Kareena Kapoor Khan -- Vogue cover girl, 100-crore-a-film Bollywood actress, begum-in-waiting and now, published style icon.
The Bollywood A-lister launched her first book on February 6, The Style Diary Of A Bollywood Diva, in which she dishes out advice on all things female -- from how she improved her red carpet success rate to the best way to please her man.
Kareena even goes so far as to reveal her favourite lingerie brand (no prizes for guessing it's Victoria’s Secret) in a bid to make sure panty lines are forever erased from her readers’ fashion futures.
Here are the top five things we learned from her style confessional, co-written by Vogue'sfashion writer Rochelle Pinto.
1. Kapoor wears kaftans too
With a hard-won 27-inch waist, Kareena has the figure for the most inspirational couture. But her favourite outfit for when she’s behind closed doors? A Fab India cotton kaftan. Despite her mother’s teasing, and husband Saif Ali Khan’s protests, you’d have to pry her out of her kaftan with a pitchfork to get her to stop wearing them. "Shapeless and soft with a zipper in front. A little granny-auntyish, but I just love how comfortable they are," she says.
2. No-wash jeans policy
Kareena is the kind of girl who doesn’t wash her jeans for a month because they’re more comfortable to wear that way. "In fact, I sleep better on a flight in a pair that’s really worn in," she insists. There's also about 40 pairs stashed away in her closet, some even dating back to her 24-inch waist, Size Zero days circa 2007.
3. Dessert resistant
The working woman sticks to her diet even on holiday, no matter what creamy tiramisu or four cheese pizza comes her way. How does she stay sane? By researching local delicacies with her nutritionist Rujuta Dwivekar a month in advance, so she can sample fresh, novel cuisine while still sticking to her prescribed dietary restrictions. For the Kambhakkt Ishq shoot in Venice, for example, she says, "I feasted on home-made pasta with gorgonzola cheese, along with salad for lunch and dinner."
4. Online shopping addict
Even Kareena Kapoor Khan is addicted to online shopping. Net-a-porter, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodman… you name it, she’s shopped there. But if she does hit the shops when she’s abroad, Miss Organised makes sure she has a strict schedule in place so she doesn’t waste too much time in any single store.
5. Lucky charm perfume
Her morning beauty routine doesn’t involve facewash. A little trial-and-error have taught Kareena that all her skin needs is to be splashed with water in the morning, and followed up with a little moisturizer. But she won’t leave the house without her Jean Paul Gaultier Classique perfume, which she hasn’t changed since she first hit the big time. A trick she's picked up? "I like to carry vials of my favourite perfume in my purse or bag, so I never have to worry about smelling less than fabulous at all times."
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