Shingai Shoniwa In Alpana & Neeraj – ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ London Premiere

Shingai Shoniwa joined Kristen Stewart on the red carpet at the London premiere for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1’ last night.

The singer was invited as she recorded a track for the movie.

Known for her extravagant, scene stealing red carpet looks, I wasn’t surprised to see her wearing this Alpana & Neeraj Spring 2012 dress which was presented during India Fashion Week last month.

Her dress is called the Industrial 3D ‘Surgical Mask Mermaid’ because it is made entirely of surgical masks.

She made the look her own, and less clinical, by adding pretty floral accents on the straps, which she also playfully added to her hair.

Some of you crave for something more interesting and different on the red carpet, so what do you think of the ‘Surgical Mask Mermaid’?

Credit: fashioninquisitive.com & Getty

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42 Responses to Shingai Shoniwa In Alpana & Neeraj – ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ London Premiere

  1. mm November 17, 2011 at 18:41 #

    I like it but it is very customey. The fit is perfection though. This dress is very Project Runway

    • Xorco November 17, 2011 at 18:56 #

      Ditto

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 17, 2011 at 21:11 #

      +2. Nina Garcia would have loved it, given the constraints of a medical supply room.

      • MG November 17, 2011 at 23:27 #

        1st chanllenge dress

    • lorma November 18, 2011 at 17:04 #

      I agree, a project runway challenge! How comfortable could it be ?

  2. Nat39 November 17, 2011 at 18:54 #

    Bottom line – it really flatters her figure, looks spectacular on her esp. against her skin tone – she can get away with it for sure. However, I don`t think the floral accents were needed here at all, they sorta turn the whole look into a joke. Simple clean “clinical” would`ve worked just fine.

  3. robbie November 17, 2011 at 19:06 #

    far too stiff looking, and actually a rather ugly dress.

    • jo November 17, 2011 at 19:40 #

      +1 I would even say a very ugly dress.

    • Jones19 November 17, 2011 at 22:11 #

      The stiffness puts me off it but I love the creativity that went into this.

      • Jackie November 18, 2011 at 00:13 #

        Couldn’t have said it better myself! I don’t mind the floral accents either… but that’s probably because I saw Shingai’s look before I saw the original. I am biased in that way oftentimes…

  4. Dhppy November 17, 2011 at 19:08 #

    I suspect that despite all the masks, wearing this in November, one might still catch cold.

    • Molly November 17, 2011 at 19:29 #

      This is the most hilarious comment. Thanks for the smile.

    • Alina November 18, 2011 at 13:52 #

      LOL

      Not really a very pretty dress.

  5. Lee November 17, 2011 at 19:09 #

    Not another lady gaga wannabe

    • Giuseppi Giraffe November 17, 2011 at 20:45 #

      That’s my sentiment. The dress is okay, interesting, costumey, but I do get a little tired of people just trying to do something to get themselves noticed, which is what this feels like.

    • miwa November 17, 2011 at 22:42 #

      Shingai has been adventurous with fashion long before Lady Gaga was even Lady Gaga. She’s just not as famous. Google Noisettes or just Shingai Shoniwa.

  6. Pati November 17, 2011 at 19:12 #

    This is so cool… Quite strange, though…

  7. maria November 17, 2011 at 19:13 #

    i think it’s a very cool dress, but i don’t like her styling. I wish she would have gone edgier/funkier, instead romantic with the flowers. That seems somewhat contradictory to me.

  8. Jacqu November 17, 2011 at 19:17 #

    I wouldn’t have thought those were surgical masks if you hadn’t said it! It makes a very interesting silhouette and the color is cool looking.

  9. andrea November 17, 2011 at 19:19 #

    I think she looks divine and the color is beautiful against her skin tone. I would like to see what the back looks like. The dress is interesting and eye-catching for sure.

  10. Cristina November 17, 2011 at 19:19 #

    I think this is fun. I mostly wanted to comment to point out how much better this looks on her over the model. It is like it was made for her figure.

  11. CreoleLady November 17, 2011 at 19:22 #

    Wow, ok, that just woke me up. I kinda love it. I guess GaGa has acclimated me to OTT looks on singers, lol. Costumey, yes, but perfectly fitted and customized with her own personal touches. Stunning figure and pretty smile.

  12. Molly November 17, 2011 at 19:24 #

    This is a piece of art that can be worn. Going down that thought path, most artists will oversee the installation of their pieces, so you don’t wind up with something like this, where the floral accents seem to go counter to the whole notion of the piece. The gown is stunning and interesting – and stunning on her figure and against her skin tone. But I hate the florals.

    • Mol November 17, 2011 at 19:56 #

      I have to agree.

    • Ginger November 17, 2011 at 19:59 #

      Great points!

  13. Gaber November 17, 2011 at 20:10 #

    This is really insane, but I quite like it!

  14. mj November 17, 2011 at 20:31 #

    I love Shingai! She’s got such attitude. She manages to pull off everything she wears, no matter how bananas it might be. I think it’s because she always looks so happy and like she’s having so much fun in what she’s wearing.

  15. dee November 17, 2011 at 21:02 #

    It’s okay. Not really loving it or hating it. It is interesting to look at for sure.

  16. Thirteen November 17, 2011 at 21:19 #

    Hideous and too attention seeking for something that isn’t her premiere.

  17. Tikalhammy November 17, 2011 at 21:22 #

    I like the dress but hate the flowers she added on. Also, I think she would look fab with her hair down and flowy. It would soften the dress.

  18. Sandie November 17, 2011 at 21:36 #

    It feels very fragile as if it is going to fall apart. Was she able to walk, sit, etc?

  19. nthiran November 17, 2011 at 21:54 #

    i think the color is perfect on her skin, but i hate the straps and the gown will definitely look red carpet worthy minus the cut-outs..her smile is infectious

  20. gurlygurl November 17, 2011 at 22:38 #

    Crazy and quirky but I love the color and it fits her so so well. I particularly love that she made this her own with the floral embellishment. She makes crazy look good ;)

  21. Emi November 17, 2011 at 22:47 #

    Is it Carnival already?

  22. alannah November 17, 2011 at 22:57 #

    tbh i dont hate it – i mean its obviously not what i would chose first, but I’ve seen a lot worse more famous designers items been worn!

  23. Paulo November 18, 2011 at 00:23 #

    I actually find it quite garish, especially with the addition of the flowers.

  24. Clancy from Dallas November 18, 2011 at 05:23 #

    That seafoam green could literally be coral from the ocean or masks from the hospital and either way it would be divine with her skin tone. It’s little mermaid meets mad men and god bless her for not going lady gaga and putting an actual mermaid tail and flippers on the thing!

  25. Vidhya November 18, 2011 at 06:04 #

    the ideal dress for a doctor crossed with a fashionista :P having said that.. i like the idea of the dress.. not the dress itself.. and the back is just not there..

  26. roxana November 18, 2011 at 07:00 #

    i never liked this colour, but the dress and the styling is very beautiful.

  27. bee7 November 18, 2011 at 08:22 #

    fun and creative! i actually much prefer this dress on her rather than on the model.

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