Imran Khan recently made a funny observation about his co-star Sonam Kapoor’s handbags, comparing the XL size of the bag to suitcases. He said, “They’re like those carry-on bags you take to the airport, and she calls it a handbag”. We polled the city’s men on what they think of other feminine trends.
Trend: Brightly coloured nail polish
For all those girls who love experimenting with their nails, here’s what your boyfriends might be thinking. Naveen D’souza likes it when a girl is different. “It’s cool when she is out clubbing and matches her nail paint to her clothes and jewellery”.
Sumair Seth, a third year student disagrees, saying, “Neon nail paint on women is like guys who have mullets — they think it’s cool but it really isn’t unless you can really pull it off. Just like how only rappers can pull off over-sized clothes”.
“My nails are painted in my true colours, it brings out my inner vibrancy”, says student Vanessa Williams, defending the girls.
Trend: Big shades
Women, if you really think a guy finds those extra-large shades of yours cool, hear this out. “Bumble bees! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when you say big shades”, says Seth, not so subtly adding, “There are women who can pull them off, but it needs more than attitude. You need a nice face. I hate when scrawny, short girls wear big shades and think it looks good on them. It only looks good on tall, well-built girls.”
Perseus Vasifdar feels that girls wear massive shades just to hide ugly features. “They look hot, then on removing their shades, you realise they have really weird eyes”.
Trend: Red Lipstick
To Scarlett or not to Scarlett? That is the question. Lipstick, in general, seems to be a turn off for Perseus Vasifdar.
“It doesn’t taste nice either”, he says. Lakhan Jhetani feels that red lipstick looks great on some girls while others just seem like they’re looking to get picked up.
Trend: Over-sized bags
Most guys can’t relate to the large handbag obsession too. “Sometimes, the handbags are so huge that they make the person carrying it look tiny,” says Shannon Pereira, guitarist in the band, The Works.
Naveen D’souza feels big bags are just a sign of high-maintenance women. “The bigger the bag, the higher the maintenance,” he warns. Yash Malhotra feels women with oversized bags have a lot of emotional baggage to carry around, while Sumair Seth finds utility in the’ big bag’ trend for himself. “The girls, for once, can carry my stuff! Although sometimes, it’s a real put-off. It looks as though they’re carrying a body bag around.”