The French Riviera was the cynosure of all eyes last week as celebrities from around the world flocked to the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Designer gowns and dapper suits strutting the red carpet sent shutterbugs in a frenzy. But what has gotten us excited are our very own desi belles sashaying down the scarlet-clad carpet. The reigning queen of fashion, Sonam Kapoor, did not fail to impress this year. Not one to fall behind, Freida Pinto made quite a statement too with her coral-and-gold elegance. Which brings us to our favourite subject of discussion—the bling.
Cuff it up a notch
Freida Pinto's coral Oscar de la Renta gown with intricate gold detailing dazzled the red carpet. She kept the accessories low-key but went with a solid gold cuff on her svelte arm. The key to subtleness is to balance all the elements in the look that you're aiming for—and that includes hair and makeup as well. To recreate Pinto's red carpet elegance, we have chosen three cuffs that will enrich any outfit for an evening occasion.
An armful of bling
Arm jewellery is seen in varied styles, shapes and sizes. While Pinto kept it demure for Cannes, you can add a dash of adventure by going for an armband instead of a standard cuff. Spiral arm bands studded with semi-precious stones can take the outfit to a whole new level. Grecian influences have brought on a new wave in terms of stellar designs and excellent craftsmanship.
Bring on the choker
We suspect that the Sunita Kapoor necklace adorned by dearest daughter Sonam Kapoor may have been crafted just for the red carpet, but nothing stops you from embodying the beauty that the beautiful piece evokes. Rather than matching the necklace to your outfit a la Sonam Kapoor, you can opt for a versatile neckpiece that adorns almost any evening dress, be it western or traditional wear.