March is here and this is one month everybody looks forward to for the very simple reason that we have another holiday to look forward to, which coupled with bhang and colours makes it completely worth it. Of course we are talking about Holi. But if you’re someone who wants to look back at the pictures of 2010 Holi celebration and not cringe, thanks to the awful green paint and horrendous hair, Chandni Dev at Bollywood Hungama suggests you play it Bollywood style. Here are some quick tips:
Please avoid getting up straight from the bed and go yelling out for the Holi party. It’s dangerous for mankind. Invest a good hour and half to actually look presentable. Shampoo your hair, style them away from your head, or tie a nice ponytail. And practice that celebrity smile in the mirror for fifteen minutes.
When you’re getting dressed, avoid looking for tattered worn out clothes or that Tee you were planning to give away to the CRY foundation. We suggest you buy an outfit a week in advance. Something white of course, starched would be good and make sure you have the right accessories to go with it.
Avoid too much makeup, a bit of kajal and mascara is fine, but you don’t want people to know you’ve come for a photo opportunity, even though you have. But that’s just a secret. You don’t want to be branded as a wannabe post the event. So just a bit of eye makeup, ok! A bit of gloss as well…fine maybe a bit of blush won’t do any harm.
At any given point in time do not, and we repeat, do not take off your sunglasses. It’s a day event and out in the open, how can you even think about being seen with dirty, coloured eyelashes. Also, those better be branded glares.
Choose the colours that are applied on you, and avoid mixing colours, they turn dark and ugly. So see the one that goes well with your skin tone. Red is the safest. It always looks good on camera. Be sure you know where you want the colour to show on you, for example, cheeks, forehead and a bit on the arm is acceptable by Bollywood standards.
It’s all about networking in such events. Pose with everyone and flash a big smile. Make sure you look like the most popular, happy, friendly person around. Pose with most people even if you personally loathe them and never ever want to see them again, just smile and say cheese.
If after all this preparation you still manage to have fun, all the better. Happy Holi!