Birthday girl inspo!

A lot is said about Sonam Kapoor but out of all those whispers and some very loud comments, two things stand out the most for me – how gracious and lovely she has been every time City1016 has had the opportunity to interact with her and how unapologetically inspirational she’s been to the world of Fashion. 

Let’s be honest; before Sonam started wearing designers like Ralph & Russo as a Desi I had no idea what that fashion label was all about! On her Birthday, I’m listing down a few Fashion lessons she’s taught us over the years:

1) Be bold! (not everyone has the courage to)

That time she wore this pac-man saree by designer Yogesh Chaudhary. After the initial shock of how nothing matches in her outfit, you begin to appreciate how ‘different’ it is. After Sonam wore this, so many Bollywood celebrities like Urmila Matondkar were seen pulling off various versions of the pac-man design.

2) Giving the less-known designers a chance!

The best example for this is when Sonam started wearing Masaba Gupta’s outfits. Masaba herself says that her sarees started flying off the shelf after Sonam made them a staple. Even though a very large number of people were already familiar with the brand Masaba, Sonam really helped put her on the international fashion map as well (Like when she wore this Masaba saree at Cannes 2017)

3) She’s given Ethnic Chic a whole new meaning!

When she wore this outfit for Cannes again she tastefully (in my opinion) combined so many trends of that season – winged eyeliner, the nathni, matador styled blouse, a gown like trail and a unique twist to the traditional saree! 

4) She’s brought on the ‘hatke’ and beautiful look even in her many gowns!

In outfits by designers that I can’t even pronounce – what’s stands out the most is how confident Sonam looks. Whatever her haters say about her, she solid shield of confidence is inspirational for all women around the world. No matter what your body type, we must all work towards being comfortable in our own skin and learn to love our bodies and embrace the inner fashion diva in us!!

From Boss lady suits to quirky skirts and crop tops to trending hairstyles to makeup looks,  here’s wishing the Fashion Icon Sonam Kapoor a very happy birthday. Here’s to Sonam adding a lot more dazzle to the world of fashion

– Meghana






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