Some ridiculous made-up controversy about Neha and Mandira being upset at each other because they were both wearing similar sarees!
If these two sarees are similar then I think both Neha and Mandira are twins!
As the curtains came down on the four week-episode of the comedy show, Hasee Aur Haseena, the concluding episode saw some hostility between the judges Neha Dhupia and Mandira Bedi. Apparently Neha Dhupia was upset because she felt that her sari was strikingly similar to that of Mandira’s.
A source close to the unit said, “Neha Dhupia, Mandira Bedi and Tanushree Dutta are the judges of the four episode-comedy show, Hasee Aur Haseena. Both Mandira and Neha were given red saris, whereas Tanushree had to wear a yellow salwar kameez. When Neha realised that her and Mandira’s saris were similar, she refused to wear it and insisted on being given another sari. When the channel authorities refused, she walked out of the sets in a huff, shut herself in her vanity van and refused to shoot. The channel and the production team tried persuading Neha to wear the sari but Neha refused and offered the option of wearing a western outfit, which she had with her. However, the channel refused to budge and decided to go along with the concept of traditional wear, because the episode had to be aired on Diwali. After much coaxing Neha agreed to wear the sari but by then we had already lost over an hour. Things were really unpleasant throughout the shoot. Neha refused to communicate with Mandira and Tanushree.”
When we checked with Neha if it was true that she created a fuss over the costume, she said, “Mandira and I did wear something similar. But then it was Diwali time and people do end up looking similar. However, the clothes that we wore for the show were not provided by the channel or the production house. We wore our own clothes and had no problem with that. Mandira and I ended up joking about the fact that we were wearing similar saris.”
See, I told you, this is a completely made up story! They might have other issues, the sameness of the saree is not one of them!
This is an interesting mashup of the ethnic colors with some contemporary sensibilities.
Technically the saree is great; the colors are right, green is followed up in the blouse and in the sleeves, but it still doesn’t jump out at you.
Not sure exactly a Hijab means to others, but to me, it means “modest dress for women” – which means covering everything except the face and hands in public.
I have written about and shown several examples of Hijab and saree before. See here and here. And I have also talked about my desire to create collection that accommodates the special requirement. Perhaps soon.
This is interesting because it is a “uniform saree” and she has coordinated it well so it doesn’t look out of place and that’s how it should be.
From Pallavi Jaipur – The saris were rich in color and texture with lavish gota borders. The showstoppers, Bengali super star Rituparna Sengupta in a gorgeous green and gold sari.
I am not too sure about the choice or red strappy blouse with this pretty saree. There may be a way to make red work here, but not with the fire engine shade of red.
Neelanjan Ghosh and Rajul Jain presented Strip poker Collection at Lakme Fashion week 2009.
The only reason one might want to play strip poker here is that the outfit is so ugly that one might want to get rid of it so it stops distracting you when you are playing real poker.
Has anybody ever played Rubik’s cube clothing party game? Here she looks like as if she is about half way through with the game.
Neelanjan’s design philosophy seems to be:
Neelanjan Ghosh as a label is an endeavor to design characters more than clothes. He strongly believes, when you get these characters ready, they all become a part of a story that not only the collection narrates, so does each single piece. Inspiration for silhouettes, color, embroidery and prints come from everywhere creating its own significant iconography at the same time keeping in mind the global trends, not only in fashion but all aspects of life. The projected client would always play a small yet significant role in this play that would narrate people’s issues, with every new collection having the global village as its backdrop, and eventually creating its own exclusive genre.
I have no clue as to what he just said!
I wonder what kind of “global village” backdrop he has in mind for Strip Poker Collection? I know a lot of people who would like to move to that global village.
Fabrics that you want to reach out and touch! That’s classic Sabyasachi!
Amazing saris with the most outstanding embroidery and prints inspired by the Patan Patola of Orissa. Velvet, silk, organza, brocade, chiffon and georgette were the basis of the fabulous collection, in myriad muted colours.
I know, you are probably thinking about the hair in the top picture! But remember, everything is fair in love, war and on the ramp.