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Kareena Kapoor Looks Every Inch The Maharani In Her Latest Shoot And We Want To See Her In A Period Drama

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It is not unheard of that multiple actors step into the shoes of a popular character. With Kareena Kapoor Khan’s new Khush magazine spread, there is a role we are now itching to see her play. The actress Nawabi charm and diva-like approach to a vintage bride is a look she never got but deserved. The UK-based bridal publication went with the styling of fashion house Rimple & Harpreet Narula for Bebo. They are also the genius creators behind the elaborate costumes we saw on Deepika Padukone in the 2018 epic period drama Padmaavat.

Kareena looks absolutely resplendent in this ‘royalty’ themed shoot. The actress was styled in elaborate outfits, bringing out her in old world and regal charm, making her look like a maharani from a bygone era.

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RAH Tribe | Kareena Kapoor Khan looks radiant in a salmon pink tulle and silk lehenga for the anniversary issue of KHUSH Wedding ( @khushmag ). The hand crafted skirt features a resplendent oriental garden brimming with bejewelled peacocks and myriad flowers (derived from an 18th century French "chinoserie" textile) wrought with resham, Kashmiri tilla, hand-cut pailettes and semi precious stones layered over a sequin embroidered tulle base. It is paired with a crystal encrusted blouse that is offset with dramatic ruffled sleeves made using vintage hand woven lace panels. Photo Courtesy: @khushmag Editor-in-chief: @sonia_ullah  Styled by: @rimpleandharpreet  Jewellery: @anayah_jewellery  Makeup: @divyasurimakeupartist  Hair: @reshmamakeupartist  Creative Director: @mannisahota  Fashion Editor: @vikas_r Location: @paradisekensalgreen #rah #rahtribe #rimpleandharpreet #kareenakapoorkhan #kareenakapoor #Khushmag #khushwedding

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Kareena In Vintage Bridal Couture

We totally crushing on the vintage aesthetic of shoot! The garments in their rustic hues combined with Bebo’s tanned and bronzed makeup is fabulous. The outfits seem to be carefully chosen to represent every kind of bride…the ones in feminine lehengas and the ones in a sheer saree, they are all in there!

The feature was shot in the award winning restaurant Paradise Kensal Green, in the west of London. The place looks like it’s from another time, much like Kareena perfectly embodying the old world vibe.  The many looks styled on Kareena are part of a special collection curated by the designers. It is heavy on motifs that were inspired by cultures all over the world. We couldn’t help but draw the parallels of opulent textile, heritage jewellery (‘Kundan’ being one) and womanly silhouettes between Kareena and Deepika’s look from the movie!

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Padmavati…. the legends say that she was renowned for her great poetic beauty and elegance. Given that we are dealing with 13th century royals and not much is actually documented of that era, we had to shift and isolate key elements that might have been prevalent then and eliminate all modern/ Mughal/ European influences from the garments and enter a “pure-zone” that Mr Bhansali envisioned for the character. Initially our design team started research by delving into various travellers' accounts and manuscripts to get an idea of how the lifestyle of the royals used to be back then. Rajasthan has been a centre for embroideries done by women for centuries…traditionally young girls start doing embroideries and creating hand crafted textiles as a part of their dowry from a very young age and are skilled embroiderers by the time they get married. During the initial research phase, our team visited various clusters to study the traditional embroideries such as Mukke Ka Kaam which is an example of very fine intricate embroidery done by couching gold and silver metal threads over the base fabric. Golden Mukke ka kaam used along with red thread edging is known as Raato while silver mukke ka kaam with blue thread edging is called Dhaulo. For the ornate court looks for Deepika we tried to achieve a vintage aged effect by mixing both Raato and Dhaulo. The vintage textiles we sourced and the replicas we created after careful study, were then ornamented with these traditional embroideries including Mukke ka Kaam, Pakko Bharat, Salma and Sitara, Silk Floss thread work using traditional embroidery stitches at karkhanas in Jaipur and Lucknow; and rendered onto the elaborate Odhnas and Ghaghras befitting the queen of Chittor. The odhnas were specially foil printed and then decorated with small floral buttis to achieve a rich and ornate look. #rah #rimpleandharpreet #padmaavat

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Deepika In Padmaavat’s Carefully Crafted Costumes

For Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, the couturiers delved into extensive research as well. They revealed, “The extensive use of colors in Rajput attire has connotations associated with culture, religion and climate of the province with each colour having a deep rooted meaning that was used to convey emotions, seasons, customs and ceremonial occasions. Kesariya (saffron) and other shades of yellow are extensively used in the attire of both men and women and have since time immemorial been regarded as auspicious colours. Traditionally, the color was prepared using saffron leaves and was hence used mostly in the garments of the Rajput aristocracy, given the expensive value of the raw material. The colour was used in their wedding robes and was also associated with the brave warriors who died fighting on the battlefield.”, they elaborated.

It is true that a character on screen brought alive through the costumes. The creations by Rimple & Harpreet Narula on both Kareena and Deepika seem to tied with one common thread…a close attention to detail. Whether it is the ruffled lace sleeve on Bebo’s plunge neck blouse or the many hours of handwork that went into Deepika’s court looks in Padmaavat, the artist’s work is what shines the brightest!

Check out the rest of catalog of looks done on Kareena for the feature and some BTS monents, below!

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We take you behind the scenes of the August cover shoot with Bollywood’s very own royalty, Kareena Kapoor Khan. @khushmag . . Editor-in-chief: @sonia_ullah All wardrobe & styling by couturiers, @rimpleandharpreet Jewellery: @anayah_jewellery Makeup: @divyasurimakeupartist Hair: @reshmamakeupartist Creative Director: @mannisahota Fashion Editor: @vikas_r Scenting partner: @penhaligons_london Videography: @vyran94 Location courtesy: @paradisekensal . . #KareenaKapoorKhan #KareenaKapoor @therealkareenakapoor @kareenakapoora @kareenakapoorteam #khushmag #khushwedding #rimpleandharpreet #coverstory #behindthescenes #bollywood #celebstyle #fashionfilm #fashionshoot #khushmagazine #london

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