Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cannes-tastic! (part deux)

The lovely Ms. Deepika was not one to content herself with being glamorous in the Desh. She too flitted off to Cannes - per various Indian media outlets, she was "representing India" at Cannes. I didn't realize countries had designated celeb-representatives at the Festival. Was this the capacity in which La Rai first attended as well? Anywho, I'm also told that Rohit Bal was responsible for all of DP's ensembles at Cannes and that he intentionally went traditional as opposed to western for his designs. I see a theme of maroon/creme/gold repeatedly which I find a touch boring. I'm all for flaunting traditional Indian attire at international events, but I do wish that Mr. Bal had taken a more adventurous (read colorful) track with the lovely DP. While I am not fond of the Shilpa Shetty-style "low-rise" draping of the sari, DP does look fantastic. Her makeup is veering dangerously close to two-tone, pancake territory (note to her makeup artist: don't neglect to pat some foundation on the neck!), but on the whole, she is radiant. Her hair and makeup are reminiscent of her look in Om Shanti Om, na?I am not however, digging the overly long pseudo-anarkali! It is all kinds of blah. The dress itself reminds me more of window treatments one would spot in a hotel, and don't even get me started on those limp locks! Guess you can't win 'em all! A few more international outings and DP will be a regular pro like La Rai! There's something to be said about a learning curve.
Photos: bollywood hungama

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