Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sadhana in Arzoo(1965)

Here comes the big one, and I can predict this post will be a very popular one on here due to all the Sadhana and 60's bollywood style searches that bring people to this blog. Sadhana was without doubt one of hindi cinema's most stylish heroines, her wardrobe in Arzoo was fantastic which pretty much reaffirms her reputation as one of Hindi cinema's finest dressers. What I found impressive about the styling was the variety of textures, layering and the wonderful accessories
One of my favourite Sadhana fashion moments occurred in this film when she paired this amazing fairisle knit (very stylish even today) with ski pants, that jumper is to die for, i love it

See more of this outfit in the video below

Loving the studded diamant√© sunglasses teamed with a cosy jumper and fur hat and gloves, Aspen chic at its best
Next up on my favourites lists is this embroidered floral sari teamed with lovely Ruby accessories

See more of this outfit in the video below
Love the clean and rather minimal style of this Coral chiffon sari, Sadhana is really a doll
Lovely embroidery designs on this sari with a sleeveless blouse, Sadhana in general seemed to favour the sleeveless blouse style sari's 
I love how editorial these shots look, I love the cardigan teamed with the Churidar Kameez outfit  with the bouffant hairstyle and side plait and the wing tipped eyeliner and peachy lips
Sadhana (above and below) in her trademark sleeveless kurta and Churidar style which is credited for turning into a major style craze
See more of this oufit in the video below

In a rather interesting ensemble to reflect the cold weather of the Kashmir, by layering a knitted top with cotton  sleeveless kurta and churidar
The rest of the movie features a layering of traditional outfits over top quality statement coats, I loved them all, especially the last one above, love the binoculars hanging off her neck too  

 In fact the whole feel and styling of this movie by the great costumier Bhanu Athaiya is an editorial waiting to happen, I hope fashion magazines in India will start making editorials based on bollywood movies, especially ones like this.

Read the movie review here

You can buy it on dvd here

Rajendra Kumar in Arzoo (1965)

I have always had a soft spot for Rajendra Kumar and of late I've realised when it comes to style, he was definitely one of Hindi movies most stylish heroes. Here in Arzoo, his style varies from lovely knitted Jumpers to well tailored suits and coats and statement sunglasses, from now on I have to pay more attention to his style particularly his style in the 60's.

A huge part of the movie is set in Kashmir which has a much cooler climate than other parts of India this allowed for plenty of layering, which explains the amount of Jackets and knitwear
Loved his total look here from the smart bomber jacket to the red polo top and those wayfarers, fab! Rajendra, fab!
Next up was this lovely Alpine/Fairisle style knit teamed with a snazzy pair of wayfarers
I love this close up shot of him, he looks great and I really really really want those sunglasses
Loved his 60's style suit with skinny lapels which i prefer over the wide style style of the 70's
Loved that overcoat on him, in fact the general style of layering in this movie was fantastic
In yet another overcoat, love the stripy tie and the way its been knotted half Windsor style

Read the movie review here

You can buy it on dvd here

Monday, 10 October 2011

Feroz Khan in Arzoo (1965)

Feroz Khan didn't have as much screen presence as i would have liked in this film, he played a supporting role, but he looked quite stylish in the few scenes I screen capped of him, I 'm sure he had more outfits but I was so distracted by Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar's outfits which I shall be sharing on here later, below are the looks from Feroz i loved in the movie
I loved him in this skinny suit with narrow lapels paired with a white shirt and pastel yellow skinny tie

That's a lovely cut leather Jacket
I love the strong shoulders on that stylish leather Jacket
 Read the movie review here

You can buy it on dvd here

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Zeenat Aman in Ajanabee (1974)

The Queen Bee finally arrives as she had the most screen time to display lots of fabulous fashions in this cute bollywood drama. Zeenat Aman simply looked gorgeous in this film from boldly printed neon sari's, to puffy blouses, of all the cast in this movie she undoubtedly had the best wardrobe, so off we go then
Zeenat's character as Reshmi is introduced  in this bold printed Shirt and knitted beret combo with white flared trousers
next up was this puffy sleeved blouse paired with polka dot bottoms and a matching polka dot bow tie
This blouse is tres chic, i loved her in it

Loved her in this yellow shirt with contrast Ikat print collar and cuffs 
In yet another similar outfit but with huge yellow beads, her make up was mostly fresh faced, accentuated with rose blusher and soft pink lips 
Lovely printed tie blouse with a rather interesting pair of flared trousers, I'm not so sure of the panty  line stitching but somehow it works
Here she is a lovely knitted short sleeve cardigan with a pair of jazzy printed pants
In a lovely pink wrap top and floral printed palazzo pants
Loving the 90's Versace-esque outfit the girl on the left is wearing (majorly fab)the lady on the right isn't looking shabby either
She took part in a fashion show in the movie wearing a gorgeous wrap crop top and a white floor length skirt with black stripes, see funky 70's bollywood outfits  in the video clip from the movie below

Zeenat also wore some lovely eye popping floral saris in breath taking neon shades and  colours

J'adore!! I absolutely loved her in this Neon pink floral sari and flat sandals, she looked great
In yet another lovely printed sari
I love the way she wraps them over her body, lovely chiffon sari as usual
Now that's a fantastic floral print chiffon sari, I want a shirt in that exact fabric
Loved her in this white Churidar kameez ensemble
Lovely hairdo and just as fab complementary make up, check out those perfectly lined eyes
See more of Zeenat and her lovely outfit in the music video below

And this dear readers rounds up the fabulous fashions of the lovely bollywood movie Ajanabee(Stranger), which as you can tell from my screen caps shows how much i enjoyed it. Great job  by the costume designers Mani Rabadi, Vasant Chayan and the Spencer Sister's who were credited with conducting the fashion show which I included above.

read the movie review here

And if you'd like to watch the movie, you can buy it on dvd here