A fusion fashion mood board with actors Bibriti Chatterjee and Sanjana Banerjee
Keeping up with the trend of revisiting classics to create fusion styles, make-up pro Prasenjit Biswas and stylist Sumit Sinha collaborated to create a special festive fashion lookbook for The Telegraph. Our muses for the looks? Actors Bibriti Chatterjee and Sanjana Banerjee.
After a little confusion about whether it was their first meeting with each other or second, the actors mutually concluded by the end of the shoot at ITC Royal Bengal that it was their second. First meet or second, the actors took no time to bond with each other over their fashion faves.
While Sumit decked them up in contemporary silhouettes like blazer outfits, fusion sari drapes, layered outfits mixed and matched with traditional jewellery, Prasenjit revisited classic hair and make-up looks with a touch of the contemporary change in taste. The two actors donned them all with grace and confidence, setting examples of some easy-to-do fusion looks for this Puja.
Prasenjit tried the enhanced eyelash look with minimal eye make-up and mascara-covered lashes, with magenta on the lips to complement the PDS by Sneha silk brocade jacket designed with dainty floral motifs and accessorised with a golden layered neckpiece and statement finger ring from Pretios.
Prasenjit created some drama on the eyes with shades of shimmer and enhanced the lips with Bibriti’s red abstract floral jacket from PDS by Sneha. A messy bun hairdo and chunky hoops from Nura Jewellery by Tripti Singh add to the classy look.
For Sanjana’s black sequinned dress from Eshaani Jayaswal, paired with a statement neckpiece from Pretios , Prasenjit tried a fresh and glowing look on the skin with a hint of colour on the cheeks and lips. The ’90s hairstyle completes the look.
Bibriti channelled a heavily accessorised look from Pretios in the Eshaani Jayaswal silk organza overlay embellished with sequin floral detailing, complemented with a clean and simple base make-up. It is enhanced with muted lips and winged-out eyes.
Sanjana complemented the frame in the Eshaani Jayaswal alluring red Dreamers Drawstring sari, designed with organza petal applique, sequin detailing and paired with a corset-fit balloon-sleeve bodice. The outfit is complemented with clean make-up, enhanced with a hint of smoky-cornered eyes. A top clean bun, nude lips and a pair of dazzling earrings from Pretios complete the look.
BIBRITI’S PUJA DAYS:
Like every year, I am very thrilled about the Puja at my house. Puja for me is about meeting friends, meeting people with whom I don’t get to meet often, old school friends. The ambience of festivity itself is something I look forward to. Those five days we get to do whatever we wish to just like it used be during school holidays in childhood. Puja for me has always been about homecoming or coming back to Kolkata because I have mostly spent my childhood outside Calcutta. Ashtami and Dashami are my favourites out of the five days and eating the bhog cooked at my home is the best thing about Puja for me. My Puja wardrobe will always remain incomplete without a sari
SANJANA’S PUJA DAYS:
Puja is something I look forward to throughout the year like all other Bengalis. It is an emotion for me. Ever since I was a little girl, my parents made sure that they gave me as much of a Puja feel as possible even when we were away. I would participate in all Puja events that would happen in the Bong community back in Muscat and Bahrain, where I grew up. The first time I get to see the Ma Durga idol it evokes a certain emotion in me that I get teary-eyed. I need my clothes to be super comfortable during Puja, something that works for the day and night. Ashtami and pushpanjali is very special for me. This Puja, I will be in Bombay with my mother and I am looking forward to Puja in Bombay
HAIR AND MAKE-UP NOTES
“Refashioning the looks of the past is a major trend these days. However, I believe it has essentially never been out of trend. Globalism has empowered us to revolutionize the traditional, keeping its core intact. My effort towards each of these looks was a representation of the same. For this year’s festive looks, I wanted to highlight the incorporation of traditional hairstyles, make-up and jewellery designs with people’s evolved taste in choosing contemporary silhouettes,” said Prasenjit Biswas, make-up pro.
“Festive season is knocking on the door and we all are almost ready to celebrate it together. I feel choosing the perfect accessories with the outfits for the occasions is very important in order to stand out in the crowd. So, I have styled different types of jewellery with contemporary silhouettes. The idea of wearing traditional Indian jewellery with traditional Indian ethnic outfits is very archaic now. It’s all about the right mix and match and having fun with it,” said Sumit Sinha, stylist.
Pictures: Pabitra Das
Location: ITC Royal Bengal