7 tricks that all the cool kids follow on Instagram
How Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor turned into Instagram celebrities overnight
Sridevi’s daughters Jhanvi and Khushi know how to churn out a showstopping wedding OOTD, debutante Sara Ali Khan can namedrop with the best and millionaire heiress Kresha Bajaj’s holiday wardrobe is pure red-blooded lust: Ever wondered how the pros get it right all the time?
In case you’d like to turn into a legit Instagram superstar, here are the rules that all the cool kids already know, and follow, online.
Go luxe, or go home
Koëcsh founder and millionaire heiress Kresha Bajaj knows how to translate a good OOTD into pure Instagram gold with her highly stylized feed: Gucci slippers dotting the walkway to her personal slice of Maldives paradise, a killer manicure holding up her polaroids and slogan beach hats for days.
Weddings make for the best photo-ops
And not just for the bride and groom either. Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor didn’t wait for Karan Johar throw them some breadcrumbs, and instead orchestrated their own big break with an Instagram blitzkrieg of jaw-dropping Indian couture. The next time you’re blackmailed into attending that distant third cousin’s wedding, you might as well spin an Instagram winner for yourself out of it — Here’s some quick inspo from the photo-ready Kapoor sisters.
Silhouettes are your friend
Not having a good hair day / just a little camera-shy in general? Tania Shroff, daughter of industrialist Jaidev Shroff, has got this: Her expertly cropped photos work in major Insta cred while keeping her face out. Play with silhouettes and shadows to flaunt your OOTD while keeping your just-woke-up-like-this hair out of the frame. Win-win, yes?
Work that #humblebrag
Holidays are meant to spoil yourself into a deep food coma, but if you’re worried that your Instagram feed is missing out, let your gorgeous surroundings do all the bragging for you. Millionaire heiress Samara Madhvani keeps her travel diary packed with breathtaking panoramic shots of the exotic locales she visits — that just so double up as handy #throwback posts for the rest of the year.
The devil lies in the details
…and in Aaliyah Kashyap’s stylish Instagram feed. Anurag Kashyap’s daughter believes in methodically cataloguing the finer details of her OOTD, and has the accessory endorsement offers to show for it.
If all else fails, a little awkwardness works too
Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda is a bona fide Instagram star, but probably not by her choosing. The 19-year-old’s online presence is dotted with images of a downturned face and a demure smile, that does the trick just as well.
If that fails too, call your (equally) famous friends over and make it a party
As learned from Sara Ali Khan’s social media feed starring Shah Rukh Khan, Jhanvi Kapoor and Karan Johar among (many) others.
Wardrobe (and Instagram cred) sorted? Dressing up is all about seeing and being seen, and the Columbia graduate has been hitting up all the major parties in town with bestie and fellow starlet, Jhanvi Kapoor.
Sharing the frame with eternal heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan always helps, too.
Of course, for photo-ops at weddings, you’re going to want to call in the big guns. Sara has found herself a friend in Bollywood’s most touted designers, from Sabyasachi to Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
Any starlet is only as good as her wardrobe, and Sara seems to have done her homework well. The 23-year-old has enlisted the help of stylist Tanya Ghavri, known for dressing Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor Khan, to put her on the fashion map. And between that slinky River Island romper and snowy Michelle Mason number, we’d say she’s good to namedrop at parties for the rest of 2017, at least.
Likewise, it also helps when the godfather of the industry takes you under his wing. Karan Johar showed up with Sara on his arm at Shahid Kapoor’s birthday bash, non-verbal confirmation that she was destined for great things. Or a leading role in Student of the Year 2 at the very least.
And of course, dating rumours with another star kid are mandatory. Word has been flying on the street that it isn’t all platonic between her and Sonam Kapoor’s younger brother, Harshvardhan Kapoor.