Style Evolution: The Top Model Moments Of Beauty Queen Kavita Sidhu
There’s nothing Kavita Sidhu can’t do – the perennial style icon holds a track record of accomplishments under her embellished belt. She made her fashion debut as a young model in Europe, did Malaysia proud as a winning beauty queen, tried her hand at acting, and returned to her first love – fashion – by establishing her eponymous clothing line. With her dreamy almond eyes, enigmatic smile, and silky long hair, it won’t take long to fall under her spell.
Kavita’s style is best described as lush bohemian with a dash of elegance, which her long willowy frame carries off flawlessly. Together with her husband Roberto Guiati, the handsome pair possesses the most intuitive couple sense of style. Follow us down memory lane, as we relive some of Kavita’s most illustrous fashion moments, from her youth to present day.
Age 18, Paris
From a young age, Kavita was destined for fashion stardom. Photogenic, effortless, and carefree, she was the dream muse of every designer and photographer.
By the time she reached young adulthood, she emanated a delicate and graceful beauty, poised to take on the world of fashion.
Fast forward to 2011: Kavita had just launched her own fashion line. This habaya-inspired dress was a first pride and joy.
The winning smile says it all: The self-made woman is glowing from her success as actress and fashion designer. At the Festival Filem Malaysia 2013, Kavita wore a cheery kaftan of energising pastels that would become her signature style.
The modelling spirit is strong in this one: Kavita rocks an orange silk shirt and silk lamé skirt with embellished studs, a winning combo of modern with a touch of Indian print.
The leggy Kavita turns up the heat in a sexy one-piece dress from her collection, of a gold off-shoulder top and black mini skirt, paired with strappy heels.
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Her collection is a celebration of femininity: Here, she dons a halter dress in a dreamy, dusty-pink colour coordination with paisley patterns.
Kavita is a huge advocate of heritage as much as fashion, too. At the Filem Festival Malaysia 2014, she turned heads in a modern black lace kebaya by Farah Khan.
She's just as much a huge fan of power dressing. She revived the wardrobe essentials of frilled white top and black trousers into a trendsetting ensemble at the MCM Boutique launch.
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At a promo event of the P Ramlee tribute movie Apa Guna Berjani, Kavita dressed up to her starring role, in a radiant pink kebaya that was full-on patriotic.
Here's a lesson in matching clashing print: Always keep it the same family colour so you can go wild in the game.
This is not your average white shirt. Kavita makes a working-lady statement in this detailed Peter Pilotto cotton button-down.
Dressing like she means business: The lady-on-the-go keeps the blazer-trousers combo fresh and punchy with bright colours.
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Another lesson in fashion: Beat the Italian winter chill with an earth-toned outfit; and a megawatt smile, for good measure.
Another powersuit for the hustling ladyboss. Kavita is spotlessly chic in an all-white look, with fellow style maven Dato' Seri Farah Khan at the grand opening of Roger Vivier.
We can't decide what looks arresting about Kavita here: Her tailored pink dress, her gleaming smile, or her arm candy, Roberto?
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A print kaftan that speaks volumes for her beautiful nature: Flowing, free and flamboyant.
Give Kavita any look and she will walk it out in runway style. Jeans and shirt? No problem.
Who needs words to describe the festive season, when you can wear all the colours of Raya? Kavita sums it up in this decadent Italian silk chiffon evening look, tinged with blush, turqoise and black from her Kavita Raya collection 2016.
How to vacation like a bohemian princess: Wrap up in a vivid paisley print shawl (the more elaborate, the better), top with a hat and oversized sunnies.
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Stopping traffic in Kuala Lumpur, Kavita doesn't need the red lights when she's got this head-turning get-up of Ellery bell-bottom pants and Simon Rocha ruffled blouse.
This beauty queen has not aged a day. Rocking an off-shoulder black dress better than anyone at the Style Rocks event.
Kavita has a gift for combining different traditions. This Mandarin-collared baju kurung from her collection is a happy union of Malaysian races.
Kavita takes her love affair with kaftans on holiday to the Maldives, in a design that matches the tropical sunset.
It's possible to mix business and leisure. Here's an idea for the modern city girl look: Throw together a tube jumpsuit, green print jacket and the strappiest of black sandals.
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Just a fashion designer supporting a fellow local designer. When she's not working on her label, her model side comes to live when she puts on an emboldening Fiziwoo runway dress.
Can you tell it's that time of the year? Here's another way to dress for Raya, in the most body-positive habaya dress from her Fiore Raya collection.
Kavita puts the style into the formal Batik look, with a pop of hot red and graphic print.
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While she's getting inspiration from the front row of Farah Khan's Decade of Style show at KLFW, we're inspired by her play on lace and sexy strappy footwear.
Golden screen vibes at the Festival Filem Malaysia 2017, dressed in a black and metallic combo, and structured side curls.
A dazzling smile to close her triumphant show. Kavita greets the fashion crowd, dressed in a handcrafted batik of natural dye that features in her 2017 collection.
Proudly wearing a sumptuous, gold embroidered Farah Khan dress at the Tatler Ball 2017, that couldn't look any better when paired with strong accessories.
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Hello winter! Kavita spent a better part of her London trip looking sharp and snug. Case in point: This turtleneck and wide trousers ensemble to keep it classy.
Celebrating a creation made by her dear friend and designer, Dato' Sri Bernard Chandran. The embroidered kaftan runway dress couldn't do better justice to Kavita's long limbs and feminine poise.
Kavita keeps it stately and understated in a black jumpsuit, and lets her sleek hairdo and statement necklace do the rest, at the Max Mara flagship store launch in Pavilion KL.
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Postcard from Bali! Kavita's chameleon reigns come winter or sunshine: It's merely dressing the part of nature in a patterned turqouise-blue maxi frock.