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  1. olala at | | Reply


  2. Pamela at | | Reply

    Yikes-are there birds living in there?

    1. Saanika at | | Reply

      lol hahahaha

      1. lol at | | Reply

        she looks like a conehead lol

        1. Arti at | | Reply

          Looks like she’s been using the same hair products as “something about Mary”!!!

          1. jasonloahn at |

            i think aishwarya is a trend setter! u have to be a fashionista, to get that

    2. KK at | | Reply

      Seriously!!! That’s a bird’s nest! Aishwariya and Cannes just don’t go well together at all.. I don’t know why!!
      But that dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. frutu at | | Reply

        wel said KK…guys luk at her left eyebrow n then the right one….very wierd…isnt it

        1. bozo at | | Reply

          Oh yeah. I didn’t notice that until you pointed it out. It’s like that in every pic – she got them done that way? Weird.

          1. Arati at |

            Eeww… true… why are the brows weird…..

          2. lolitaa.. at |

            she mentioned 1nce her eyebrows r like that coz of the accident she had on the sets of khakee…she mentioned it in the people magazine interview she did..

  3. lara at | | Reply

    she does have a very beautiful and radiant face. even though penelope cruz, monica belluci, bipasha basu, kim kardashian are the same size as her, they are all toned, whereas she is not. it’s not all a criticism. it’s just an observation. even doing 5 or 10 minutes of pilates a day can tone up the body. (pilates is a form of exercise.)

    1. Laveena at | | Reply

      I agree with you, just 10 miniutes of pilates a day works wonder. She badly needs to tone up.

      1. Arti at | | Reply

        Yea I hear you, she def looks out of shape.

        1. Aly at | | Reply

          well Aishwarya has said she never exercises. Only during Dhoom 2 days when she was super skinny.

          1. SK at |

            yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. AnI at | | Reply

    Love d hairs..but wat fugly hairs…

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      Erm…What? :-P

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    2. Saanika at | | Reply

      huh ?? :D

  5. Aly at | | Reply

    Elegant Aishwarya.

  6. reshma at | | Reply

    She looks like sophia loren. Old! The colour and cut don’t do her any favours. The hair I don’t even want to comment on! Ash why don’t u wear a gorgeous colour like the pink purple maxi u wore sometime ago?

  7. Kyaktsar at | | Reply

    Horrible Hair…

    Wierd dress which is doing nothing for! This sure is a letdown!…..

  8. AV1983 at | | Reply

    Ohh…how can she walk with such a weird hairdo :-(…she seems to have gained some weight as well…the gown is pretty though & so is her gorgeous face…but the entire look.

    1. Saanika at | | Reply

      she is looking tired i think …….. her face needed some glow with pale gray

      1. Anita at | | Reply

        Bad Hairdo…n the color of the gown makes her look anemic and old n tired….
        She is soo beautiful..but y cant she wear a gr8 outfit to Cannes?!
        Now Im sure she will disappoint us the next time too!

  9. adorableonyourvanity at | | Reply

    that hair is a big NOOOO

    1. charan at | | Reply

      i was trying to make peace with the front part of her hair and then i saw the back… shoot the stylist pls.

  10. nikki at | | Reply

    Im sorry- but her hair looks horrendous! She looks like shes from the colonial times with it! The dress color suits her beautifully, esp with her light eyes.. but that hair… I cant bear to see it!

  11. Anu at | | Reply

    Wow. Diss—aster.

    …but I LOVE her hair from the back….and absolutely hate the ugly puff in the front.

    Somehow, she looks uncomfortable in that dress to me. (And I normally like Ash.)

  12. apsara77 at | | Reply

    i feel like the make-up washes her out..i wish she had put on a darker shade of lipstick..maybe a red? it is a pretty dress and she wears it well..but i think the overall effect makes her look a bit under the weather.

    1. tia at | | Reply

      yea I agree, for some reason I think it would look much better in person…doesnt translate in the pics

  13. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    I love the gown but folks I can’t help feeling that her Cannes stylists are secretly jealous of her or have some grudge against her; every single time there is exactly one WTF element about her look. This time it’s the hair; from the front the beehive looks so amateurishly styled – it almost looks as if some sections at the front will fall loose any minute.

    The gown is gorgeous and she carries it well but that thing on her head…I can’t look past it :|

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      ..agree with the beehive….but why would her stylists do that to her on purpose. Don’t you think it makes the stylist look bad when their client’s look gets creamed in the media?

      If I were her stylist…I would use this attempt as my claim to fame. (But then, I’m not even my own stylist…I wear what hubby likes. Hmmm…..nah….Ash’s Cannes faux pas go way way back. )


      1. Anu at | | Reply

        On a related note, Deepika was styled by Anahita Shroff Adajania for the Cannes Chivas event. (Outfit was by Rohit Bal).
        Why cant Ash take her own (Indian) stylist with her who knows what works for Ash, and at the same time has a more International styling.

        1. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

          And yes I totally agree, Aish looks a million times better at Indian events where she is styled by (presumably) an Indian stylist.

          I’ll say it again: it takes some obscure kind of *talent* to make the most beautiful woman in the world look fugly.

          1. Angelica at |

            she’s been in this field for almost 17 years now and after all these years if she cannot figure out whether a certain hairstyle or make up or dress is looking good or not then there is no point blaming the stylist.. ;-)

          2. zainab at |

            I second that :)

      2. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

        That’s why they only mess up on *one* aspect of her look. Have you ever noticed this about her Cannes appearances? There is always exactly one WTF element: if the make-up is good, the dress is fugly. If the dress is good the hair is fugly. If the hair and dress both are good then the make-up is fugly.

        Come on L’Oreal, this is the arguably most beautiful woman in the world you’re working with here. It shouldn’t be DIFFICULT to make her look good. She looks 100x more beautiful when she steps out of the airport in ordinary clothes and almost no make-up, jetlagged and groggy from a long flight. You’re telling me you have the best stylists in the world working on her and she gets on the red carpet looking like she has a matted fox sleeping on her head? Or with fugly orange streaks in her hair? Or fugly plastic butterfly clips in her hair that we normally see on 10 year old girls (see Cannes last year)? Or OD-ing on silvery-blue eyeshadow? Or a gown that gloriously shows off her back flab?

        Don’t get me wrong, nobody is perfect. I’m not complaining if Aish is untoned. But surely any sensible stylist wouldn’t go around picking dresses that highlight that. It just takes some common sense.

        1. SK at | | Reply

          i agree… rmbr her green saree some years ago …. eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkks! i’ve never been able to get over that.
          why ruin a good thing… and the loreal stylists have a very good thing in aishwarya. pity they dont know what the heck to do with it!

        2. Bhavana at | | Reply

          hahah i love this rant..and i totally agree with you…i mean the job of a stylist is to style…l’oreal should not be paying for whoever put this look together!!

        3. Anu at | | Reply

          So SO agreee on everything you said. It does take effort to make Aish look bad. Neeta Lulla also has a knack for it. But, yes, I have noticed over the years, that EXACTLY one thing is ALWAYS messed up real bad. And somehow, I think it’s always associated with L’oreal. Its the hair, or the makeup, coz the past two years the dresses have not been that bad. (Ever since she ditched Ms Lulla).

          I guess Ash needs to be a bit more assertive with the stylists/hairdressers/makeup artists than she is abroad. After all, she knows best what works and what does not work for her. After a gazillion public appearances, outfits and hairdos one should know what will and what will not look good for oneself. She shouldnt just take someone’s word who just doesnt understand her body type.

          Wow. this is getting to be one long thread!!

          1. Sonia at |

            She reminds me of the fairy godmother in Shrek! the hairdo is terrible, the dress, though lovely, does nothing but harm to her, and the makeup is awful! Dunno what the hell the stylist was thinking!

        4. Parul at | | Reply

          well said Prem Rouge

  14. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    On the plus side, at least she has stopped posing like a wrestler.

    1. jazz at | | Reply

      hahahhaah i remember that pose.

  15. NR at | | Reply

    Looks like she tried too hard..sucha beautiful lady..but the appearance a big let down..am soo disappointed with the hair and the color of the dress..also she seems to have gained a lot..needs to go back and exercise…

  16. dn at | | Reply

    Ewww.. what a way to ruin such a gorgeous gown. She looks awful.
    I think she should stick to sarees. She looks so uncomfortable in this.

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      Have you seen her in the blue Elie Saab at Cannes last year? She OWNED it.

      People need to stop telling celebs to stick to traditional clothing just because they look uncomfortable/ bad in one outfit. There are so many fabulous kinds of gowns, cocktail dresses etc, etc out there and there is something to suit every body type. Plus nothing says glamour (in the international Cannes context) like a stunning gown, a classy updo and a dazzling piece of jewellery

      1. dn at | | Reply

        I did like her in a few gowns last year. But it is my personal opinion that she looks her best in Indian clothing. You have the right to disagree. Esp after seeing her stills from Ravan this seems like a major let down.
        Just because everyone else is in gowns doesn’t mean she also has to be in one.
        And the first time she wowed the people at Cannes she was in a saree – for Devdas. And it is still her best look in Cannes till date.

        1. gaga at | | Reply

          dn, the first time she was at cannes she was not representing l’oreal, so she be in traditional attire.
          BUT now she is promoting l’oreal and i think they style her according to how they want her to be seen.

          1. Bhavana at |

            she was beautiful last year at cannes, with the slick ponytail and i believe that light grey gown, but this year..i mean granted she is beautiful regardless..that gown is ok and that make up is totally washing her out!!! L’oreal style her better pleasee!!!!

          2. dn at |

            Yeah I realized she is at the hands of L’oreal, a pity. She looked good last year as she was more toned to wear gowns. No, I am not calling her fat. Think Queen Latifah at the Oscars. She rocked that look.
            Ok not a saree, but a gown with slight ethnic touch, or atleast something that flatters her figure. After all, you have to dress according to your body type.
            I love this gown, just not on Ash. And don’t they have mirrors in the dressing room to go out with this hair.
            Kate Beckinsale’s puffy hair is awesome, how is Ash’s so bad?

            I also think that the western fashion sites think she looks great as they normally don’t see her at the Indian events where she normally fares better.

          3. dn at |

            Sorry for multiple posts. But after seeing some of the long shot photos on the other sites, she doesn’t look bad.

  17. hhc-addict at | | Reply

    She looks good – if you discount her hair. Its just too distracting. Not sure whether its the color of the gown or the make up but she looks a little older than she usually does. Somehow the glow is missing. But I think the gown looks really good on her – and suits her curves.

  18. shiv at | | Reply

    well..ppl..before jumping to conclusions..plss look at d HQ close ups of her face..she looks stunning..!! in these pics..she looks a bit old..but in hq pics..she looks FAB !!

  19. tina at | | Reply

    This is a disaster. The color is too light and she looks washed out and even the shape is unflattering for her since she has gained quite a lot of weight. There is nothing wrong with not being stick thin but she just looks out of shape and pudgy. Wouldn’t hurt for her to exercise and tone up a little. She is a movie star, after all, not just a suburban soccer mom.

    Everything is wrong here; the color and style of the dress, the hair, even the make-up is making her look older than she is.

  20. sonia mehta at | | Reply

    i kinda liked the blown up hair…but from the back it does look kinda weird!
    the gown is gorgeous,though….!

  21. Carol at | | Reply

    The gown is beautiful and she looks good except for the puffy hair in the front. L’Oreal has the worst hair stylists.

    BTW, the other fashion sites have given a thumbs up to her look.

  22. savi at | | Reply

    i’m not a fan, but i think she is beautiful. this appearance is disappointing… she’s suddenly looking older(a lot like vannessa williams) n quite a bit out of shape. the usual glow is missing from her face n the baby blue is not helping with that… n i don’t know how she walked out of a make-up room with that hair, its too huge for no one to have noticed it… all in all, she could have done loads better.

  23. FashionB at | | Reply

    I like the color on her .Her hairstyle is weird.May a simple updo would have worked.Its fake hair tied on top thats why such a big bouffant.

    Otherwise she is gorgeous for her age..

  24. swe at | | Reply

    she is looking like the pigeon lady in home-alone :((

  25. Mads at | | Reply

    She looks Matronly.. Not that there’s anything wrong with that :D

  26. crab at | | Reply

    She looks good, but the gown makes her look heavy. It seems to have been be made for a lean and well-toned body. Wish she had worn something that did justice to her curves. And the hair, ugh, why?!

    1. meria at | | Reply

      yes i do agree

  27. Fashionmaniac at | | Reply

    ADDAMS family member is the first thing that comes across to my mind.
    The dress makes her derrire look HUGE.
    The dress in itself is a beautiful . But Aish in it with that ” KHOSLA KA GHSOLA ” Is a mssive let down. I am normally very pro Aish in international events but this is crappy and crazy.

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      The dress makes her derrire look HUGE

      That is not necessarily a bad thing, you know :-)

  28. Nits at | | Reply

    Am I the only one to notice the weird shaped eyebrows ??

    1. quirky at | | Reply

      ROFL OMG….i just chk’d it after reading ur comment…i was engrossed the “puff”..but wat was that !! a HUGE arch in one and a roundish for the other? hahahahahahahaha…my padosi eyebrow waxer sure does a better job :P or is it intentional? :$

      1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

        This is by far the most critical/ harsh fashion website I visit (as far as the comments go). Most international fashion websites talk about how she’s gorgeous and how lovely the gown is, even if her hair is a hot mess and most commentors on there seem to agree. She’s even made a couple of best dressed lists.

        P.S: I’m NOT saying that this is a bad thing or judging, Im as guilty as the next person, this is just an observation.

        1. ariel at | | Reply

          @CM : I have noticed that when it comes to Ashwariya, comments are more personal than fashion!

        2. tia at | | Reply

          In case you dont know she is overtly critiqued by so many Indians – I have no idea why…Many of whom do not attribute “the most beautiful” tag to her…It is soooo extremely sad…a beauty like this is once in many generations..She has elevated “Indian beauty” all over the world, but some sections of the Indian media and also this blog sometimes cant get enough of attacking her……makes me sad :( they act like they see women like her all the time…lol

          1. krk at |

            she might be considered the ‘the most beautiful’ but she has nothing to do with elevating ‘indian beauty’ cos her ‘look’ is in minority in India…..light eyes, light skin, light hair….not very indian !

          2. Priyanka at |

            What’s “the most beautiful” about her??? She looks like any other “white” woman to me. Honestly, she doesnt even look indian for that matter. MEdia hype believed. duh

        3. KityPurry at | | Reply

          Priyanka, she’s the perfect example of raw Indian beauty. What are you on about? No white woman can have features as beautiful and sharp as Aishwarya. She’s Indian and looks the part.

      2. Kanira at | | Reply

        You are right…but might I say that her eyebrows have always been that way…remember the eye donation campaign that she was a part of?

        1. frutu at | | Reply

          d left one was neva soo much raised in those ‘EYE DONATION CAMPAIGN DAYS THAT SHE WAS A PART OF’.

        2. P at | | Reply

          To all of you who talk about the western media reports when did that become a factor when reviewing fashion on this site? Freida is loved my the western media; she is on both the most beautiful and best-dressed lists and I have heard so many remarks on how “average” Freida is on this site… I haven’t heard any comments about attacking Freida then.. People kind of sniggered and agreed with each other..When the sad fact is she DOES embody Indian beauty.. The average Indian does look like Freida

          Point is no one is attacking Ms. Rai. she has a PR team which chooses to tell us at every opportunity that she is the most beautiful woman we have ever seen. So, I do expect her to look it.
          P and P, I am disappointed with you guys; I have seen some of my comments not being approved while there are a ton of other personal and rude comments approved. i am hoping you will approve this to let all kinds of voices be heard.

          1. P at |


          2. Chocolate Martini at |

            Whoa! P, I was just making an observation that this site IN GENERAL (not just pertaining to Aish) is very critical. I never used the word western, you did. I was talking about international fashion sites because they are the only things I have to compare HHC to (I dont visit any other Indian fashion sites).

            Also I dont see how Frieda comes into the picture at all. Like I said it was just an observation, nothing accusatory. I didnt mean for you to take my comment so seriously :-)

  29. ns at | | Reply

    Her hair looks like bird nest in front and horse tail behind and what the hell happened to her eyebrows…….. ;)

  30. smv at | | Reply

    Absolutely stunning…

  31. gaga at | | Reply

    i think i’m the only one loving the hair…only form the front (the back is disaster)
    her ellie saab is beautiful, the color is gorgeous on her. wish they had added more color on her face.

    1. MANGOgrl at | | Reply

      Ure nt the only one lovin the hair…

      1. pettyfogger at | | Reply

        Count me in. I love her hair, maybe because I have always thought puffed up hair is hot. Even objectively, I see no fault in it. Aish is glowing and looks immaculate – well, almost except for her eyebrows – though I think it’s just her expression that resulted in the seemingly incongruous arch. By the way, I feel Aish rocks the dress more than the skinny model.

  32. probster at | | Reply

    Because she’s who she is, you just expect more from her. And every time its a let down. She starts off well by picking a nice color elie saab…but Hey, that hair??? She looks like an alien from Mars in it. She’s definitely out of shape, dull and her high thirties age shows.

    1. Aly at | | Reply

      omg high 30’s! Get her out of the business!

      1. SK at | | Reply

        that is so ageist!
        a fonda at 65+ can do a loreal beauty add but nooo….. let an indian woman hit 30 and its a no mans land!

        1. charan at | | Reply

          But there are women who maintain themselves so well even after 30 and in India…
          i think when someone says “old”, it doesnt mean they are referring to the number… old is when you look tired and worn out. You could look old when you 25.

  33. Alisha at | | Reply

    Aishwarya looks stunning. Well, she *is* stunning. Only somebody as good as her would’ve carried such a hideous looking hairdo.

    But I agree with some people above, she has to work out, man!!! She’s such a huge superstar but she doesn’t take care of herself? Too bad. C’mon Ash, get yourself a trainer. But whatever, I still think she’s the most fashionable actress in Bollywood. Can you imagine such a hairdo on Katrina or Kareena or Priyanka or Bipasha? Ewww.

    Go Go Ash, let your hair down and walk the red carpet with elan! You own it. :D

  34. Laura at | | Reply

    Is she really that much bigger than Eva Longoria? Her extra height (or Ms. Longoria’s lack thereof) and the giant hair make her look like she’s about 9 feet tall.

    The dress is lovely on her, but the hair is very distracting.

    1. uumema at | | Reply

      eva is only 5.3 and ash is 5.7″tall thats the difference.

  35. Nick at | | Reply

    seriously whats with the hair? She looks more elegant than glamorous in that outfit and for once in a while I would like to see her look glamorous in a gown.

  36. Roni at | | Reply

    The Gown is truly truly adorable and so chic but Ash’s hair………………is such a huge let down!!! There was no need for the overly done hairdo when the gown can do all the talking. Ash needs to look at how Beyonce styles her hair with each gown she wears.

    Hair not impressive but the gown is to die for.

    If I were Ash I would have chosen a little brighter shade of lipstick given the gown is so light against her skin tone.

  37. Vanaja at | | Reply

    The face looks pretty in the close up pic but what’s with the arched eye brow on one side. She sure does look bulky in this outfit. As mentioned above, the hair looks like a bird’s nest in the front and horse tail from behind. The stylists should stop experimenting for an international event like this.

  38. Anita at | | Reply

    lol her clutch is sooo teeny – wonder what she could possibly fit in ther e- probably just gloss.

    she is not toned, and when not toned, updos are a BAAAAD idea.. Eva’s hair looks so much lovelier and elegant..

  39. Kanira at | | Reply

    Alright..the color of the dress suits her no doubt…reminds me of the Eli Saab she wore last year in the sense they are both light icy colors…but the dress itself does no favors to her figure..from the front I hate the hair…the one shot showing the back actually looks like that of a Grecian princess from some movie!

  40. Haya at | | Reply

    This look doesn’t work for me and it’s sad to see Aishwarya look mediocre when she is capable of much more.

    Doesn’t Eva’s Pucci gown remind you of Aishwarya’s Cavalli gown back in Cannes 2009? The gowns are different but I love both the trains!


  41. Hema at | | Reply

    God! Such a beautiful woman and she spoils it all with that horrible Marge Simpson hair and that strange eyebrow shape.

    1. madhu at | | Reply

      LMAO.Marge simpson’s hair.thats the exact description

  42. HHCPANKHA at | | Reply

    hit the gym LADY!!

  43. BlueStar at | | Reply

    Why is her right eyebrow raised in all her pictures? Her hair makes her look like a giant compared to Eva Longoria (yes I know she is tiny to begin with).

    1. Ksmommy at | | Reply

      ditto bluestar! whats with her left eyebrow…its always arched!!!

  44. Fancy Nancy at | | Reply

    I LOVE the color on her.

    The hair is weird…kinnda makes her look like a giant (if I may say so)

  45. SumiLove at | | Reply

    W.T.F. hair. Don’t think this look works at all, possibly b/c I don’t really like the gown color or detailing, as well as the reasons already given by people above. :o)

    But I repeat. W.T.F. hair b/c I’m still snickering 5 mins. after initially seeing the picture.

  46. sonal at | | Reply

    Woah what’s with the weird hair? And this gown is lovely , but I really don’t think it suits her body shape

  47. seema at | | Reply

    she looks ridiculous, when you are that out of shape its best to go with black and avoid that horrendous hair even if u are angelina jolie. THIS SHOULD BE A WTHEY!!!

    1. ariel at | | Reply

      Such a hater!

      1. Kimz604 at | | Reply

        I agree ariel!!!

    2. chuck bass at | | Reply

      whatever happened to not approving comments about someone’s shape and only accepting those relating to fashion p & P ?

      comments like these are so unnecessary on a fashion blog and for a woman that looks fantastic for 36.

      haters to the left

      1. annie at | | Reply

        Being in shape is as important as the clothes she is wearing. She is a public figure and not a private citizen.. I’m sure she is used to these comments/attention and getting all this attention is good for her business.

        1. chuck bass at | | Reply

          Right…but this a fashion blog after all..and this was a rule set by the writers of this blog!

  48. ariel at | | Reply

    Ashwariya did pretty well and i am in sync with western media on the dress and hair. The hairdo is little difficult for some people back home to digest. But so glad to see her do something else other than a bun or center part.
    We seem to always complain on whatever she does, sometimes for lack of trying new at times for trying new. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the hair. it looks awesome, just look at the close up pic. she looks divine.
    But i guess this is Ashwariya so she is bound to draw extreme reactions.

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      Ummmm…which western media are you referring to that said she did well. Most western media simply reported her as “model Aishwarya Rai from India walks the red carpet for the premiere…” or “model and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan…”. Did anyone really comment on her look? Can you point out some coz I would love to read about what they said.

      1. rêve at | | Reply

        I agree.
        I read a couple of other sites and in fact Aish got only 5 % approval of looking best on the first day.

        I luv the color on her, which is not an easy one to carry off.
        the gown unfortunately does not do anything good for her, if anything, it shows how “not toned” she is :(

    2. S at | | Reply

      I so agree with you Ariel!

  49. meha at | | Reply

    OMG that hair looks HORRIBLE!!! who’s her stylist???

  50. kismet at | | Reply

    Just when we thought she had almost figured it our last year, she shows us she still doesn’t have a clue.

    I think they were trying a mermaid look with the hair (awful) and scally dress, I like the colour but thats it.

    SALMA HAYEK looked wow head to toe, ash could learn from her, the womans 40 and looks younger than Ash here. Salma had a baby and looks sooo fit. I want to be like her as I get older.

    1. AM at | | Reply

      Agree Kismet. Somehow Salma H looks good no matter what she has on (or not).

      A. Rai – gorgeous looking woman – but as time has repeatedly proven, has little fashion sense. As someone down below said its’ Marge Simpson all over again.

      1. annie at | | Reply

        but you don’t need fashion sense to look good. I would have tired the best stylist if I were in her shoes.

  51. Kimz604 at | | Reply

    For all of those that think she looks huge, giant, untoned, and her hair looks too big etc etc, I just don’t get it. She’s beautiful, and she always looks beautiful. And this look is nothing less than perfect. The colour of the dress looks magnificent on her, she’s totally rockin the hair, and people she is NOT out of shape, just because she doesn’t embrace a size zero/anorexia does not mean she needs to hit the gym! Gosh, I find it so funny how people like to rip her apart.

    1. chuck bass at | | Reply

      Thank you for this post. I could not agree more.

    2. Rita at | | Reply

      Thank you!! for Your post
      I have no clue what’s up with people, putting her down all the time.
      I am guessing she has everything in her life and envy factor come’s in

    3. S at | | Reply

      Thank you, thank you so much Kimz604. Size 0 sucks. And I genuinely love her look here. She looks so comfortable and elegant.

  52. The Housewife at | | Reply

    Apart from the Marge Simpson do, I love love the dress and even her makeup is flawless … almost. But that hair… why o why!

  53. Ashi at | | Reply

    Her stupid hair completely ruins everything.

  54. sash at | | Reply

    she carries the dress well. Hair, just awful. Lately she has been making huge fashion errors.

  55. Pri at | | Reply

    the good:
    – stunning elie saab dress
    – gorgeous earrings and the tennis bracelet – bling bling!

    the bad:
    – the lopsided eyebrows.. what is WITH THAT?! looks like one-sided eye lift

    the ugly:
    – hair.. hair.. HAIRRR!!!!!!

    1. bongbabe at | | Reply

      HAHAHAHA good summation.

  56. Sin at | | Reply

    Love the dress… the hair is just horrible!
    Some of the comments about weight seem so silly… at the end of the day, wish women are not so critical about other women when it comes to weight… I am all for criticism of clothes and attitude but weight… not so much!

    1. Sin at | | Reply

      Want to add that I am neither a fan nor a hater of her… just want to say she looks healthy and really wish all the actresses try to look healthy rather than anorexic/size zero!

    2. SS at | | Reply

      Sorry Sin I was compelled to leave this comment after reading yours- why is it ok to criticise clothes and attitude but not weight?

      1. Sin at | | Reply

        The same reason we dont walk around naked ;) Clothes are just a cover up, something we put on to express ourselves, to warm up, to look good… blah, blah… One’s body on the other hand is something personal to them! I do agree with P&P that commenting about the body type and the appropriate clothes is not wrong but calling someone overweight, celebrity or no celebrity is wrong! And its not like she is wearing a small tee showing off her big tummy or wearing a tight dress showing all her flab… that’s a fashion mistake…. I am just saying she is not even fat! If we girls cant stop from criticizing a woman of this size, no wonder the wrold is full of girls with an eternal urge to loose a few more pounds, not eat healthily and have inferiority complex… I know girls who got liposuction done on their thighs with a 1mm difference before and after because they just want the perfect thighs for the beach! Sorry, its a long message… I just want girls to be more comfortable in their own skin and be healthy rather than look at the stick thin models as their targets!

        1. S at | | Reply

          Well said Sin!!:)

        2. SS at | | Reply

          I agree- very well said. I just thought that if we really want to be kind- we could even spare the celebrities criticism on their clothes :) But again I think Aishwarya Rai looks curvier than before and it suits her!

  57. Shireen at | | Reply

    Like they say – She put on weight after getting married!! The same applies to Aishwarya!

  58. Sej at | | Reply

    Am never ceased to be amazed with the Aish worshipping that goes on the world over and on this blog – I never found her anything special and since beauty is a subjective thing I will go out on a limb and give my two cents – I personally feel I have seen so many other much more beautiful women in my daily life be it at school or work. And these women don’t have all these resources at their disposal.

    Ok so this being a fashion blog I’ll get back on topic – she looks horrible. (And contrary to what people have said above – that doesn’t automatically make me a ‘hater’. Seriously.) The dress is so blah – don’t care who wears it. The make up is equally horrible especially considering who she is representing and finally the hair – well Marge Simpson pretty much says it. None of that says ‘most beautiful woman’ or anywhere close to it – to me.

    1. Carol at | | Reply

      wow – you may think she looks horrible. But the international fashion and celebrity sites have been praising her appearance except for the puffy hair. So I guess to each his own in terms of what looks good.

      BTW, you should be blaming L’Oreal for her look if you don’t like it.

      1. meh at | | Reply

        yeah and if someone has problems with people labelling them as “haters” for making negative comments shouldn’t go ahead and label others as “worshippers” for having different opinions as them..

        just sayin

      2. Sej at | | Reply

        Only blame them partially – it’s been a disaster more or less almost every Cannes appearance IMO. I am sure she could put her foot down about not wanting to always look like a hot mess in some form or another.

      3. AM at | | Reply

        The foreign blogs will not criticise her, or Zhang Ziyi or anyone else – otherwise there will be a Shilpa Settyesque meltdown.

        1. uumema at | | Reply

          hahahhahaaa…well said!

  59. Nogina at | | Reply

    she looks like, she would be rather be sitting in the mumbai traffic than walking the carpet.:-)

  60. a at | | Reply

    Poor thing has never had a good Cannes appearance. Its as if someone is purposely sabotaging her.

  61. Kimz604 at | | Reply

    it’s funny/ironic that all of the western blogs have said she looks “stunning” and “regal” in her gown, but us being Indian have nothing better to do than to always attack her, if it’s not jealousy I don’t know what it is!

    1. Shubhangi at | | Reply

      oh COME ON!!! If its not jealousy and u dont know what it is, then GET TO KNOW what it is, my friend. Get over it.Not everyone liked it. And that is the fact. Should we force ourselves to say “Wow OMG GOrgeous, while all we feel is “Oh man! Disappointing”. ??

      1. pOOJA at | | Reply

        I agree

    2. chuck bass at | | Reply

      SO true!

  62. lovechanel at | | Reply

    Eva longoria on the other hand may not be as beautiful as her..but looks more natural and at ease with herself and so much more likable

    1. FashionB at | | Reply

      Lovechanel, You are 100% right…Ash herself seems not-confident about her hair/or look ,thus not posing like she used to.

  63. way2sassy at | | Reply

    Wow…101 comments! Love her or hate her…but people sure can’t seem to ignore her.

  64. swehesh at | | Reply

    the outfit looks super gorgeous on the model…Ash looks huge!

  65. Priyanka at | | Reply

    Is that her Avatar inspired hair or something?

  66. bongbabe at | | Reply

    its great that she’s put on some weight. GIVEN THAT, i think aish should have worn a nice indian silk sari instead, which is more forgiving than the gown she chose.

    but on the up side, i am glad she didnt wear the normal neeta lulla or manish malhotra TRASH she likes to wear at home. the saab gown is a definate improvement for a lulla and malhotra fan.

    as pretty as she is and as loaded as she is, she really has no sense of personal style.

  67. meh at | | Reply

    oh come on her Cannes posts are so predictible!! even if she was flawless, a lot of Indian posters will still tear the look apart.. a lot of it like someone said is personal and not related to fashion..and if someone actually shock horror likes the look then they are just “worshipping her”..and anyone who have negative opinions about her dress sense etc, well they are sooo fair and they are the only ones whose opinions are unbiased and aren’t personal.. blah

  68. Harsh at | | Reply

    n she represents Loreal

  69. Scarlett at | | Reply

    Don’t like the gown or the color. And that hair….EEEEWWWWWW. Even the make-up she has on is making her look washed out. L’Oreal generally does a good job of her, so I’m surprised…

  70. dioraddict at | | Reply

    well the gown is really beautiful.. ellie saab doesnt do wrong. the hair even with the pouf would have looked nice if it was done correctly, but i admire her for trying new things.. and abt weight.. after seeing peoople with botox and skinny nothings its better to seea normal body with all its flaws..

  71. trinket at | | Reply

    Being a hairstylist myself, all I can say is the brief from L’oreal to the hairstylist wud’ve been ” ash extra hold hairspray and eva medium hold’ …..after all its ‘because they are worth it’

    p.s. love the look except the hair
    p.p.s somehow feel Ash’s look wudve workd if she walked with Jr B and not Eva!

    1. gaga at | | Reply

      she’s there with her mother :)
      how sweet is that!!!

  72. Anita at | | Reply

    Love the gown. Ash in the gown cud have done with a bit of toning, but hey she was on a vacation with her hubby in Greece before the event, and who diets on a vacay?

    Not too big on the silvery eyemakeup. I think L’Oreal can do much better than that. But the worst is the hair. I don’t know wat pisses me off more – the colour or the quiff/beehive/amazon warrior nest?

    the raised right eyebrow is a bit distressing. But as pointed out by others, Ash never has a perfect 10 at Cannes. And in comparison to her first appearances in Cannes, this is a definite improvement. Is Raavana gettin premiered at Cannes? If so, then the audience can see wat this lady’s beauty is all about.

  73. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    Won’t her Marge Simpson hair obstruct the view of the person sitting behind her in the Robin Hood screening? *chuckle*

  74. kiran at | | Reply

    ROFL at the hairstyle

  75. Gris at | | Reply

    It looks like.. she is too desperate to look,, like holywood beuties.. but.. she should better be herself for rest of the events :)

  76. kiwi at | | Reply

    Beautiful gown, so pretty… absolutely ruined.. the hair, the make up, the eyebrow( B…X reaction???) .. am leaving the weight bit out of the equation. I just can’t get over the photo that shows her back… oh God

  77. Simnat at | | Reply

    Think the gown is lovely – but whats going on with the hairdo! She should have opted for an elegant hairstyle with this dress. I think the mature look is definately showing now, no doubt she is beautiful but age is kicking in and her glow doesnt seem to be there…but that could have to do with the makeup! Lets wait and see what she will be strutting the red carpet in next!!

  78. rini at | | Reply

    the gown worn by eva longorie is very similar to gown worn aishwarya at last year’s cannes….

  79. Lalitha at | | Reply

    The gown is great, the earrings are SPECTACULAR (I am assuming that they are some rocks from Chopard) but girfriend gotta change her hair!

  80. Ashna at | | Reply

    Shes pulling it off.

    i like it

  81. bella at | | Reply

    FAB – Ash + Kate Beckinsale both pulled off the Buffont UPhairdo’s and gowns. Praise is all I see in the media. Maybe the desi crowd here at highheel is just not with it or know edgy fashion trends as much as they think they do. He He

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      Maybe us desis (and what pray are you, if not one of us?) need to become more edgy, but that isnt the most important thing in life. You on the other hand, definitely need to get rid anglophilia and develop opinions of your own. Fashion is SUBJECTIVE my friend. Its not about mindlessly aping the west. Thats the difference between a fashion victim and a fahsionista. Maybe you havent noticed, but an overwhelming number of western designers have been inspired by Indian prints, silhouttes, jewellery and colors in recent times.

      Also, most international websites have said that she looks fabulous EXCEPT for her hair. So I really dont undertsand what you are on about

      1. bella at | | Reply

        Get real most indians ape the west. All of India needs to get rid of anlophophillia which is my point exactly. From calling thier mother “MOM’ as though they r american themselves mind you in desi accents to wearing minis and bikinis instead of indian wear all the time too. Even on indian fashion sites the only praise is for western wear when do you guys ever praise a sari or salwar? Anyone wearing one is called an aunty. My point is mostly the fashion crowd is CopyCat western wannabees.

        1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

          Excuse me? Most Indians ape the west fashion-wise? Thats why India is one of the few countries where traditional wear is still worn by most people? Thats why everyone on this site goes ga-ga over sridevi/ hema malini in a traditional sari? (and this is really the only popular Indian fashion blog there is)

          Plus when you say this:
          “Maybe the desi crowd here at highheel is just not with it or know edgy fashion trends as much as they think they do”

          Its obvious that you are NOT advocating that Indians stop aping the west, but rather that Indians do not have a good fashion sense. Also, to say that ALL Indians ape the west and make this a national issue is pretty pointless, not to mention a HUGE generalization

  82. Sonia at | | Reply

    Her hairdo is terrible. It reminds me of the fairy godmother in Shrek. And though the dress itself if lovely, it doesn’t suit her figure at all. Her body is soft, not toned, which is fine. but DRESS ACCORDINGLY! What the hell was the stylist thinking?!

  83. shilpa at | | Reply

    I really think we should stop critisizing her for her weight. Come on ladies, how many times have you heard indirectly that you are looking ‘healthy’ and wanted to kill the person who said that? So why are we going after her now?
    P&P I really thought you would not publish comments that are talking about her weight or how untoned she is. Isn’t this a purely fashion site?

    1. Pixie at | | Reply

      I would have agreed with you Shilpa if we were talking about a businesswoman or a political figure, but the thing is :
      a- she’s representing India at an international event looking like this??
      b- she’s in the business of looking good and gets paid a BOMB to look good, so shouldn’t she?

      and for both these reasons she must be in best possible form – whether its her clothes or make up or hair or even size!

      P.s- If someone told me I was looking healthy I would take it in the righr spirit and would def take action before I went for an international event.
      For god’s sake! Cannes isl about the fashion and the beauty as much as it is about the movies and we all know that.

      1. shilpa at | | Reply

        Even if she is representing India, I think she should definitely wear clothes that look good on her, but expecting her to maintain her body a certain way is a bit much, don’t you think?
        Kate Winslet comes to mind. There might not be a more popular and bigger celebrity, but how many people have really critisized her for not being as thin as the others? She is always on the **ahem** healthier side but her confidence rocks. agreed Aishwarya should not have gone ahead with that ghastly hairdo, but definitely don’t agree that she should lose weight etc just because she is a celebrity!

      2. Kimz604 at | | Reply

        The truth is that AIshwariya Rai has put the bar so high that when it comes to looking beautiful that if she makes a mistake here or there people rip her apart. I mean Are u for real? I get that she’s representing India at an international level, but what do you mean when you say , ” looking like this?” LMAO you’re acting like she looks hideous!(which she never can may I add); STOP being so hard on her people, she is human afterr all, and we all make fashion faux pas! GET OVER IT!!

      3. olala at | | Reply

        a. she is NOT representing india. she is representing (ironically, for you) a cosmetic brand, in her capacity as a professional in show-business. this is her individual appearance, not as miss india.

        b. she is in the business of looking good, and looks like she is promoting a healthy image. i do think she is looking very curvy and sexy for a 36 year old.

        1. shilpa at | | Reply

          You said it sister! I think it is commendable that she does not find the need to starve herself or puke her guts out to feel good about herself.

  84. Flaneur at | | Reply

    hmmm….124 comments…i almost thought ill not but then had to :)

    i think the first day at cannes very clearly belonged to kate beckinsale…both at the photocall(in that well cut dior dress) n then at the premiere in her marchesa…

    if you look at kate’s pics you cannot miss the similarity with ash’s hair do….even the gown colour is quite alike…..why did then she look like a diva n ash disappointed again??

    is it just her recent weight gain….or the lil weird make up??ill never know….ash’s cannes looks have never been stellar….such a pity really….with that face she should have had a few diva looks in these past few years….sad indeed

  85. omg at | | Reply

    OMG!!!!!!!!! just check the posts tagged with aishwarya. All ofthem have nearly 100 comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. hhc-addict at | | Reply

    Hey PnP – she is also wearing a casual Emilio Pucci dress and she looks really cool in it – you shud post those pics.

  87. charan at | | Reply

    Love the dress… but whatever it might be, the hairdo, out of shape… i would rather risk seeing Ash on international stage than very badly dressed priyanka chopra likes.

  88. Dips at | | Reply

    She needs to tone her body……hit the gym lady!

  89. Pixie at | | Reply

    YIKESS!! and DOUBLE YIKES!!!!!

    What was she even thinking. This is a colour that is so easy to go wrong with but looks FABULOUS on her – but that’s it!

    The style, cut are so wrong. Makes her looks like a tun tun. Why would someone deliberately chose an unflattering style for a red carpet event that the WHOLE WORLD (all film lovers at-least) probably watching? She needs to dress her age.

    I’m not even going to comment on the hair. ’nuff said! Btw, is it just me or is her LEFT EYEBROW stuck up there?

    Ms. Rai has had more fashion misses than hits. A real pity considering the money and resources she has access to.

  90. Pixie at | | Reply

    To alll who think we should not take digs at Ms. Rai for her weight / clothing etc –

    I would agree if we were talking about a businesswoman or a political figure, but the thing is :
    a- she’s representing India at an international event looking like this??
    b- she’s in the business of looking good and gets paid a BOMB to look good, so shouldn’t she?

    and for both these reasons she must be in best possible form – whether its her clothes or make up or hair or even size!

    For god’s sake! Cannes is about the fashion and the beauty as much as it is about the movies and we all know that. Question is – Does Ms. Rai know this?? (;-p sorrry! couldn’t resist!)

    1. olala at | | Reply

      a) she is not representing india. is eva longoria parker representing the US? did we take salma hayek to be an ambassador of mexico? ms rai is at cannes as a brand ambassador! we have to stop pinning so much patriotism with her turn-out.

      b) she is paid a bomb, but you and i are not paying her. and her bosses probably decided what she was going to wear.

      c) cannes is about fashion and beauty and ms rai is there as a public figure. for these celebrities, so much gets written about their gowns, that the bosses help decide what they will wear. they probably have a statement they want to make.
      you should be glad that the bosses are not forcing her to thin down, and helping cultivate a healthier image!

      waiting for the ravaan appearances.

  91. KityPurry at | | Reply

    Only Aishwarya can get 131 comments in a day. ;) That just says it all really. Love her or hate her, you CANNOT ignore her. She’s regal.
    Btw, I love this look(including the hair). The gown is a beauty in its own.

    1. KityPurry at | | Reply

      sorry. actually 166 comments.

      1. Alisha at | | Reply

        173 actually! :D

        1. uumema at | | Reply

          ppl couldnt resist writing on this horrible look…even we know that her fans will accuse us and might call us ash haters and jealous!!

  92. gaga at | | Reply

    p&p why is there so much ‘hate’ on your blog.
    it’s almost like you promote it with all your negative comments. most of the posts that you girls feature you DO NOT LIKE. there’s probably 1 post out of every 10 that you give a slight nod of approval.
    its sad to read all the negative comments and worst of all its the women putting down other women. are we all so unhappy in our own lives that it reflects on what we say about others.
    you may not approve this post but i would like YOU girls to read it.
    i know i’ll get comments like its only a fashion blog and everyone has a right to say what they want but please people think of how negative we have become even in trivial things like clothes and fashion.
    end of rant.

    1. ramizi at | | Reply

      get over it.

    2. hira at | | Reply

      Agree with you TOTALLY!

      there is a lot of negativity on HHC. I really miss the good old HHC of 2 years ago where importance was given to fashion and only fashion.

      Someone wearing a gown is shot down as aping western fashion, someone wearing a saree is called a behenji, words like “auntyji” are thrown about for 20 year old stunning women. It has become almost impossible to please the moderators. Every look is shot down for either the color of the belt or a strand of hair being out of place or eyshadow that doesnt match. Women like Aishwarya are caled mediocre and Freida Pinto was rooted for till she is an underdog, the moment she rose to the top, women here started wondering what was so special bout her, her average-ness was discussed day in and day out. Why is there so much hatred filled in our desis?

      Ever wondered why all the old regulars have stopped commenting? Instead there is this new breed who have nothing to do other than criticize.

      Payal and Priyanka, you need to take a good long hard look at your blog, your moderation policy and at yourselves. After all like you have memntioned before, the blog is an extension of your personality and with every passing day the comments on this site are getting worse.


  93. pv at | | Reply

    This may seem very archaic in this day and age.But here goes… I truely feel that at 36 the age shows on Aishwarya.Acting and looking a bimbette on the red carpet somehow seems far more acceptable when one is young.But at her age one would want her to be there for something serious and worthwhile or not at all.
    Here she looks tired ,old,jaded and out of shape.Her hair do is weird and her make up is dull.

  94. Alisha at | | Reply

    Aishwarya is in no way fat. But all that flab has to go. She has to tone up a little and then she’ll look even more prettier.

  95. sharan at | | Reply

    beautiful dress…bad bad bad hair

  96. P at | | Reply

    maybe its just the gown, hair do and make up that are making her look a matronly..the recent picture of her in the missoni dress…she looks fab!!!!

  97. venus at | | Reply

    she’s the only indian actress who’s invited to cannes every year, shes putting bollywood on the global map, instead of criticizing her, we should applaud her! I dont know why people have to find faults in her always, its just jealousy, she looks much better than all the younger actresses put together, that too at her age!

    1. Sej at | | Reply

      What does this have to do with what she is wearing? Or how her hair looks? Or her make up? This is a fashion blog – not a blog critiquing-complimenting resumes.

      1. uumema at | | Reply

        @venus..how did aishwarya dressedup when she first went to cannes?? go and check out the pics and you will know that all the younger actresses have better sense of style than her and they are also achieving more than she did years ago… jealousy and criticism are two different things!and there she represents loreal not india!!

  98. Indu at | | Reply

    TERRIBLE TERRIBLE HAIRDO….and that Elle Saab is totally sabotaged by the hairdo..otherwise the colour suits her !

  99. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    To all the people who talk about the Western media praising her style while Indians find fault, consider this: they praise her look because THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT SHE USUALLY LOOKS LIKE in India. We, however, DO know how amazingly stunning she looks at film functions and other events in India and that she looks a trillion times better when styled by her regular Indian stylist(s) than by L’Oreal. If we criticize her look it is because we know that she’s capable of looking absolutely smoking, which she rarely does in those bland gowns and fugly hairstyles.

    For example, compare her look at the Jodha Akbar premiere to this red carpet appearance. No way is anybody going to be able to convince me that she looks better here. I’m sorry but no.

    1. vandana at | | Reply

      ha! this is true! If I had seen her for the first time today, wearing what she was, perhaps, I wouldn’t have cared so much. It’s more about her styling totally bringing her natural beauty down and that seems like such a shame.

  100. olala at | | Reply

    189 comments in a day.
    style or not, hell, she is a megastar!

    1. uumema at | | Reply

      what is that supposed to mean?? are you trying to defend her in vain?

      1. olala at | | Reply

        did not really mean that as a defense for her. i just thought that she gets the maximum feedback on this blog. seems like she draws the strongest sentiments, negative or positive.
        dont they say you have arrived when people talk about you. :)

        (and yes, i dont think she needs to be defended. she is secure enough in her late 30s to be taking risks like this appearance. she is our only female star to retain her real career post-marriage. as an actor she has worked with director ranging from david dhavan to bhansali and mani ratnam. she is popular all across, and still glamorous in her late 30s.

        oddly, after miss world people thought she was only glamorous and could not act. now that she is a credible actor (having sevred on juries of film festivals too), it is her style that is doubted.)

        but this is merely my opinion. i respect other opinions too. :)

        1. Shubhangi at | | Reply

          yea.. Thanks to her awesome PR

  101. preety at | | Reply

    sorry i beg to differ i think she looks stunning n that hair bit dramatic but she makes it work ..not a big fan of her but i have to say she looks absolutly fab.

  102. uumema at | | Reply

    oh my god she looks terrible!!!why does she look like a 40+ woman when she is ony 36? the model carried the gown so well and aishwarya overall is looking miserable!but i love the makeup on her.

  103. KiranP at | | Reply

    I wonder if she looked in the mirror after getting that hairdo hahaha

  104. purplez at | | Reply

    This kind of a gown needs a toned look. It needs collarbones, the delicate bird like form, the works.

    It doesnt have to be a size zero vs. untoned look debate all the time. Wrong body type for this dress totally. This is just a technical crticism, am not an Aishwarya ”hater” or ”worshipper”.

  105. amrita at | | Reply

    she needs to wash her hair and get some serious sleep before she turns out again in the days to come…her smile is missing too…what she’s trying to flash isnt one :(
    she can do it..hope she’s reading my comment.

  106. Priya at | | Reply

    She looks like a scary blue feathered bird, and the hair, OH MY. Eva looks so much nicer and put together. It’s not envy people it’s called calling out bad taste for what it is.

  107. Arna at | | Reply

    A pregnant Aishwaraya!

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