Chitrangada Singh shares her fashion faves and peeves with Anita Raheja-Heena Agarwal
Chitrangada Singh not only has a distinctive name, she also has a distinctive style of dressing. The actress, who was seen recently in Baazaar, shares her fashion, make-up and hair fundas.
My favourite outfit: Dresses in very classic cuts and jeans and muslin white shirts
My favourite outfit when I am driving to a shoot: Jeans and tees.
My favourite outfit for a formal occasion: Nice clingy gown or a sari.
I like to sleep in: Soft pyjamas.
My favourite brands in clothes: For regular wear I like Zara, the jeans and the more formal shirts. The kind of stuff that I can’t afford would be Roberto Cavalli. The gowns, the dresses are just amazing. Armani Exchange is always good for slightly higher end of casual wear especially their jackets. In Indian, I like Sabyasachi.
My favourite colours are: Black, white, bottle green and aqua blue.
My favourite fabrics are: Stretch satin, cotton and linen.
My favourite brand in jeans: Massimo Dutti.
I have a fetish for: Bags and dresses. I like Burberrry and Salvatore Ferragamo.
My wardrobe is incomplete without: A white shirt.
I look best in: Jeans and a white shirt.
I would like my man to be dressed in: Casuals definitely blue jeans, a white muslin shirt. It sticks to your body and looks great.
The best dressed men and women in the industry are: Malaika Arora, she is very classy always. In men, Shah Rukh dresses really well and so does Saif. He looks very stylish in a suit.
My favourite brand in sunglasses is: Giorgio Armani.
My favourite perfume: Pleasures by Estelle Ardour
My handbag always has: A Nokia cell phone, my wallet, chewing gum, hand cream, lip balm, sun glasses, I also carry my vitamins when I am travelling overnight and a kajal stick. My wallet has my credit cards. It also has my pan card, my licence. I also keep cuttings of an address of a spa or a dance class.
My shampoo and conditioner: I keep changing a lot. I used Freda. I like Paul Mitchel a lot, I had a daily shampoo that was very good, very mild. I like Body Shop metal shampoo.
My hairstylist: I have been to Dilshad in Mumbai and also Hakim’s Aalim.
I admire the hair of: Dimple Kapadia and Shah Rukh.
My haircare routine comprises: One thing I swear by and which I do once every two weeks is apply eggs and besan. I oil my hair, overnight once a week. I mix the besan and the eggs and make a thick paste. After applying it I don’t let it dry completely. I keep it for an hour and then wash it. I don’t do it every week as it’s strong. One must definitely oil one’s hair before one applies besan as it is a very dry ingredient.
When I am not shooting: I apply kajal and a transparent lip gloss; that’s it.
My favourite shades and brands in make-up are: In lip gloss MAC has this colour called Revealing that would be my favourite for lips and there is Make-Forever blush.
The features I like to highlight when doing make-up are: I think Indian women should definitely highlight their eyes.
My tip on clothes: One shouldn’t wear tight clothes. A tight tee shirt over a pair of tight pair of jeans is definitely not happening, one of the two has to be loose. I have seen a lot of Indians wear tight jeans with a tight T-shirt – it looks horrible.