Sonam Kapoor celebrated her 5 year anniversary walking the Cannes Red Carpet this year and expectations were high! We’ve seen 2 appearances by her at the Red Carpet so far – the first one in a cobalt blue Ralph & Russo gown and the second, in a yellow feathered Elie Saab number. I’ve liked some of her looks in the past (loved the Anamika Khanna fusion sari last year) but this year, I’m on the fence.
For her first look at the ‘Sea of Trees’ premiere, she wore this gorgeous blue Ralph & Russo gown. When I first saw the look on Instagram (with a picture taken indoors), the color looked beautifully rich but on the red carpet, it didn’t photograph as well and looked a bit tacky. In fact almost all aspects of the look had issues – the hair color looked fake and unnatural, the makeup had serious problems and the busy hair interfered with the beautiful neckline. I wish she had gone for an up do and a more natural look for the makeup. The orangey red lip clashed with the color of the gown (not in a good way), the eyes looked tired and in serious need of some concealer and the overdose of bronzer/contour gave her complexion a muddy look.