Red carpet glamor at Nykaa
On February 11 at a glittering awards ceremony at the ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai, the winners of the Nykaa.com Femina Beauty Awards, 2014, were announced. For one month, leading up to the event, 15,000 customers from all over the country participated in the online contest to choose India’s favorite beauty products in more than 35 categories. The ones with the highest numbers of votes went under the scanner of the jury panel, a team formed by Dia Mirza, Clint Fernandes, Coleen Khan, Carol Gracias, Jatin Kampani, Falguni Nayar and Tanya Chaitanya.
The awards ceremony was preceded by a red carpet event where a bevy of Bollywood celebrities strutted their stuff much to the delight of paparazzi and camera crews. We were wonderstruck by the gorgeous ensembles on display at the event. Check out the most striking of the high couture out on the red carpet that night.
A Beauty Awards Night is incomplete without everyone’s favorite It-girl! Fabulous fashionista Sonam Kapoor walked the red carpet in a white, ruffled at the bottom Isabel Sanchis gown and a her current fave accessory, a super-fancy Judith Leiber clutch.
The beautiful Dia Mirza—despite being under the weather—graced the awards function in a
resplendent Pallavi Mohan gown which she teamed up with an exquisite black sequined jacket. We must say, being ill did not deter her flawless appearance at all!
The curvaceous Huma Qureshi opted for a lovely off-shoulder gown by designer Soniya Mehra. She kept her look interesting by a frayed, bed-hair hairdo that we absolutely adored!
Tanisha went all out in a voluminous Schon black gown, and that was not even the best part of her outfit! She boldly showed off her toned back thanks to the racy, show-stopping strap-detailing of the gown. Her make-up was minimalistic. We love the simple, side swept bun that also looked very stylish.
Gauhar Khan was a vision in a fishtail bottomed gown by Alpana and Neeraj. She did perfect justice to the creation, painting her lips in a dark shade of berry.
The petite Surveen Chawla was perfection in a pink-hued Gauri and Nainika number. She posed stylishly on the red carpet, fluttering her pretty lashes and flashing her pearly whites!
Sarah Jane Dias
Sarah Jane, our host for the evening looked utterly gorgeous in an Amit Aggarwal outfit. The bodice had fantastic midnight-blue detailing and a tapering bottom. Her smoky eyes smoldered right through the shutterbugs. The most glam host ever!
Tapsee Pannu aced the red carpet in a champagne-hued Kavita Bharti outfit. She perfected her pout in stunning red and wore her hair in a side swept tousled wave. Her embellished dress went completely sheer at the bottom. We like!
Shriya Saran stepped out in a fiery red Gaurav Gupta gown with gold elaboration on the bodice. She played peek-a-boo with the back of the dress as it trailed sheer till her waist, with gold embroidery!
Kajol looked timeless in a white and gold skirt with blazer combination. She brought ethereal grace and charm to the night, which made us wish she had never left the red carpet!
By Ashwini Paranjpe