It's no secret, we LOVE Sonam Kapoor. This past June, we searched for her at every hot spot, resto and designer boutique during the IIFA Awards, but sadly she didn't grace T-dot with her presence (we did spot her gorgeous sister, Rhea Kapoor, with stylist Pernia Qureshi, backstage at IIFA Rocks). But fate has turned, and we hear that our favourite starlet will be in Toronto for the world premiere of her film, Mausam at TIFF. The search continues.
Between cocktails at the Ritz and attending TIFF movie previews, Jugni Style co-founder Joti has her eye out for one fabulous Bollywood fashionista. Here's what we think Sonam will be up to this week.
Breaking News: TIFF offices announced that all showings of Mausam have been cancelled due to issues with Indian censors. Epic sadness? We're still hoping Sonam shows up at TIFF, if only to hobnob with all the international celebs in town.
Where will Sonam be? Our guess is she'll take a shortcut to Bloor Street, stopping in at Holt's for a look at the latest bags before heading over to newly opened, New York-based boutique, Intermix. But Sonam's a vintage-loving gal, so don't be surprised if you catch her shopping in local second-hand shops like Second Time Around and Divine Decadence in Yorkville, little boutiques on Queen Street West, or window shopping in Distillery District.
Eats: Sonam will be sure to grab a drink at Soho House Club. This pop-up features scrumptious eats and Grey Goose cocktails, and stars like Gerard Butler, Jennifer Garner, Ralph Fiennes, Mark Walberg, Channing Tatum, Juliette Lewis, et al have partied here each night of TIFF. La Societe is another hot spot to checkout, as is the bar and patio at the Ritz Carlton. For coffee and chocolate, Soma and Balzac's in Distillery District are our picks for Sonam, or for an off radar brunch, Saving Grace in Little Portugal is THE place to be.
What She'll Wear: Sonam wore Jean Paul Gaultier, Masaba G and The Row at Cannes this past year, and has recently been seen in a slew of salwaar kameez/pajami suit combos while promoting Mausam in India. She likes her couture and vintage, as well as younger designers, but we'd love to see her in the Falguni and Shane Peacock dress she wore on the cover of Harper's Bazaar recently, or this pretty number from Prabul Gurung's SS2012 collection (right).
Where Sonam Was Not: We definitely didn't see her at the opening of Breakaway, a Canadian film produced by Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar. This Bend It Like Bekham remake follows a Sikh Canadian hockey team fighting against all odds (faith, family, culture, women, comedy) to win. Checkout this video from the world premiere at TIFF, where an elephant, Bhangra dancers, singers Drake, Jassi Sidhu and Josh's Rup Magon, plus a horse-riding Akshay Kumar, all hangout on Yonge Street.
Catch our Desperately Seeking Sonam series from IIFA 2011 here.