazing Post Kim and love the pictures!

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Yah it's official. India does it better. She's awesome.

Unknown said...

love vogue,love reading this post!!!!! she looks much better than the catwalk models. She looks really beautiful,That red dress is just stunning! She looks gorgeous.

augustinelee0214 said...

love vogue,love reading this post!!!!! she looks much better than the catwalk models. She looks really beautiful,That red dress is just stunning! She looks gorgeous.

little luxury list said...

I really love the combination of the international (mostly European) designers with Indian designers here. Sonam wears everything beautifully.
Oh and you are so funny- I think you're right and she may be wearing the product!
I'm glad you raised your prices. I knew you were worth more and you should insist on that! You rock my dear!

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Anne said...

I am still laughing at the mention of camel toe Kim!! Hope you have a fab weekend:)

Unknown said...

Amazing pics as always! The lavender drees Is beautiful

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Bhushavali said...

I saw her on the coverpage and she looks so gorgeous! Totally loved the photography in the midst of general public!!!
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nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Stunning post and clothing. They are really like works of art, just amazing Thank you so much for this great post! Much enjoyed !!

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Sakuranko said...

VOGUE is so inspiring beautiful pics and scan nice video!

PAPS said...

Yep I know her. Most Indian models look exotic.

Ichraq said...

I can't believe how pretty that model is! she looks absolutely stunning! and that first red dress! oh my! I think i'm in love :D

Unknown said...

Go INDIA! This is a fierce presentation of thier editorial talent. Fabulous post and the fashion is everything. WERK!



renae said...

Thanks Kim for the education. No, I know what is was before you explained. I have daughters and they were recently in high school so I know a few things. Do you know "RT"? That one was news to me. hahahaha

These fashion run-way and model comparisons are interesting in that the run-way models look ill or too flat chested. I don't understand that necessity?

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The Dragonfruit said...

Oh my word, the camel toe! The horror! xD Hahahaha

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Project Curve said...

sonam kapoor brought fashion to bollywood.period. it is because of her other actresses started paying attention to what they wear and they all hired stylists overnight almost. this girl is the "it-girl" of india. i have never seen her wearing anything in which she doesn't look good. she knows her style.
have you seen "slumdog millionaire"? the guy who played the game show host is her father. she was never a model, she refused to do so as she knew that would jeopardize her acting career. people here are really snooty and look down upon models who try their hand at acting.

S said...

I love Kapoor! So nice to see her on the cover of Vogue India. Another girl I really liked is ex MIss Malaysia Deborah Henry also appearing on Vogue India - they are both such stunners! And the camel toe thing is hilarious!

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Jessica said...

Vogue India looks like it would be so fabulous. I love all of these photos and the dresses are amazing.

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Elle Sees said...

that first dress was simply stellar. wow!! and it went amazing with her skin.

ftashion said...

Wow that's a fiery hot dress she's wearing. And you are right, blogging is learning and boy, I learnt so much from reading your blog too! hahah now I know who Sonam Kapoor is too!

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MOSAMUSE said...

love the Mcqueen and Versace! great shoot

LyddieGal said...

She is stunning, and i love that she's got some actual curves! Not to mention her hair... wow.
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littlemissandrea said...

She's gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the pictures Kim. & camel toe pad?! I can't see why you didn't choose to partner with that company.... hahah just kidding! Hope you had a great weekend!

oomph. said...

i liked seeing the comparison shots of the clothing on and off the runways. i love india's textiles and jewelry in general...pure eye candy.

MrJeffery said...

wow that red dress is breathtaking.

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Unknown said...

Loved this post and all outfits of Sonam kapoor she is truly a style Diva and feels proud to see this Indian beauty on Vogue. Thanks for this post.

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Unknown said...

Isn't she just captivating! I love the video's too. You really get a sense of the personality of the models as well which is nice to see rather than just the 'in print' finished results.

- Mandi

The Hipster Owl's Bookshelf said...

Oh my! I had never even heard of camel toe pads!! -_- Would this be one of those "ignorance is bliss" situations? lol

Also, I totally understand what you mean about the India Vogue ACTUALLY being from India! I don't get why the heck they would use an American model for Vogue China?? I used to work at Barnes & Noble and I remember running across the different Vogue covers. It never made sense to me. ;)

Anonymous said...

India vogue dresses so fabulous. Amazing outfit of sonam kapoor. It's truly amazing. Thanks for a nice post.
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