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"We Are Same Same But Different."

Props to anyone who guesses where that lyric came from! So let's talk about a couple of our favorite Bollywood silhouette repeaters: Minissha Lamba and La Rai. Minissha (that's with 2xs people!), has a very petite frame and she has rightfully recognized that short hemlines that would be precariously short on most people, are actually very flattering on petite bodies. Having recognized that, however, is not a license to go repeating the silhouette all willy nilly with awful patterns - it still has to have style! Witness Minissha's appearance last year at the Jodhaa Akbar premiere where she wore this Nikasha Tawade Spring 2008 dress with the fun print (pictured at left). Now, contrast that look with her appearance at the Star Screen Awards in a Vikram Phadnis creation. Two words: awful print. It looks like a 2 star hotel room vomited on her! Ugh.

As for La Rai, it is hard if not completely impossible for this woman to not look lovely (she could probably manage to make a burlap sack look chic). That being said, it would be nice to see her depart from the chudidaar kurta silhouette in light colors and metallic embroidery that she has been favoring of late. Last year, La Rai wore a gold and creme chudidaar kurta to the Jodhaa Akbar music launch. Earlier this month, La Rai appeared at the family function a.k.a. Bachchanalia Launch wearing the family's fave designer duo: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla (note: La Rai herself favors Neeta Lulla but she bowed to family pressures). She arrived in another pastel chudidaar-kurta at the Star Screen Awards. She looks fantastic at all three events, and the chudidaars really flatter her slim figure, however since just about anything will look great on her, it would be nice if she broke out of the box once in a while. I do like the detailing on her Star Screen outfit!


Anonymous said…
Bombay to Bangkok, a film which I want to see...(that's where the song lyric come from I mean).

I love Aishwarya's chudidars and they must be so much more comfy than a tight gown. She does look so nice in a sari too though...
desipolitan said…
Nice, Memsaab! I'm not surprised you made short work of that question :)

I cannot think of a silhouette La Rai wouldn't be able to rock.

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