Saturday, July 2, 2011

Didn't See This Coming.

Fresh off of her fashion forward (and certainly well fitting) appearances at IIFA, I am still in shock at Lisa's appearance at the launch of her new show on TLC Oh My Gold (supposedly a series dedicated to Indian jewelry ... how long can that possibly last?). There are so many things wrong with her look here. I think for personal ease (I am extra lazy on weekends), I will itemize. (1) The fit is terrible. I'm not exactly sure what is holding it up, but it is making me very nervous. When one is wearing a strapless number, fit in the bust area is critical! (2) Length is just plain dumb. Honestly, Lisa. You are smarter than this! Look how akwardly you are having to sit for fear of flashing your goodies to the photogs. When attending an event where you are the center of attention, there are photogs present, and you may have to sit - go with a longer hemline!
(3) The brown satin in a short cocktail dress really does nothing stylistically. I have nothing against a rich chocolate hue, but I think a floor length number would have been so much better. (4) Those office-friendly slingbacks are totally out of place at this event and paired with this cocktail dress. Flashy shoes, lady. We're talking sexy, strappy heels. Possibly metallic to offset the rich color of the dress. (5) Deepika P. last made this error - flaunting fabulous desi baubles with a cocktail dress. As Sonam and others have shown, it is certainly possible to pair Indian jewels with western attire. It just doesn't work with a short cocktail dress.
(6)This is a minor quibble compared to the rest,  but I bring it up because I think it is a common grievance for many of us. Blemishes on desi skin tend to leave unflattering brown marks. There's not much to do about it other than perhaps use a hydroquinone treatment twice a day. In the meantime, what you do not want to do is what Lisa demonstrates in the last photo: pile on too-light concealer! IMHO, the use of concealer lighter than one's skin tone to cover dark marks is a total and complete myth! You really want to match your skin tone because otherwise, you'll leave too-light bulls eye marks that only draw more attention than the little mark itself. The way her makeup artist piled it on, the concealer has created two huge unmissable splotches when the imperfections themselves are likely quite small. Ugh.
For good measure, here's a mashup of her recent IIFA appearances just so you have a good point of comparison and so you can feel as shocked as I felt.
Photos: filmicafe, reuters, ap.

2 comments:

Tanveer Parmar said...

Honestly, her makeup sucks.. That nude lip is totally washing her out, and matt skin with smokey eyes is so 80s.

desipolitan said...

Agreed, Tanveer. She is beautiful but her MUA didn't do her any favors.