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  1. Bsimple at | | Reply

    Nice! She’s working the red carpet! :)

    1. charan at | | Reply

      I was honestly worried when i heard she was going to be at Oscars, but she did good!!!
      I personally love brown and this gown is gorgeous!!

  2. kasthuri at | | Reply

    She is so full bodied now. I like.
    I can imagine the look appearing a lot better in person than in pictures. In pictures it looks like an okay gown with the usual hair and make up.

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  4. bongbabe at | | Reply

    PnP said:

    “(By the way… The shimmery gown looked far better on the red carpet than how it translated in the photographs.)”

    hahahaha! lest anybody criticise the aishwariya?

    1. Shriya at | | Reply

      I agree. Please don’t get all defensive and play favorites. Aishwarya is known for her fashion misses more than anybody else. You don’t have to go all the way to defend her choices.

      1. Anonymous at | | Reply

        Hello! Vidya Balan is one hot mess.

  5. annie at | | Reply

    girls need to post better pictures because Ash looks so washed out here.
    I am loving the hair and the hair color is great too but NOT a big fan of celebrities wearing strapless numbers when their arms are not toned.

    1. Purple at | | Reply

      Not every woman wants Michelle Obama’s or Madonna’s arms ;) Some women actually like looking soft and womanly. It’s possible that that is how she likes her arms?

      I think we need to accept that women come in all shapes and sizes – and it’s alright to wear strapless if you’re not looking as toned as a yoga teacher, no?

      1. kasthuri at | | Reply

        no !

        Tim Gunn says (and it makes sense) that if you are of a certain shape eg pear shaped, you should try to wear clothes that take attention away from your hips. Like empire waist clothes. Same logic here.

        But in this case, i think ash’s arms are fine.

  6. Star at | | Reply

    Awsome Bronze Beauty

  7. KiranP at | | Reply

    Agreed! She looks beautiful :)

  8. schadenfreude at | | Reply

    Mallika looks way better than her and has a shapelier figure.

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      Its not really a competition to see which woman has the best body. Sheesh.

    2. oshoriri666 at | | Reply

      Mallika looks way cheap bwside this look

  9. Chitown-fashionista at | | Reply

    I think she looks uber glam and fabulous. Home run for me. Also, I was wishing she would wear an Armani prive….

  10. Trinket at | | Reply

    This is such a downer in comparison to what she is capable of and what the others wore,Scarlett Johansson is my fav today!
    even the fourteen year-old Hailee Steinfeld made her fashionable-presence felt

    1. mary at | | Reply

      I know Scarlett Johansson’s gown was a real stunner though overall the red carpet look was quite disapointing.

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  12. aalia at | | Reply

    i thought she looked gorgeous.., the make up spot on, her hair looks fab..her dress fits really well and the bronze looks smashing,,she looks better than most the hwood celebs

  13. Bhavana at | | Reply

    a nice detour from the velvety manish malhotra’s..stunning!!

  14. Faiza at | | Reply

    i quite like it…her make up nd hair goes with it… too bad i didnt see her on tv.

    PS. this year Oscars disappointment :i

    1. tp at | | Reply

      Faiza, there are two youtube clips of her red carpet interview if your interested

  15. suchi at | | Reply

    looking really gorgeous here.the hair and makeuo flawless.

  16. Sal (SS) at | | Reply

    I’m on board with this; the dress is a great color, and her hair is great. The makeup is pretty heavy, but that could be the lights.

  17. Anu at | | Reply

    Nice!!!! Really love the brown!! Truly refreshing. And her makeup, hair dress everything seems to be good today. Keep it up.

  18. radhika at | | Reply

    make up too caked on?

  19. Dee at | | Reply

    She looks stunning!

  20. swati at | | Reply

    i like ….. I can imagine that in sunlight the gown wouldn’t look dull but shimmer brilliantly ….. but sadly, when i watched the ceremony, i didn’t catch a glimpse of her

    btw, i just received a copy of vogue march. Congratulations guys! this is huge …… and it was so wonderful to put a face to the names …… To be considered top indian fashion influences….. Fantastic!!! …. You guys are going places …. i’m off to read now … i just had to congratulate you first

    1. Priyanka (HHC) at | | Reply

      Thank you! :)

      1. k= at | | Reply

        aww whats the good news?? pls do a post on it?!

  21. leonine lion at | | Reply

    wow!!!! she looks gorgeous… everyone pls look at that face carefully .. for the next time you use the word “photoshopped”!!!!

  22. Fashionmeal at | | Reply

    A) I’m not sure what she’s doing there. And,
    B) I’m not entirely a fan of that dress to begin with BUT, in her defence, she does look good. But I’m still not loving the dress.

    *Oh how their stylists need to be replaced*

  23. yashu at | | Reply

    Instead of a gown she shld have gone for a sari at least she would have stood out and would have represented the country..she was lost amongst the HOLLYWOOD STARS so i don’t like it

    1. Jigisha Chaudhari at | | Reply

      Well said…..

    2. kasthuri at | | Reply

      she wld have stood out for sure…kinda agree w u.

  24. First Row at | | Reply

    She looks so plasticy neck up, however we have to say that neck down she did a better job as compared to Mallika Sherawat. Having said that, the colour isn’t doing much for her and she definitely could have gone with something had accentuated her curves a bit more.

  25. shruti at | | Reply

    wow she is looking stunning in brown!

  26. AS at | | Reply

    she has so much potential ok looking good….but she ended up looking so ordinary!!!im not liking it…if you look at her makeup in closeup her it is not good either and its very heavy!!

  27. Nat at | | Reply

    This is one of the best looks of hers till date. Classy, underplayed yet glamorous and ethereal. In her closeups you can see her beautifully flawless skin and the wonderfully done make up. Can’t say anything bad about this look. She has nailed it and how! The hubby however, is another story. Not venturing there to waste my energy at all.

  28. jay at | | Reply

    OMG did u guys see her in person??? Tell us more pleasee :) (I WANT A REPLY!! :P ;-) )

  29. sk at | | Reply

    aishwarya looks beautiful.

  30. Orchee at | | Reply

    The dress is stunning, and one of her better gown choices, but I think her make up was a bit overwhelming. Very, very heavy.

  31. SSN at | | Reply

    Lovely makeup! She was the most beautiful lady in the crowd!

  32. Sabita at | | Reply

    She looks good…but how stunning was Mandy Moore…I think she was the highlight in her her Monique Lhullier gown and kept her look so clean and let her dress do all the talking!

  33. dn at | | Reply

    Liking it! She looks good. I love this colour on her. Plays off her hair colour very well.

    1. dn at | | Reply

      Just saw some more pictures, she needs make-up or something on her neck, it totally ages her. Too bad, as I really liked this look from far.

      1. ConnaughtFleur at | | Reply

        She doesn’t have to look 20 all the time. Looking 37 is okay. :-)

        1. dn at | | Reply

          The make-up on the neck and face is very mismatched. Look 37 in the face and neck as well and I have no problems with it.

          1. ConnaughtFleur at |

            It’s not mismatched. Her face is flawless and her neck has wrinkles. Sometimes makeup succeeds in hiding it, sometimes it doesn’t. :-)

  34. Rushil at | | Reply

    absolutely STUNNING!! she is so damn gorgeous! she n nicole kidman looked the best! i m so glad she is giving a fab picture to the hollywood ppl bout bollywood! way to go gal!

  35. SS at | | Reply

    I have to agree, we need better pics… wish I had seen her on TV or walking the red carpet. Was Abhishek with her?

  36. Ann at | | Reply

    She looks stunning.
    FYI she’s carrying Jimmy Choo Lana clutch.

  37. npm at | | Reply

    Aishwarya Rai, Annette Bening, Helen Mirren and Gwyneth Paltrow were the only things worth looking at last night.

  38. Rock~n~Rose at | | Reply

    I wish there was something that stood out.. maybe a dress or a deep red clutch.. anything to make this look seem less brown..

    However no denying that Aish looks lovely

  39. Sam at | | Reply

    I watched the award show and I was not even aware that she was at the Oscars, LOL.

    Guess she didn’t generate much interest. The gown certainly didn’t help.

  40. Lolita at | | Reply

    I think she looked a lot better than many many many other celebrities! Her makeup was stunning and I love the hair!

  41. aparna at | | Reply

    She is looking good.
    but something off about her face..may be the makeup.
    she looks like nice with less or natural looking makeup.
    also should have accessorized with sparkly accesories – earring & bracelet to contrat with the dark dress.

  42. Bsimple at | | Reply

    I happened to revisit the Kiran-Aamir post where she wore the Sabya to the Berlin FF…and now I wish Ash should have donned a Sabya Sari/Anarkali here and Abhi could have rocked a sherwani…If you think about it, this was a perfect opp to represent ( I don’t think she was there as L’oreal’s rep?) and also she would have actually stood out considering how blah the Oscars were fashion-wise anyways…In that vein, kudos to Mrs. Rahman :)

  43. addicted at | | Reply

    Gorgeous….love her elegance and poise.

  44. Jazz at | | Reply

    She looks beautiful! I think she was one of the most stunning on the red carpet. her bronzed look and beautiful hair complement the dress nicely. there are so many haters on this forum, just get over it. shes beautiful and this dress is lovely

    1. ko at | | Reply

      completely agree.. …
      i think she looks gorgeous.. i love her hari color..totally compliments her..

  45. SLC at | | Reply

    Not many people look good in brown, but she does. It’s the oscars…I wish she had bigger earings or something… the outfit seems to be missing something.

  46. zainab at | | Reply

    nice dress..but the make-up is too heavy and the hair is ordinary just as usual and that pose mehhhhh I’m so damn tired of seeing her pose like that in each and every where she goes.

  47. Ragini at | | Reply

    lovely she looks :))

  48. ananya_s at | | Reply

    hahahha..i knew it!! all d lil Miss Worlds and world-renowned fasionistas here would not like this.. its either ‘washed out’ or ‘too much’ or ‘fat’ or worse still, ‘luking plastic’…. ;D

  49. Arna at | | Reply

    I am so CONFLICTED……this is the Oscars!!! She did not dress for it! She looked lovely but not impressive. She did not bring that star quality to the RED CARPET. I love Armani but I dont think her dress was not flattering to her figure! This is not Cannes & Loreal. This is the biggest names in film world. Show me the $$$ business…you have to come to show baby! Sorry I was dissapointed!

    1. mary at | | Reply

      agree the dress does nothing for me. Or her for that matter.

  50. ksmommy at | | Reply

    btw, saw A.Govarikar walking down the red carpet too..! likewise, what were they doing there?@least Ms.Sherawat has a (post -production)hollywood movie…

    1. ConnaughtFleur at | | Reply

      Aishwarya, Abhishek and Ashutosh were invited by the Academy. Mallika wasn’t invited. She came as the date of an invitee.

      1. Sudipta at | | Reply

        And how do you know this to be the truth?

        1. ConnaughtFleur at | | Reply

          Abhi, Aish being invited by the Academy was confirmed by Mr.Bachchan on his blog.

          Mallika came as the date of an invitee and Oscar winner Adrien Brody.

        2. ConnaughtFleur at | | Reply

          Oh, and this came in the Times Of India with their pictures together.

      2. Shriya at | | Reply

        She came as the date of Academy Award Winner Adrian Brody, not just any invitee.

  51. ak at | | Reply

    She looks good, but not as good as she could have looked. First off, while the colour of the dress is gorgeous, I really think it would be better complemented by darker skin (e.g., bipasha, or ash w/ some bronzer/self-tanner) – there are very few colours that aishwarya is unable to work but surprisingly, this is one of them. Also, i do have a problem with the fit on her – clearly, this dress tends to fall straight at the hips, and it looks like she had to go a size up to accommodate her hips, which left this dress a bit too loose in other places. She has had some hits lately in the gown department, so a bit disappointed on this one. But, I suppose, this could have been so much worse, so at least she ended up looking good and classy, even if she did not take it all the way. Plus, that face – sometimes I actually think if you put a paper bag on her she would look better than she does when she actually tries.

  52. ConnaughtFleur at | | Reply

    She looks amazing! I bet nobody would’ve carried that color as well as Aishwarya did. Actually, deciding to wear something BRONZE/BROWN for the red carpet is appreciable. Plus she carried it off. 9/10. Wonderful!!

    1. GG at | | Reply

      Agreed that she carried the color beautifully. However face wise she has looked better.Or maybe it is the photograph that doesn’t do her justice.
      Hair is just ok.

  53. Padma at | | Reply

    Something is off about this dress…it is not very figure-flattering. Add to that, the make-up is aging her. She could have done better.

    And congrats PnP on ur Vogue article :)

  54. Surekha at | | Reply

    The color looks great but something seems off about the dress. and ash looks a little short.

  55. deemelinda at | | Reply

    her hair colour matches perfecly with her gown, great effort unless she was on a l’oreal trip, where they matched the gown to the hair colour. anyways she looks good!

  56. Shallu at | | Reply

    I think she looks very elegant and feminine here. She does justice to the gown than that skinny model on left in first pic. Brown looks different and suits her.

  57. mary at | | Reply

    so far all oscar appearances by Indian actresses like Freida Pinto, Lisa Ray and now Ash have been downers. I agree that a traditional look would’ve definitely spelled more spotlight. In that respect Mrs. Rahman’s red carpet appearance was actually the most interesting.

  58. hamsanat at | | Reply

    The queen of all heart. the beauty of the world

  59. Maze at | | Reply

    The brown washed her out. Wear some colour for goodness sake!

  60. jamtin at | | Reply

    compared to the other red carpet celebs her make up was an eye sore!
    the dress looks super sloppy on her. very badly carried off look on the whole!

  61. Parvati at | | Reply

    I wonder why she always wears so much makeup? It really ages her.

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